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Selma RosenbergFormer Baltimore residentSelma Rosenberg, a former...


Selma Rosenberg

Former Baltimore resident

Selma Rosenberg, a former Baltimore resident who was an avid swimmer and a volunteer for the blind, died June 14 at a hospital in Honolulu after complications from hip replacement surgery. She was 85.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mrs. Rosenberg moved to Honolulu in 1957 with her husband, Milton Rosenberg, a pharmacist. He died in 1982.

A longtime athlete, Mrs. Rosenberg was a competitive swimmer and participated in events sponsored by the American Aquatic Union. In 1974, she won a first-place medal in the 60-to-65 age category. At age 82, she still swam a mile every day.

For 27 years, she volunteered at the Hawaii School for the Blind.

The former Selma Robinson was a Baltimore high school graduate. During World War II, she worked on the swing shift, building airplanes for the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

She is survived by a daughter, Joy Charlene Naden of Baltimore; a granddaughter, Connie Naden of Baltimore; and a grandson, Andrew Naden of Santa Monica, Calif.

A memorial service was to be held today at Temple Emmanuel in Honolulu.

A private burial was held last month in Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baltimore School For the Arts Foundation, 712 Cathedral St., Baltimore.

Robin Drue Leonard

Bank official

Robin Drue Leonard, who worked in banking for more than 20 years, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Preston. She was 40.

Mrs. Leonard, a resident of the Preston area since 1980, had worked at the Easton Regional Trust office of the Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. for 22 years.

She joined the bank as a secretary and was an assistant vice president at the time of her death.

Born in Easton, the former Robin Cheezum graduated from Easton High School in 1973.

Mrs. Leonard was a member of the Colonel Richardson High School Band Boosters and attended Harmony United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Newnam Funeral Home, 200 S. Harrison St., Easton.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 22 years, J. Wade Leonard; two sons, Bryan W. Leonard and Kevin A. Leonard, both of Preston; two sisters, Suzanne Foster Bowmaster of Easton and Sandra E. Robinson of Toddville; and several nieces and nephews.

Stanley E. Radecki

Electrical engineer

Stanley Edward Radecki Jr., an electrical engineer and adult leader in the Boy Scouts, died Saturday of undetermined causes after collapsing at his family's home in Parkton. He was 22.

Mr. Radecki, who worked at Lockheed-Martin in Syracuse, N.Y., was visiting his parents for the weekend when he was stricken.

He was a 1990 graduate of Hereford High School, where he received the school's Outstanding Thespian Award for acting, directing and set design. He was a 1994 graduate of Bucknell University.

He became an Eagle Scout in 1989 in Troop No. 523 at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Parkton. He was an adult leader there before becoming assistant scoutmaster of Troop No. 204 in Liverpool, N.Y.

He also was active in the Junior Achievement program.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Church, 18310 Middletown Road, Parkton.

He is survived by his parents, Stanley and Mary Radecki; a brother, Anthony Radecki of Parkton; his paternal grandparents, Joseph J. and Agnes Radecki of Baltimore; and his maternal grandmother, Carmela Dudek of Baltimore. Beatrice J. Buck, a lifelong Havre de Grace resident, died June 19 of heart failure at the home of her daughter Helen B. Walke in Havre de Grace. She was 84.

"She was a homemaker in every sense of the word," Mrs. Walke said of her mother. "She lived very simply. Her family was her life."

Before raising her own family, the former Beatrice Jackson cared for six brothers and sisters after her parents died at an early age, Mrs. Walke said. She was married to George H. Buck Sr., who died in 1981.

Mrs. Buck was a longtime member of the Havre de Grace Presbyterian Church.

In addition to Mrs. Walke, Mrs. Buck is survived by a son, George H. Buck Jr. of Port Deposit; another daughter, Beverly B. Graybeal of Ocean City; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services will be held tomorrow at Webster Congregational Church, 4100 Webster Road, Havre de Grace.

Memorial contributions may be made to Webster Congregational Church or Havre de Grace Presbyterian Church, in care of Patterson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Perryville 21903-0188.

Ronald B. Sullivan


Ronald B. Sullivan, a writer who lived near Woodlawn for many years, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home in Allison Park, Pa. He was 55.

Mr. Sullivan, who received a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1973 and a master's in English literature from the University of Maryland College Park in 1977, enjoyed writing historical fiction and biographies, particularly of sports figures.

He and his wife, the former Patricia A. Casinelli, lived in Baltimore County for 18 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 1987.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road in Erie.

In addition to his wife of 30 years, Mr. Sullivan is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Potocki and Marie Anderson, both of Wesleyville, Pa.; five brothers, James Sullivan of Knoxville, Tenn., Kenneth Sullivan of Brecksville, Ohio, Frank Sullivan and William Sullivan, both of Erie, Pa., and Lawrence Sullivan of Gaithersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Howard J. Browning

Tavern owner

Howard J. Browning, a tavern owner and retired machinist, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Glen Burnie. He was 63.

For 18 years, Mr. Browning operated Capt. Buck's Tavern in Pasadena, where he enjoyed tending bar. He also was a machinist for the Koppers Co. for 13 years until he retired in 1986.

The Baltimore native was a longtime member of the American Legion Hall in Pasadena.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former LaVerne May Laird; a daughter, Debra Lee R. Browning of Brooklyn Park; a son, Randy Joseph Browning of Glen Burnie; and two granddaughters. Another son, Gary Browning, died in 1987.

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