Edward Danaher Sr.
City employee, volunteer
Edward J. Danaher Sr., a retired supervisor of Baltimore housing inspectors and former insurance agency owner, died Sunday at the geriatric center at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center of cancer and complications from diabetes.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Danaher, 74, was offered yesterday.
He moved from Gardenville to Skylark Court in Carney about six years ago and retired about 12 years ago after 25 years of service with the city. Earlier, he owned the John C. Danaher Insurance Agency, which he operated for many years.
In addition to serving as an usher at St. Anthony's Church, teaching Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes and doing all sorts of volunteer work at the church, he became active in youth sports programs, becoming known as "Mr. D" to the participants. He first coached in a youth baseball program at St. Anthony's, which fielded teams in Catholic Youth Organization and other citywide leagues, coaching an estimated 1,000 players over the years.
Also, he introduced soccer to the youths in the Northeast Baltimore parish and won championships in both soccer and baseball. He also coached in the parish basketball program.
His teams learned more than sports. One group found itself volunteering to paint the home of an elderly resident of the area who could not afford to hire a painter.
He had learned soccer as a child in East Baltimore, where he attended St. Elizabeth's School. A 1936 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, he was active as a fund-raiser and president of its alumni association, which named him Alumnus of the Year in 1974.
In addition, Mr. Danaher was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Knights of Columbus, in which he belonged to the Archbishop Curley Council and the Archbishop Francis P. Keough Assembly of the Fourth Degree.
He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Keenan; a daughter, Patricia Danaher Setlow of Baltimore; three sons, E. Jere Danaher Jr. of Baltimore, J. Richard Danaher of Parkville and David C. Danaher of Parkton; a brother, John C. Danaher of Ocean City; a sister, Regina Moniewski of Deltonia, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Mount St. Joseph High School Alumni Association. Mary Wheeler Chapman, a former high school teacher in Baltimore County, died Saturday of heart disease at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Services for Mrs. Chapman, who was 66 and had lived in Salisbury for 20 years, were to be conducted at noon today at Douglas Memorial Community Church, Lafayette and Madison avenues. She had maintained her membership in the church while living elsewhere.
The former Mary Wheeler was a native of Elkridge who was reared in Baltimore. She graduated from Douglass High School and Morgan State University. She also did graduate work at New York University.
She taught English at Carver High School in Towson from 1949 until 1951, shortly after her marriage to Oscar J. Chapman Sr.
Mr. Chapman is professor emeritus of education at Salisbury State College and a retired colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He was also president of Delaware State College and academic dean of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a stepson, Oscar J. Chapman Jr. of New Castle, Del.; her mother, Lelar Conaway Hooker of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Elevator Fund at Douglas Memorial Community Church.
Arthur G. Morrill
Business Bureau official
Arthur G. Morrill, a former vice president of the Better Business Bureau in Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, after a stroke.
Services for Mr. Morrill, 74, who had moved to the Cleveland area in 1966, were to be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home in Chagrin Falls.
Mr. Morrill retired about five years ago as director of publications for the Garland Co. and earlier for Tremco, both roofing materials companies.
He was born in Albany, N.Y., and reared in Kingston, N.Y. He attended Harvard University under an Army program during World War II and reached the rank of major. After the war, he began working for the Goodyear Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, and in New Zealand, before coming to Baltimore as a sales manager in 1958.
He joined the Better Business Bureau in 1960 and served as vice president from 1963 until he moved to Cleveland to take a similar post. He left the Cleveland Better Business Bureau in 1969 and edited a publication on office procedures for several years.
His wife, the former Elizabeth O'Connor, died in 1986.
He is survived by two sons, Charles O. Morrill of Chagrin Falls and Arthur L. Morrill II of West Chester, Pa.; a sister, Doris Hoover of South San Gabriel, Calif., and four grandchildren.
Edward R. Heffner
Merchant ship captain
Edward R. Heffner, a retired merchant ship captain who served at sea in three wars, died Aug. 28 at a hospital in Laguna Hills, Calif., of complications to cancer.
