Marie CornellTeacher, organistMarie Agnes Frantz Cornell, a...


Marie Cornell

Teacher, organist

Marie Agnes Frantz Cornell, a former teacher and church organist, died Sunday of heart failure at the Dulaney Towson Health Care Center. She was 92.

The former Marie Agnes Frantz was a Lutherville native who lived until March in houses built in the Baltimore County community by her father.

She was a graduate of Towson High School and in 1922 of what is now Towson State University.

She taught about a year at Phoenix Elementary School in the Baltimore County school system before she married Evart Abbott Cornell, who was cashier at Robert Garrett & Sons. He died in 1972.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Lutherville Garden Club and had been organist at St. John's United Methodist Church.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia V. Mannion of Rodgers Forge; a son, Evart F. Cornell of Lutherville; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Towson State University Foundation.

Virginia B. Lucey

Noxell secretary

Virginia B. Lucey, retired secretary of the Noxell Corp. who was known there by her maiden name, Virginia R. Bonday, died Saturday of pneumonia at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. She was 86.

The resident of Fairhaven, the retirement community in Sykesville, retired in 1972. She joined Noxell in 1931 and was secretary to the firm's founder, Dr. George A. Bunting, before being named the corporate secretary.

The Baltimore native graduated from Western High School. She attended the Johns Hopkins University and completed four years of piano study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, the Three Arts Club of Homeland and the Shadow Club of Grace United Methodist Church.

In addition, she served on the board of Pickersgill, the Towson retirement home where she was a volunteer for many years.

She was widowed three times. Her first husband, George Baumann, died in 1950; her second husband, Arnold Agambar, in 1967; and her third husband, Joseph Lucey, in 1991.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

She is survived by two nieces, Myra Bonhage-Hale of Alum Bridge, W.Va., and Virginia Randolph Bonhage Bailey of Rodgers Forge; a daughter-in-law, Ella Lee Agambar of Rodgers Forge; a grandniece; and three grandnephews.

Dr. Howard Brooks Mays, who had been a urologist in Baltimore for many years, died July 12 of cancer at his home in Rock Hall.

Dr. Mays, who was 82, moved to Rock Hall after his retirement in 1983. His home 1979 was on Langford Creek.

He had practiced in Baltimore since the 1940s and in 1948 developed new surgical techniques to repair congenital malformations of the genitourinary tract.

He taught at University Hospital and had privileges there and at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Maryland General Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital.

was a former president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Urological Association and of the University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association.

Also, he was a member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the American Medical Association, the Lister Society and the Splint Club.

Born in Sparrows Point, he was a graduate of Towson High School, the University of Maryland and the university's medical school.

He served an internship at University Hospital and then did graduate study of urologic surgery in a residency at Boston City Hospital.

During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in the 142nd General Hospital, which was staffed by the University of Maryland. He left the Army as a lieutenant colonel.

Private services were planned.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Hoddinott; a daughter, Sally Mays Kutzer of Baltimore; a brother, George P. Mays Jr. of Thurmont; a sister, Sara Jane Mays Cockey of Cockeysville; and three grandchildren.

Charlotte Tickner Bertsch, a volunteer and member of women's groups, died July 11 in her sleep, apparently of heart failure, at her home in Edenwald, the Towson retirement community. She was 88.

Mrs. Bertsch had been treasurer of the auxiliary at the Rosewood Center, where she did about 6,000 hours of volunteer work.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, the Maryland Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, the Baltimore Country Club and the Three Arts Club of Homeland.

The former Charlotte Tickner was born in Baltimore and was a graduate of Western High School and what is now Towson State University. She taught in Baltimore City schools as a young woman.

In 1931, she married George Tracy Bertsch, who retired in 1966 as general manager of The Baltimore Sun and secretary of the A. S. AbellCo., which was the publisher of The Sun and The Evening Sun. He survives her.

Other survivors include four daughters, Ann T. Bertsch of College Park, C. Elizabeth Bertsch Loppacker of Ridgefield, Conn., Nancy B. Ratchford of Annapolis and Barbara B. Cox of Staunton, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, where memorial services were held Thursday.


James Hart Jr.

Welder, security guard

James 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.

The native of Danville, Va., moved here in 1943 and went to work as a welder. He retired in 1971 from the Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. and then worked for 10 years more as a security guard at Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn.

At his death, he was an honorary trustee of Whitestone Baptist Church, for which he had also been a steward and trustee during 42 years of membership.

He also was active in the Southwestern District Police Community Relations program, a member of the Belmont Neighborhood Club and a bowler in a senior citizens league at the Fair Lanes Woodlawn Bowling Center.

His first wife, the former Dorothy Echols, died more than 35 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lola Richardson Davis; four daughters, Barbara Gross, Phyllis Gordon-Cottman, Joann Jordan and Brenda Hart; three sons, Carlton Hart, Charles Hart and the Rev. Harold Hart; 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. All are of Balti- more.

Services were held June 18.

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