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Ada Mae Hearn

Baltimore native, 106

Ada Mae Hearn, who was 106 and a longtime resident of Howard Park, died Wednesday of a respiratory illness at Baltimore County General Hospital.

She was the oldest member of the Howard Park United Methodist Church and of its United Methodist Women.

The former Ada Mae Brendel was a native of Baltimore and was fond of telling stories of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, horse-drawn fire equipment and open streetcars.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Loring Byers Funeral Directors, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

Mrs. Hearn's husband, Howard W. Hearn, died in 1971. She is survived by son John W. Hearn of Baltimore, and several nieces

and nephews. John H. Hazard Sr., a retired painting contractor, died Monday at Baltimore County General Hospital of complications of a stroke.

He was 80 and lived on Cherry Hill Road in Reisterstown.

He retired about 15 years ago as owner of John H. Hazard Inc. The residential and commercial painting company had been started by his father and was originally known by the founder's name, John T. Hazard.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Hazard was a 1931 graduate of Forest Park High School. He attended the University of Baltimore and took other courses.

He was a member of the Corinthian Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple, where he served for many years as Captain of the Guard.

Services for Mr. Hazard were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main St. in Reisterstown.

He is survived by his wife, the former Charlotte C. Ensor; two daughters, Joan Benner of Timonium and Melanie J. Thompson of Abingdon; a son, John H. Hazard Jr. of Pikesville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jane R. Leland

Retired school nurse

Jane R. Leland, a retired Baltimore County school nurse who was active in her Arbutus community, died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Baltimore of complications of diabetes.

She was 72 and lived on Heron Drive in Arbutus.

She retired in 1988 after 30 years as a nurse at Riverview Elementary School in southwest Baltimore County. She was also active in the Riverview community, often providing food and presents for the family of a needy child at Christmas.

A former head of the Baltimore County Chapter of the Maryland Nurses Association, she also worked to upgrade the employment status of school nurses, who were poorly paid contract workers when she started.

In the 1960s, her work helping motorists at a previous home on Wilkens Avenue off the Beltway -- which ranged from giving directions to delivering a baby -- was cited in a Sunday Sun Magazine article.

An elder and soprano in the choir at Hope Presbyterian Church, she had also been in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher at Bethany Presbyterian Church.

She was honored as one of Baltimore's best and cited for her work on Channel 13.

The former Jane R. Kelley was a native of Baltimore and a 1939 graduate of Southern High School, where she was class president.

After her graduation from the South Baltimore General Hospital Nursing School, she worked in the U.S. Public Health Service at the old Marine Hospital. During World War II, she served in the Army Nurse Corps then did private duty nursing for a time.

Services for Mrs. Leland were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus.

Her husband, Glen H. Leland, is a retired merchant ship captain.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Elinor Zetina of Arbutus; a son, Dennis W. Leland of Lexington Park; a sister, Elinor Brohawn of Lansdowne; and two grandchildren.

Rev. B. J. Chang

Catholic priest

The Rev. Balthasar J. Chang, retired pastor of the Korean Community at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, died Tuesday of complications of heart disease at Union Memorial Hospital.

Father Chang, who was 67, came to Baltimore in 1977 and served the Korean Catholic community until his retirement in 1988 after several strokes.

Ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Pusan in South Korea, he became a priest of the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1986.

Born in what is now North Korea, he was a graduate of the Doing Seong Commercial High School in Seoul, a seminary in Wonsan and, finally, of the Catholic College in Seoul.

Ordained in 1957 in Taegu, he was a pastor and chaplain in Pusan until he came to the United States in 1971, first serving in Connecticut and then New Jersey before coming to Baltimore.

Archbishop William H. Keeler will be the principal celebrant of a ,, Mass of Christian burial for Father Chang at 11 a.m. today at St. Bernard's Church, Gorsuch Avenue and Independence Street in Baltimore.

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