Walter J. Tuszynski
Machinist, tavern owner
Walter J. Tuszynski, a machinist for 37 years at Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. in Baltimore who bought a Highlandtown tavern after retiring, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center after a long illness. He was 82.
Mr. Tuszynski, who lived in Highlandtown before moving to the geriatric center two years ago, ran Walt's Inn, a neighborhood tavern on O'Donnell Street, from 1973 to 1993. He previously operated machines at Crown Cork & Seal, which manufactures containers and container tops.
Mr. Tuszynski was on the membership committee of the East Baltimore Tavern Association and was active in the Canton Highlandtown Community Association.
He was a 3rd and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an usher at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and a member of the Holy Name Society and the Nocturnal Society.
The Wilmington, Del., native attended high school in Hamtramck, Mich., and was a shoe store manager there before moving to Baltimore in 1936. He continued selling shoes independently in Highlandtown, where he was known as "The Shoe Man."
A Requiem Mass will be held at 9 a.m. today at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 600 S. Conkling St. in Highlandtown.
Mr. Tuszynski is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Stella Wiatr of Baltimore; two daughters, Veronica Frenchy of Laurel and Jessica Parks of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sons, John T. Tuszynski of Milton, Del., and Joseph T. Tuszynski of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.
Thomas Royal Hayner
Thomas Royal Hayner, a retired chemical engineer, died Friday of cardiac arrest at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 86 and lived on Gypsy Lane West in the Hampton community of Towson.
Mr. Hayner and his wife moved to Stansbury Manor in Middle River in 1941 after living in California, where he worked for Southern California Gas Co. They moved to Towson in 1958.
He served with the Army Chemical Warfare Service from 1941 to 1946. During his Army career, he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel, patented a single-shot flamethrower and was responsible for construction and operation of the Carroll Island Chemical Test Facility at the arsenal. He later served there as chief of the Material Test Branch.
He left the Army after World War II and became a civilian employee of the Edgewood Arsenal. He retired in 1973.
Mr. Hayner was born in Las Cruces, N.M., where he attended Las Cruces High School. He later attended West Lake Military Academy in Los Angeles, the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, the University of Southern California and New Mexico A&M.;
An avid golfer during retirement, was president of the Pine Ridge Senior Men's Golf Club and captain of Towson Rotary Golf. He also played with the Boumi Temple Golf Club.
He was a Mason for 50 years, belonging to Mount Ararat Lodge No. 44 in Bel Air.
Services are to be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson, where Mr. Hayner was a member.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bernetha Freeman Hayner; and his son, John Michael Hayner of Towson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.
Bernard Green, the son of Lithuanian immigrants who became a successful grocery distributor and leader of Baltimore's Jewish community, died of a heart attack Saturday at Sinai Hospital. He was 79.
Born and raised in Baltimore, "Bernie" Green, as he was known, was a graduate of City College who attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy before joining B. Green and Co., the wholesale food business begun by his father in 1915.
The son dedicated the next 59 years of his life to the family business, serving on the board of the Independent Grocery Alliance and as president of the American Logistics Association.
Holding memberships in the Beth Jacob and Beth Tfiloh congregations, he contributed regularly to Jewish causes and charities. He was twice honored in the 1980s by the Beth Jacob Brotherhood as Man of The Year.
Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lelia; two sons, Charles and Benjamin, both of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.