Gail PaulState employeeGail Paul, a secretary and...


Gail Paul

State employee

Gail Paul, a secretary and administrative aide in state government, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a heart attack.

Mrs. Paul was 43 and lived on Marquette Road in the Garden Village Park area of Baltimore County.

She was an administrative aide to the chief of the Division of

Special Investigations in the Department of Human Resources. She had begun working for a predecessor of the state agency in 1974. From 1967 to 1974, she was a secretary at Morgan State University.

A native of Baltimore, she was a graduate of Dunbar High School, where she was salutatorian. She earned an associate's degree at Dundalk Community College in 1989.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the John Wesley AME Zion Church, 1923 Ashland Ave., Baltimore.

She is survived by a son, Jesse Paul of Garden Village Park; three sisters, Rita Paul and Vivian Reed of Baltimore and Theresa Hawkins of Woodlawn; two brothers, Ronald Paul and Charles Paul of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews. Harold Don Martin, an employee with the Katz Insurance Co. for 16 years, died March 25 of heart failure and cancer at the Veterans Hospital in Baltimore.

Before working in the Reisterstown Road office of the insurance company, the 78-year-old Pikesville man had been a meat cutter.

The Baltimore native served in the Marine Corps during World War II. His memorial service, March 28, was the first to be conducted in the chapel of the new Veterans Hospital.

He is survived by his companion of 32 years, Florence Katz; stepsons Hal Katz of Reisterstown and Harvey Katz of Randallstown; stepdaughters Iris Gwyer of Hampstead and Inez Katz of Lochearn; four brothers and two sisters.

Contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland.

Ethel E. Freeman

Retired FAA secretary

Ethel E. Freeman, an 86-year-old Baltimore native, died March 2 at a nursing home in Clearwater, Fla., after a series of strokes.

The former Ethel E. Cooper worked as a secretary for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington and briefly in Yukon, Okla., where she moved in 1965. Three years later, she retired to Florida.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Holland of Clearwater; a brother, Dick Cooper of Baltimore; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted March 10 at the Metropolitan Community Church in Clearwater.

Irvin H. Gardner

Owned Pimlico Marble

Irvin H. Gardner, retired owner of the Pimlico Marble Co., died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Orange Park, Fla.

The 88-year-old Baltimore native moved to Orange Park about six years ago after retiring two decades ago. He began his career as a stone cutter in 1912 with Pimlico Marble, which made gravestones and other cemetery memorials. His father had been a founder of the company.

He was a life member of the Sharon Lodge of the Masons.

Services are set for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Loring Byers Chapel, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

His wife, the former Charlotte Weckesser, died in 1988. He is survived by a daughter, Gail Johnson of Orange Park, and three grandchildren.


Asulia H. Birch

Retired teacher

Asulia H. Birch, a retired teacher, died Tuesday of heart disease at her home in Ridge, St. Mary's County. She was 89.

She moved to Southern Maryland when she retired in 1966 after 22 years in the Anne Arundel public school system. She first taught English and social studies at Glen Burnie and Linthicum junior high schools, then French at Brooklyn Park High School.

She began her teaching career in 1926 at Hagerstown High School.

From 1927 to 1930, she taught at the Highland High School in Street in Harford County.

She then did substitute teaching and from 1939 until 1944 taught English in a night school in Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, the former Asulia Huntsman was a 1922 graduate of Western High School and a 1926 graduate of Goucher College.

She had been a member of the National Education Association and the American Association of Retired Persons.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Birch is to be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Ridge.

Her husband, Frank Ford Birch, died in 1989.

She is survived by a son, Gerald F. Birch of Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Jane B. Willock of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Nancy Diane Logue

CPA from Woodlawn

Nancy Diane Logue, who had practiced for a year as a certified public accountant, died Wednesday of cancer at her home on Park Drive in Woodlawn. She was 34.

NTC She had earned an associate's degree in accounting at Catonsville Community College and had begun practicing from her home after she was certified in February 1992.

The former Nancy Diane Charping was born in Sunnyvale, Calif., and moved to Ellicott City as a child with her family.

She was a graduate of Mount Hebron High School and, in 1982, of the University of Delaware.

She was president of the Park Drive Croquet Club and a member of the Baltimore Cancer Support Group.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Logue is to be offered at 11 a.m tomorrow at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 5801 Security Blvd. in Woodlawn.

She is survived by her husband, Brian J. Logue; a son, William Devin Logue; her parents, John David and Carolyn S. Charping of Columbia; and a sister, Laura L. Charping of Woodlawn.

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