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Sharon A. O'ConnorWestinghouse engineerSharon Ann O'Connor, a...


Sharon A. O'Connor

Westinghouse engineer

Sharon Ann O'Connor, a Westinghouse Electric Corp. engineer since 1983 and a resident of Perry Hall, died Monday of a heart attack at Frankford Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia. She was 34.

Ms. O'Connor was working on a project at American Hosiery Corp. of America in Bensalem, Pa., when stricken. Nick Forakis, a Westinghouse colleague, said, "She brought a great deal of software expertise to our work and picked up on things very quickly. She was the kind of person who wanted a job done right and needed little guidance in her work."

Sherry Kearse, operations manager at American Hosiery, said, "She had been working here on a weekly basis for the last couple of months and we all became very fond of her. She had a great personality and was well-liked. The mood here is just unbelievable."

The Parkville native was a 1978 graduate of Parkville High School who graduated at the top of her class in 1987 at Goucher College with a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

Photography was one of her interests.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered today at 9 a.m. at St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, Parkville.

She is survived by her parents, Patrick and Rosalie O'Connor of Parkville; two brothers, Gene O'Connor of Kingsville and James O'Connor of Baltimore; a sister, Patricia Ann McFadden of Parkville; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grant-A-Wish Foundation of Maryland. Floyd E. Haskins, a former Fort Meade maintenance worker, died Monday of liver disease at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 46.

Mr. Haskins, who was born with Down's syndrome, was raised in the South Baltimore home of his parents, Geraldine and the late Edward Haskins.

Special education programs and workshops in which he was enrolled from the age of 6 until his late 30s equipped him with the necessary skills to move into his own apartment in Columbia when he was in his 20s. He held a full-time job at Fort Meade from 1986 to 1994, when, because of failing health, he moved to the Edmondson Village home of his mother.

Mr. Haskins enjoyed taking cruises and had visited Disney World twice.

Services were to be held at 11:30 a.m. today at March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave., Baltimore.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by six brothers, Gregory N. Haskins, Dennis A. Haskins, Ronald T. Haskins, Donnell Haskins and Dwayne E. Haskins, all of Baltimore, and Jerry E. Haskins of Warner Robbins, Ga.; six sisters, Carolyn Covington, Brenda D. Lawson, Diane L. Saffore, Joyce E. Haskins, Kathleen D. Haskins and Wendy Haskins, all of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews. Esther Berry Daniels, a homemaker and retired child care worker, died June 23 of kidney failure at University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 87.

The former Esther Berry moved to Baltimore in 1980 from Warren, Ohio, where she was born and attended schools. She had lived in a downtown apartment before moving to Pleasant Manor Nursing and Convalescent Center.

She was an active member of Emmanuel Christian Community Church, where her son, the Rev. Sidney Daniels, was pastor for 36 years and is now pastor emeritus.

Graveside services for Mrs. Daniels were scheduled for today in Warren. .

Besides her son, she is survived by two grandchildren.

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