Frank H. Woodburn Arbutus resident


Services for Frank H. Woodburn, who had worked for about 30 years at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Silver Spring, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Shelbourne Baptist Church, Shelbourne and Courtney roads in Arbutus.

The resident of Wilkens Avenue in Arbutus died Monday at St. Agnes Hospital of Parkinson's disease and pneumonia. He was 78.

He retired nearly 20 years ago as a stationary engineer. He had worked for a short time at the Edgewood Arsenal after moving to the Baltimore area 52 years ago.

Earlier, he was a power plant operator in Ironton, Ohio, where he was born.

A member for more than 50 years of the Liberty Lodge of the Masons, he was a former patron of the Star Chapter, now the Palestine Chapter, of the Order of the Eastern Star, and of the Joseph P. Ambrose Memorial Court of the Order of the Amaranth.

He had been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts and was active in youth athletic programs.

Mr. Woodburn was a deacon at Shelbourne Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alberta F. Lewis; two sons, Craig L. Woodburn of Ellicott City and Keith L. Woodburn of Hampstead; a daughter, Cheryl F. Engel of Westminster; four brothers, Willard Woodburn of Shrewsbury, Pa., and Homer, Jack and Ed Woodburn, all of Ironton; six sisters, Norma Baron of Carmichael, Calif., Reita Jones of Phoenix, Ariz., Janice Davis of Fairfield, Ohio, Dorothy Gallion of Orlando, Fla., and Helen Perry and Rosemary Imes, both of Ironton.

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