Daniel Wilfson, retired doctor for city police
Dr. Daniel Wilfson, retired chief physician of the Baltimore City Police Department, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home in Waynesburg, Pa. He was 82.
He started his practice in Baltimore in 1937 after graduation from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Medical School, where he taught. After completing his internship at Sinai Hospital, he served as a major in the Army Reserves Medical Corps during the early part of World War II.
Dr. Wilfson was chief physician for the Baltimore City Police Department under Chief Frank Battaglia from 1957 until his retirement in 1984. He was constantly on call as he supervised the staff of physicians and tended to officers' medical needs.
Dr. Wilfson had medical privileges at several area hospitals. He often worked at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Sinai Hospital, University of Maryland Hospital and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He also was the personal physician and friend of former Governor Millard J. Tawes. During his spare time, he enjoyed gardening.
Relatives will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Milliken & Throckmorton Funeral Home, 197 N. Maiden St., Waynesburg. Services will be private.
Dr. Wilfson is survived by his wife of eight years, Jacqueline Maciag Wilfson of Waynesburg; five daughters, Sally W. Donatello of Newark, Del., Katherine A. Monath of Whiteford, Nance M. Zech of Perry Hall, Mary B. Phillips of Spraggs, Pa., and Elizabeth A. Rowlings of Baltimore; a son, William G. Brown of Spraggs; a sister, Lora Swartz of Cockeysville; and nine grandchildren.
The family suggested contributions to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.
Carroll E. Loewer Sr.
Owned contracting firm
Carroll E. Loewer Sr., who did excavation work on the Pentagon and at sites in Maryland, died Thursday of pneumonia at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88.
In 1950, Mr. Loewer established the Carroll E. Loewer Contracting Co. Inc., after working for Potts and Callahan Inc. for 16 years.
"He gained his reputation while working there [at Potts and Callahan]," said his grandson, Carroll E. Loewer III, of Owings Mills.
Mr. Loewer said his grandfather oversaw the entire construction of the U.S. Pentagon building in Arlington, Va., including excavation, landscaping and the paving of roads.
His firm also did excavating for general contractors, including Baltimore General Contractors, John McShain, Henry A. Knott, Consolidated Engineering Co., Smith & DeCorse, Ehrhardt & May and John K. Ruff Inc.
Among the other excavation projects he completed were Reisterstown Road Plaza, the Masonic Temple on North Charles Street and the Stella Maris Hospice.
He also did excavations for Johns Hopkins University's Shriver Hall, Mount Saint Joseph's and Morgan State University.
His firm prepared the building sites for many public schools, including Sudbrook Middle School; Barclay, Chase and Bentalou elementary schools, and Franklin Senior High School.
Mr. Loewer attended schools in Baltimore. He joined the Frank Novak Realty Co. as a supervisor, where he worked from 1923 until he was hired by Potts and Callahan in 1943.
In 1926, he and Ida May Rinehart were married. Mrs. Loewer died in 1973.
Mr. Loewer closed his business when his wife became ill in 1970 and returned to Potts and Callahan. He retired in 1990.
He liked to travel and vacationed in Hawaii, Europe and Mexico.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Henry W. Jenkins and Sons funeral home, 4905 York Road.
In addition to his grandson, he is survived by a son, Carroll E. Loewer Jr. of Timonium; and another grandson, David C. Loewer of Towson.
Thomas W. Cain
Thomas William Cain, a computer maintenance worker with (( IBM Corp. for 27 years, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Gambrills. He was 50.
From 1962 to 1966, Mr. Cain was an electronics technician in the Navy, stationed primarily in Norfolk, Va.
A native of Illinois, he attended the Indiana Institute of Technology.
In 1965, he and Patricia Reed were married. They traveled often throughout the United States.
Mr. Cain was a member of Glen Burnie Church of Christ.
Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Glen Burnie Church of Christ, 2 Eastern St.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his parents, Joseph W. and Clarice E. Cain of Findlay, Ohio; a son, Keith R. Cain of Gambrills; a daughter, Carin L. Cain of Gambrills; two brothers, Steven J. Cain of Amherst, Ohio; and B. Jerry Cain of Toledo, Ohio; and a sister, Bonnie J. Cain of Washington, D.C.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville 21108.
Paul J. Briggs
Student in N.C.
Paul Joseph "P.J." Briggs, a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, died in Charlotte Thursday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 23.
Mr. Briggs was born in Framingham, Mass., and grew up in Laurel, where he graduated from Laurel High School. At the time of his death, he lived in Denver, N.C.
He was an avid sports fan and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 224 Main Street, Laurel.
The family suggested contributions to the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Building Fund, in care of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, P.O. Box 37434, Charlotte, N.C. 28237-7434.
Mr. Briggs is survived by his mother, Linda Briggs of Laurel; his father, Kenneth Briggs of Denver, N.C.,; and his stepmother, Catherine Briggs, also of Denver.