Services for the 83-year-old Laguna Hills resident were conducted Sept. 15.
A native of Rouzerville, Pa., who was reared in Baltimore and graduated from the Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Heffner first went to sea the summer before he finished high school on a ship of the old Merchants and Miners Transportation Co. He eventually qualified as a ship's captain after taking courses offered by the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots and retired about five years ago from the Pacific Far East Lines.
During World War II, he survived the sinking of a ship in a convoy to Murmansk, Russia. He served aboard ammunition ships during both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
He is survived by a sister, Helen Hauser of Catonsville, and a brother, Lawrence Heffner of Crofton.
William H. Hudnet
A memorial Mass for William H. Hudnet, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School who gained television success in Hollywood, was to be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph monastery on Morley Avenue in Irvington.
Mr. Hudnet, who had lived in Los Angeles since 1965, died there of liver disease Oct. 24. He was 47.
Working under the name Bill Hudnut, the Locust Point native was involved in theater and television as a singer, actor, producer, casting director and teacher. He shared summer stock stages with Pat O'Brien, Milton Berle and Ann Sothern; performed on "The Carol Burnett Show" and the "Andy Williams Show." He was best known in Hollywood as the founder of the Bill Hudnut Situation Comedy Workshop.
"I took actors by the hand to Bill's," Bobby Hoffman, casting director of "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley," said.
"It always looked like I found another actor [who was a natural] in comedy when it was really Bill who taught them."
Born on Henry Street, Mr. Hudnet showed his flair for theater as a youngster, putting on puppet shows and acting in school plays while attending St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School. A 1963 graduate of Mount St. Joseph, he studied drama at the University of Maryland at College Park for a year before leaving to join the summer stock cast of "West Side Story" in Chicago.
He made his way to Los Angeles in 1965 and found work singing at Disneyland. He was part of a Motown Records singing group in the 1970s called "Celebration," which toured with Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck and played Las Vegas.
"He always had to be the center of attention; a room came alive when Bill walked in," said Cindy Clopein, a niece. "He loved to make people laugh and made a career out of it."
Mr. Hudnet is survived by his parents, retired Baltimore District Judge William Hudnet and his wife, Thelma, of Baltimore; three sisters, Joan Clopein of Baltimore, Joyce Janyska of Marriottsville and Judy Musgrave of Sykesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Anna T. McClure
Hospital ward clerk
Anna T. McClure, a retired ward clerk at St. Joseph Hospital, died Tuesday of cancer at her home of the past 12 years in Perry Hall.
A Mass of Christian burial for the 85-year-old Essex resident was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Clare's Roman Catholic Church, 714 Myrth Ave. in Essex.
She retired about 20 years ago after working at the hospital for about 10 years but then worked for another decade during registration periods at the Essex Community College, where she became known as Miss Mac. The former Ann Trunk was born in Baltimore. In 1928, she married Charles B. McClure, who died in 1964. He had been a mechanic at the Glenn L. Martin Co.
She did volunteer work at the Essex Health Center and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, where she served as a Cub Scout den mother. Later, after the establishment of St. Clare's parish, she was active as a volunteer in its school office and as a fund-raiser.
She is survived by two sons, Charles B. McClure Jr. of Littleton, Colo., and John McClure of Reisterstown; three daughters, Mary Lou Thompson of Perry Hall, Peggy Monahan of Pleasanton, Calif., and Ann Moxley of Frederick; three sisters, Nell Weitzel, Leona Hirsh and Margaret Persighin, all of Baltimore; two brothers, Steve and George Trunk, both of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Bertha E. Hassell
Nurse at Perkins
Bertha Ellen Hassell, a retired nurse, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Charlestown Retirement Community, where she lived for about three years.
Services for Mrs. Hassell, who was 78, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.
She retired nearly 20 years ago from the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center. Earlier, she had worked for Revere Copper and Brass Inc. and at Maryland Correctional Institute for Women.
Born in Prince Frederick, she was a graduate of the Franklin Square Hospital Nursing School.
