Howard H. Hine IIIAssistant treasurerHoward H. Hine...


Howard H. Hine III

Assistant treasurer

Howard H. Hine III, an assistant treasurer at Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan Association and collector of science fiction videos, died Tuesday of AIDS-related pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 35.

Mr. Hine, a hemophiliac, was infected with the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome during a blood transfusion in the early 1980s, according to his father, Dr. Howard H. Hine Jr. of Relay.

"He was a medical miracle when he beat an earlier AIDS-related pneumonia attack in 1989," Dr. Hine said. "However, he never complained or asked, 'Why me?' and he spent most of his life in hospitals undergoing blood transfusions," he said.

"He was a well-educated, hard-working, high-quality individual who knew that the time was coming," said Dr. William R. Bell, a Hopkins hematologist, who had been Mr. Hine's physician since 1970. "He was an absolutely outstanding person."

Until recently, Mr. Hine had been employed in the Overlea branch of Rosedale Federal, which he joined in 1982.

The lifelong resident of Perry Hall was reared and lived on a

23-acre farm, where he raised goats and chickens and sold eggs.

He was a 1977 graduate of Patapsco High School and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Towson State University in 1982.

He was an avid reader of science fiction and had an extensive collection of vintage and contemporary sci-fi videos. He was also interested in politics and sports.

Services for Mr. Hine were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Lassahan Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road, Overlea.

Other survivors include his mother, Jean Spencer Rohe of Perry Hall; a brother, Lee Hamilton Hine of Relay; and a sister, Susan Hilmar Clark of Boston.

Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Hospital's hematology department.


G. Louis Becker

Office furniture executive

G. Louis Becker, a Baltimore native who had owned an office design and furniture company in Washington, died Wednesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a stroke March 24 at his home in Churchton. He was 65.

He retired in 1990 as the owner of Bank and Office Designs, which he started in 1975. From 1972 until 1975, he worked for Van Leigh Furniture in Bethesda, starting its office furniture division.

He started in the office furniture business as a salesman in 1964.

Reared in Irvington, he was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and a 1952 graduate of Georgetown University.

At Mount St. Joseph, he was a catcher on the baseball team and an interior lineman on the football team and was named to the 1947 all-Maryland football team. He went to Georgetown on a football scholarship and played on its last football team, which appeared in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, in 1950.

Mr. Becker was a licensed pilot and a painter, who showed his works at the Annapolis Art Gallery.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Owensville.

His first marriage, to the former Barbara Lee Marino, ended in divorce.

He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Helms; four sons, Paul Becker of Corpus Christi, Texas, Eric Becker of Ellicott City, Christopher Becker of Los Angeles and Patrick Becker of Chicago; four daughters, Kimberly Derise of Ellicott City, Barbie Mulligan of Woodsboro, Katie Nutt of San Clemente, Calif., and Maria Becker of Salisbury; a stepdaughter, Page Nichols of Kaneohe, Hawaii; a brother, H. Allen Becker of Columbia; a sister, Anna Mae Becker of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

H. Nelson Warfield, retired director of professional services for the Read Drug and Chemical Co., died Tuesday of heart failure at Cherrywood Manor Extended Care Centre in Reisterstown. The Pikesville resident was 90.

He retired in 1969 after 45 years at the drug store chain where he started as an errand boy, became a pharmacist and then a manager.

The Baltimore native was a 1922 graduate of City College and a 1924 graduate of the University of Maryland pharmacy school.

Mr. Warfield was a former president of the pharmacy school alumni association and was its treasurer for many years. He was named treasurer emeritus in 1974.

He also had been a member of professional associations and an honorary president of the Maryland Pharmaceutical Association.

After he retired, he was a volunteer in the pharmacy at St. Joseph Hospital until about two years ago when he stopped driving.

He was a deacon and charter member of Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, and a member of the Baltimore Lodge of the Masons and the Pikesville-Randallstown Lions Club.

He had been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Foundation for his civic and volunteer efforts, and in 1988 was cited by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 25 years of volunteer service.

Services were to be held at 10:45 a.m. today at Loring Byers Chapel, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

His wife, the former Olive Townsend, died in November. He is survived by four daughters, Mary Veise of Salisbury, Anne Gambal of Omaha, Neb., Roberta Williamson of Baltimore and Carolyn Warfield-Henderson of San Diego; a son, Charles Francis Jones of San Leandro, Calif.; a brother, Donald H. Warfield of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Walter F. McGuire Sr.

Real estate broker

Walter F. McGuire Sr., a retired real estate broker who had operated his own firm, died Wednesday of complications of prostate cancer at his home in the Dulaney Towers Apartments in Towson. He was 71.

He began Walter F. McGuire & Co. in 1951 and headed it until 1979 when it was merged with Piper & Co. He retired in 1992 as commercial division manager of the company, which had become O'Conor, Piper & Flynn.

In the early 1950s, he was active in the establishment of the Multiple Listing Service.

Mr. McGuire, who had sat on the board of the Calvert Savings and Loan Association, was born in Baltimore and graduated from Towson High School and the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a member of the Towson Lodge of the Elks and a licensed pilot who flew his own Cessna.

His son Walter F. McGuire Jr. of Stoneleigh said that despite seven-day work weeks when his father was starting his own business, he never missed an event in which his children participated. "He was always there for us throughout his whole ++ life like that," the son said.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.

Other survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Helen Haslbeck; another son, Jack McGuire of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, MaryJo Greenawalt of Philadelphia; and 11 grandchildren.

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