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Eugene B. Connor

Insurance agent

Eugene B. Connor, a Baltimore insurance agent, died of a heart attack Saturday night at his Towson home.

He was 64, and had been hospitalized recently while undergoing treatment for cancer.

One of 10 children in a Catonsville family, Mr. Connor was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and Loyola College, where he played lacrosse. He served with the Army during the Korean War.

For about the past two decades, he had worked for the National Life Insurance Co. of Vermont, and earlier as a salesman for Monarch Foods. He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and "The Hackers," a group of golfers who visited various East Coast links to test the challenges of foreign fairways and novel hazards.

Friends said he was an enthusiastic conversationalist with a quick wit and an abiding interest in sports. He brought a more serious approach to his business dealings, where, associates noted, he exhibited a thorough understanding of insurance matters.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Rosalie Jones; two sons, Eugene B. Connor Jr. and Kevin B. Connor, both of Baltimore; five brothers, the Rev. John S. Connor Jr. of Philadelphia, Paul F. Connor of Severna Park, and Louis G. Connor, Dr. Thomas B. Connor and Robert M. Connor, all of Baltimore; his sister, Ann L. Connor of Columbia; and a grandchild.

Nancy Burke Price

Centreville resident

Nancy Burke Price, who was active in many organizations and a resident of Centreville since 1954, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore of complications of kidney disease. She was 61.

She was a member of the Maryland Kidney Disease Commission, the Gibson Island Club, the Harbor Club, the Corsica River and Tred Avon yacht clubs, the Queen Anne's County Garden Club and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland.

Born in Baltimore, the former Nancy Burke was a graduate of the Roland Park Country School and attended Rosemont College in Pennsylvania and Washington College in Chestertown.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Centreville.

Mrs. Price is survived by her husband, Robert R. Price Jr. of Centreville; a son, Robert R. Price III of Queenstown; her father, Norbert J. Burke of Baltimore; a sister, Marguerite B. Evans of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, J. Norbert Burke of Cape May, N.J.; and two grandsons.

George J. Keegan Jr.

Air Force major general

Maj. Gen. George J. Keegan Jr., a former Air Force intelligence chief who warned about Soviet military preparations, died March 3 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

The 71-year-old Fort Washington resident suffered a stroke in January.

The much-decorated former combat pilot retired in 1977 after five years as assistant chief of staff for intelligence at Air Force headquarters in the Pentagon. He then disclosed possibilities based on data collected by his staff that ran counter to interpretations held by his civilian and military superiors.

He contested official estimates of Soviet might and intentions for 22 years, saying the United States was underestimating the Soviets.

General Keegan's views found a broader outlet in a 1987 book by William E. Burrows, "Deep Black: Space Espionage and National Security," a history of spy satellites.

The Houlton, Maine, native graduated from Harvard University with the delayed class of 1944 and earned a master's degree in international affairs at George Washington University.

He was commissioned during World War II and flew 56 combat missions in the Pacific, where he also served as a combat-intelligence officer after the war.

His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak-leaf clusters and the Air Medal with two clusters.

Services for General Keegan will be conducted at 12:45 p.m. today at the Fort Myer Post Chapel adjacent to the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

General Keegan is survived by his mother, Beatrice Bailey of New Brunswick, Canada; his wife, the former L. Frances Nelms; two daughters, Constance K. Owen of Boulder, Colo., and Elizabeth A. C. Chaplin of Mechanicsville; a son, George J. Keegan III of Occoquan, Va.; a brother, Thomas Keegan of Rockport, Mass.; and two grandsons.

Oliver S. Mullikin

Retired Easton lawyer

Oliver S. Mullikin, a former Talbot County state's attorney who practiced law in Easton for 50 years, died Sunday at his Easton home after a stroke. He was 89.

He retired from general practice in 1976. He had been the attorney for and a member of the board of Easton National Bank, which became part of Maryland National Bank. He was Talbot County's state's attorney in the 1930s.

He was a member of the Maryland and Talbot County bar associations, and of the Talbot Country Club.

The Easton native was a 1921 graduate of Easton High School. He attended the Johns Hopkins University and earned his law degree at the University of Maryland.

His wife of 64 years, the former Lillian N. Fleckenstein, died in 1989.

Services for Mr. Mullikin were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church in Easton.

He is survived by two daughters, Marjorie M. Henry of Washington and Lauretta M. Dippy of Old Greenwich, Conn.

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