H. William Pipkin, 61, associate dean at...


H. William Pipkin, 61, associate dean at Hopkins

H. William Pipkin, retired associate dean for administration of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Monday at a hospital in Leesburg, Fla., of complications of AIDS. He was 61.

Mr. Pipkin, a hemophiliac who contracted the AIDS virus from contaminated blood products, had moved from Baltimore to Florida in August 1994.

He became associate dean at Hopkins in 1977 and worked at the school after his official retirement about four years ago, serving as special assistant to the dean and as director of administration for the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Reproductive Health.

Dr. Donald Henderson, dean of the School of Hygiene and Public Health while Mr. Pipkin was associate dean, said yesterday, "He was one of the most talented managers I've ever met."

Dr. Henderson praised Mr. Pipkin's dedication, recalling that he once "took half his office to his hospital room" when he had a knee operation.

Mr. Pipkin began working at the Johns Hopkins University in 1968 as director of personnel, then became the School of Hygiene and Public Health's director of financial management.

Earlier, he had worked for the Commercial Credit Equipment Corp., starting in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1959 and holding several posts at the home office in Baltimore from 1965 until 1968.

He had been chairman of the board of the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union, a treasurer of the Johns Hopkins Club, president of the International House and treasurer of Highfield House Condominium.

A native of Wilson, Ark., who was raised in Jacksonville, he played the clarinet and saxophone in bands in high school there and at the University of Florida where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1958. He continued his study of psychology at Hopkins, earning a master of education degree. His business degrees included a bachelor's from Hopkins and a master's from Loyola College.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Martin; a son, Stephen W. Pipkin of Lutherville; a daughter, Diane K. Pipkin of Baltimore; a stepson, Patrick W. Johnson of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Aimee V. Johnson of San Francisco; a brother, Dr. Michael Lee Pipkin of Houston; and a sister, Patra Gahan of Miami.

G. Cheston Carey Jr., 65, CEO of machinery company

G. Cheston Carey Jr., president and CEO of the Carey Machinery & Supply Co. who was active in community affairs, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack in his office. He was 65.

The North Baltimore resident was the fourth chief executive of the industrial machinery distributing firm, succeeding his father, G. Cheston Carey Sr., in 1965. He began his career with the company, located in the 3500 block of Brehms Lane, in 1956.

His civic involvement included membership in the Greater Baltimore Committee and on the boards of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Walters Art Gallery. He also was a trustee of the Gilman Country Day School and the Bryn Mawr School.

He was former president and chairman of the board of the Baltimore Council for Equal Business Opportunities. In 1974, he was appointed to the city Planning Commission, serving until 1981.

"He was a man who was concerned about his community and giving came naturally to him," said longtime friend Ned Daniels. "He was an engaging man who was free of any ego and who really zeroed in on what you thought and what you were interested in. He really was gentle, quiet, and an intellectual."

Known as Cheddy, Mr. Carey was born and raised in Ruxton and was a 1947 graduate of Gilman. He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering in 1951 from Princeton University, where he was an All-American and member of a national championship lacrosse team.

From 1951 to 1952, he was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Manchester in England. He served in the Navy from 1952 until 1956 when he was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Clelia Delafield; two sons, Galloway Cheston Carey III of San Francisco and Geoffrey Raimes Beach Carey of Geneva, Switzerland; a stepson, Philip Carroll of Ellicott City; two stepdaughters, Camilla Carroll of Ellicott City and Clelia Zacharias of New York City; and two step-grandchildren. Francis L. Cooke, who owned a traffic sign business in Westminster, died Wednesday of cancer at the Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 66 and had lived in Westminster for 32 years.

He started F.L. Cooke & Sons in 1979 after working for other manufacturers of highway signs in the Washington area.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Loyola High School and attended St. Charles College.

He was a member of the Maryland Highway Contractors Association, the Roland Terrace Democratic Club in Baltimore and the Moose Lodge in Westminster. He was a former member of the Optimist Club and an associate member of the American Legion.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon today at St. John Roman Catholic Church in Westminster.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Brady; three daughters, Patricia Potts of Manchester and Susan C. Stansbury and Linda M. Wood, both of Westminster; two sons, Francis X. Cooke and Michael J. Cooke, both of Westminster; two brothers, Robert J. Cooke of Florida and Wayne H. Cooke of Westminster; and 14 grandchildren.

Doris M. Greek, 62, Worked at Hutzler's

Doris M. Greek, who had worked in the 1970s in the downtown offices of Hutzler's, died Tuesday of heart disease at her Rosedale home. She was 62.

The former Doris M. Casey was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of St. Brigid's School and St. Michael's Business School.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. today at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Church, 1220 Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale.

Her husband, Bernard F. Greek, died in 1988. She is survived by two sons, Gilbert J. Greek of Oxford, England, and Bernard T. Greek of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Thomas J. Casey of Overlea; a sister, Eileen F. Klipner of Baltimore; and two grandsons.

Raymond McDermott, 74, construction foreman

Raymond J. McDermott, a retired construction company foreman, died Thursday of a respiratory illness at the Timonium home of a daughter, Bernice Schmidt. He was 74.

A native of the Baltimore County community of Texas, he retired in 1983 from Henkels & McCoy, Inc., a Cockeysville construction firm where he had worked since 1969. For 20 years before that, he worked for Angelozzi & Son of Baltimore.

Known as "Ike" from his childhood, he attended St. Joseph's School in Texas and began working as a boy, making a 4 a.m. ride on a bicycle to milk cows at a farm.

He joined the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Department at 16. During World War II, he served in the Army in Alaska.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

His wife, the former Bernice Dowdy, died in 1981. He is survived by three other daughters, Darling Wilson of Timonium, Mary Ann Denmyer of Cockeysville and Regina Herring of Parkton; two sisters, Catherine Bennett of Sparks and Helen Goode of Parkville; a brother, James McDermott of Sparks; and four grandchildren.

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