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Philip L. B. Iglehart

Investor, polo player

Philip L. B. Iglehart, an investor and polo enthusiast who once owned a Baltimore County farm, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He was 80 and lived in Lake Worth, Fla., next to Florida Polo Inc., a combination of the Gulfstream Polo Club and an open polo grounds, which he helped to start.

Rated a seven-goal player as a young man, he also collected polo memorabilia and information to form the collection of the Polo Museum and Hall of Fame, to which he was recently named. He had also helped the Meadow Brook Club, a polo club in New York state, find its present home after the old one was taken for a highway.

Born in Chile, he was educated at the Lawrence School in New York, the Aiken Preparatory School in South Carolina, St. Paul's School in New Hampshire and Yale University.

He was vice president for operations for Grace Lines when the United States entered World War II. The firm lent him to the federal government and he tracked and controlled American commercial shipping in the Atlantic during the war.

After the war, he left the shipping industry to become a private investor and to operate a cattle ranch and orange groves near Lake Okeechobee in Florida.

From 1964 until 1974, he owned a farm on Jennifer Road near the Baltimore Country Club. He and other family members lived there at various times.

Services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr. Iglehart is survived by two sons, David Corning Iglehart of Owings Mills and Philip Corning Iglehart of Glyndon; a daughter, Anita Corning Iglehart Swatkovsky of Hubbardsville, N.Y.; a brother, Stewart Birrell Iglehart of Gulfstream, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Retired Army National Guard Col. James J. Nau Jr., who also held a civilian post as personnel officer for Maryland's Military Department, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He was 63 and lived on Gores Mill Road in Reisterstown.

He retired as a colonel in 1989 but continued to work at the civilian post with the Guard.

He had been a full time guardsman since the late 1950s.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1947 graduate of City College and a 1951 graduate of Western Maryland College.

Commissioned in the Army, he served in the Korean War and then returned to Baltimore, working for insurance companies and graduating in 1958 from the University of Baltimore law school.

His decorations included the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and the United Nations Medal.

Fond of growing grapes, some for eating but most for sale to private winemakers, he was a member of the Maryland Grape Growers Association.

He also belonged to the Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown, the Military Order of Foreign Wars and the Flag Day Committee.

Services were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main St., Reisterstown.

Colonel Nau is survived by his wife, the former Betty Lou Kellner; two sons, David M. Nau of Virginia Beach, Va., and James J. Nau III of Williamsport, Pa; a brother, C. Edwin Nau of Melbourne, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Pearl M. Fitzgerald

Longtime seamstress

Pearl Monroe Fitzgerald, a seamstress for many years, died Sunday at North Arundel Hospital after a heart attack.

She was 81 and lived in Glen Burnie.

She had worked as a seamstress at the Village Cleaners in Pasadena for the past 18 years and before that at other cleaning shops.

She also sewed her own clothing, worked in ceramics and made dolls.

The former Pearl Dawson was a native of Charlottesville, Va., who came to the Baltimore area as a young woman.

She was a member of the Heritage Church of God.

She is survived by five daughters, Joanne Buchanan of Rio Dell, Calif., Pat Wells of Joppa, Ginger Kelley of Severn, Sue Fitzgerald of Forest Hill and Nancy Cheryl Waddell of Glen Burnie; 29 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday at the Singleton Funeral Home in Glen Burnie.

Gen. G. L. Monahan

Directed 'star wars'

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. George L. Monahan, who had directed the strategic defense initiative organization program -- "star wars" -- at the Pentagon before becoming vice president of an electronics and communications company, died Feb. 4 in San Jose, Calif., of a heart attack while on a business trip.

He was 59.

General Monahan, who lived in Falls Church, Va., became head of Loral Corp.'s Washington office after retiring from the Air Force in 1990.

Earlier, he held a series of staff posts. They were in the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, in the F-16 fighter development program and -- from 1983 to 1986 -- as assistant deputy chief of staff for systems at the Air Force Systems Command at Andrews Air Force Base.

Born in Minneapolis, he was a 1955 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, earned a master's degree in electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire and was a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Air War College.

In 1968, he was sent to Vietnam and flew 122 combat missions in Southeast Asia.

His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Rockwell; a daughter, Cathy Eisold of Mount Airy; four sons, George L. Monahan III of Falls Church, Joseph Monahan of Dayton, Ohio, Brian Monahan of Plainville, Conn., and Andrew Monahan of Biloxi, Miss.; his mother, Clara Weber Monahan of Minneapolis; two brothers, Jack Monahan of Arlington, Texas, and Dennis Monahan of Minneapolis; a sister, Patricia McClellan of Minneapolis; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday at the Fort Myer Chapel near Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

W.M. Vanlandingham

Maryland Cup printer

William Melvin Vanlandingham, who had been a printer for the Maryland Cup Co. for nearly 30 years, died Sunday at his home on Sequoia Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

He was 68.

