John M. ChilcoatSchool principalJohn M. Chilcoat, a...


John M. Chilcoat

School principal

John M. Chilcoat, a retired Baltimore County principal and credit union official, died Saturday at the University of Maryland Cancer Center of complications from leukemia.

The 71-year-old Towson resident retired in 1973 as principal of the Wellwood Elementary School after 31 years in the district. He first taught at Colgate Elementary and then Sparks Elementary. He had also been principal of Norwood, Towson and Lutherville elementaries.

For six years after his retirement, he worked as manager of the Johns Hopkins University Federal Credit Union on the Homewood campus.

He also was on the board and chaired the credit and other committees of the First Financial Federal Credit Union, formerly known as the School Employees of Baltimore County Federal Credit Union.

Born in Sparks, he was a graduate of Sparks High and, in 1942, of what is now Towson State University. He earned a master's degree at Columbia University in 1946.

Services were set for 2 p.m. today at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Haile; a son, Douglas Haile Chilcoat of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Deborah R. Chilcoat of Anchorage, Alaska, Barbara C. Von Harten of Fort Myers, Fla., and Rosalie C. Franklin of Durango, Colo.; his mother, Dora M. Chilcoat of Cockeysville; two brothers, Charles B. Chilcoat of Lutherville and Harry Chilcoat of Stewartstown, Pa.; three sisters, Jane Hanna and Charlotte Hanna, both of Sparks, and Helen Crosby of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and a foster daughter, Veney Burbos, and her family of Jacksonville, Fla.

Elizabeth Britt


Elizabeth Britt, who moved from Baltimore to Prescott, Ariz., two decades ago, died Oct. 13 at her home there after a heart attack.

Mrs. Britt, 94, worked as a seamstress in clothing manufacturing plants as a young woman.

The former Elizabeth Mau, daughter of German immigrants, was reared in Baltimore.

Services were at 11 a.m. today, Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, 7401 German Hill Road, Dundalk.

She is survived by a son, Gilbert Block of Abingdon; a daughter, Delores Dorn of Prescott; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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