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Theodore Brown Sr.Recreation officialServices for Theodore E....


Theodore Brown Sr.

Recreation official

Services for Theodore E. Brown Sr., a retired city recreation administrator, will be held at noon tomorrow at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3200 Walbrook Ave.

Mr. Brown died Tuesday at his home in Columbia. He was 88.

For 25 years, he held the title of senior supervisor for Baltimore City's Bureau of Recreation. He retired in 1974.

He was a charter member of the Advance Federal Savings & Loan Association and served as secretary to its board of directors until a month before his death.

He was born in Houma, La. In 1928, he received a bachelor's degree in social work from New Orleans University. In 1944, he received a master's degree in sociology from Syracuse University.

He was a member of 100 Men of America, a group of prominent black Americans, the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and had been head of the fraternity's Baltimore graduate chapter.

His survivors include two sons, Theodore E. Brown Jr. of Columbia and Leonard L. Brown of Los Angeles; one sister, Vanetta Nowlin of Los Angeles; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Trinity Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, 3200 Walbrook Ave., Baltimore 21216.

Vivia B. Davis


Services for Vivia B. Davis, a Baltimore-area Realtor, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Davis, who had lived in the Hampton area of Baltimore County for 25 years, died Tuesday of cancer at the North Oaks Retirement Community in Pikesville. She was 78.

From 1952 until 1982, Mrs. Davis sold homes in the Baltimore area, most of that time for Chase Fitzgerald & Co. of Roland Park.

She was born in Texhoma, Okla., and was reared in Hutchinson, Kan.

She married, moved to New York City with her husband, Wellington S. Davis, and gave birth to a daughter, Jan Clay Davis, now of Brooklandville, who was named after Mrs. Davis' ancestor, Henry Clay.

Mr. Davis died in 1987.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Col. John Street Chapter.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by twin granddaughters, Lisa Anne and Laura Ashley Maslin of Brooklandville.

The family suggested contributions to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore 21201, or the American Cancer Society, 200 E. Joppa Road, Towson 21204.

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