Sonia BaileyHospital employeeSonia Bailey, a longtime employee...


Sonia Bailey

Hospital employee

Sonia Bailey, a longtime employee of Mercy Medical Center, died Tuesday of cancer in her Randallstown home. She was 75.

Born Sonia Spriggs in Baltimore, she graduated from Baltimore schools and, in 1941, began working in the laundry room at Mercy. She retired in 1983.

Her husband, Thomas T. Bailey, died in 1981.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Joseph H. Brown Jr. Funeral Home, 1913 W. Baltimore St.

She is survived by a son, Bennie E. Price of Baltimore; two daughters, Hilda Spriggs of Baltimore and Margaret R. Wesley of Randallstown; a sister, Rodean Spriggs of Baltimore; a brother, Joseph Spriggs of Baltimore; many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Jack McGlasson Sr.

Seagram executive

Jack M. McGlasson Sr., a retired executive of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc., died June 19 of cancer at Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ruxton. He was 80.

Mr. McGlasson retired in 1972 after a 35-year business career. He had been a resident for the last 1 1/2 years of the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glenarm. Earlier, he lived in the Hampton section of Baltimore County and in Boca Raton, Fla.

He began working for the distiller in 1937 in Louisville, Ky. He retired as eastern production manager.

Born in Dayton, Ky., he was raised and educated in Norwood, Ohio, and earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1936.

He was a member of the Baltimore County Personnel Salary and Advisory Board and the Society for the Advancement of Management.

He was a member of Towson Methodist Church, Howard Lodge A.F. & A.M., Catonsville Kiwanis Club, Rolling Road Golf Club, Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club and Boca Del Mar Country Club, of which he had been president.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens chapel, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

Mr. McGlasson is survived by his wife, the former Evangeline Hall, whom he married in 1939; a son, Jack M. McGlasson Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Sharon Wheeden of Belle Meade, N.J., and three grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Baltimore, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson 21204.

Elizabeth J. Prudden


Elizabeth Jacobson Prudden, retired secretary of the Baltimore County Board of Education who had traveled the world in an earlier job with Pan American Airways, died June 19 at Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville after several long illnesses. She was 81.

Ms. Prudden, a Baltimore native and former Towson resident, moved to Broadmead in 1984. She was known by her nurses there as a gentle woman who liked to read.

For nearly 20 years, she was a secretary for the county school board until her retirement in 1978. Earlier, she was a secretary for Pan American, traveling the world with her husband, William Prudden, an air traffic controller stationed at Baltimore's old Friendship Airport. Their various assignments included stints in South America, South Africa and Bermuda. They later divorced. A son, William Prudden II, died of cancer in 1983, and Ms. Prudden's ex-husband died not long afterward.

A memorial service for Ms. Prudden was to be held at 11 a.m. today at Broadmead, 13801 York Road.

Survivors include three brothers, Jerry Jacobson of Mansfield, Ohio, Bryce Jacobson of Annapolis and John Jacobson of Anchorage, Alaska; and a sister, Babs Jacobson of Towson.

John Archer

Memorial service

A memorial service for John Archer, a retired Bel Air businessman and former Harford County zoning commissioner, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. George's Episcopal Church in Perryman.

Mr. Archer, 79, died Sept. 12 of complications after surgery at a hospital in Macon, Ga., the community where he had lived since 1989.

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