Samuel J. TallaricoRacetrack usherSamuel J. Tallarico, retired...

Samuel J. Tallarico

Racetrack usher


Samuel J. Tallarico, retired head usher at Maryland racetracks, died Saturday at his home on Kenwood avenue in Overlea of congestive heart failure. He was 84.

Services were to be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.


He retired four years ago after working for 38 years as a track usher, 12 of them as head usher.

Earlier, he had worked as a tailor at the Sears, Roebuck & Co. store on North Avenue.

A native of Scranton, Pa., he was reared in Baltimore and a graduate of St. Elizabeth's School.

He was an Army Signal Corps staff sergeant during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris C. Schmidt; a daughter, Joyce Vaughn of Red Lion, Pa.; two sisters, Mary Moffett of Halethorpe and Caroline Hentschel of Baltimore; and a brother, Fred Tallarico of Laurel.

Milton E. Snyder

Truck body assembler

Milton E. Snyder, a retired assembler for a Baltimore area truck body company and a former president and chief of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, died Saturday of anemia at a nursing home in York, Pa.


Services for Mr. Snyder, who was 84 and moved from Manchester to Hanover, Pa., after his retirement in 1973, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester.

The Upperco native worked for Herman Born and Sons for 35 years before his retirement in 1973.

He was a life member of the Manchester volunteers.

His wife, the former Naomi Burgoon, died in 1991.

He is survived by a daughter, Dessie Ann Hann of Hanover; and a brother, George Snyder of Greenmount, in Carroll County.

Lawrence Hlavacek


Former headmaster

Lawrence L. Hlavacek, chairman of the advisory board of a foundation that aids private secondary schools and a former headmaster of the Garrison Forest School, died Friday at his home in Pennington, N.J., of an interruption in his heartbeat.

Services for Mr. Hlavacek who was 70, will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J.

He was headmaster of Garrison Forest, on Reisterstown Road in Garrison, from 1968 until 1978, when he became director of the Edward E. Ford Foundation, which then had its headquarters in Princeton, N.J. He became chairman of the advisory board when he retired in 1987.

Before coming to Garrison Forest, he taught at the Lawrenceville School for 21 years.

Born in New York City, he was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School there and of Wesleyan University in Middlebury, Conn. He earned a master's degree in history at Columbia University.


He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Linda Hitchcock Carnell; a daughter, Elizabeth Hlavacek Trout of Baltimore; a son, Lawrence L. Hlavacek Jr. of Lawrenceville; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Lawrenceville School or Wesleyan University.