He retired four years ago from Maryland Cup. He earlier had worked for the Kane Bag Co.

Born in Baltimore and a graduate of Douglass High School, he served in the Army during World War II.

A former Mason, he was also a tenpin bowler and often competed at the Lafayette Bowling Center.

Services were conducted yesterday at the New Carmel Star Baptist Church.

Mr. Vanlandingham is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Harrell; two daughters, Marjorie Vanlandingham of Baltimore and Denise V. Jones of Fayetteville, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Brenda Walker and Gloria Reid, both of Baltimore; a son, William Michael Vanlandingham of Baltimore; a brother, Albert Vanlandingham of Baltimore; 33 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Leo P. Burkhardt

Anne Arundel official

Leo P. Burkhardt, a retired weights and measures inspector for Anne Arundel County and a former member of the Democratic State Central Committee, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Oak Grove, Del.

He was 80 and had moved to Delaware after his retirement in 1976.

He worked for the county for 17 years. He had earlier worked as a well driller and in several other businesses.

He served on the state Central Committee from 1950 until 1954 and again, after an unsuccessful race for county commissioner, from 1958 until 1962.

The Baltimore native frequently toured the Eastern Shore after moving to Delaware and also was fond of gardening and working with boats.

His wife of 56 years, the former Gertrude Louise Eiseler, died in 1991.

Services for Mr. Burkhardt were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by two sons, Fritz Burkhardt of Stanton, Del., and Paul Burkhardt of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Barbara Harris-Robert of Federalsburg and Marcia Dalious of Laurel, Del.; five brothers, Robert, Joseph, Charles and James Burkhardt, all of Baltimore, and Isidora Burkhardt of Berlin; two sisters, Agnes Gavin of Pasadena and Ann Smith of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Joshua C. Stewart

Warehouse manager

Joshua C. Stewart, a retired warehouse manager, died Monday at North Arundel Hospital after a heart attack.

He was 79 and lived in Glen Burnie, where he was born.

He retired in 1979 after working for eight years for the D M Distributing Co. Inc., a Pasadena beer distributor. Earlier, he had worked for Allied Research Products in Baltimore and tended bar at the White Swan Tavern in Glen Burnie.

He was fond of vegetable gardening, bay fishing and pinochle.

Services for Mr. Stewart were to be conducted at 9 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Lula K. Smith; a son, Raymond C. Stewart, and a daughter, Nancy Bratcher, both of Glen Burnie; a brother, Earl Stewart of Severn; a sister, Alice Schoberg of the Orlando, Fla., area; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Morris G. Schunck

Master mechanic

Morris G. Schunck, a retired master mechanic and supervisor for what is now the state Mass Transit Administration, died Monday of respiratory disease at his home in Vero Beach, Fla.

He was 86 and moved to Florida from Glen Burnie three years ago.

He retired in 1970 from what was then the Metropolitan Transit Authority after 44 years with the authority and its predecessors, including the Baltimore Transit Co.

He had been a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie and had been active at the Pascal Senior Center.

A banjo and guitar player, the Baltimore native played in a string band as a young man. A soccer player in his youth, he also liked to play cards, dance and shoot pool.

His wife, the former Alice R. Pittenger, died about 20 years ago.

Services for Mr. Schunck were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by a son, M. Glen Schunck Jr. of Vero Beach; a daughter, Betty Wieneke-Graefe of Sherwood Forest; two sisters, Evelyn Strovel and Rena Battee, both of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dr. Percy H. Baker

Taught at Morgan

Dr. Percy Hayes Baker, who taught biology at Morgan State University and was a former dean of the school's Department of Natural Sciences, died Saturday of cancer at Sinai Hospital.

He was 86 and had lived in the Govans area of North Baltimore for many years.

The native of Williamsburg, Va., retired in 1976 after teaching at Morgan for nearly 20 years.

He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.

He was dean of natural sciences for three years, relinquishing the post because it took him out of the classroom more than he liked.

"He really wanted to go back to the classroom from the dean's office," said Mary Gillespie Baker, his second wife who he married in 1971. His first wife, Helen E. Baker, died in 1967.

Before coming to Morgan, Dr. Baker taught at North Carolina College, Virginia State College and St. Paul's College in Lawrence, Va.

While growing up, he attended high school at Virginia State in Petersburg because Williamsburg didn't have a high school for blacks.

Services for Dr. Baker are to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St. He requested that his body be donated to science.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Percy H. Baker Jr. of Santa Rosa, Calif., and James E. Baker of New York City; a brother, William Kenneth Baker of Petersburg; a sister, Lena Bass of Virginia Beach, Va.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family suggest memorial contributions to the Morgan State University Christian Center or to the Building Fund of the

American Friends Service Committee.

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