Thomas O. WoodHealth administratorThomas O. Wood, an...


Thomas O. Wood

Health administrator

Thomas O. Wood, an addiction programs administrator for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died of cancer Monday at his home on Wonderview Court in Timonium.

A Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Wood, who was 68, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane in Texas.

He had worked for the health agency, handling alcohol and drug abuse programs, since 1972.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Corpus Christi School, Loyola High School, St. Charles College and St. Mary's Seminary. He also earned master's degrees at Seattle University and the University of Notre Dame, where he studied history.

Ordained in 1948, he became a member of the Society of St. Sulpice and served as comptroller and faculty member at seminaries in Seattle. In 1969, he returned to Baltimore to serve as comptroller and history teacher at St. Mary's Seminary, where he remained until 1972. He was also the author of a book, "A History of the Catholic Church in the United States."

Before leaving the active priesthood in 1974, he also helped the staff at the Church of the Nativity in Timonium on weekends. He was a founder of the Vista Group of Alcoholics Anonymous at the Church of the Nativity.

Mr. Wood also was fond of coin collecting and photography, and had obtained a private pilot's license while stationed in Seattle.

He was a member of the Married Couples' Fellowship at St. Joseph Church, the Notre Dame Club of Maryland and Corpus, an organization of those supporting a married Catholic priesthood.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Mary Therese Susan Linz; his mother, Mary Olys Wood of Rodgers Forge; two brothers, Robert Lukens Wood Jr. of Arlington, Va., and J. Leonard Wood of Timonium; and two sisters, Mary Jo Gregg of Frederick and Sister Mary Ann Wood, S.S.N.D., of Baltimore.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the American Cancer Society or to Corpus, Box 2247, Mill Valley, Calif. 94941.

Getty Mullan

Northway resident

Getty Mullan, a Baltimore native and resident, died Friday at her apartment in Freeport, the Bahamas, where she was being treated at a cancer clinic.

A Mass of Christian burial for the 72-year-old Northway resident will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Church, 6428 York Road.

The former Getty Dutrow was a graduate of what is now the Notre Dame Preparatory School. Her husband, Joseph Mullan, is the retired owner of the Champion Brick Co.

In addition to her husband, survivors include six daughters: Peggy Greenman of Towson, Trisha M. Kammer of Stoneleigh, Tina M. Albright of Easton, Kathleen M. Harrison of Baltimore, Joanne M. Miller of Monkton and Jane M. Weisgerber of Sperryville, Va.; three sons, Victor J. Mullan of Baltimore, Donald G. Mullan of Sperryville and Robert J. Mullan of White Hall; a sister, Mary D. Weil of Perry Hall; and 20 grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to People Against Cancer, Box 10, Otho, Iowa 50569-0010.

Asa C. Sharp Jr.

Active in auto business

Asa C. Sharp Jr., who had been active in the automobile business and was a founder of the Howard County Hunt Club, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Glenelg.

Private services are planned for Mr. Sharp, who was 85.

He retired in 1973 as general manager of Central Dodge, which had taken over the business of Weil and Scott Brothers Inc., with which he was associated for many years and had become a part owner. After his retirement, he worked as a salesman for Western Motors in Westminster until he retired again about 10 years ago.

Born in Gary, Ind., he was educated at Loyola High School and the Strayer Business College. One of the founders of the Hunt Club in 1931, he later served for many years as president and as master of foxhounds.

His wife, the former Jane Pfefferkorn, died in 1959.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Jane E. Sharp of Glenelg; two sons, Asa C. Sharp III of Akron, Ohio, and Jeffrey Day Sharp of Parkton; and three sisters, Newman Earle of Catonsville, Vivian Anderson of West Friendship and Lucille Green of Baltimore.

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