Wilson H. Tull Sr.Roads superintendentWilson H. "Hobby"...


Wilson H. Tull Sr.

Roads superintendent

Wilson H. "Hobby" Tull Sr., superintendent of the Talbot County Roads Department and a participant in the Chincoteague pony roundup, died Thursday of injuries received in a tractor accident. He was 61.

A lifelong Cordova resident, Mr. Tull had run the county department since 1984. He spent 18 years with the State Highway Administration before taking the county job.

He was an avid horseman and rode with the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company during its annual pony roundup and auction. He married Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Shockley on horseback in 1984.

Mr. Tull was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Easton Lodge 1520, and enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Newnam Funeral Home, 200 S. Harrison St., Easton.

Besides his wife, Mr. Tull is survived by his mother, Rowena Jones Brooks of Cordova; three sons, Wilson H. "Hobby" Tull Jr. and James Parker Tull, both of Centreville, and William Joseph Tull of York, Pa.; two daughters, Peggy Rowena Clough and Nora Jean Duty, both of Centreville; a sister, Barbara N. Osolin of Cordova; and seven grandchildren.

Robert Leo Aro

Park superintendent

Robert Leo Aro, superintendent of five city park facilities, died Thursday at his South Baltimore home of rheumatoid arthritis. He was 79.

Mr. Aro, a lifelong South Baltimore resident, began his city parks career in 1942 as a general laborer at Riverside Park. He was promoted to manager of the park's swimming pool.

In 1963, Mr. Aro became foreman of Druid Hill Park and quickly rose to principal foreman. In the early 1960s, Mr. Aro won his first superintendent's job, running Druid Hill Park. Later, Pine Ridge Golf Course was added to his purview.

In the late 1970s, he was superintendent of Carroll, Riverside and Fort Smallwood Parks. He retired in 1981.

TC Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at McCully Funeral Home of South Baltimore, 130 E. Fort Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Mary M. Kushner; two daughters, Mary Brashewitz of Arbutus and Roberta M. Seto-Oliwa of Pasadena; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Viola Small, 47, a former Baltimorean and Veterans Administration secretary, died Sept. 4 of cancer at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.

Ms. Small, who moved to Winnsboro, S.C., in 1979, was born and raised in West Baltimore. She was a 1966 graduate of Carver Vocational-Technical High School and attended Catonsville Community College.

Services were held Saturday in Winnsboro.

She is survived by three sons, Kevin Day of Baltimore, and Craig and Clay Scott, both of Winnsboro; three brothers, Jerome Small and Willie Small, both of Baltimore, and John Small of Dallas; her mother, Ida Small of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

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