Forrest S. Mabry
Forrest Sommers Mabry, a retired engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Thursday at his home in Largo, Fla., of complications from a head injury.
He was 90 and had retired about 25 years ago as a consulting engineer at the Westinghouse plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
A native of Laurel Fork, Va., he worked for Westinghouse for about 45 years, starting in Pittsburgh, where he attended a company night school. Later, he completed an advanced management program at Harvard University.
He also worked for the company in Chicopee, Mass., before moving to Baltimore in 1938.
A former resident of Ellicott City, he began living part of the year in St. Petersburg, Fla., in the mid-1960s.
A registered professional engineer, he held 14 patents.
A member of the Palestine Lodge of the Masons and of the Scottish Rite, he also was a former president of the Catonsville Optimist Club and a lieutenant governor in the state organization of Optimist International.
Services for Mr. Mabry were to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the Loudon Park Cemetery Chapel, 3801 Frederick Ave. in Baltimore.
He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth A. Frankenberg; a daughter, Betty Jean Waggoner of Salisbury; two stepsons, Dale R. Frankenberg of St. Petersburg and Don R. Frankenberg of Seminole, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Diane A. Payne of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Stella B. Webb of Winchester, Ohio; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Ruth E. Kent
Active in church work
Ruth E. Kent, who had been active in church work, died Saturday of internal bleeding in the nursing facility of a retirement community in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Mrs. Kent, who was 90 and had moved to Mechanicsburg from Pikesville 16 years ago, had been a soloist with the choir and active in the United Methodist Women at the Milford Mill United Methodist Church. She also served as president of an ecumenical group, Church Women United.
The former Ruth E. Lutz was a native of West Fairview, Pa., and moved to Baltimore as a young woman with her family. She studied the piano and voice at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Lorraine Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, 5608 Dogwood Road, Baltimore.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel M. Kent; two daughters, Virginia Russell of Hebron and Margery Henke of Canton, Ohio; a brother, Louis A. Lutz of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.