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Thomas Glover Sr.


Thomas E. Glover Sr., a retired partner in a Baltimore plumbing company, died June 3 of cancer at home in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 74 and had moved to Spartanburg from Arnold about 4 1/2 years ago.

He retired in 1981 from the Charles T. King Co., where he had been a welder, plumber, foreman and, finally, partner.

The Baltimore native served in the Army in Europe during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy M. Blanchard; four sons, Tom E. Glover Jr. of Spartanburg, Richard Raymond Glover of Dayton, Nev., and James Gregory Glover and Timothy Wayne Glover, both of Arnold; a daughter, Mary Helen Hick of Glen Burnie; three brothers, Raymond S. Glover of Pikesville, William Francis Glover of Glen Burnie and Frank Morris Glover of Westminster; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held June 10.

Virginia Patterson

Substitute teacher

Virginia Crisp Patterson, who had been a drugstore clerk and a substitute teacher, died June 5 of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Mrs. Patterson, who was 79 and lived in Northeast Baltimore, retired in 1970 because of ill health as a clerk at the Manheimer Pharmacy on Eutaw Place and as a substitute teacher.

Born in Lenoir, N.C., the former Virginia Crisp was raised by an aunt in Morganton, N.C. She moved to Baltimore in 1954.

Her husband, Timothy Robert Patterson, a retired Baltimore police officer, died in 1984.

She is survived by a son, Eubert McDaniel of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Mae Harper of Baltimore; two foster-sisters, Nettie McIntosh of Morganton and Christine McDonald of Greensboro, N.C.; two foster-brothers, Leonard McGimpsey and Robert McGimpsey, both of Morganton; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held June 9.

Kenneth K. Kirwan

Mechanical engineer

Kenneth K. Kirwan, a retired mechanical engineer, died April 21 of heart failure while on vacation in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 79.

Born and reared on Chancery Road in Guilford, he was a 1930 graduate of Calvert Hall College and entered Cornell University when he was 16. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering in 1934.

He worked on the construction of the Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif., and the Triborough Bridge in New York.

A second lieutenant in the Army Reserve, he was called to Washington in 1940 and served on the general staff of the Military Intelligence Division of the War Department. After graduating from the FBI school in 1941, he became chief of the sabotage section of the Army's Counter Intelligence Branch.

He was later transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers and participated in the D-Day landing at Utah Beach. He supervised construction of railroad and highway bridges in France, Belgium and Germany and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He moved to New York and went to work for the Centriline Corp. as chief engineer and supervised rehabilitation projects of public water systems both in the United States and abroad.

He retired in 1973 and joined International Executive Service Corp., an organization which sends retired executives abroad. He was sent to both Europe and Cairo, Egypt.

In 1947, he married the former Cathryn Louise Bowman. For many years the couple made their home in Ridgewood, N.J., until her death in 1993. Mr. Kirwan moved to Heron Point, a retirement community in Chestertown.

He is survived by several cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered June 13.

James R. Hart Jr.

Welder, security officer

James R. Hart Jr., a retired welder and security officer, died June 14 at St. Agnes Hospital of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 85 and lived on Belmont Avenue in West Baltimore.

He retired nearly 25 years ago as a welder for Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., where he worked nearly 20 years. He then worked as a guard at Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn, retiring from that job 15 years ago.

His first wife, the former Dorothy Echols, died in 1955.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lola Richardson Davis; four daughters, Barbara Gross, Phyllis Gordon Cottmon, Joanne Jordan and Brenda Hart; three sons, Carlton Hart, Charles Hart and the Rev. Harold Hart; a brother, Willie Hart; 33 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. All are of Baltimore.

Services were held June 18.

Robert N. Bowers

Westinghouse draftsman

Robert N. Bowers, a retired draftsman, died June 19 of cancer at North Arundel Hospital. He was 62 and lived in Glen Burnie.

The Baltimore native retired in 1990 from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation Ocean Division near the Bay Bridge. He had worked for Westinghouse there and at other Baltimore area plants for 34 years.

He served in a Navy construction battalion in the early 1950s.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Mildred Willis; a daughter, the former Debra Lorelle Bowers, of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, John Bowers, of Millersville; stepmother, Sarah Virginia Bowers, of Glen Burnie; and three grandchildren.

Services were held June 23.

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