B. Herbert ReynoldsSun executiveB. Herbert Reynolds, who...


B. Herbert Reynolds

Sun executive

B. Herbert Reynolds, who started in the mail room and retired as circulation director of the Sunpapers, died Thursday of cancer at his Guilford residence. He was 78.

He began his career in 1937 as a part-time inserter in the mail room of the newspaper's old Sun Square building at Baltimore and Charles streets while attending college. He was named circulation director in 1971 and retired in 1979.

Born and reared in Baltimore, Mr. Reynolds was the son of B. Herbert Reynolds, an insurance executive, and the former Catherine Sachse. His father died during the influenza epidemic of 1917. The next year, his mother married Emmett P. Kavanaugh, who was vice president, secretary and business manager of the A. S. Abell Co. from 1920 until his death in 1956.

Mr. Reynolds was a 1934 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1938. He joined the Navy in 1943 and was a radio operator on Tulagi Island near Guadalcanal. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of lieutenant.

He was a benefactor of various Catholic charities, Mount St. Joseph High School and Loyola College. In 1939, he married the former Anita Green, who died in 1978.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at SS. Philip and James' Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St., with interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary McDonald Seymour whom he married in 1980; a step-brother, Robert H. Kavanaugh of Clearwater, Fla., retired vice president, secretary and general manager of the A.S. Abell Co.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer

Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025. Michael R. Whitney, who had worked as a printer for direct-mail advertising firms, was found dead Tuesday in an empty house in the downtown area. He was was 31 and lived in Southwest Baltimore.

The cause of death has yet to be determined. Mr. Whitney had been reported missing Aug. 26.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Southwestern High School.

Services were set for 11:30 a.m. today at Wayman's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1305 Washington Blvd., Baltimore.

Mr. Whitney is survived by two daughters, Shakeira and Jaleesa Whitney; a son, Jamar Jordan; his parents, Maxine F. Whitney and Obie L. King; and a sister, Michelle Whitney. All are of Baltimore. Other survivors include two brothers, Chris King of Baltimore and Obie L. King Jr. of North Carolina.

Emma C. Muhlbach

Active at church

Emma Christine Muhlbach, who was active in church work, died Wednesday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Hospital. She was 97 and had lived at Edenwald since 1986.

At Reformation Lutheran Church, which she had joined as a child, she had been a Sunday school teacher and president of the Philathea Bible Class, the Christian Endeavor Society and the Women's Missionary Society, and a member of Lutheran Church Women.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Reformation Lutheran Church, 6200 Loch Raven Blvd.

She is survived by two sons, J. Edward Muhlbach of New Freedom, Pa., and Robert L. Muhlbach of East Lansing, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Beatrice Hamlett


Beatrice Hamlett, a retired longshoreman, died Tuesday at Sinai Hospital after a stroke. He was 74 and lived in the Milford area of Baltimore County.

He was a member of Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Gwynns Falls Parkway and Longwood Street in Baltimore, where services were set for 11:30 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jerusha Jones; two daughters, Javelin Hamlett of Milford and Sylvia Hamlett of Villa Nova; a son, Olando Hamlett Sr. of North Augusta, S.C.; three sisters, Estelle Brandon and Serena Garland, both of Semora, and Mildred Parker of Long Beach, Calif; five brothers, Ominus, Allie and Maryland Hamlett, all of Baltimore, and Weldon and Orlander Hamlett, both of Semora; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Leonard J. Misko, a project manager for a Millersville contracting company, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Gambrills. He was 57.

The native of Lilly, Pa., was a member of the Archbishop Keough Council of the Knights of Columbus. He had also been an usher and a member of the Parish Council at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road in Odenton, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9:30 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Rita Brannon; two daughters, Karen Wilson of Severna Park and Kathleen Jamar of Stevensville; his mother, Loretta Misko, and brother, Robert Misko, both of Berea, Ohio; a sister, Janet Boldizar of Lakewood, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Hamilton "Hamp" Smith, who once owned a janitorial firm with his brother, died Tuesday, his birthday, of heart failure at Maryland General Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 61.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today in Rocky Mount, N.C., where he was born. He is survived by three brothers, John Smith of Philadelphia, Frank C. Smith Jr. of Washington and Harry E. Smith of Baltimore; and three sisters, Mattie Roberson and Dorothy Williams, both of Baltimore, and Pernetha Ross of Cambridge.

David R. Chaput, owner of DJ's Liquors and Deli in Pasadena, died Tuesday at North Arundel Hospital after a heart attack. The Pasadena resident was 38. Services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Gonce Funeral Home, 169 Riviera Drive, Riviera Beach.

He is survived by his wife, the former Diane Lynn Liller; his father and stepmother, Maurice and Reta Chaput of Riviera Beach; a sister, Jerri Stewart of Matawan, N.J.; and a brother, Maury Chaput of Millersville.

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