Temple L. Gladmon
Former singer, athlete
Temple L. Gladmon, a retired federal security officer, professional singer and baseball player, died Thursday of heart failure at the Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton.
He was 92 and had lived in West Baltimore before moving to
Upper Marlboro about two years ago.
He retired in the late 1960s from the Social Security Administration. Earlier, he worked in Baltimore for the Department of Commerce. He also was cited for capturing two fugitives while off duty.
Born in Baltimore, he attended City College. During World War I, he served in France with a trench mortar battery of the 42nd Rainbow Division. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Silver Star after being gassed and shot.
His singing, which included operas in three languages, was noted in a history of the Rainbow Division. He later sang professionally as a baritone with church choirs in Baltimore and for a year with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
He also played minor league baseball, moving up to the International League Orioles in 1920. But his career as a pitcher was ended when he broke his shoulder playing football with a semi-professional team.
His first wife, the former Edith Louise Grieves, died in 1956. His second wife, the former Sue Tucker, died nearly 20 years ago.
Services for Mr. Gladmon were to be conducted at noon today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville.
He is survived by his son, William T. Gladmon of Upper Marlboro; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Sister Anne Marie
retired school teacher
Sister Anne Marie Schaf, S.S.N.D., a retired high school
teacher, died Thursday of complications of multiple sclerosis at the health care center at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Towson.
She was 62 and had earlier been known as Sister Mary Petra. She had been a patient at the health center, or at the order's former retirement home in Glen Arm, since 1970.
For two years before that, she taught remedial courses at Archbishop Keough High School.
Primarily an English and social studies teacher, she taught from 1962 until 1968 at Villa Regina Academy, a high school at Villa Assumpta for aspirants to membership in the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
She taught at two parochial schools in Baltimore, from 1961 until 1962 at St. Anne, and from 1955 until 1960 at St. Brigid's.
She also taught at schools in Philadelphia and in Tampa, Fla. From 1952 until 1953, while she was still a candidate in the order, she taught at the Institute of Notre Dame in East Baltimore.
A native of Teaneck, N.J., she was a graduate of Holy Angels Academy in Fort Lee, N.J. In 1952, she graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she majored in sociology with minors in English and history before entering the order.
A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Anne Marie was to be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.
She is survived by a brother, Henry F. Schaf; and a sister, Frances S. Schuelen. Both are of Dumont, N.J.
Sarah J. Liberto
Sarah J. Liberto, who was active in church groups, died Tuesday of heart disease at Mercy Medical Center. She was 91 and lived on Central Avenue in Catonsville.
She was a member of Court Caton of the Catholic Daughters of America and of the auxiliary of St. Martin's Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
She was also a former secretary-treasurer of the Sodality of St. Theresa at St. John the Baptist Church, now St. Jude's Shrine.
She sewed and dressed dolls for Salvation Army Christmas programs and did needlepoint.
Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of the Cathedral School.
Her husband, Joseph Liberto, a retired Baltimore City deputy sheriff, died in 1982.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Liberto was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Jude's Shrine, Paca and Saratoga streets in Baltimore.
She is survived by a daughter, Rosina M. Campagna, and a son, Joseph A. Liberto, both of Catonsville; two sisters, two brothers, a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
Jean J. Gerhart
Jean J. Gerhart, retired assistant manager of a florist shop, died Wednesday at St. Agnes Hospital of heart failure as a complication of emphysema. She was 60 and lived in Glen Burnie.
She had worked at Rainbow Creations in Ferndale for more than five years before she retired a year ago because of ill health.
The former Jean J. Armstrong was a native of Baltimore and had worked as head cashier for a supermarket chain as a young woman.
Services for Mrs. Gerhart were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ronald E. Gerhart; three sons, Michael E. Gerhart of Ferndale, Scott A. Gerhart of Charleston, S.C., and Steven C. Gerhart of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Linda Hammond of Brooklyn Park; a brother, Thomas L. Scott of Farnham, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Terry Alan White
Terry Alan White, who had worked as an automobile mechanic for 12 years, died Tuesday in his sleep at his Glen Burnie home. His family is waiting for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.
Mr. White, 29, worked for Autohaus Inc. in Millersville.
