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Roger C. SkinnerBusinessman, 42Services for businessman Roger...


Roger C. Skinner

Businessman, 42

Services for businessman Roger C. Skinner of Annapolis will take place at 2:30 p.m. today at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Crownsville. It will be followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road.

Mr. Skinner, 42, died May 17 at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained in a plane crash May 10 in Lusby.

He was born in Fort Lewis, Wash., and raised in Severna Park. He graduated from Severna Park High School in 1967 and attended Anne Arundel Community College.

A veteran who served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War, Mr. Skinner owned and operated the Hearthside Construction Co. in Annapolis for 16 years.

He was a qualified commercial balloon and fixed-wing aircraft pilot. Mr. Skinner also belonged to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Balloon Pilot Association.

Other interests included boating.

Survivors include his companion, Janet Gartrell of Annapolis; his mother, Doris Skinner Wilson of Severna Park; and sister Jeanne Russell of Ridgefield, Conn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Hospital Center, Attn.: Mark Lewis, 110 Irving St. N.W., Room 4B61-SBF6006, Washington, D.C., 20010-2975.

Arrangements were made by the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

Bernard Eshleman

Bank officer, 77

Services for bank officer Bernard M. Eshleman Sr. of Shady Side took place May 17 at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville.

Mr. Eshleman, 77, died May 14 of a heart attack at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended McKinley Tech High School. After that, he went to Rutgers University over a period of years, in connection with his banking career.

Mr. Eshleman retired in 1977 as the vice president of Madison National Bank after a 44-year career.

During World War II, he served in both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Air Force and accumulated 100 hours of combat flying time. He spent 18 months as a prisoner of war.

Mr. Eshleman left the Air Force in 1946.

Mr. Eshleman was a Roman Catholic.

His interests included boating, and building and flying airplanes.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C. Eshleman; four children, Patrick Bateman of Forestville, Lynne Jameson of La Plata, Bernard M. Eshleman Jr. of Eldersburg, and Dale L. Bateman of Shady Side; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association.

Sarah B. Wolod

Homemaker, 78

Services for homemaker Sarah Bloom Wolod of Annapolis took place May 17 at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mrs. Wolod, 78, died May 15 of heart failure.

She was born in Annapolis, and belonged to the Glenwood Senior Citizens Center, where she was very active.

Other interests included travel, bingo and collecting knickknacks for the home.

Her husband, Meyer W. Wolod, died in 1967.

Survivors include four sons, Paul E. Wolod of Baltimore, Ellis Wolod, Ronald Wolod, and Meyer W. Wolod, all of Annapolis; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association.

Ora Mae Smith

Active in Historical Society

Services for homemaker Ora Mae Smith of Severn took place May 18 at the Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith, 84, died May 15 at home of natural causes.

She was born in North Linthicum and belonged to the Wesley Grove United Methodist Church and the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society Inc.

She was active with the group, managing the society's gift shop in Severna Park for several years. She also served as vice president of membership for over a decade, and was a member of the board of directors.

Mrs. Smith become a life member in 1979, and frequently wrote for the society's publication, the Anne Arundel County History Notes.

In 1969, Mrs. Smith started a project that involved the conversion of thousands of picker checks, once used by farmers to keep track of crops at harvest time, into unusual jewelry. The jewelry was sold by the society and eventually helped raise $55,000 for the restoration of the Hammond Harwood House.

Survivors include her husband, John H. Smith of Severn; and a daughter, Sara Anne Stinchcomb of Arnold.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

Chester W. Jackson

Pipe fitter, 75

Services for retired pipe fitter Chester W. Jackson of Pasadena took place May 18 at the Gonce Funeral Home.

Mr. Jackson, 75, died at home May 15 of kidney failure.

He served in the U.S. Army and later worked for W. R. Grace for 22 years until his retirement in 1978.

Mr. Jackson belonged to the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Stoney Creek. Other interests included fishing, crabbing, hunting and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Doris M. Jackson, and his son, Ralph G. Jackson, both of Pasadena; a brother, Elwyn Jackson, and a sister, Edith Jackson, both of Amburg, Va.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Ernest M. Ellis

Proof reader, 88

Services for Ernest Melvin Ellis of Annapolis, a proof reader for the Government Printing Office, took place May 18 at the Cape St. Claire United Methodist Church.

Mr. Ellis, 88, died at home May 15 of cancer.

He was born in Richmond, Va., and later attended Columbia College in Takoma Park.

He worked for the Government Printing Office most of his life and developed homes in the Wheaton area with his brother.

His wife, Irene K. Ellis, died in 1986.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia E. Tucker of Annapolis; two sons, Frederick W. Ellis of Catonsville and Robert A. Ellis of Westminster; a sister, Sarah E. Hope of Bakersfield; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Program of Anne Arundel Medical Center, Franklin and Cathedral Streets, Annapolis, Md. 21401.

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