Carroll S. KlugLutheran ministerThe Rev. Carroll S....


Carroll S. Klug

Lutheran minister

The Rev. Carroll S. Klug, a retired Lutheran pastor, died Wednesday at the Mercy Medical Center after a heart attack. He was 87.

Mr. Klug, who lived at the Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home, served the Reformation Lutheran Church on Loch Raven Boulevard from 1950 until his retirement in 1974.

From 1936 until 1950, he served the First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg, Pa. His first post, after his ordination in 1928 in what is now the Lutheran Church in America, was at Grace Lutheran Church in Easton.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1921 graduate of City College, a 1925 graduate of Gettysburg College and a 1928 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. The seminary awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1965.

For several years after his retirement, he was an interim pastor or assisted at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bel Air, Grace Lutheran Church in Lutherville and Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson.

He was president of the Lutheran Ministers Association and of the Lederer Foundation. He was on the board of Lutheran Social Services and a member of committees of the Maryland synod of his church.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 6200 Loch Raven Blvd. in Baltimore.

Mr. Klug's wife, the former Mildred Weaver, died in 1991.

He is survived by a daughter, Courtenay K. Hoag of Westport, Conn.; and a sister, Louella Klug of Baltimore.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Reformation Lutheran Church or to Christ Lutheran Church, at 701 S. Charles St., Baltimore.

Harold W. McCrone

Owned equipment firms

Harold W. McCrone, who owned materials-handling equipment businesses, died Thursday at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park of complications after heart surgery.

Mr. McCrone, who was 78, became ill during a visit to Maryland. After his retirement in 1976, he had moved to Palm City, Fla., from Annapolis, where he had lived for 18 years.

He was president and principal owner of McCrone Associates Inc., a Glen Burnie manufacturers representative, from 1969 until 1976.

From 1950 until 1968, he was president and principal owner of the Yankee Engineering Co. of Baltimore.

A native of Halethorpe, he was a graduate of Catonsville High School and Washington College.

Mr. McCrone was a member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore and of the Annapolis Yacht Club.

He was active in the Halethorpe United Methodist Church, as a board member and Sunday school teacher.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Cappellino; two sons, Harold W. McCrone Jr. of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Lawrence E. McCrone of Bellevue, Wash.; a daughter, Louise Lamdin of Millersville; a stepson, Terry O'Connell of Andover, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Bonnie Lamm of Milwaukee, Wis., and Judy Onlundsen of Cheshire, Conn.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Schlauch

ECC graduate

Elizabeth Ann Schlauch, a resident of the Towson area since her childhood, died July 24 at St. Joseph Hospital of complications from anorexia and bulimia.

Ms. Schlauch, who was 35 and lived on Glen Keith Boulevard, was a member of groups for those with eating disorders at Sheppard Pratt Hospital and at Mercy Medical Center and of the Maryland Epileptic Association.

The former Elizabeth Ann Kerrigan was a native of Fall River, Mass., and a graduate of the Loch Raven Senior High School and the Essex Community College, where she was named to the Phi Theta Kappa honorary fraternity.

A memorial Mass for Ms. Schlauch will be offered at 9 a.m. today at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick F. Schlauch; her mother, Patricia A. Kerrigan of Towson; a sister, Jane L. Kerrigan of Media, Pa.; and a grandfather, Lawrence Donnelly of Fall River.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the eating disorder clinics at the Mercy Medical Center or Sheppard Pratt Hospital.

Jerry L. Adams

Financial consultant

Jerry L. Adams, a financial consultant in the Baltimore office of Merrill Lynch since 1985, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications after cancer surgery.

Mr. Adams, who was 52 and lived on Cold Star Court in Columbia, had earlier been a professor of physics for six years at Roanoke College in Salem, Va.

He had also taught physics for 12 years at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Born in Oklahoma City, he was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, held a master's degree from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate from Florida State University.

A former president of an MIT alumni group in Howard County, he was vice president of the Unitarian Fellowship in Columbia.

He had also been active with other employees at Merrill Lynch in raising money to start a program to provide mini-computers to Baltimore-area schools.

Interested in Democratic politics, he served on the City Council in Athens.

Services for Mr. Adams will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Howard County at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

He is survived by his wife, the former Karen Cooper; three daughters, Alaina Allen of Rockville, and Alicia Allen and Lori Adams of Columbia;; his mother, Harriette Adams of Oklahoma City; a sister, Toni Sonnenfeld of Boulder, Colo.; and three brothers, James H. Adams Jr. of Rockville, Tom Adams of Metairie, La., and Steve Adams of Lawton, Okla.

Arthur N. Disney Sr.

Draftsman, painter

Arthur N. Disney Sr., a retired draftsman whose paintings of ships decorated the White House and were reproduced on souvenirs of the USF Constellation, died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center of complications of kidney failure.

Mr. Disney, who was 89 and lived on Huntingdon Avenue, retired about 15 years ago after working for the Dietrich Brothers steel fabricating company for 50 years.

A native of Baltimore who was educated at City College, he was a member of the Landmark Lodge of the Masons.

Fond of doing oil paintings of the Constellation and other sailing vessels in battles or at other historic moments, he lent his paintings to the Pentagon and the Navy Department as well as the White House.

He also donated the rights to paintings of the Constellation to the conservators of the ship so that they could be used on souvenirs to be sold for its support.

Services for Mr. Disney will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the A. Alan Seitz Funeral Home, 3818 Roland Ave. in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Cora Lego; a son, Norman Disney Jr., of Randallstown; a daughter, Peggy Williamson of Westminster; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy M. Casey

Red Cross volunteer

Dorothy M. Casey, who first came to Towson a decade ago, died Thursday of cancer at Edenwald, a Towson retirement home she lived at since 1986.

The former Dorothy M. Crawford, 84, was a native of Westfield, Mass., and had lived in Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit and Denver before coming here.

Her husband, W. Frank Casey, was the retired head of the western group insurance sales division of the Principal Financial Group when he died in 1980 in Denver.

Mrs. Casey had been a hospital auxiliary president and Red Cross volunteer in Denver.

She is survived by her son, Michael Casey of Kent Island; a daughter, Nancy Cardinell of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were to be conducted at noon today at the Fairmount Mortuary and Cemetery in Aurora, Colo.

Sylvia D. Hosmer

Active in Finnish groups

Sylvia D. Hosmer, who had been active in the Finnish community in Baltimore, died Monday of heart failure at the Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Hosmer, who was 96, moved from Dundalk to Columbia in 1991.

The former Sylvia D. Anderson, who was of both Swedish and Finnish descent, was born in Worcester, Mass.

She moved to Dundalk in 1930 with her husband, William N. Hosmer, who died in 1963.

In the 1930s, she directed the Finnish Civic Choir of Baltimore and served as an interpreter for immigrants.

Later, she received an award from former President Herbert Hoover for her work on behalf of Finnish War Relief.

She worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta, during World War II.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Harmony Hall Retirement Community, 6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia.

Mrs. Hosmer is survived by a son, Earle W. Hosmer, of Dundalk; two daughters, Virginia S. Persinger, of Columbia, and June M. Wepsala, of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother, Arthur S. Anderson, of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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