Lawrence M. GarroSSA analystLawrence M. Garro, a...


Lawrence M. Garro

SSA analyst

Lawrence M. Garro, a senior systems analyst for the Social Security Administration and the holder of several power-lifting records, died Friday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Cockeysville resident was 44.

He took up power lifting when he was 32 and won the Maryland championship in 1989.

In 1991, he established four world records at the World Masters Powerlifting Championship in St. Louis, bench-pressing 440 pounds, squat-lifting 649 pounds and dead-lifting 609 pounds, for a total of 1,698 pounds.

The native of Monterey, Calif., moved to Rockville as a child. He was a 1972 graduate of Western Maryland College and had worked for SSA since 1976.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Texas.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, the former Diane Baker, and a daughter, Kristin, both of Cockeysville. Also, four brothers, James Garro of Killeen, Texas, Frank Garro of Fulton, Mo., Timothy Garro of Crown Point, N.M., and David Garro of Jefferson City, Mo.; and his parents, Frank and JoAnn Garro, and grandmother, Alice Garro, all of Newton Falls, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bryn Mawr School Athletic Department, 109 W. Melrose Ave., Baltimore 21210; or to the St. Joseph's Religious Education Center, 101 Church Lane, Cockeysville 21030. Sister Benedict Marie Hughes, O.S.P., a former teacher, died Thursday at St. Agnes Hospital of congestive heart failure. She was 79.

Sister Benedict Marie had been stationed at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Arbutus, the motherhouse of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, since 1988.

A native of Beachville in St. Mary's County, the former Margaret Mary Hughes entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1936.

A Mass of Christian burial waas to be offered at 7:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent, 701 Gun Road.

She is survived by two sisters, Carrie Bennett of Baltimore and Lucy Hughes of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.

Eunice R. McWhorter

Practical nurse

Eunice Robinson McWhorter, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Thursday of pneumonia at the Crofton Convalescent Center. She was 83.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road in Odenton.

Survivors include a son, Robert L. McWhorter of Gambrills; two sisters, Muriel C. Kellas of Front Royal, Va., and Madelyn Purcell of Crofton; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Richard E. McCall

School principal

Richard E. McCall, a retired Baltimore County educator, died Saturday of cancer at his Fallston home. He was 61.

He retired last year after almost 40 years in the Baltimore County school system. He had been principal of six elementary schools.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of City College and what is now Towson State University. He earned a master's degree from the University of Maryland and did graduate work there and at the Johns Hopkins University.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, 11901 Belair Road, Kingsville.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Patricia Bloxham.

Irene London, a retired private-duty practical nurse, died Oct. 16 after a heart attack at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 62.

The former Irene Khan moved to Baltimore in 1970 from her native Trinidad. She retired about five years ago.

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

She is survived by her husband, Theophilus London; three daughters, Angela Samuel of Winnipeg, Canada, Niola Whitting of Borden, Canada, and Patricia London of Talparo, Trinidad; three sons, Rodney London of Baltimore and Anthony London and Rafik John, both of Talparo; and 16 grandchildren.

M. Rosella Herman, a retired Baltimore school principal, died Sept. 28 after a stroke at the Wesley Home on Rogers Avenue, where she had lived since 1980. She was 96. A memorial service was held yesterday.

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