Leroy Durham, former professor at Morgan StateDr....


Leroy Durham, former professor at Morgan State

Dr. Leroy Durham, a retired faculty member at Morgan State University and, since January, education director for a national community-action association, died Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after heart surgery.

The 58-year-old Columbia resident retired in December as associate professor of urban studies at Morgan State University.

He had joined the school in 1970 as assistant dean and associate professor in the School of Education.

In April, he was granted professor-emeritus status by Morgan's board of regents.

Since January, he had been education director for the National Association of Community Action Agencies in Washington, D.C.

While at Morgan, he designed and implemented a college program at the Maryland Penitentiary and the Baltimore City Jail that led to the awarding of college degrees to inmates.

Before moving to Morgan, he began a 13-year teaching career in city schools in 1957 as an elementary school teacher and eventually became an assistant principal.

Dr. Durham received the National Teachers Association Teacher the Year Award for 1970-1971 and was honored in 1991 as Volunteer of the Year by the Community Action Agency of Howard County, of which he had been a member since 1984.

Dr. Durham enjoyed classical music and opera, sang in various choirs and read historical novels.

An avid traveler, he and his wife had been most recently to Hawaii.

Born in Baltimore, he was educated in city schools and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1953 and received his bachelor's degree from Coppin State College in 1957.

He was awarded a master of science degree from the University of Maryland in 1970 and his doctorate from Temple University in 1980.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Columbia Baptist Fellowship, Oakland Mills Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Dr. Durham is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Mumby, whom he married in 1968; two sons, Derek Durham and Devin Durham of Columbia; a daughter, Desiree Durham De Leon, of Avenel, N.J.; two brothers, William Durham and James Durham, of Baltimore; three sisters, Luberta Stancil, Ruth Pitts and Gurtha Durham of Baltimore; and a grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Community Action Council of Howard County, 9250 Rumsey Road, Columbia, Md. 21045.

Julius N. Cahn

Aide to Humphrey

Julius N. Cahn, a publishing executive and top aide to former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, died Wednesday at a hospital in Washington.

The 70-year-old Potomac resident, who also had a home in his native New York, died of cancer, his family said.

Mr. Cahn's star rose early in life. He graduated magna cum laude from New York's City College when he was 19, and in his 20s he held important staff posts in the U.S. Senate, working for leaders in both parties.

Fresh from college, he started as a management analyst in the Federal Office of Emergency Management. In 1944, he worked for the Republican National Committee in the presidential campaign.

After that election, he was hired as the press secretary and later executive assistant to Sen. Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin, the second-ranking Senate Republican and the Judiciary Committee chairman.

In 1950, Mr. Cahn joined the staff of Sen. Estes Kefauver, the Tennessee Democrat, to aid his crime investigations.

Returning in 1952 to Mr. Wiley, who had become the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Cahn was named chief counsel to that committee in his late 20s.

In 1958, he was appointed staff director of the Government Operations Subcommittee by Mr. Humphrey, then a Democratic senator from Minnesota. Mr. Cahn arranged a trip to the former Soviet Union on health issues. There, the senator had an unexpected eight-hour meeting with the nation's leader, Nikita S. Khrushchev, that propelled Mr. Humphrey into presidential contender status.

When Mr. Humphrey became vice president in 1964, he put Mr. Cahn in charge of his media relations and health issues. Campaigning for president in 1968 with Sen. Edmund S. Muskie as his running mate, Mr. Humphrey designated Mr. Cahn deputy chairman of Citizens for Humphrey-Muskie.

After Mr. Humphrey's election defeat, Mr. Cahn held a series of publishing posts, including that of an executive at Family Health magazine, and president of Family Media, whose magazines included Ladies Home Journal.

Surviving Mr. Cahn are his wife of 47 years, the former Ann Foote; two sons, Gary Cahn of Bethesda and Glenn Cahn of Newton, Mass.; two daughters, Linda Cahn of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Kiki Cahn of Lugano, Switzerland; a brother, Ralph of The Bronx, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Temple Sinai in Washington.

