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Charles H. Cathell, 39, paving firm's risk...


Charles H. Cathell, 39, paving firm's risk manager

Charles H. Cathell, a risk manager for Bryn Awel Corp., a Towson-based paving firm, died Tuesday of a brain tumor at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Bel Air resident was 39.

Mr. Cathell joined the firm as safety engineer in 1981. At the time of his death, he was in charge of corporate safety and insurance and benefit services.

Born and raised in Essex, he was a 1977 graduate of Kenwood High School and in 1981 earned a bachelor's degree in business management from the Johns Hopkins University, where he played varsity football and baseball.

He coached youth soccer and basketball and his company's football team.

He was a member of the National Safety Council, the American Society of Safety Engineers, Associated General Contractors of Maryland and the Maryland Highway Contractors Association.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton Road in Bel Air, where services were to be held at 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, the former Suzanne Zorn; three daughters, Jamie Lynn, Allison Nicole and Kathryn Suzanne; a sister, Maureen Moon of Petaluma, Calif.; his mother, Edna Cathell of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

Ross D. Sheppard, 84, newspaper distributor

Ross D. Sheppard, a retired newspaper distributor, died Monday of a heart attack at his Timonium residence. He was 84.

He delivered The Sun in the Armagh Village, Anneslie and Pinehurst sections of Baltimore for 26 years and retired in 1974.

The West Baltimore native was a 1930 graduate of City College and attended Strayer's Business College.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Natalie Knofler; two daughters, Rosalind Sheppard of Timonium and Stephanie Cuttino of Orlando, Fla; and four grandchildren.

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