George SmithElectronics engineerGeorge Smith, a former electronics...


George Smith

Electronics engineer

George Smith, a former electronics engineering manager for the National Security Agency who retired in 1990 as president of Trace Laboratories in Linthicum, died Sept. 28 of cancer at his Crownsville home. He was 70.

Born in Manchester, N.H., and raised in Washington, he served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

He operated a construction business before joining NSA in 1953, where he remained until 1980.

Since his retirement, he has spent winters in Avon Park, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, in Millersville.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Marie Connor; two sons, Ross Smith of Bethesda and Jonathan Smith of Annapolis; three daughters, Joyce Rhodes of Glen Burnie, Nancy Altman of Rising Sun and Susan Wicen of Sellersville, Pa.; a brother, Arthur Smith of Owings; two sisters, Louis Rogers of Waldorf and Aimee Cooksey of Forestville; and nine grandchildren.


James E. Perry

Auditor for state

James E. Perry, a retired auditor in the alcohol and tobacco tax section of the Maryland comptoller's office who had served on the President's Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped, died Oct. 1 at Union Memorial Hospital of pneumonia. He was 64.

The resident of Wyman House at 29th and Howard streets retired 10 years ago. He had worked for the state office 22 years.

Born in Marlinton, W.Va., he grew up in Wooster, Ohio, where he graduated from high school. He moved to Baltimore in 1956.

Mr. Perry was a victim of scoliosis, and as a trustee of Elderslie-St. Andrews United Methodist Church he worked to have the building made accessible to the handicapped. He was active in the Methodist Federation for Social Action.

Services for Mr. Perry will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the church, at 5601 Pimlico Road.

Survivors are his wife, the former Betty Ellen Honn; a son, David Andrew Honn Perry, and a a daughter, Robin Marie Lankford, both of Baltimore; a sister, Martha Roach of Wooster; and a granddaughter.

Adolph L. Daniels

Sun custodial supervisor

Adolph L. "Don" Daniels, 50, a New Orleans native who was active in Alcoholics Anonymous in Baltimore and a member of the New Awakening group at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, died Sept. 29 at Mercy Medical Center of pulmonary edema.

From 1974 to 1992, he was employed by The Baltimore Sun in the mail room, on the janitorial staff and finally assistant supervisor of custodial services. Since then, the resident of East 32nd Street worked for Stefan Inc.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ignatius, Calvert and Madison streets. Survivors are two brothers, Glenn and Anthony Daniels; two sisters, Gayle Daniels and Janet Johnson; and several nieces and nephews, all of New Orleans.

Frances Heard, 84, who taught Chaucerian literature at the Johns Hopkins University in the 1950s, died Wednesday at a hospital in Hayden, Idaho, after a heart attack. The former Frances S. Miller, a Baltimore native and graduate of Park School, Wellesley College and Hopkins, where she received her doctorate in 1935, moved to Idaho in the 1960s with her husband, Osborne Overton Heard, an embryologist who died in 1983. Dr. Frances Heard served during World War II in the WAVES as an intelligence officer. She had taught at Hunter College before joining the Hopkins faculty, and in Idaho she taught at a community college.

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hayden. Survivors include a daughter, Ellen S. Faith of Memphis, Tenn.; four stepdaughters, Beatrice H. Badders, Constance H. Waxter and Martha H. Ray, all of Baltimore, and Annette H. Seidler of Downey, Idaho; two sons, John H. Heard of Walla Walla, Wash., and Brooks J. Heard of Portland, Ore.; a stepson, William Wilson Heard of Roseto, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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