Dr. Richard Adolph
Dr. Richard K. Adolph, a retired chiropractor who during a 44-year career treated such sports luminaries as Johnny Unitas and Brooks Robinson, died Wednesday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The lifelong Towson resident was 67.
Known as "Tooney," Dr. Adolph practiced his entire career in an office at 28 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson. He retired in January because of illness.
"He had an awesome set of hands and a God-given ability, so when he laid his hands on a patient, it reassured them," said a daughter, Dr. Nancy Porter, also a chiropractor in Towson.
"His favorite saying was, 'Don't worry, Pal. I'll fix you up, and come back and see me when you need me,' " Dr. Porter said yesterday.
"His quick wit, spectacular sense of humor, compassion and overall concern for his patients made him the most extraordinary, dynamic man I have ever met," said Betty Bell of Timonium, a patient and a friend for 41 years.
A 1945 graduate of Towson High School, Dr. Adolph enlisted in the Coast Guard and was discharged in 1947 with the rank of pharmacist's mate third class. He earned his doctor of chiropractic degree in 1951 from Columbia College of Chiropractic in New York, and was certified by the state of Maryland that year.
In 1983, he was given the St. Ignatius Loyola Humanitarian Award by the late Rev. Joseph Sellinger, S.J., president of Loyola College.
He was president for 12 years ofthe Maryland State Board of Chiropractors, and was on the board of the Maryland State Chiropractic Association.
He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, the Elks Club and the Shriners.
Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road.
Other survivors include his wife of 37 years, the former Frances Wisniewski; another daughter, Kathy Brown of Columbia; five brothers, Dr. William Adolph of Randallstown, Howard Adolph of Cockeysville, Robert Adolph of Baltimore, Walter Adolph of Timonium and Raymond Adolph of Lutherville; three sisters, Jeanette Bolellner, Phyllis Parks and Patricia Holland, all of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson 21204. Kenneth Kimball, a radio engineer who oversaw the broadcasts of Oriole baseball games for 26 years, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Safety Harbor, Fla. He was 85.
Mr. Kimball moved from Towson to Florida after he retired in 1986 as owner and operator of Ken Kimball Sports Engineering, which had been putting the Orioles and teams in other sports on the air since he started the business in 1960.
For 10 years before that, he worked for radio station WBAL in Baltimore and earlier for radio station WGAR in Cleveland.
The Cleveland native came to the Baltimore area during World War II when his work as a civilian employee of the Army Signal Corps brought him to the Bendix Radio Division in Towson.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow in Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Alice Booker.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, Fla. 34640.
Retired insurance agent
LeRoy Hayden, who had been an insurance agent in Baltimore for many years, died Saturday of cancer at a Philadelphia retirement home. He was 80.
Mr. Hayden retired about 25 years ago after working for many years in Baltimore for the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Co. and winning regional and national sales awards from the company.
A native of Franklin, Ky., he came to Baltimore as a young man. He was a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
In 1949, he married Sarah Louise Jones, who survives him.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Townsend Funeral Home in Philadelphia.
Other survivors include two sons, Dalton and Gerald Hayden, both of the St. Louis area.