Dr. William KaplanNuclear physicianDr. William D. Kaplan,...

Dr. William Kaplan

Nuclear physician


Dr. William D. Kaplan, a former Baltimore resident who was chief of oncologic nuclear medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, died of colon cancer March 29 at Dana-Farber.

Dr. Kaplan, 56, of West Newton, Mass., had headed the hospital department for more than 15 years and was an authority on diagnostic and pretreatment examination techniques. He was a fellow of the American College of Nuclear Physicians.


Born in Washington and reared in Baltimore, he graduated from Forest Park High School, the University of Maryland and its medical school. He was an intern and resident at Washington Hospital Center before going to Boston for more hospital training in nuclear medicine. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1974.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harvard Club in Boston.

He is survived by his companion, Susan M. Connors; his wife, from whom he was separated, Susan S. Kaplan of Newton; a daughter, Ann S. Kaplan of Bloomington, Ind.; a son, W. Douglas Kaplan of San Francisco; and his parents, Bernice and Jonas Kaplan, who recently moved from Baltimore to Newton.

Thomas Truscello

Hotel, tour worker

Thomas Edward Truscello, who worked in the hotel and travel industry and lived in Baltimore for two years, died April 4 in Venice, Fla., of complications related to AIDS. He was 40.

Mr. Truscello was born in Lorain, Ohio, to Hugo and the late Mary Frances Schilling Truscello.

He spent 10 years directing tours and sales for the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles before becoming executive assistant manager of the Kaluakoi Hotel and Golf Club in Molokai, Hawaii, in 1988.


From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Truscello lived in Baltimore.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his stepmother, Betty Truscello of Venice, Fla.; a daughter, Jennifer, of Clarkston, Mich.; two sisters, Patricia Wilcox of Clarkston, Mich., and Mary Jo Cook of Lorain; a stepsister, Linda Truscello Smith of Phoenix; two brothers, Hugo Richard Truscello of Lambertville, Mich., and James J. Truscello of Baltimore; and a stepbrother, Barry Lee, of Little Rock, Ark.

Services were held yesterday in Lorain.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Southwest Florida, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, Fla. 34293.


L. C. Hausmann


Taxi firm owner

Lawrence C. Hausmann, who owned a small taxi business, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in Rosedale. He was 54.

He started the business 13 years ago, after driving a cab for a year.

In the early 1960s he was a salesman for the Washington State Apple Commission. Later he was a sales representative for Milton Bradley.

Born in West Baltimore, he grew up in Perry Hall and, in 1957, graduated from Kenwood High School. That year, he married Jeanette Rocheleau. They divorced in 1978.

He served in the Navy for four years as a specialist in the boat division.


Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Dippel Funeral Home, 7110 Belair Road.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Edna Franklin; two daughters, Michele Mosely of Perry Hall and Joanne Aspy of Hollywood, Fla.; a son, Lawrence W. Hausmann of Oldsmar, Fla.; a sister, Donnie Higgins of Perry Hall; a brother, George Hausmann of Pasadena; his parents, George and Ehrman Hausmann of Port Richey, Fla.; and four grandchildren.