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Beulah Deford Downing, 94, outdoors enthusiast

Beulah Deford Downing, an outdoorswoman who wielded fly rods and shotguns with perfection until she was in her 70s, died Saturday of a stroke at her daughter's home in Roland Park. She was 94 and lived at Oakdene, her Green Spring Valley home.

The former Beulah Deford was raised in the Green Spring Valley and was taught by her father to shoot, fish and ride to the hounds.

At 76, she went goose hunting for the last time with her favorite shotgun, a custom-made French Francotte 12-gauge.

"I suppose you could say she was a tomboy," said her daughter, Beulah M. Downing. "Throughout her life she prided herself on her strength, athletic ability and vitality."

Mrs. Downing was a graduate of the Calvert School and attended a finishing school.

During World War II, she was a Red Cross Gray Lady at the former Confederate Soldiers' Home in Pikesville, now the headquarters of the state police.

In 1927, she married James B. Downing Sr., an investment banker. He died in 1974.

She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Garrison Forest and the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. She enjoyed doing needlework.

Services were held Wednesday.

Other survivors include a son, James B. Downing Jr. of Stuart, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

John Poole Lochary, who had owned a construction company that built and restored many area homes, died Jan. 31 of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 82 and lived in Lutherville.

The Harford County native, who never graduated from high school or college, was a self-taught carpenter. He retired in 1976 as owner and president of Property Construction Co.

The company built and remodeled residential and commercial properties and received awards and commendations for its restorations, most notably that of the Oval Room of the Willow Brook House on the grounds of the Baltimore Museum of Art, home of Baltimore's second mayor, Thorowgood Smith.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Frances Cummings; two sons, S. Lance Lochary of Westminster and Benjamin F. Lochary of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Cassandra Ann Gallagher of Sparks; a brother, J. Bartholomew Lochary of Overlea; three sisters, Catherine Lochary, Cassandra L. Vaughn and Julia L. Boggs, all of Bel Air; and six grandchildren.

Lloyd Henry Emery, 57 college teacher

Lloyd Henry Emery, who taught mathematics, engineering and computer science at several local colleges, died of liver failure Monday at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 57.

In 1994, he moved from Baltimore to Spencer, Tenn., where he raised cattle.

The Ohio native graduated from the University of Akron in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and went to work for Martin Marietta in Baltimore.

During the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, he was an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University, Community College of Baltimore, Towson State University, Howard Community College and Anne Arundel Community College.

He is survived by two sons, J. David and Michael D. Emery, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Jamie B. Simmons of Spencer; his mother, Mary Kate Emery of Abingdon, Va.; three sisters, R. Christine Jackson of Akron, Mary Sue Riley of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Nancy Colton of Huntington Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a step-grandson.

Services were held yesterday .

Lawrason Riggs Jr., 61, a former Baltimorean who retired as vice president of Enterprise Fuel Co. in 1981, died of cancer Jan. 22 at home in Nantucket, Mass.

Mr. Riggs, who sold real estate in Nantucket, was a 1953 graduate of the Gilman School. He left the University of Virginia in 1957 and worked in the family insurance business before joining Enterprise. He earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia in 1993.

He was a member of the Bachelors Cotillon, the Green Spring Valley Hunt and the Maryland Club.

Services were held Jan. 24.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Jeanne West; a son, J. West Riggs of Baltimore; two daughters, Blair Riggs Boone of Arlington, Va., and Whitney Riggs O'Connor of Mequon, Wis.; and a granddaughter.

Steven Todd Gianoulos Sr., 29, an Edgewood resident and salesman for a car dealership, died Jan. 26 at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications during heart transplant surgery.

Services for the Baltimore native were held Monday. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Marie Sajovic; two sons, Steven Todd Gianoulos Jr. and Michael David Gianoulos; his father, Soterios Gianoulos of Baltimore; his mother, Patricia Gianoulos of Edgewood; three brothers, John C. Gianoulos of ZTC Austin, Texas, Mark S. Gianoulos of Waynesburg, Pa., and Anthony C. Gianoulos of Edgewood; and a sister, Michele Reynolds of Joppa.

William Frederick Boglitsch, 87, who retired in 1976 as part-owner and vice president of Enterprise Electric Co., died of pneumonia Jan. 19 at the Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville.

His first wife, Minna, died in 1985.

Graveside services for the Pittsburgh native were held Jan. 20.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta; two sons, William G. Boglitsch and John F. Boglitsch Sr., both of Ellicott City; a sister, Stephanie Lutz of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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