HTC She was a member of the Glen Burnie Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and of the Social Order of the Beauceant.
After the death of her first husband, Hayden Webber, she married Paul A. Hassell Sr., who died in 1981.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Linda Webbert and Lois Gorman, both of Parkville; two nieces, Ruth Dare Fowler of Ellicott City and Kathleen Seifert of Glen Burnie; two nephews, Larry Dare of Denver and Robert Magaha of Kansas City, Mo.; three great-grandchildren; a grandniece; seven grandnephews; and two great-grandnieces.
Marian Campbell, who was a volunteer worker at hospitals and elsewhere, died Tuesday of cancer at her home on Stags Head Road in Towson.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Campbell, who was 73, was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.
The former Marian Forey was a native of Pocohontas, Iowa. She attended the St. Columbkille High School and Junior College in Varina, Iowa.
In 1940, she married Willis Campbell and they moved to Towson in 1960. Mr. Campbell is a retired vice president of the Ben Franklin Stores.
She was a volunteer and a member of the auxiliary at St. Joseph Hospital for 20 years and also was on the board of the auxiliary.
Earlier, she did volunteer work at Mercy Medical Center and was a member of its auxiliary.
In addition, she was a volunteer at St. Vincent's Infant Home and a member of the St. Vincent Infant League.
She had been a member of the women's golf leagues at the Pine Ridge and Longview golf courses and was fond of playing bridge. She also traveled in the United States and abroad.
In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Mary Campbell Carroll of McLean, Va., Margot Campbell of Towson and Debra Campbell of New York City; two brothers, Michael Forey of St. Louis and Daniel Forey of Denver; and three grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Stella Maris Hospice.
K. B. Buddenbohn
Kimberly Brenda Buddenbohn, a nursing student, died unexpectedly Wednesday in Reisterstown.
Services for Ms. Buddenbohn, who was 18 and lived on Willow Bend Drive in Owings Mills, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills.
Known as Kym, the Bethesda native enrolled at the Carroll County branch of Catonsville Community College in September. She graduated in June from Franklin High School, where she was a soprano in the Chamber Choir and sang and danced with the Special Edition.
She had also studied at the Karen Sacks Dance Studio and was an assistant instructor there.
For about two years, she taught English-style riding at various stables, and for about six years had ridden in horse shows.
Her mother described her as an outgoing girl who was a defender of animal rights and concerned about people.
A member of the Church of Latter-day Saints in Hampstead, she was also fond of reading, baking, painting in oils and making decorative items.
Her father, Norbert J. Buddenbohn Jr., died in 1988.
She is survived by her mother, Brenda Lorraine McBride of Owings Mills; her grandparents, Lorraine Tyree of Crystal River, Fla., and Mary Lee and Norbert J. Buddenbohn Sr., both of Edgewood; and her stepfather, James McBride of Reisterstown.
Helen T. Frames
Teacher at St. Paul's
Helen T. Frames, a retired teacher at St. Paul's School for Girls, died Sunday at Fairhaven, the Sykesville retirement community, of health problems resulting from a broken hip.
A memorial service for Mrs. Frames, who was 86, was to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Fairhaven.
She and her first husband, Parker W. Frames, a retired industrial real estate agent, moved from Roland Park to Fairhaven in 1981. Mr. Frames died six years later. In 1988, she married William Andrew Weise, who died in 1990.
She retired in 1962 as head of the religious studies department at St. Paul's School for Girls, where she had taught since its beginning in 1959.
Earlier, she taught at McDonogh School.
A former colleague at St. Paul's said that she "set a tone for the religious-studies classes and motivated her students to take the subject seriously."
Born in Baltimore, the former Helen Tottle was a graduate of Friends School and Goucher College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
She taught church school classes at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer for a time while living in Roland Park.
Her survivors include two sons, Robin Frames of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jolyon, or John, T. Frames of Glen Burnie; a daughter, April Gaskins of Ophelia, Va.; two sisters, Elizabeth M. Scott and Florence Wood, both of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.