Jane A. MurnAssistant bank cashierJane A. Murn,...


Jane A. Murn

Assistant bank cashier

Jane A. Murn, retired assistant cashier for the Bank of Glen Burnie, died of heart failure August 24 at her Glen Burnie Home. She was 73.

Mrs. Murn began her 22-year career with the bank as a teller shortly after movinging to Maryland with her husband, Thomas O. Murn, and their children in 1954.

Through the years, she was promoted from teller to head teller and then assistant cashier after attending evening classes at the American Institute of Banking.

The former Jane Majesky was born and reared in Syracuse, N.Y., where she graduated from North Syracuse High School in 1936.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church in Linthicum until she needed to devote her time to her ailing husband, who died of heart failure in August 1992. They had been married 53 years.

A memorial Mass for Mrs. Murn will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip Neri, 6405 Orchard Road. The family suggested memorial donations to the church.

Mrs. Murn is survived by a daughter, Kathleen A. Smith of Glen Burnie; a son Thomas O. Murn of Easton; two brothers, Joseph Majesky and Steve Majesky, both of Syracuse; and four sisters, Marion Shoudy and Helen Lonergan, both of Syracuse, Dorothy Lochner of Cicero, N.Y., and Stelle Mahler of Madison, Conn.; and three grandsons. George W. Slade, who taught at the University of Baltimore for 11 years before his retirement in 1981, died Sunday of strokes BTC and circulatory illness at the Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville.

Mr. Slade, who was 81, had moved from Dickeyville to the Charlestown Retirement Community about three years ago.

Before joining the University of Baltimore faculty and teaching journalism, communications and business management courses, he held two fund-raising posts in the Baltimore area, first as development director at the Maryland Institute College of Art and then as managing director of United Cerebral Palsy.

Before coming to Baltimore in the early 1950s from Massachusetts, he taught at Boston University, served as city editor of the Chelsea Evening Record, did free-lance writing for newspapers in Boston and worked for radio stations there.

A native of Chelsea, he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in education from Boston University and did graduate work at Harvard University.

During World War II, he served in a Coast Guard Reserve unit that watched over the port of Boston.

Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the DickeMemorial Presbyterian Church, 5112 Wetheredsville Road in Dickeyville, and at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel at the Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville.

Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth M. Banks; a son, George W. Slade II of Westminster; a daughter, Joan Slade Minor of Courtland, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

Irvin Selko

Soldier, stockbroker

Irvin Selko, a retired Air Force PHOTOlieutenant colonel and a former stockbroker, died Aug. 30 of leukemia at Sinai Hospital. He was 77.

Before being drafted into the Army in 1941, the Baltimore native sold insurance for a firm in Washington for several years.

Mr. Selko attended officers candidate school in Florida. His unit was ordered to France during World War II, but ill health kept him from joining it on the front lines.

After serving in the Army Reserve for several years, Mr. Selko was reassigned to the U.S. Air Force.

From the late 1950s to the early 1960s, he was the commander of Air Force recruitment for Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. He last served at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Ill., retiring in 1966.

He then embarked on a career as a stockbroker and became one of the top producers at Advest Inc. He worked in the Lutherville office.

In 1960, he met Lena "Lee" Tyler, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, while she was attending anesthesiology school at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The couple married in 1962.

The 1933 Baltimore City College graduate was a member of the Easterwood Boys, Temple Emmanuel Synagogue and SNAP, a nonprofit group to spay and neuter all pets. He had two dogs and numerous cats.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, David and Jon Selko of Baltimore, and Ross Selko of Tampa, Fla., and a sister, Delma Sadle of Silver Spring.

Services were Sept. 2 at the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Leukemia Society, American Heart Association or Temple Emmanuel Building Fund. David A. Coughlan, a doctoral candidate in history at Kent State University in Ohio, died July 31 of pneumonia and other complications of lung cancer at a hospital in Lebanon, N.H., while visiting relatives in New England. He was 37.

Born in Baltimore and reared here, in Baton Rouge, La., Havertown, Pa., and State College, Pa., he was a 1974 graduate of Friends School.

After his 1978 graduation from the College of Wooster in Ohio, Mr. Coughlan served in the Air Force for nine years and earned a master's degree in government at New Mexico State University in 1983.

Returning to Baltimore in 1987, he attended the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland and held jobs as broadcasting operations director at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown and then at WBFF-TV in Baltimore. He tookup his studies at Kent State in 1991.

His marriage to the former Anne Joy Maiwurm ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Surviving are his father, Robert E. Coughlan III of Catonsville; his mother, Meredith F. Coughlan of Danbury, Conn.; and two brothers, Brian E. Coughlan of New Carrollton and Stephen A. Coughlan of Baltimore.

The family suggested donations to the American Cancer Society.

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