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Sheila Lynch, 42, postal worker

Sheila Lynch, a postal worker, died Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an automobile accident at Edmondson Avenue and Franklin Street. She was 42 and lived in West Baltimore.

The Baltimore native, who had been a postal clerk for 22 years, was a 1971 graduate of Eastern High School. She studied saxophone at the Peabody Conservatory and took business courses at Baltimore City Community College. She played in a band, the Camaros, in the early 1970s.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Village Baptist Church, 100 S. Hilton St.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Stevenson; her mother, Magdalene Chance; three sisters, Alice Anderson and Brenda and Cora Lynch; and two grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Arnold L. Jordan Sr., 53, computer systems analyst

Arnold L. Jordan Sr., who retired in August as a computer systems analyst for the Social Security Administration, died Wednesday of cancer at the Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 53.

The Woodlawn resident and Baltimore native had worked at SSA headquarters for 27 years. He earned an associate's degree at Baltimore City Community College.

He was a member of the Mount Lebanon Lodge of the Prince Hall Masons and had coached youth baseball teams for the DeWees Athletic Association.

Services will be at noon today at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Minnie Sanders; two sons, Arnold L. Jordan Jr. and Aaron Jordan; a daughter, Renarda Sanders; his parents, LeRoy and Sarah Jordan; two sisters, Jane vTC Berry and Jacqueline Holmes; a brother, Michael Jordan; his grandmother, Ernestine Cheatom; and six grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

John O. Herrmann Sr., who had practiced law since 1940, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his Ten Hills residence. He was 79.

Mr. Herrmann was legal counsel for Mount St. Joseph High School and the American Central Province of the Xaverian Brothers and taught at the University of Maryland School of Law.

He was a member of the Maryland State Rules Committee, the Maryland Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and Loyola College.

In 1941, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a navigation instructor at Selman Field in Monroe, La. He was discharged with the rank of captain in 1945.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue and Cooks Lane in Baltimore, where he was a communicant.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Lorraine Harrison; three sons, Thomas H. Herrmann of Ten Hills, John O. Herrmann Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Joseph A. Herrmann of Paw Paw, W.Va.; and four grandchildren.

Francis A. Olert, a retired electrical engineer who was active in community and church work, died Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center after a heart attack at his home in Reisterstown. He was 68.

The Baltimore native served in the Navy at the end of World War II and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a volunteer at Christopher's Place and the Maryland Science Center, an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and parish council president at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Glyndon and had been the first grand knight of the Immaculate Lady Council of the Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Catherine Taylor; three sons, F. Christopher Olert of Warwick, N.Y., Gerard F. Olert of San Antonio and James F. Olert of Lexington, Ky.; three daughters, Karen Manderson of Waynesboro, Pa., Ann Reed-Hill Auburn, Ala., and Maureen Olert of Dallas; two brothers, Andrew Olert of Selbyville, Del., and Donald Olert of Towson; and 10 grandchildren.

Katie Ellis Hart, 104, homemaker

Katie Ellis Hart, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at Fallston General Hospital. She was 104 and had lived in Arbutus until she moved to a nursing home last year.

The former Katie Trader was born and raised in Deltaville, Va., and came to Baltimore before World War I.

After the death of her first husband, George Weston, she married James F. Hart in 1919. He died in 1964.

She was the oldest member of the Brantly Baptist Church, which she joined in 1930. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

She is survived by two sons, Millard R. Hart of Baltimore and James P. Hart of Ellicott City; and a stepsister, Jenny Rea of Hampton, Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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