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Diana Gast

Elementary teacher

Diana Kirkley Gast, mother and elementary school teacher, died July 23 of a brain tumor at her home in Maitland, Fla. She was 38.

Mrs. Gast was born in Baltimore but moved with her family to Florida during her youth.

She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Carson Newman College in Tennessee and a master's degree in education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

A dedicated instructor, she taught in elementary public schools from 1975 to 1991.

Mrs. Gast was a member of St. Richard's Episcopal Church in Winter Park, Fla. Services were held at the church July 27.

Mrs. Gast is survived by three sons, Allen R. Gast Jr., Bryan T. Gast and Kevin M. Gast, and by her parents, Earle and Rose Marie Kirkley, all of Maitland.

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick

Educated in Maryland

M. Gardner Patrick, an international banker and graduate of the Naval Academy, died June 26 of natural causes at a retirement community in Naples, Fla. He was 87.

His wife, the former Edith Moore Melville, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and Goucher College, died June 13 of natural causes at the retirement community. She was 86.

Mr. Patrick was born in Pulaski, Ga. He studied at the Cumberland School and Riverside Military Academy and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1927. He then joined the National City Bank of New York, now Citibank, and worked in Valparaiso, Chile, and in Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina.

Volunteering at the outbreak of World War II, he served as a Navy preflight instructor and attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

Mr. Patrick rejoined Citibank after the war, directing bank operations in Uruguay until 1955. He transferred to New York, overseeing Citibank's operations in Mexico and Central America. After several years' retirement, he joined Chase Manhattan Bank of New York and served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of the Chase affiliate in Lima, Peru, until 1971.

His wife, the former Edith Melville, was born in Fredericksburg, Va., and graduated from the Hannah Moore Academy. She was a member of Goucher's class of 1928. She also studied piano at Peabody.

The Patricks, who were married in 1930, are survived by a daughter, Valerie Patrick McAleenan of Naples, and a son, Gardner Patrick of Wilton, Conn.

A service for the Patricks was held July 18 at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville.

Charles R. Eubank

Linguist for the FBI

Charles R. Eubank, a linguist for the FBI, died Friday of cancer at his Greenspring Valley home. He was 62.

Born in Hinton, W.Va., Mr. Eubank moved with his family to Baltimore as a youth. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute, then earned degrees in German and Russian at Syracuse University in New York.

He served as a communications specialist for the Air Force, retiring after 22 years. He then joined the FBI, working in New York City before being transferred to Baltimore 16 years ago.

Mr. Eubank was active until the morning of his death, involved with his job and in numerous organizations. He was a member of the Palestine Lodge, the Scottish Rite Temple, the Boumi Temple, the American Legion of Parkville, Post 183, and the Disabled American Veterans.

Services are being planned for a military burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Eubank is survived by his wife of 18 years, Barbara Eubank; and five children, Cathy J. Eubank of Pasadena, Robert C. Eubank of Catonsville, Sherry Baltz of Annapolis, and Anthony Pullo and Robert Pullo, both of Florida.

The family suggests contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.

J. Westermann-Steiner

Baltimore-area artist

A memorial service for Joan Westermann-Steiner, an artist whose works are included in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, Ind.

Mrs. Westermann-Steiner died July 6 after suffering a stroke in the Covington Manor Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. She was 89.

Mrs. Westermann-Steiner had moved to Indiana from her Marriottsville home in 1989 after spending much of her life in the Baltimore area.

The former Joan Westermann was born in upper New York State and moved to Marriottsville to live on a small farm.

She graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York and later studied with the abstract expressionist painter Hans Hoffman in the 1930s. She held a position as a Depression-era art teacher with the Works Progress Administration.

In recent years, she has exhibited at Slayton House in Columbia and the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City. In 1989, the University of Maryland Baltimore County played host to a retrospective show of her work.

Mrs. Westermann-Steiner is survived by a daughter, Kris Steiner-Jensen of Fort Wayne, and three grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, Md. 21043.

Mary Carol Clark

Secretary, genealogist

Memorial services for Mary Carol Clark, an executive secretary and avid genealogist, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of the Charlestown Retirement Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane.

Mrs. Clark, who was 49, died Friday of complications from breast cancer while in Ocean City with her family.

The former Mary Hauck was born in Milwaukee and came to Baltimore with her family in the mid-1950s. She graduated from Towson High School and studied elementary education at Towson State University.

Married to Robert D. Clark in 1966, Mrs. Clark was past president of the Parent-Teacher Associations of Maiden Choice Elementary School in Arbutus and Catonsville High School.

TC For the last decade, Mrs. Clark was executive secretary to John Erickson, developer of the Charlestown Retirement Community.

She loved genealogy and traced her family, who came from Germany, from 1811 to 1977. She had the document published and distributed to all family members in the United States.

She is survived by her husband and a daughter, Kristen, both of Catonsville.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Cancer Center at University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, Md., 21201.

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