Rev. L.M. Glendon, directed St. Mary's Spiritual...


Rev. L.M. Glendon, directed St. Mary's Spiritual Center

The Rev. Lowell M. Glendon, S.S., who served as director of St. Mary's Spiritual Center and on weekends at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, died Monday of cancer at St. Charles Villa, the retirement home for Sulpican priests in Catonsville.

A Mass of Christian burial for Father Glendon, who was 57, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Corpus Christi Church, Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues.

Father Glendon had been associate director and then director of the spiritual center on Paca Street from 1988 until 1991, when he had to retire because of his illness.

From 1981 until 1989, he was a professor in the Loyola College pastoral counseling program in Columbia. He was regularly active at Corpus Christi Church from 1985 until 1990, but continued to help there when he could even after becoming ill.

A native of Pittsfield, Mass., who was reared in Dalton, Mass., he was educated at the University of Massachusetts, St. Thomas minor seminary in Bloomfield, Conn., and the Grand Seminaire in Montreal.

Ordained in 1961 at St. Agnes Church in Dalton, he became a candidate for the Society of St. Sulpice and taught from 1961 until 1967 at the Grand Seminaire. He became a member of the society in this country in 1973 after teaching at St. John's Provincial Seminary in Detroit and at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He earned a doctorate from Fordham University in New York after graduate studies in spirituality and later a master's degree in counseling from Loyola College.

In the late 1970s, he was a professor at the Institute for Spirituality and Worship at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif. In his last year there, he also served as director of the Sulpician Year of Formation, a program for those entering the order.

Father Glendon is survived by his mother, Margaret G. Glendon of Dalton; a sister, Sister Barbara Glendon, O.S.U., of New York City; a brother, William Glendon of Dalton; and a niece, Darlene M. Glendon of Dalton.

A Mass also will be offered Monday at St. Agnes Church in Dalton. The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to Bread for the World Inc., 802 Rhode Island Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20018.

Richard H. Bowden

Arundel Corp. executive

Richard H. Bowden, vice president for sales of the Arundel Corp., died Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications following surgery.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Bowden, who was 66 and lived on Londonderry Road in Timonium, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane in Texas.

Mr. Bowden began working as a salesman for Arundel in 1963 and left in 1971 to work as sales manager for D. M. Stoltzfus & Son, a Lancaster, Pa., cement company. He returned to Arundel in 1977 as sales manager and was instrumental in gaining major contracts, such as providing concrete for the barriers at Hart and Miller Islands and for the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Before joining Arundel, he had worked in sales for concrete companies in Chicago and New York City.

He served as chairman of the finance committee of the Parish Council at St. Joseph's Church and was a member of the board of the Catholic Youth Organization retreat house in Sparks. In June, he and his wife, each were presented with an archdiocesan Medal of Honor.

Born in Villa Park, Ill., he was a 1952 graduate of St. Louis University. A former president of the Maryland Aggregates Association, he also belonged to Associated General Contractors, the American Concrete Institute, Maryland Highway Construction Association and the Engineers Club. He also served as a campaign chairman and treasurer for Republican Del. Ellen R. Sauerbrey of Baltimore County's 10th District.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rita Lois Keane; two daughters, Mary Gayle Horn of Severna Park and Maribeth Myers of Danbury, Conn.; six sons, Gary Richard Bowden of Clarksburg, W.Va., Mark Robert Bowden of Philadelphia, Richard Keane Bowden of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Donald Joseph Bowden of Baltimore, Brian David Bowden of Owings Mills and Andrew John Bowden of Ellicott City; and two brothers, Dr. John W. Bowden of Joliet, Ill., and the Rev. Lloyd M. Bowden Jr. of Chicago.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Friends of Patrick Walsh Fund, which supports prostate cancer research and treatment by Dr. Patrick Walsh. The donations may be made c/o the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Cornelia Smith

Painter, clubwoman

Cornelia Harrison Smith, who was active in art groups and other organizations, died Sunday of heart failure at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.

Services for Mrs. Smith, who was 75 and lived in Queenstown, are set for 11 a.m. today at the Old Wye Episcopal Church in Wye Mills.

A painter of landscapes since moving to the Eastern Shore in 1971, she was a member of the Kent Island Federation of Art and the art advisory board of Chesapeake College. She also served as president of the Episcopal Church Women at Old Wye Church and was a member of the Talbot Country Club.

The former Cornelia Stalfort was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Roland Park Country School and Mount Vernon College in Washington. She also had studied at the Maryland Institute. Her first husband, Drayton Carruther Harrison, died in 1952.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Gordon Donnelly Smith; a son, Drayton C. Harrison Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Jacqueline Harrison Baldick of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Sally Bedford of Snowmass, Colo., and Esther D. Bauckhages of Baltimore; a sister, Clara Ewalt of Prince Frederick; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Memorial Hospital at Easton.

