Caroline M. WhelanTeacherCaroline McGill Whelan, who before...


Caroline M. Whelan


Caroline McGill Whelan, who before her 1980 retirement taught at Roland Park Country School and Northern High School in Baltimore, died Saturday of liver disease at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was 75.

The former Caroline McGill, a 30-year resident of Roland Park, returned in 1985 to Thurmont, where she had grown up, the daughter of a schoolteacher. She was a 1938 graduate of Thurmont High School and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland College Park in 1942.

Mrs. Whelan taught social studies at Roland Park Country in the 1960s and early 1970s, then taught at Northern High, from which she retired. Her teaching career had included other schools in the Baltimore area before her 1946 marriage to Frederick G. Whelan. He died in 1993.

An alto, she enjoyed singing. She was active at Thurmont Senior Center and was an avid baseball fan. She had been secretary of the Roland Park Little League and a member of St. David's Episcopal Church on Roland Avenue and the Johns Hopkins Club.

A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. today at Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Road, Catoctin.

She is survived by three sons, Frederick G. Whelan III of Pittsburgh, Andrew McGill Whelan of Rock Hall and J. G. Brent Whelan of Boston; four brothers, Ernest McGill of Venice, Fla., Howard McGill of Seminole, John Wakefield McGill of Thurmont and Francis McGill of Frederick; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont 21788.


Clare E. Sears

Sales manager

Clare E. Sears, retired Eastern regional sales manager for B. F. Goodrich tire company, died Monday of a blood clot at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 88.

A resident of the Philadelphia area for 32 years, he moved to the Blakehurst Life Care Community on West Joppa Road more than a year ago.

Mr. Sears retired in 1973. He had started his sales career in Richmond, Va., in 1932.

"He loved being on the road, selling, and he resisted being promoted to vice president . . . because he was such a good salesman," said his daughter, Sandra C. Owings of Towson.

Born and raised in Litchfield, Ohio, he was a 1929 graduate of Ohio State University and a member of the Philadelphia Country Club and Kiwanis.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road.

In addition to his daughter, his survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Erna Koons; a son, Dr. Roger C. Sears of Poolesville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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