John H. Royer Jr., 88, cattle breeder,...


John H. Royer Jr., 88, cattle breeder, farm owner

John H. Royer Jr., a former Howard County cattle breeder, died Sunday of cancer at a nursing home in Charlottesville, Va. He was 88.

An international authority on Polled Hereford cattle, he owned and operated two farms, the 600-acre Bushy Park Farm in Glenwood near Sykesville in Howard County from 1946 to 1967 and Bushy Park Farm South, a 1,100-acre farm in Charlottesville from which he retired in 1976.

Services for the native of Okarchee, Okla., are planned for today in Glendower, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Mary Louise Jennings; two sons, Bob Royer of Cleveland and Bill Royer of Bethlehem, Pa.; a sister, Catherine McAuliffe of Norbeck in Montgomery County; four grandchildren; and three special friends, Cary Malkus of Preston, Lonnie Malkus of Bozman and Richard Virgilio of San Diego.

Gerald H. Slattery, 69, managed treatment plant

Gerald H. Slattery, retired plant manager of the Baltimore City Back River wastewater treatment plant, died Sunday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 69 and lived in Chelsea Beach in Pasadena.

He retired at the end of June after working for the city since 1973, when he became plant manager at Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Mr. Slattery, who moved to the Baltimore area while working for FMC Corp., held six patents in the development and production of pesticides and insecticides.

Born in Saginaw, Mich., he served in the Army during World War II and earned a chemical engineering degree at Notre Dame University in 1949. He was a member of Stoney Creek Democratic Club and Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Association.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 3:30 p.m. today at St. Jane Francis de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave. in Riviera Beach.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Kellerman; two sons, Lawrence and Brian Slattery, both of Pasadena; a daughter, Patricia Flickner of Pasadena; a brother, John Slattery of Rockford, Mich.; two sisters, Joann Bravata of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Maryellen Slattery of Paw Paw, Mich.; and six grandchildren.

Mary A. Smith, 63, Hallmark representative

Mary A. Smith, who had been an area representative for Hallmark Corp., the greeting card company, died Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a heart attack at her Arnold home. She was 63.

The former Mary A. McDonnell was a New York City native who was raised in Lincoln Park, N.J., and moved to Arnold from Old Bridge, N.J., in 1973. She was a member of Chartwell Country Club.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Andrew by the Bay Roman Catholic Church, 701 College Parkway in Cape St. Claire.

She is survived by her husband, Francis R. Smith; two daughters, Sheila Seeley of Annapolis and Kathleen McArdle of New York City; two sons, Francis R. Smith Jr. of Manassas, Va., and James Smith of Lothian; her mother, Lillian McDonnell of Lincoln Park; two sisters, Sheila Kelly of Wayne, N.J., and Margaret Demkowitz of Oakland, N.J.; and nine grandchildren.

Rev. Dr. Iain G. Wilson, 83, Presbyterian pastor

Rev. Dr. Iain G. Wilson, who was pastor of two Presbyterian churches in Baltimore, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Bozeman, Mont. He was 83.

From 1954 to 1963, he was minister of Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, leaving to accept a professorship at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He returned to Baltimore in 1968 as pastor at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church until 1973.

After leaving Brown Memorial, Dr. Wilson, who preached against U.S. involvement in Vietnam, taught philosophy at Towson State University and religion at Villa Julie College.

He left Baltimore in 1981 and became pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in West Yellowstone, Mont. Four years later, he settled in Bozeman, teaching adult continuing education classes.

He was born in Oban, Argyll County, Scotland, and earned bachelor's of divinity and master of arts degrees at the University of Edinburgh. He was ordained in 1938.

During World War II, he was a British Army chaplain and participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 and the D-Day invasion of France.

He emigrated to the United States in 1948 to join his wife and children, serving at a church in Lynchburg, Va., before moving to Baltimore in 1954.

Services were set for today in Bozeman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Madeline Hamaker, whom he married in 1939; two sons, Mark Wilson of Eldersburg and the Rev. Peter Wilson of Shoshone, Idaho; two daughters, Barbara Warren of Winnetka, Calif., and Julian Speakman of Bozeman; a sister, Euphemia Allardyce of Nairn, Scotland; and six grandchildren.

Albert I. McClure, 79, commercial artist

Albert I. McClure, a retired commercial artist for Hecht Co., died Sunday of a subdural hematoma at College Manor, a domiciliary care home in Lutherville. He was 79.

Services for the Baltimore native, who lived in Towson for many years, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

His wife, the former Dorothy Hester Skipper, died about five years ago. His two daughters also are deceased. He is survived by seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

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