James Beverly Sr.Construction workerJames Harrison Beverly Sr.,...


James Beverly Sr.

Construction worker

James Harrison Beverly Sr., a retired construction worker, died Thursday of respiratory failure at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 93.

Mr. Beverly retired from Potts & Callahan Inc. in 1970 after more than 30 years with the company. He was a cement finisher, but also drove trucks and laid blacktop.

One of his favorite jobs was working on the construction of the Pentagon, which was completed in 1943.

After retiring, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and, every day of the week except Sunday, bowling. He bowled at Colt Lanes, near the Social Security Administration offices in Woodlawn, until he was 75.

"Sunday was dedicated to church and to his family," said his daughter Shirley Davis.

The longtime resident of Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood was a member of the Elks, Masons and Knights of Pythias.

But he was most proud, Mrs. Davis said, of being named a member of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's Golden Age Club in 1991. The city recreation bureau program honors people who have turned 90.

Mr. Beverly and the former Pearl C. Williams were married on Oct. 17, 1925, and had eight children. Mrs. Beverly died in 1991.

In addition to Mrs. Davis he is survived by three other daughters, Teresa Beverly, Mary Harper and Marian Anderson, all of Baltimore; a son, Lewis Beverly of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

Services are planned for 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, at Clifton Avenue and Monroe Street. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery.

Theodore Padussis

Owned doughnut stores

Theodore G. Padussis, who owned and operated two Dundalk doughnut stores for many years, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 74.

Mr. Padussis managed Dunkin Donut stores on Wise and Dundalk avenues from 1965 until 1984 when he retired and sold the businesses. During the 1950s, he worked as a manager of the Patapsco Avenue Gino's restaurant.

The longtime Lutherville resident began his restaurant career while a teen-ager, working for his father, who owned the Busy Bee restaurant in East Baltimore. During World War II, he worked for his brother, who owned the Avenue Restaurant at East and Eastern avenues.

Mr. Padussis was born in McKeesport, Pa., and moved to Baltimore in 1926 with his parents, both immigrants from the Greek island of Chios. He was a graduate of city schools.

According to his wife of 45 years, the former Mary Papoutsis, Mr. Padussis was a "quiet man who enjoyed reading, watching TV and following the Orioles."

He was a member of the Rotary Club of Dundalk and was fond of traveling.

Services were to be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street in Baltimore, with interment in the Greek Orthodox Cemetery on Windsor Mill Road.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Dean Padussis of Pasadena and Gary Padussis of Hunt Valley; a daughter, Lynne Padussis of Pasadena; two brothers, Anthony Padussis of Sparks and Dr. Stephen K. Padussis of Lutherville; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Kitchen Fund, 24 W. Preston St., Baltimore 21201.

Marion P. Kerns

Former Harford resident

Marion P. Kerns, who lived in Harford County for many years, died Tuesday of pneumonia at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glenarm.

Mrs. Kerns, who was 91, moved from Bel Air to Glen Meadows 6 1/2 years ago.

She moved to Harford County after her marriage in 1938 to Edward H. Kerns. He died in 1976.

She was active in the Red Cross during World War II and was a charter member and former president of the Country Garden Club in Bel Air.

The former Marion Possehl was a native of Philadelphia. She studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

She came to Baltimore in the late 1920s with her first husband, Irving Guldin, who died in 1933.

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, she worked as an interior designer for the Gomprecht and Benesch furniture store in Baltimore.

Services for Mrs. Kerns were held Friday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bel Air.

She is survived by a brother-in-law, J. Seeger Kerns, of Baltimore, and three sisters-in-law, Isabella Kerns of Baltimore, Margaret P. Kerns of Browns Mills, N.J., and Frances K. Baer of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

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