The Baltimore native was a 1981 graduate of Old Mill High School.
Services were to be conducted at 8:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.
He is survived by his parents, Gay and Edward H. White Sr. of Crownsville; a brother, Edward H. White Jr. of Arnold; a sister, Cheryl Couch of Crownsville; and his grandmothers, Vera White of Brooklyn Park and Elaine Westfall of Crownsville.
Carroll W. Rasin Jr.
Worked at insurance firm
Carroll W. Rasin Jr., who was retired from the contracting bond department of the Maryland Casualty Co., died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a stoke.
The 78-year-old Brooklandville resident retired in 1972 after 36 years of service with the insurance company.
The Baltimore native and McDonogh School graduate had worked for a paint manufacturing company in New York before joining Maryland Casualty. After his retirement, he volunteered at Irvine Natural Science Center, Preservation Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 5800 Smith Ave., Mount Washington.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Kennedy Rice; and two nieces, Dr. Katharine Santos Harrison of Baltimore and Anne Santos Paxon of Harvard, Mass.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Irvine Natural Science Center, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson.
Franklin C. Waters
Franklin C. Waters, a retired district engineer for the American Telephone & Telegraph Co., died Sunday at Baltimore County General Hospital of complications of Parkinson's disease.
He was 71 and had moved from Towson to the North Oaks Retirement Community in Pikesville about two years ago. He retired in 1981 after working for AT&T; for 36 years.
The Baltimore native was a 1940 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific as a radio and radar operator aboard airplanes.
He was a charter member of the Valley Country Club and also held memberships in the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Mount Moriah Lodge of the Masons. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Baltimore.
Services were conducted Wednesday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home in Towson.
Mr. Waters is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former LornWaller; a daughter, Deborah Feeley of Phoenix, Md.; three sons, Kenneth Waters of Lutherville, John Waters of Rockville and Robert Waters of Reston, Va.; and nine grandchildren.
Karl R. Acton
Retired postal worker
Karl R. Acton, who retired as an Army master sergeant and later as a postal worker, died March 6 of liver failure at a hospital at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The 73-year-old Glen Burnie resident was being flown back t Walter Reed Army Medical Center March 4 from a Pittsburgh hospital where he had been evaluated for a possible liver transplant when the flight was diverted to Texas because of bad weather.
Born and reared in Xenia, Ohio, he retired from the Army as military police officer in 1973 after 27 years of service, including duty in Vietnam. He then worked until about 1980 as a sorter at the Glen Burnie Post Office.
Services were to be conducted at noon today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.
Mr. Acton is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Anneliese Schneider; a son, Michael R. Acton of Glen Burnie; a brother, James Acton of Houghton Lake, Mich.; and three sisters, Margaret McGee of Monrovia, Calif., Madeline Portney of Green Valley, Ariz., and Wilma-Jean Gordon of Pleasant Hill, Tenn.
H. Edward Vincent
H. Edward Vincent, a lawyer who was an expert on workmen's compensation, industrial accidents, benefits and pensions, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Towson.
Mr. Vincent, 62, was employed by Gates McDonald & Co., which administers insurance programs. Earlier, as a principal of the Chesapeake Area Pension Equity Committee, he helped retired salaried employees of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. win a class-action suit protecting insurance coverage and other benefits.
Before his retirement in 1985 as a senior compensation attorney, had worked for Bethlehem at Sparrows Point for more than 30 years. He also maintained a private practice in Highlandtown for many years.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of Patterson Park High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1958, he graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School.
In addition to being a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, he belonged to the Sigma Delta Kappa law fraternity and the Trial Table Law Club.
A golfer, he served on the board of the Sparrows Point Country Club.
He also was a lector at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 5800 Smith Ave. in Mount Washington, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today.
Mr. Vincent is survived by his wife, Phyllis "Pinky" Roche-Vincenttwo stepdaughters, Kelly and Holly Roche of Towson; two sisters, Marie Hinke of Baltimore and Marge Airey of Valparaiso, Ind.; and a brother, Joseph "Jerry" Vincent of Denver.
Harvey E. Bailey
Harvey E. Bailey, 77, a retired Army sergeant first class who was imprisoned by the Japanese in World War II, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Glen Burnie.