Leonary Brown

Church worker

Leonary Brown, a Govans homemaker and active member of her church, died of injuries received in a car accident Thursday at The Alameda and E. Cold Spring Lane. She was 79.

A native of Blackstock, S.C., the former Leonary Woodward came to Baltimore in the early 1930s. She and Charles Brown were married in 1933. Mr. Brown, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker, died in 1981.

An usher and choir member at Friendship Baptist Church, Mrs. Brown also did missionary work there, preparing food for the hungry.

She is survived by two sons, Charles L. and Robert N. Brown, both of Baltimore; five daughters, Queen Goodman, Odessa Davis, Justine Sanders, Mary Wardlow and Reatha Sanders, all of Baltimore; and two sisters, Nettie Trojan of Baltimore, and Martha Brittain of Jersey City, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Brown will be conducted at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Friendship Baptist Church, Bond and Eager streets.

The family suggested memorial donations to Bethel Christian School, 505 W. Lanvale St., Baltimore, 21217.

Marjorie Kelbaugh

Retired teacher

Marjorie S. Kelbaugh, a retired teacher who was active in community and church groups in Pikesville, died Wednesday at Washington Hospital Center of complications after heart surgery.

The 73-year-old Randallstown resident retired in 1970 as a special education teacher at Franklin High School in Reisterstown.

A full-time teacher there for 13 years, she earlier had been a substitute teacher in Baltimore County schools.

She was treasurer and former president of the Pikesville Garden Club and a former chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee of the Ames United Methodist Church and a member of the Woman's Club of Pikesville.

She also had been active with her husband in fund-raising and youth programs of the Kiwanis Club of Pikesville.

The former Marjorie Sharp was born in Roachdale, Ind., and moved to Baltimore in 1939 to attend the nursing school at what now is the University of Maryland Medical Center. She later attended Towson State University and the University of Maryland.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Loring Byers Chapel, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Harry E. Kelbaugh; a daughter, Sharon K. Schultz-Spacco of Randallstown; a son, Ross J. Kelbaugh of Pikesville; and a grandson.

Peggy Mangin

Bank representative

Peggy Mangin, a financial service representative for Maryland National Bank for six years, died of leukemia Thursday at University Hospital. She was 42.

Mrs. Mangin was employed at the bank's Woodbrook branch on North Charles Street at the time of her death.

She began her banking career with Equitable Bank in 1969 but left after about a year when her first child was born. She went to work for Maryland National in 1987.

Mrs. Mangin gardened in her spare time, and enjoyed needlepoint, reading and gourmet cooking. She also liked classical music and played the violin.

Born in Baltimore, she grew up in the Overlea section, graduating from Northern High School in 1969.

She attended Harford Community College in Harford County.

A Bel Air resident, she was active in the Bel Air United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school.

Survivors include her husband, R. Jerald Mangin, whom she married in 1969; her mother, Geane Daneker of Baltimore; a son, Brian G. Mangin of Bel Air; two daughters, Barbara Geane Kraft of Jarrettsville and Elizabeth Marie Mangin of Bel Air; three brothers, Frank K. Daneker Jr., Christopher M. Daneker and Danny M. Daneker, all of Baltimore; a sister, Kathleen Tiderman of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow t the Lassahn Funeral Home, 11750 Belair Road, Kingsville.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the University of Maryland Medical Center, ICU Oncology Unit, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, Md. 21201.

Philip T. Duesberry

Pentagon engineer

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Philip Thomas Duesberry, a 71-year-old Denton native, died March 7 of cancer at a hospital in Oklahoma City.

A resident of Norman, Okla., he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1974 after 32 years of service. He was last stationed at the Pentagon as a research and development director and engineer.

Reared in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and, in 1964, of the Oklahoma State University.

In 1977, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma Law School.

He is survived by his wife, the former Adelaide Knapp, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on Dec. 24; a sister, Frances Crouse of Rosedale; two daughters, Phyllis McCoy of Richboro, Pa., and Colleen Smith of Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.

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