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Sister Mary Pierre


Sister Mary Pierre Gardner, O.S.P., former assistant superior general of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, died Tuesday of heart failure in the health care center at the order's Catonsville motherhouse. She was 83.

Sister Pierre had lived at the motherhouse, Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent, since retiring in 1984. She was assistant superior general from 1977 until 1981.

Her last teaching assignment, from 1982 until 1984, was at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian School in Washington.

From 1957 until 1963, she taught religion and physical education and oversaw extracurricular activities at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore.

She also taught at St. Frances in the early 1950s and in 1949 and 1950 at St. Pius V School in Baltimore.

The former Naomi Ruth Gardner was a native of New Orleans who entered the order in 1935. She was a graduate of Xavier University.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 7:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent, 701 Gun Road.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

August B. Manns Sr.


August Brent Manns Sr., a retired salesman for paint companies who was a Marine combat pilot during World War II, died Tuesday at his Parkville home of complications from cancer. He was 72.

Mr. Manns retired in 1987 from Valspar Corp. He started to work for a predecessor, the H. B. Davis Paint Co. after serving in the Korean War. Between wars, he worked for Budeke's Paints Inc.

Born in Baltimore and a graduate of Patterson Park High School, he saw action as a Marine fighter pilot during the invasion of Okinawa and in attacks on the main Japanese islands. His decorations included the Air Medal with Gold Star.

Mr. Manns, who reached the rank of major, was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and was an instructor at the Pensacola (Fla.) Naval Air Station. He was a member of Parkville Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road, Parkville.

His wife of nearly 51 years, the former Rita Collins, died last year.

He is survived by four sons, August B. Manns Jr. of Glen Rock, Pa., Brian M. Manns and Bruce G. Manns, both of Stewartstown, Pa., and William C. Manns of New York City; and four grandchildren.

Pauline Opal Hatten


Pauline Opal Hatten, who operated a Dundalk restaurant with her husband in the late 1960s and was a crossing guard in the area for nearly 20 years, died Tuesday of kidney failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 81.

Mrs. Hatten moved to Dundalk in 1952 when her husband, Harvey Hatten, a retired Army sergeant first class, was stationed at Fort Holabird. He survives her. The restaurant, Sergeant Hatten's Carry Out, was named for her husband, who had been a cook in the Army. In 1974, the Hattens moved from Dundalk to Melbourne, Fla. During the summer, they lived in Westminster.

The former Pauline Opal O'Dell was a native of Gahanna, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio State University, where she majored in nutrition.

Services were to be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Blvd., Westminster.

Other survivors include her son, retired Army 1st Sgt. Edward Hatten of Melbourne; a daughter, Heide Hatten of Herndon, Va.; a sister, Sylvia Gerhardt of Packwood, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

William C. Lingelbach, 89, who retired in 1968 as a supervisor in the Orlando, Fla., plant of Martin Marietta Corp., died Tuesday of a viral infection at an Orlando hospital.

The Baltimore native had worked at the Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River for 25 years.

Services were to be held today in Orlando. He is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine R. Haxel; three sons, Calvin G. and Gerry R. Lingelbach, both of Orlando, and William J. Lingelbach of Princess Anne; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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