Harry J. Shew

Owned cafeteria

A Mass of Christian burial for Harry J. Shew, who owned the cafeteria in the stable area at the Pimlico Race Course and businesses in the Severna Park area, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road.

Mr. Shew, who was 45 and lived on Stinchcomb Road in Severna Park, was killed Sunday in an automobile accident on Route 10 in Anne Arundel County.

He had owned and operated the Stablegate Cafeteria at Pimlico for about 15 years. For about two years, he also had owned the Goodbuy Auto Wholesalers, a used car business that sells to dealers. Since last September, he also owned a shop called Baseball Cards Etc.

Born in Baltimore and reared in the Catonsville area, he attended Mount St. Joseph High School. He also had lived in Arbutus and Arnold before moving to Severna Park about nine years ago.

He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Katherine Baker; a son, Kenny John Shew of Severna Park; a daughter, Maria Michelle Shew of Severna Park; his parents, Joseph J. and Marie F. DeFlavis of Arnold; and his brother, John Woodrow Shew Jr. of Pasadena.

Celia A. Mayer

New York native

Celia A. Mayer, who lived in New York and then Florida, died Aug. 1 from cancer at her home in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Services for Mrs. Mayer, who was 85, were conducted Aug. 4 at the Sons of Israel Congregation in Suffern, N.Y., where she lived from 1934 until 1984 and had been active in community groups.

The former Celia Schifrin was a native of New York City, where she was graduated from high school and a business school and worked in her family's fur business. Her husband, Henry Mayer, died in 1984.

She is survived by two daughters, Shari Mayer and Jo-Ann Mayer Orlinsky, both of Baltimore, and two grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Maryland Food Committee or Action for the Homeless.

James Tyson Smith

Electrical engineer

James Tyson Smith, an electrical engineer for the Martin Marietta Corp., died July 12 of respiratory failure at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury after becoming ill while vacationing in Ocean City.

Mr. Smith, who was 64 and lived in Littleton, Colo., began working for Martin Marietta in 1965 in Middle River, but was transferred to its Denver plant in 1968. He earlier worked for the Catalyst Research Corp.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1945 graduate of Loyola High School and in 1952 earned a degree in chemistry at Loyola College. He also earned a law degree at the University of Baltimore. He served in the Navy in the late 1940s.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Griffin; a son James G. Tyson of Denver; two daughters, Kathleen Salzman of Littleton and Linda D. Smith of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Anna F. Rice of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

A Mass was offered for Mr. Smith July 17 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Littleton. The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the American Lung Association.

Thelma Taylor

Hairdresser, aide

Thelma Taylor, who had been a hairdresser and then an aide to the sick and elderly, died Sunday of a respiratory illness at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Services for Ms. Taylor, who was 74 and lived in the Waters Towers Apartments, were conducted yesterday at Waters A.M.E. Church, 417 Aisquith St.

She retired about 10 years ago after working for the Baltimore City Health Department helping the sick and elderly at their homes for about three years. Earlier, she owned Thelma's Beauty Salon on Gay Street.

The native of Raleigh, N.C., was reared in Baltimore and graduated from Douglass High School. She was active in many groups at Waters A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Carol and Anne Taylor, and a foster brother, Joseph Hooper, all of Baltimore.

Alice L. Soul

School cafeteria aide

Alice L. Soul, a retired elementary school cafeteria aide, died Monday at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., of complications after surgery.

Services for Mrs. Soul, who was 70 and had lived in Port Deposit for the past three years, are at 11 a.m. today at the Patterson Funeral Home in Perryville.

She retired about 12 years ago after working for six years at the William Paca Elementary School in Abingdon, where she lived for many years.

The former Alice L. Collette was a native of Cockeysville. Her husband, Charles T. Soul, died in 1981.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia R. Manus of Port Deposit; three sons, Donald L., and Charles T. Soul Jr., both of Abingdon, and Larry E. Soul of Aberdeen; three brothers, James H. and Gwendel H. Collette, both of Havre de Grace, and David H. Collette of Perryville; a sister, Shirley A. Ripken of Perryville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Leroy W. Bode

Paper company officer

Leroy W. Bode, a former paper company vice president, died Saturday at a Bradenton, Fla., nursing home after a stroke.

Graveside services for Mr. Bode are at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Ave.

Before moving to Bradenton 20 years ago, he was associated with Hubbs and Corning, which became part of Baltimore-Warner Paper Co.

The Baltimore native is survived by a daughter, Sharon Waln of Mission Viejo, Calif.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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