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John R. FullertonBudget supervisorJohn R. Fullerton, a...


John R. Fullerton

Budget supervisor

John R. Fullerton, a retired budget supervisor for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Sunday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Fairfield, Pa. He was 75.

He retired in 1980 after working for 15 years in the budget office of the state agency. Earlier, he had worked as an accountant for a clothing manufacturer.

A native of Waynesboro, Pa., he was a 1936 graduate of Waynesboro High School and earned a business degree at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.

He served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a former member of the Hampden-Woodberry Optimist Club when he lived in the Roland Park area before moving to Pennsylvania after his retirement.

In Waynesboro, he joined the Elks Lodge, the Eagles Club and the American Legion post. He also belonged to the 103rd Infantry Veterans Association.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Grove Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian V. Klein; a stepson, Dennis R. Hoffman of Westminster; a sister, Jeanne T. Fullerton of Baltimore; a brother, Joseph W. Fullerton of Hanover, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Luther D. Smith Jr.

Medical technician

Luther D. Smith Jr., a retired medical technician, died Thursday of pneumonia at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He was 75.

A native of Woodruff, S.C., he joined the Army in 1937 and served as a medical technician in Panama during World War II and also the Korean War. He retired with the rank of staff sergeant in 1960.

He was active in American Legion Post No. 277 in Pasadena and Riviera Beach Chapter No. 13 of the Disabled American Veterans in Glen Burnie.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie, with interment in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

Survivors include his wife, the former Catherine Philbin of Scranton, Pa., whom he married in 1947;

a son, Luther D. Smith III of Baltimore; a brother, Leland Smith; and three sisters, Gladys Nelson, Sarah Griffin and Frances Hughes, all of Woodruff; and three grandchildren.

Myrtle M. Perrine


Myrtle M. Perrine, a retired hairdresser, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 94.

The former Myrtle Bantz, was reared in East Baltimore and attended city schools.

In 1933, she opened Dorothy's Beauty Salon on Harford Road in Hamilton, which she operated until 1966.

In 1916, she married Lawrence H. Perrine Sr., a landscaper, who died in 1962.

A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. today at Church of the Nazarene Parkville, 8510 Fowler Ave.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Bowers of Hamilton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, 5-E Gwynns Mill Court, Owings Mills 21117.

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