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Dorothy Lawton

Travel consultant

Dorothy Lawton, a travel consultant for a Millersville agency, died Friday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 70 and lived in Severna Park.

She had worked at Accent Travel for about 20 years.

The former Dorothy Schultz was a native of Latrobe, Pa., who came to the Baltimore area in 1949.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road, Severna Park.

She is survived by her husband, Henry D. Lawton; a daughter, Linda Marie Gosman of Severna Park; three sons, Dennis Bryan Lawton of Sausalito, Calif., David Charles Lawton of Pasadena and Douglas Anthony Lawton of Severna Park; a sister, Pat Lewetag of Terra Ceia, Fla.; a brother, Bob Anderson of Seminole, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Alice Haines Meyer

Operating room nurse

Alice LaRue Haines Meyer, a retired operating room nurse and supervisor, died Wednesday of complications following major surgery at Carroll County General Hospital.

She was 81 and had been a resident of St. Mary's Roland Towers West in Roland Park for many years.

She retired in the 1970s from Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she had worked since 1966. In 1942, she was appointed operating room and obstetrics supervisor of the Mene Grande Hospital, operated by the Gulf Oil Co., in San Tome, Venezuela.

After leaving there in 1955, she moved to San Antonio with her husband, William J. Meyer, a Gulf Oil executive who died in 1966.

Born and reared in Westminster, she was a 1931 graduate of the high school there and earned her nursing degree from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She did postgraduate work in operating room techniques and supervision at New York University.

Plans for a memorial service for Mrs. Meyer, who donated her body to the Anatomy Board of Maryland, were incomplete.

She is survived by a sister, Catherine H. Newton of Westminster; a stepson, William H. Meyer of San Antonio; and a niece, Ruth Ann Newton of Westminster.

Memorial donations may be made to the Carroll County Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster 21157; or to a favorite charity.

Wallace Newhouse

Locomotive engineer

Wallace E. Newhouse, a locomotive engineer on trains between Baltimore and Cumberland, died Saturday of complications from liver disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 39.

Known as Wally, he was promot- ed in 1988 to engineer and was assigned to CSX Corp.'s Riverside Terminal in Baltimore, where he worked until last summer, when he was placed on medical leave. He began his railroad career in 1980 in Elkins, W.Va., as a brakeman for the Western Maryland Railway Co.

He was a member of Local 1881 of the United Transportation Union.

The Westminster resident was born in Canton, Ohio, and was reared in Elkins. He was a 1974 graduate of Parkersburg High School and earned an associate's degree in air conditioning from Parkersburg Community College in 1976.

Funeral services were to be held at 11 a.m. today in Elkins.

Mr. Newhouse is survived by his wife, the former Janice Ramsey, a son, Chad Newhouse, and a daughter, Erica Newhouse, all of Westminster; four brothers, David Newhouse of Cokato, Minn., Clarence Newhouse Jr. of Oak Hill, Va., Wayne Newhouse of Parma, Ohio, and William Newhouse of Elkins; two sisters, Brenda Newhouse of Euclid, Ohio, and Diana Richmond of Fayetteville, W.Va.; and his foster mother, Mary Frances Folks, and a foster sister, Karen Balducci, both of Elkins.

William G. Romig

Business teacher

William G. Romig, a retired high school business teacher, died Friday at Fallston General Hospital after a stroke. The Kingsville resident was 67.

He retired in 1982 after about two years at Chesapeake High School in Baltimore County. He had begun teaching in county schools in 1952 and was the first chairman of the business department at Overlea High School when it opened in 1961. Earlier, he had taught in high schools in Montgomery and Northumberland, Pa.

He had also been principal of the Overlea Adult Center, a teacher at Harford Community College and president of the Maryland State Business Education Association.

He was a member of the Baltimore County and Maryland retired teachers organizations.

Born in Danville, Pa., he served in the Navy in 1945 and 1946 and was a 1950 graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He did graduate work at the University of Maryland.

Mr. Romig is survived by a sister, Arline Brofee of Danville; his companion of 35 years, Alex R. Mowery of Kingsville; and two nephews.

At Mr. Romig's request, no services were planned, but memorial donations may be made to the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund, the Scholarship Fund of the Retired Teachers Association of Baltimore County or the American Heart Association.

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