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Elsie M. Brooks

Retired nurse


Elsie M. Brooks, a native of Baltimore and a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday of complications of cancer at a hospital in Hampton, Va., where she had resided since 1984. She was 53.

She retired in February 1993 as supervisor of nurses at the Coliseum Park Nursing Home in Hampton. She had worked there since 1987.

The former Elsie M. Lawrence lived in Baltimore and attended Dunbar High School before her family moved to Glen Burnie. She graduated in 1959 from Bates High School in Annapolis.

Before moving to Hampton, she had lived in several communities, including Sumpter, S.C., where she became a practical nurse.

In Hampton, she continued working as a practical nurse and attended the Thomas Nelson Community College of Nursing, graduating in 1989 as vice president of her class.

Services were planned for 7 p.m. today at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Artic Drive and Mountain Road, Pasadena.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Brooks Sr., a retired Air Force chief master sergeant; two daughters, Latanya Brooks of Germantown and Yolanda Brooks of Hampton; two sons, Kenneth Brooks Jr. of Huntsville, Ala., and Charles Brooks of Hampton; her parents, Eva and William Edwards of Newport News, Va.; a brother, William Harris of Glen Burnie; and two grandchildren.

Charles Conrades Sr.

Retired machinist

Charles E. Conrades Sr., a retired machinist at the Coast Guard's Curtis Bay yard, died Monday of cancer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 70 and lived in Pasadena.

He retired in 1984 after 22 years at the yard. The Baltimore native had served 20 years in the Navy.

He was a member of the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Moose and liked to solve crossword puzzles, visit Ocean City and bowl.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Clara Lorraine McAfee; a son, Charles E. Conrades Jr. of Russellville, Ala.; two daughters; Linda M. Ochs and E. Jean Gardner, both of Pasadena; three brothers, Robert Conrades of Severn, Melvin Conrades of Jessup and Stanley Conrades of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Charles R. Duley Sr.

Retired Amtrak engineer

Charles R. Duley Sr., a retired railroad engineer, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications of cancer. He was 71 and lived on St. Patrick Road in Overlea.

He was an engineer on Amtrak's New York-to-Washington passenger train run when he retired about 11 years ago. He had begun his career about 40 years earlier as a fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

A native of Baltimore, who was educated in the public schools, he served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

He twice was commander of the Admiral Winfield Scott Schley Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was also a member of the Parkville Post of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy F. Haywood; a son, Charles R. Duley Jr. of Bel Air; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday.

Mary H. B. Levering

Active in organizations

Mary H. B. Levering, who was active in numerous organizations, died May 23 of a heart attack at her Cambridge residence. She was 70.

Known as Mary Howard, she was a board member of the Dorchester County Historical Society and of Dorchester General Hospital. She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland and Ducks Unlimited, and was a founding member of the Grand National Waterfowl Hunt Club.

She was born Mary H. Webster was born in Baltimore and reared in Cambridge, where her father was a banker. She was a graduate of Cambridge High School and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.

In 1945, she married Dr. Wilbur N. Baumann, who practiced medicine in Cambridge. He died in 1980. She was married in 1985 to Charles B. Levering, a lawyer.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Wilbur N. Baumann of Tracys Landing; a daughter, Mary Howard Scott of Kennett Square, Pa.; a sister, Imogene S. Wilson of Des Moines; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dorchester County Historical Society, P.O. Box 361, Cambridge 21613.

Services were held May 27.

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