Michael R. Del Bianco, 33, musical performerMichael...


Michael R. Del Bianco, 33, musical performer

Michael R. Del Bianco, who appeared in musicals off-Broadway and in national touring companies, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He was 33 and had lived in Timonium for the past two years.

A native of Newark, N.J., who moved to Timonium with his family at the age of five, he was a 1980 graduate of Dulaney High School and attended Towson State University for two years before moving to New York City where he graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 1984.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1800 Vista Lane, Timonium.

Survivors include his parents, Frank and Connie Del Bianco, both of Timonium; a brother, Frank J. Del Bianco of Cockeysville; and a nephew, Christian Del Bianco of Cockeysville. Patricia L. Washington, a master teacher in the Baltimore public school system, died Sept. 29 at Church Hospital after a heart attack at work. She was 53 and lived in Severn.

The former Patricia L. Long, who had taught in city elementary schools since 1967, was a native of Springfield, Mass. She was raised in Baltimore, graduated from Douglass High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Morgan State University.

Services will be held at noon today at Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette Ave.

She is survived by her husband, Lindsay Washington; a son, Ryan L. Washington of Severn; her mother, Dorothy Douglas of ZTC Baltimore; two brothers, Jerry Long of Chicago and Reginald Amos of Baltimore; and six sisters, Brenda Shannonhouse, Yvonne Lacy, Stephanie Douglas, Sharon Douglas, Deborah

Amos and Jacqueline Johnson, all of Baltimore.

Edgar Warren Colehower, electrical engineer

Edgar Warren Colehower, a retired electrical engineer who established a scholarship in his name at Drexel University, died Sunday of Alzheimer's disease at Manor Care-Towson. He was 78 and was a resident of Cockeysville for many years.

Mr. Colehower retired in 1967 from Martin Marietta Corp., ending career that began in 1942 at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River. He worked on the famed Martin Marauder B-26 bomber and was involved in the space program during its early days.

The Philadelphia native earned his bachelor's degree from Drexel in 1939 and in appreciation of the education he received there he established the E. Warren Colehower Scholarship Fund for students in the College of Engineering, said Kevin O'Brien, assistant vice president at Drexel.

"The endowment has grown to nearly a million dollars," said William Russell, a longtime friend.

An organist, pianist and tenor, Mr. Colehower sang in the choir and directed the youth choir of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Overlea, where he was a member.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4301 Raspe Ave.

NB He is survived by a sister, Frances McCoy of Haddonfield, N.J.

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