David P. Larson
Managed horse farms
David P. Larson, whose love of horses led to a career managing horse farms and teaching riding, died Monday of cancer at the home of a friend in Idlewood. He was 47.
He moved to Baltimore in 1977 after working on farms and race tracks in New England, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and was an accomplished rider in the English and Western styles.
"He went where the horses were," said longtime friend, Pat Bohonowicz, "and he taught himself the business."
Sara Beth Whedbee, a friend, said, "He really worked hard and was really a jack-of-all trades."
An avid outdoorsman and photographer, he enjoyed taking pictures of sunrises, sunsets, children and his many friends.
"When he was diagnosed with cancer, he decided to visit Bermuda and traveled across country visiting friends in his blue Toyota pickup, which was his trademark," Ms. Bohonowicz said.
"He wanted to squeeze everything he could into his life. He had a great influence on people's lives and had hundreds of friends. He was a very wealthy man in terms of the numbers of friends he had."
A recovering alcoholic, he was proud, friends said, that he had been sober for the past seven years.
He was born in West Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., and was educated there.
A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at 21 Meadowridge Court, Sparks. He had no immediate survivors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Baltimore, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson 21204; or The Wellness Communities of Baltimore, Dulaney Center II, 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 710, Towson 21204.
Leonard Goodman, a retired laundry consultant, died Wednesday of prostate cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Hadley Square resident was 70.
Mr. Goodman was part owner of the Victor Kramer Co., which designed laundries for hospitals and hotels in the United States and abroad. He retired in 1988.
His firm designed the Maryland Hospital Laundry Inc. near Johns Hopkins Hospital and laundries for correctional institutions throughout Maryland.
He began his career in the late 1940s managing laundries operated by Consolidated Laundries in New York City.
Mr. Goodman, who was born and reared in New York City, served with the Army Air Corps in the European Theater during World War II as a photographic mapping specialist as signed to an intelligence unit. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of sergeant.
He earned a bachelor's degree in 1948 from New York University.
He enjoyed traveling and playing chess.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Ruth Teplitz; a son, Daniel W. Goodman of Reston, Va.; a daughter, Judith C. Goodman of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Alvin Goodman of Albany, N.Y.; and a granddaughter.
At his request, there were no services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center.
Mary L. B. Denning
Won needlepoint prizes
Mary Lenore Bartlett Denning, a homemaker who did prize-winning needlepoint, died of cancer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center on Wednesday.
Mrs. Denning, who was 67, had lived in Severna Park for 14 years before moving to Annapolis six years ago.
Her work won many prizes in competitions in the Anne Arundel County area.
She was born Mary Lenore Bartlett in McKeesport, Pa., and graduated from Sullins College in Bristol, Va.
From 1955 until 1965, she was an executive secretary for the Aluminum Company of America in Pittsburgh.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Peter H. Denning; a sister, Helen McGrann of Pittsburgh; a brother, Henry Bartlett of Pittsburgh; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Roy A. "Fuz" Evans
Baltimore postal clerk
Roy A. "Fuz" Evans, a decorated World War II veteran who worked for 20 years as a postal clerk at the Baltimore post office, died Thursday of congestive heart disease at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. The Hyndman, Pa., resident was 69.
Mr. Evans, a staff sergeant with the 822nd Bomb Squadron in the Pacific during World War II, was a tail gunner in a B-25 when his plane was shot down near the Philippines. He was in the Pacific Ocean about 36 hours before being rescued by an American submarine. He received many medals, including the Air Medal with bronze star and the Purple Heart.
After the war, the Cleveland native was a laborer for the Celenase Silk Corp. in Cumberland and a firefighter for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Hyndman, north of Cumberland.
He came to Baltimore to work as a mechanic with Glenn L. Martin Co. in 1954, then joined the Postal Service in 1956. He retired in 1976, and later moved back to Hyndman, where he had attended high school.
He met his wife of 49 years, the former Edna Lee Clark, in the seventh grade, and worked with her at the silk factory and the post office. They lived in Baltimore for 32 years.
