T. W. Buchman Jr.Vocational teacherThomas Wilson Buchman...


T. W. Buchman Jr.

Vocational teacher

Thomas Wilson Buchman Jr., a teacher in Baltimore vocational schools for 42 years, died last Thursday of congestive heart failure in a nursing home in Longwood, Fla. He was 88.

He retired in 1971 from his last teaching position, at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, and moved to Sarasota, Fla. He moved to Longwood in 1987.

Born in Hampstead, Mr. Buchman graduated from Hampstead High School. He attended the University of Maryland at Baltimore and began his teaching career soon after graduation.

During summer recesses, he hired himself out as a builder of additions to houses and garages. He also worked a dairy farm he owned, first in Randallstown and later in Mount Airy.

While a Maryland resident, he belonged to the Maryland State Teachers Association, the Oriole Gun Glub and the National Rifle Association. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hazel Buchman; three sons, Robert W. Buchman of Hanahan, S.C., David T. Buchman of Longwood and J. Donald Buchman of Kennedyville, Kent County; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday. The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Amanda S. Marcus


Amanda Smith Marcus, one of the first black licensed cosmetologists in Baltimore, died Sunday of complications of kidney and heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 84.

She was born in Dunn, N.C., and attended schools in Wilson, N.C., before her family moved to Baltimore in 1920. She finished her education in Baltimore public schools.

In 1926, she married the Rev. Matthew Marcus Sr., who founded Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church at 1263 E. North Ave., where she was First Lady.

Mr. Marcus died in 1989.

Mrs. Marcus operated a storefront hair salon on Central Avenue. She retired in 1973 and devoted her time to attending Baptist conventions with her husband, chairing church auxiliaries and conducting Little Ark's outreach programs.

She was active in the local and state chapters of the Baptist Ministers Wives and Widows Alliance and in the Interdenominational Ministers Wives and Widows Alliance. She was also a member of the Naomi Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star Beacon Chapter 10. She was also a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Services for Mrs. Marcus are to be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Matthew Marcus Jr.; a daughter, Earleen Julia Marcus-Cypress; two sisters, Martha E. Underwood and Margaret S. Small, all of Baltimore; and 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the NAACP. Dorothy R. Dunnells, a teacher and life science coordinator at the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing for 27 years, died Thursday of heart failure at her home on Maryland Avenue in Baltimore. She was 86.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was a 1928 graduate of what is now Carnegie Mellon University. She got her master's of science degree in bacteriology from Yale University in 1930 and a nursing degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh in 1935.

She then joined Mercy as a staff nurse and later became an instructor at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital and at Miner's Hospital of North Cambria in Spangler, Pa.

She came to Baltimore in 1943 and was a nursing instructor at the Franklin Square Hospital School of Nursing. Then after four years at the Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, she joined Union Memorial's nursing school. She retired in 1975.

During her retirement, she was active in Union Memorial's alumni affairs, the Maryland Nurses Association, the Maryland League of Nursing and the National League of Nursing.

In 1990, she was named a Distinguished Alumna of Union Memorial's nursing school.

She was a member of the First Unitarian Church on Charles and Franklin streets in Baltimore, where services are to be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

She is survived by three sisters, Elizabeth Greulach of Reston, Va., Mary Richardson of Dunkirk, N.Y., and Margaret Dunnells of Jamestown, N.Y.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Dorothy Dunnells Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o the Union Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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