Robert Muldoon, insurance office general managerServices for...


Robert Muldoon, insurance office general manager

Services for Robert "Bill" Muldoon Sr., retired general manager of the Hartford Insurance Group's Baltimore regional office, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Fairhaven Chapel, 7200 Third Ave. in Sykesville.

Mr. Muldoon, who lived in Ruxton before moving to Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville 2 1/2 years ago, died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital of pneumonia. He was 89.

Mr. Muldoon worked for Hartford Insurance for 43 years, first as a branch manager in his birthplace of Louisville, Ky., and for the last 20 years as general manager in Baltimore, where he was the insurer's chief executive for the Maryland-Virginia-West Virginia region.

After retiring in 1968, Mr. Muldoon traveled extensively with his wife and children, taking trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Greece, Ethiopia and Kenya.

He was a member of the L'Hirondelle Club in Ruxton, the Merchants' Club in Baltimore and a founding member of the Maryland Casualty Managers Association. He attended the Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton for 40 years.

In Louisville, he was founding member of the Bachelor's Cotillon and a member of the Louisville Country Club and the Pendennis Club.

He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1925 with a degree in history.

Mr. Muldoon was married to the former Virginia Stewart Bonnie for 54 years. She died in 1990.

He is survived by a daughter, Katherine Muldoon Ibrahim of Fallston; a son, Robert William Muldoon Jr. of Waverly, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Camellia Klara Ibrahim of Fallston.

A Mass of Christian burial for James W. Crowe, proprietor of James Crowe, CPA in Cross Keys, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1800 Vista Lane in Timonium.

Mr. Crowe, who lived in Lutherville, died Thursday of lung cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 62.

Mr. Crowe, born in Birmingham, Ala., dropped out of Phillips High School at 17 and joined the Navy just before the Korean War. He served a war-extended, six-year tour and earned his GED, or high school equivalency degree. His high school later awarded him a diploma in recognition of his GED.

He was discharged in 1952 and went to work at a Baltimore insurance firm. He took accounting courses at Loyola College at night. In the late 1950s, he was licensed as a certified public accountant. He earned an accounting degree from Loyola in 1961.

He began his professional career with Norman S. Starkey Co. in Baltimore, which was renamed Starkey, Crowe & Co. when he was named a partner. The firm was named James W. Crowe, CPA after Mr. Crowe bought out the other partner in the early 1980s.

Mr. Crowe worked at his firm until three weeks before his death.

He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Society of Accountants.

Mr. Crowe was a member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and was treasurer of the Overlea Lions Club. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity, where he taught Sunday school.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Jane Murphy; three sisters, Betty Ann Shotts of Gardendale, Ala., Judy Welsh of Wilmington, N.C., and Mary Andrews of Birmingham, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4325, Parkville, Md. 21236.

Claud Lewis Myers

Westinghouse engineer

A Mass of Christian burial for Claud Lewis Myers, a retired electrical engineer from Westinghouse Electric Corp., will be nTC offered at 9 a.m. today at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1451 Furnace Ave. in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Myers, who lived in Pasadena, died Friday of lung cancer at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie. He was 59.

Mr. Myers worked as an electrical engineer for 35 years and designed integrated circuits and transformers at Westinghouse in Linthicum. He assisted in projects that developed cameras for the Apollo space program, the AWACS aircraft and the F-16 fighter. He retired from the company two years ago.

Mr. Myers was born and raised in Annapolis, and was a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County.

He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, and from the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned an associate's degree in electrical engineering.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Rose Smith; two daughters, Cynthia L. Antlitz of Severna Park and Kathleen M. Duncan of Pasadena; three sons, Michael E. Myers of Philadelphia, Timothy L. Myers of Millersville and Christopher T. Myers of Hamilton Square, N.J.; a sister, Mary H. Mootz of Chester, Pa.; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Baltimore Innergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous Inc., Suite 202, 5438 York Road, Baltimore 21212.

Rocco Santesanio

Writer, educator

A memorial Mass for Rocco Santesanio, writer, teacher, sailor and boat builder, will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, 120 N. Front St.

Mr. Santesanio, 42, died June 18 of cancer at his home in Baltimore. He was the director of the Living Classroom (formerly Lady Maryland) Foundation Maritime Institute, Lancaster and Caroline streets, where a dedication ceremony will be offered immediately after the memorial Mass.

Born in New York City, he attended Mount St. Michael Academy and Fordham University in New York. He received his bachelor's degree from Lehman College in New York in 1973.

He received a master's degree in creative writing from Towson State University in 1990 and had been accepted as a doctoral candidate in education for the fall semester at the University of Maryland.

In 1980, Mr. Santesanio received a technical diploma in boat

building from the Washington County Vocational Tech Institute of Calais, Maine. From 1980 to 1983 he built boats working in boatyards in Calais, Rockport and Camden, Maine.

Earlier, he had taught English at Mount St. Michael Academy. He served as a manager, recruiter and trainer in the human resources departments of several corporations in New York and Baltimore after moving here in 1984.

Mr. Santesanio became director of the Lady Maryland Maritime Institute in 1990 and was active in programs for at-risk youth. He helped develop the institute's job training and life skills program, which used boat-building and restoration to motivate youths.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Santesanio, his sister, Grace Elia, and nephew, Tom Elia, all of the Bronx; and his fiancee, Jane Coffey of Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Classroom Foundation, "Rocco Santesanio Memorial Scholarship Fund for At-Risk Youth," The Lighthouse, 717 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21202.

Maryse K. Kudner

Headed musical group

Maryse Kern Kudner died of a brain tumor at her Grasonville home Tuesday. She was 60.

Born in Lille, France, Mrs. Kudner was educated at Notre Dame, de la Trille and the Universite de Lille. She immigrated to the United States in 1959 and lived in Washington, D.C., until moving to Wilmington, Del.

Mrs. Kudner married Arthur H. Kudner, owner of Tidewater Publishing Corp. in Centreville, in January 1976. Her interest in music inspired her involvement with the Philadelphia Ancient Instruments Society, the Wilmington School of Music and the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir in Centreville.

Mrs. Kudner was a past president of the Midshore Symphony Society and served on the board of the Kent School in Chestertown. She worked on the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland until she became ill more than one year ago.

She is survived by her husband; her mother, Georgette Hourriez Kern; one brother, Andre Kern of Ville Neuve, D'asca, in France; three daughters, Catherine Gac of Minneapolis, Barry Kudner of Annapolis and Ariana Kudner of Grasonville; two sons, Alden Gibbs of Annapolis and Arthur Kudner III of Washington, D.C.; and four grandsons.

A memorial service was held Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Queen Anne's County Chapter, P.O. Box 132, Queenstown, Md. 21658.

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