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Dr. Kenneth Snawder

Dr. Kenneth D. Snawder, who wrote a handbook that is widelyused 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, were being held 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 also did his internship and residency in pediatric dentistry at Riley's Childrens 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 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 handicapped children, he was a member of the board of the Kentuckiana Institute of Development Services in Louisville for children with cerebral palsy. He also was 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.

Bob Harding

Bob Harding, a retired, award-winning sportswriter for theNewark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, died Tuesday of complications from cancer at his home on Green Lane in Baldwin.

Services for Mr. Harding, who was 60, were being held today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Harding lived in Baldwin after his retirement last year from the Star-Ledger where he had worked since 1965. Though he had covered the New York Knicks and the college basketball championships, he became a specialist on horse racing, covering the Triple Crown events as well as the New Jersey and New York tracks.

He won the Eclipse Award and the Haight Award of the National Turf Writers Association. He was cited for his work by Churchill Downs in Louisville and by the horsemen of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, who named him Man of the Year in 1990.

Born in New York City, Robert Trumbull Harding was a 1953 graduate of Yale University, where he played on the basketball team.

After serving as an officer in the Navy, he began working for the North Jersey Herald and News in the Passaic County, N.J., area and also did free-lance writing, technical editing and public relations work before joining the Star-Ledger.

He wrote the text for a photo-biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, "A Woman for the World." He also wrote two books while in retirement.

His wife, the former Frances Pigott, is a marketing executive for the Maryland Casualty Co., now the Maryland Insurance Group.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Jones of Manasquan, N.J., Victoria Buchanan of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Virginia Pifko of Brick Township, N.J.; a son, William Caleb Harding of Howell, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Leisha C. Meares of East Brunswick, N.J.; a stepson, Gregory C. Meares of Baltimore; and five grandsons.

The family suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

Robert Stinson

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, were being held 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 he 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; a daughter, Anne Twitchell of Asheville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Prann Tyler

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

Services for Mr. Tyler, who was 72, were being held today at Emmanuel Christian Community Church, Carrollton 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.

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