He was a lifetime member and past post commander of the Hyndman VFW Oscar Jordan Post 7375.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Randy L. Evans of Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Sandra L. Wood of Baltimore and Kimberley E. Sappington of Forest Hill; his mother, Bessie Stonebreaker of Erie, Pa.; a sister, Nancy Husted of West Decatur, Pa., and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent in his name to Hope Lodge-Maryland Division, 636 W. Lexington Ave., Baltimore 21201.
Sylvia H. Garrant
Sylvia H. Garrant, a Baltimore native who traveled around the world as the wife of an Army colonel, died Oct. 16 at her home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., of cancer.
Mrs. Garrant, who was 71, met her future husband, Army officer George Garrant, while working in Japan from 1946 to 1948 as a secretary for the International Military Tribunal Far East on the war courts during the trial of Minister of War Hideki Tojo and his cabinet for war crimes against the United States.
She worked in personnel offices at Fort Meade for several stints in the 1950s and 1960s as her husband's 33-year Army career took the family to Plattsburg, N.Y., the Washington area, the West Coast, Hawaii, Germany and Belgium.
"The biggest thing she wanted to do was travel," said Sandy Lehman of Linthicum, Mrs. Garrant's daughter.
The daughter of Lithuanian immigrants, Mrs. Garrant grew up in Baltimore. While a secretary at the Military Personnel Department at Fort Meade during World War II, she processed the military discharge papers of her older brother, Abe, who was a soldier in England. She also processed the assignment orders which sent her younger brother, David, to Japan.
"She said, 'I want to see the world, too, ' and she went to Japan," where she met George Garrant, a linguist and escort officer to Minister Tojo, said Mrs. Lehman.
She was a secretary at Champlain College in New York from 1948 to 1952 while her husband was stationed in Plattsburg.
The Garrants moved to Myrtle Beach in 1980 after Colonel Garrant retired. She was a member of several women's clubs there.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Besides her husband and daughter, survivors include a son, Bob Garrant of Columbia; two sisters, Sarah Brotman and Ethel Seattle, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Abe and David Weintzweig, both of Baltimore, and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578.
Henry C. Hubbard Jr., a design engineer who worked in the printing business for nearly 60 years, died Tuesday of cancer at the Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park. He was 79.
Mr. Hubbard, a Severna Park resident since 1952, retired in the early 1980s as director of technical services for the Diamond International Corp. in Severn, a printing company for which he had worked since the mid-1960s. He continued to do consulting work for another printing company in his retirement.
Mr. Hubbard specialized in designing packaging for products and assuring the quality of the packaging materials.
"He could walk into a [printing] room and sense there was too much humidity in the air. There would be a million boxes that weren't glued, and he'd change the humidity and it would work," said his son, H. Craig Hubbard of Rehoboth Beach, Del.
The Baltimore native graduated from Southern High School and later received a degree in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, where he also studied business management.
From the late 1940s until the early 1960s, he worked at the Rogers Printing and Carton Co. in Baltimore.
As an avocation, Mr. Hubbard enjoyed singing. A baritone, he sang with the choir of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park and at nursing homes and for social occasions in the Severna Park area. He also performed vaudeville routines.
He was a member of the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Masons.
He was the director of several printing industry clubs in Baltimore and taught printing courses.
A memorial service for Mr. Hubbard will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park.
Besides his son, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Mary E. Craig.
Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Building Fund, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, 21146.
Livia Mae Robinson, who sold health insurance, died Oct. 16 after a blood vessel burst while she was at her East Baltimore home. She was 41. Services were held Thursday.
She is survived by her husband, George W. Robinson; three sons, Gregory Faulcon Jr., Omar Azeezuddin Robinson and Anwar Hassan Robinson; two stepsons, Warren Robinson and Wayne Robinson; and a stepdaughter, Wanda Robinson, all of )) Baltimore. Also, two sisters, Lorraine Dempsey Hudson of Baltimore and Nadine Dempsey Jones of Macon, Ga.; three brothers, Freddie Dempsey of New York City and Mark Dempsey
and Allan Dempsey of Baltimore; and two half-brothers, Charles Dempsey of Miami and George Dempsey of Macon.