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Lawrence E. Nash, co-owned consulting firmLawrence E....


Lawrence E. Nash, co-owned consulting firm

Lawrence E. Nash, co-owner of a management consulting firm that provides training and leadership development programs to business, government and educational organizations, died Friday of cancer at his home in Bowie. He was 52.

Nash had been one of three owners of ERIS Enterprises since 1992, when it acquired the training and development programs of Louden Associates Inc. He became executive director of those programs in 1987.

Before joining Louden, he had been a teacher in the Anne Arundel County school system, an employee of the Maryland Department of Education and project director for the University of Maryland-Charles County Teachers Corps, training college graduates in other fields to be teachers.

A native of Baltimore, he was raised in Glen Burnie and Fernandina Beach, Fla. He was a 1971 graduate of Towson State University and earned a doctorate in education in 1977 at the University of Maryland.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Abundant Life Church, 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife, the former Susan Travetto; a son, Lawrence Earle Nash II of Cockeysville; a daughter, Kelli Ann Nicole Nash of Pasadena; his mother, Gladys Mae Nash of Grasonville; a brother, Walter G. Nash of Stevensville; and a sister, Sue Nash Maksim of Millersville.

Louis Britt, who had owned two businesses in the Baltimore area, died Oct. 2 at St. Agnes Hospital of complications of a stroke and a heart condition. He was 80.

For about 25 years before retiring in 1993, Mr. Britt owned a package goods store at the corner of Calhoun and Presstman streets. Before that, for about 20 years, he was a tailor at Britt Cleaners and Tailors on Lawrence Street.

Memorial services for the Cushling County, Va., native will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church at Lafayette and Fremont avenues.

Survivors, all of Baltimore, include a stepdaughter, Frances Williams; three sisters, Louise Taylor, Ann Barbour and Maude Byrd; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugenia and William Britt Sr.; a close friend, Erla McKinion; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Richard M. Forbes, real estate agent

Richard Meadowcroft Forbes, a retired Baltimore real estate agent, died Friday of heart failure at his home in Elkridge Estates. He was 80.

Mr. Forbes was a 1934 graduate of Boys' Latin and a 1938 graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

He was a member of the L'Hirondelle Club and the Society of Colonial Wars.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

Mr. Forbes' three brothers, John F. Forbes, Theodore W. Forbes Jr. and David W. Forbes, are deceased. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. C. Keating Bowie of Oxford; and nieces and nephews.

Col. Arthur B. Meyer, tax consultant

Retired Air Force Col. Arthur B. Meyer, who had also been a management and tax consultant, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Perry Hall. He was 69.

Colonel Meyer retired from active duty in 1981, ending 30 years as an officer. During World War II he was in the Army Air Forces.

After the war, the New York City native earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Ohio University, where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He graduated and was commissioned in 1951. He earned a master's degree in business administration from New York University.

A resident of the Baltimore area since 1968, he had been doing consulting and tax work as a sideline since the early 1960s.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road in Bradshaw.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elena Sanapan; a son, Peter T. Meyer of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a daughter, Lisa C. Saunders of Wall, N.J.; a brother, William E. Meyer of Cary, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

William O. Cash Jr., 71, truck driver

William O. Cash Jr., a retired truck driver and Brooklyn Park resident, died Saturday after complications from gall bladder surgery at the Veterans Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 71.

The native of Augusta County, Va., retired in 1969 because of health problems.

During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ada McCoy, whom he married in 1949; a son, Richard D. Cash of Brooklyn Park; three daughters, Donna Gleason of Brooklyn Park, Billie Anne Salisbury of Glen Burnie and Kay Kolland of Phoenix; two sisters, Jean Hoover and Phyllis Musick, both of Staunton, Va.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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