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Laura HealyHospital volunteerLaura Healy, a former Towson...


Laura Healy

Hospital volunteer

Laura Healy, a former Towson resident who had been a volunteer at Mercy Medical Center Hospital, died July 10 of pneumonia at Keswick, where she had lived for about three years. She was 91.

She was born Laura Gau in Boston and raised in Marblehead, Mass. She moved to the Baltimore area with her family in 1914, when her father, a ship's captain, was transferred by the Army Quartermaster Corps.

Her husband, J. Kenneth Healy, who was president of Kavanaugh Products Inc., died in 1960.

Mrs. Healy enjoyed reading and travel.

In addition to doing volunteer work at the hospital, she was a member of the Holy Needlers, a group that sewed and repaired vestments for Roman Catholic priests at Loyola College. She also was a member of Civitan International.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Mrs. Healy is survived by a son, P. Bruce Healy of Columbia; a daughter, Joan H. Wroten of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Ernest McCormick Jr.


Ernest Bedwin McCormick Jr., a retired employee of the Baltimore County public schools, died Tuesday at the Augsburg Lutheran Home in Lochearn of complications from Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure. He had lived at the home since January.

Mr. McCormick, 72, was a native of Washington, D.C., who lived in the Pimlico area for 20 years.

He retired in 1981 after working about 20 years as an engineer for the county school system.

Mr. McCormick was a member of Emmanuel Christian Community Church at 1210 W. Lanvale St.

Services will be held at 7:30 tonight at Emmanuel Christian Community Church.

Mr. McCormick's first wife, the former Mary Wade, died in 1976.

He is survived by his wife of five years, the former Delores Jefferson; a daughter, Theresa Ann Davis of Greenbelt; a son, Ernest Gough McCormick of Seat Pleasant; two stepdaughters, Pamela and Rosetta Bryant, both of Baltimore; a stepson, James Bryant of Baltimore; a granddaughter; and four step-grandchildren.

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