Paul L. Greenwood
Paul L. Greenwood, a recreation leader who was an ordained deacon at Koinonia Baptist Church and a tenor in choral groups, died Monday at St. Agnes Hospital of complications to surgery. He was 43.
The resident of Nevada Street in Westport was a senior recreation leader at the Samuel B. Morse Recreation Center. He began his career in the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks as a junior life guard at the Westport Recreation Center. His work included coaching and officiating various sports.
The Baltimore native played on the junior varsity baseball and basketball teams at Southern High School and later with a softball team, the Jolly Jacks.
He attended Boston College and Coppin State College and studied voice at the Peabody Institute.
He was a member of Brown's Memorial Baptist Church and, for the last two years, the Koinonia Baptist Church. He sang with the Brown's Memorial Male Chorus, the Department of Recreation and Parks Choir, the Koinonia Mass Choir and the Koinonia Brothers, a quartet.
Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at Brown's Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 Belvedere Ave.
He is survived by his wife, the former Vernetta Hawkins; a son, Andre Greenwood; a daughter, Chimeria Greenwood; his mother, Sarah V. Greenwood; and a sister, Patricia Harris. All are of Baltimore.
Marie Anita Macsherry, a nurse, died Monday of Hodgkin's disease at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 33.
Mrs. Macsherry retired in 1991 for health reasons from GBMC, where she had worked from 1990 to 1991 as a surgical intensive care nurse. Earlier, she worked for Critical Care Nursing.
Mrs. Macsherry was born Marie A. Schorr in Guilford, where she was reared. She graduated from Maryvale Preparatory School in 1978 and attended Loyola College for two years. She graduated from the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1982.
In 1987, she married Daniel S. Macsherry, a financial manager for Black & Decker. They lived in Fallston.
"She loved raising her children, traveling and listening to Jimmy Buffett records," her husband said.
She was a member of several professional nursing organizations.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Richard S. Macsherry; a daughter, Kristin S. Macsherry; her parents, Edward Schorr Jr. and Mary J. Schorr of Guilford; and a brother, Edward J. Schorr of Hanover.
Memorial donations may be made to Villa Maria, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium 21093.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday. Louise B. Reimer, who taught hearing-impaired children and was active in senior citizens groups, died Dec. 31 of emphysema bTC at Long Green Nursing Center in Baltimore, where she had been a resident since April. The longtime Rodgers Forge resident was 66.
She taught deaf students at the William S. Baer School and the Woodhome School in Baltimore and at Woodvale Elementary in Baltimore County. She retired in 1972.
She was born and reared on Auchentoroly Terrace. Her father, George Becker, owned Becker's Pretzels.
Mrs. Reimer attended city schools and was a 1924 graduate of Western High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Gallaudet College in Washington in 1928.
She began teaching at the Kendall School for the Deaf in Washington and taught there until 1930, when she married Lawrence Reimer, who worked in advertising sales for several Cleveland newspapers.
The couple later returned to Baltimore and settled in Walbrook. The Reimers later moved to Ellicott City, then to Rodgers Forge in 1958.
Mr. Reimer worked for the News-Post in advertising sales, leaving in 1945 to open Reimer & Reimer, a real estate firm he operated until his death in 1963.
Mrs. Reimer was a founding member of the Rodgers Forgers, a senior citizens social and recreational club, and was a volunteer at the Bykota House and Meals on Wheels.
She also founded We Care, a group that visited and saw to the needs of shut-ins in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood. She was a member of the Rodgers Forge chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Women's Club of Rodgers Forge.
Services were planned for 11:30 a.m. today at the Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church, 56 Stevenson Lane, Towson.
She is survived by two sons, George B. Reimer of Reisterstown and Lawrence D. Reimer of West Chester, Pa.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Memorial donations may be made to Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church, 56 Stevenson Lane, Baltimore 21212.
R. Earle Tilghman Sr.
Worked for state, U.S.
R. Earle Tilghman Sr., who retired from the U.S. Postal Service and the Maryland Department of Legislative Reference, died Monday of heart failure at the North Arundel Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was 78.
A longtime resident of Glen Burnie, he retired in 1977 as a supervisory examinations specialist after 42 years in the Postal Service. Then, from 1978 to 1992, he worked in the legislative reference department's bin room, where state documents are mailed to subscribers.
Born in Baltimore, he was cited by the mayor when, at the the age of 13, he tried to rescue his younger brother who had fallen into the Inner Harbor. The brother died.
A graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, he served in the Marine Corps in the Panama Canal Zone, the Pacific and China during World War II.
From 1956 until the early 1960s, he owned Pin Path Lanes in Baltimore, which pioneered the use of mechanical pinsetters in this area, said his wife of 55 years, the former Virginia Ruth Mills.
He was a professional duckpin bowler who won national tournaments and the 1967 Evening Sun tournament and was a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame.
For many years he piloted his motor boat, the Hi-Todd. He was a lieutenant commander and former treasurer of the Patapsco River Power Squadron. He was a former member of the Kent Island Yacht Club.
Other survivors include a son, Richard Earle Tilghman Jr. of Mexico City; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held yesterday.
R. L. Mohlhenrich
Owned supply firm
Richard L. Mohlhenrich, who owned and operated a hydraulic supply firm, died Monday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 67.
He founded Fluid Power Equipment Co. in Locust Point in 1964. He had worked as a manufacturers' representative of hydraulic products before establishing his own firm.
He was born and reared in Govans in Baltimore and educated in city schools. He left Polytechnic Institute during World War II to join the Marines. He was a surveyor on Okinawa and in China and was discharged with the rank of corporal. He returned to Poly after the war and earned his high school diploma.
"His real interest was his work. He loved working," said his wife of 45 years, the former Carol M. Donegan of Baltimore.
Other survivors include three sons, Randolph S. Mohlhenrich of Baltimore and Richard L. Mohlhenrich Jr. and Roger K. Mohlhenrich, both of Towson; a daughter, Cally Wilson of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Mary Lou Bishop Lutzke of Timonium and Ann M. Telford of Shrewsbury, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday .
Esther G. Wassell
Esther G. Wassell, a retired plastics worker, died Monday of heart failure at the Knollwood Manor Nursing Home in Millersville. She was 86.
Known as "Peggy," she retired in 1960 from National Plastics Co. where she had worked since 1945 as a machine operator. During World War II, she worked for the American Hammered Piston Ring Division of the Kopper's Co. located at Bush and Hamburg streets.
She was born Esther Griffith in Severn and attended schools there, graduating from high school in 1925.
After graduation, she worked on her family's farm until she married George A. Wassell in 1936. He also worked for National Plastics.
The Wassells moved to Fort Myers, Fla., in 1970 and, in 1983, returned to Millersville where they made their home with their daughter, C. Ann Chaney.
Mr. Wassell died in 1986.
Mrs. Chaney said her mother "loved flowers, and there wasn't a flower she didn't know the name of."
"When she went out for a ride, she always had a shovel in the back of the car, and if she saw a flower she liked, she'd ask my father to stop the car and she'd dig it up. I'm surprised she was never picked up," Mrs. Chaney said.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Wassell is survived by four sons, C. Henry Wassell of Severn, George A. Wassell Jr. of Bittinger, J. Walter Wassell of Westernport and Carvel L. Wassell of Columbia, S.C.; another daughter, Rae A. Brown of Severn; a brother, Lawrence Griffith of New Port Richey, Fla.; a sister, Edna Stallings of Lobo, Mont.; 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday .