John Brooks ReillyCPA, businessmanJohn Brooks Reilly, 67,...


John Brooks Reilly

CPA, businessman

John Brooks Reilly, 67, vice president of two family-owned Baltimore companies, died Monday of a heart attack at his Guilford home.

Born and reared in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Loyola High School, Loyola College and the University of Maryland Law School. He was a certified public accountant.

He enlisted in the Army during World War II and served in the Pacific from 1944 to the end of the war. He held the rank of sergeant.

He began working for Belfort Instrument Co. in 1957. After 30 years at Belfort, he purchased the Baltimore Broom Machine Co., which is located at 2800 Sisson St. Later, he founded an engineering company, now at the same address.

Mr. Reilly was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Royal British Meteorological Society.

The funeral was last Tuesday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Govans.

Mr. Reilly is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kinue Reilly; two daughters, Joanna Reilly of Boston and Megan Reilly of Monterey, Calif.; and two sons, Daniel Reilly and Mark Reilly, both of Baltimore.

Warren R. Thornton

State Department worker

Warren Richard Thornton, a retired communications specialist with the State Department and former resident of Bowie, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at the Rex Hospital in Durham, N.C. He was 71.

He retired in 1978 and had lived in Palm Coast, Fla., since 1980.

Born and reared in Washington, he was a graduate of Eastern High School there. In 1939, he joined the Marine Corps and served for four years during World War II. Later, he worked as a technician for Western Electric for a year and for the National Security Agency for four years.

He lived in Bonn, Germany, for a time, while employed by the State Department. Mr. Thornton was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Third Marine Division Association and the American Foreign Service Association.

A memorial service is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nichols

Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton.

Mr. Thornton is survived by three sons, Richard Warren Thornton of Severn and Ronald Thornton and Steven Thornton, both of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Patricia Massey of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Flornie Schwartz of Annapolis and Betty Lou Lunsford of North Beach; and a brother, Robert Thornton of New Carrollton.

Carl M. Turley

Retired security guard

Carl M. Turley, a retired security guard, died Friday of lung cancer at Maryland General Hospital. He was 70.

Before he retired in 1978, Mr. Turley, who lived on McHenry Street in Southwest Baltimore, worked for 10 years at Burns International Security Services. Before joining the company he held many jobs, including truck driver.

Mr. Turley was born in Virginia but lived in Baltimore since infancy and received a grammar school education from the Baltimore Public Schools.

During World War II, he served in Europe for the Army and left the service with the rank of private first class.

Private services are planned for Tuesday.

Mr. Turley is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Aillen Kiser; a daughter, Ruth Ringler of Baltimore; two brothers, Robert Turley of Glen Burnie and Jack Turley of Baltimore; a niece, Patricia Ramirez of Toughkenamon, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Sister Constanza

Parochial teacher

Sister Constanza Doring, a retired parochial school teacher, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Maria Health Center at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Baltimore. She was 96.

Sister Constanza joined the religious order in 1915 and taught the sixth, seventh and eighth grades in Roman Catholic schools in Baltimore until she retired in 1981.

Born and reared in Philadelphia, she graduated from the Catholic Girls High School in that city and from Mount Mercy College in Pittsburgh, where she earned a degree in education. She also studied at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y.

Services were conducted Friday in the chapel at Villa Assumpta.

She is survived by four cousins.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Retirement Fund of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21212.

William F. Henry Sr.

Forensic investigator

William F. Henry Sr., senior forensic investigator for the state medical examiner's office, died of lung disease at Good Samaritan Hospital Thursday. He was 59.

During his 33-year career with the medical examiner's office, Mr. Henry, who lives in Carney, investigated some of Maryland's more notable homicides.

Among his cases were the last state execution, which took place in 1961, the discovery of four mutilated boys in Leakin Park in April 1968 and victims of the Amtrak train accident in Chase in 1987.

"He was a company man. He could do a scene, and he could joke, but he could also get the job done so it was up to snuff," said his son, Ben Henry.

In 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served for three years, first as a medic and later in grave registration. He left the Army with the rank of specialist fourth class.

Born in Providence, R.I., he graduated from its public schools system in 1952.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Chapel, at Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Lois Mabel Jones; a daughter, Sharon Henry of Carney; three other sons, Bill Henry Jr. of Essex, and John and Robert Henry, both of Carney.

R. Tyler Gatchell Jr.

Theater producer R. Tyler Gatchell Jr., a theatrical general manager and producer long associated with the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, died in New York Thursday. He was 50 and lived in Manhattan.

Mr. Gatchell died of a heart attack, said his companion, Mark Shannon.

Gatchell & Neufeld Ltd., the firm Mr. Gatchell and Peter Neufeld founded in 1969, managed or produced more than 100 shows in the United States and abroad.

The company's association with Mr. Webber dated from the Broadway opening of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1971.

Gatchell & Neufeld was executive producer of "Evita," "Cats" and "Aspects of Love." The firm has the same role in two Webber musicals headed for Broadway -- a revival of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and the new "Sunset Boulevard," which Mr. Webber dedicated to Mr. Gatchell's memory.

Mr. Gatchell was born in Princeton, N.J., where he attended Princeton High School. He and Mr. Neufeld met while working at a New York production company. Their first hit was "No, No Nanette."

In addition to Mr. Shannon, Mr. Gatchell is survived by his father, R. Tyler Gatchell of Princeton; his mother, Patricia Leadley of Denver; two sisters, Alix Leadley of Denver and Lucy Gatchell of Princeton; and two step-brothers, Henry Dale of Princeton and Anthony Dale of Ruxton.

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