Kenneth SnawderDentist, authorDr. Kenneth D. Snawder, who...


Kenneth Snawder

Dentist, author

Dr. Kenneth D. Snawder, who authored a handbook that is widely used in teaching pediatric dentistry, died Sunday of cancer at a hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Services for Dr. Snawder, who was 57 and lived in Greenville, Ind., near Louisville, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills.

The pediatric dentist first came to the Baltimore area when he served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Holabird from 1957 to 1959. He returned here from 1962 to 1963, working as a chemist for Alcolac Inc. and the Seven-Up Bottling Co.

Dr. Snawder practiced pediatric dentistry in Jeffersonville, Ind., where he was a member of the staff of Clark Memorial Hospital. He also made regular trips to treat patients in Brandon, Fla.

Born in Louisville, he was a graduate of Georgetown College in Kentucky and of the University of Kentucky Dental School. He did his internship and residency in pediatric dentistry at Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis under the supervision of Indiana University.

From 1971 until 1976, he served on the faculty of the University of Louisville Dental School, where he was chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

He lectured in this country and abroad and wrote several texts, including the "Handbook of Clinical Pedodontics," which is widely used in teaching pediatric dentistry.

A specialist in treating disabled children, he was a member of the board of the Kentuckiana Institute of Development Services in Louisville for children with cerebral palsy. He was also a member of many professional organizations.

His wife, the former Carolyn Marshall, is a daughter of the founder of Captain Harvey's restaurant in Owings Mills, now operated by her brother.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, K. David Snawder Jr. of Louisville; a daughter, Lisa Anne Defense of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; and a grandson.

A Mass of Christian burial for Dr. Snawder was offered Wednesday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, 433 S. 5th St., or the Cerebral Palsy KIDS Center, 982 Eastern Parkway, both in Louisville.

Alice E. Watkins

Alice E. Watkins, a retired Social Security Administration worker, died last Friday of heart failure at the Liberty Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian burial for Ms. Watkins, who was 62 and lived on Rockrose Avenue, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, 1546 N. Fremont Ave.

She retired in 1986 as a specialist in the reconsideration of claims after working at Social Security headquarters for nearly 32 years. Born in Baltimore, she was a 1946 graduate of St. Frances Academy.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeannette and Ernestine Watkins, both of Baltimore; a son, John Watkins, a member of the Air Force stationed in England; two sisters, Jeannette Williams and Ernestine Randall, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Raymond Watkins of New York City and Christopher Watkins of Mount Holly, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

Prann Tyler

Worked for Boston Metals

Prann Tyler, a retired Boston Metals Co. employee, died Tuesday at Maryland General Hospital of septic shock after a long illness.

Services for Mr. Tyler, who was 72, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Emmanuel Christian Community Church, Carrollton +V Avenue and Lanvale Street.

A native of Baltimore, he lived on Cliftview Avenue where a cousin, Goldie Olie, cared for him.

He is survived by his wife, the former Juanita Coleman; two sons, Gregory and Prann Tyler Jr.; a daughter, Paula Tyler; his father and stepmother, Cornelius and Daisy Tyler; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Robert Stinson

Partner in law firm

Robert Stinson, retired partner in a Baltimore law firm and an early public recreation official in Baltimore, died Aug. 7 of a respiratory illness at Roland Park Place, where he had lived since 1984.

Graveside services for Mr. Stinson, who was 90, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road.

Mr. Stinson retired in 1964 after 37 years at the firm of Ober, Grimes and Stinson, which is now Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver. A former president of the Playground Athletic League, he was appointed to the board of the city's new Department of Recreation when it took over the league's work in 1940.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Stinson was a 1919 graduate of the Gilman School, a 1923 graduate of Princeton University and a 1927 graduate of Harvard Law School. He played on the football, soccer and baseball teams at Gilman and Princeton and in 1939 was Maryland state mixed doubles badminton champion. Fond of tennis and golf, he was a member of the Elkridge Club and belonged to the Merchants and Centre clubs.

Survivors include two sons, John Stinson of Towson and Robert Stinson Jr. of the Melbourne, Australia, area; a daughter, Anne Twitchell of Asheville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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