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Brother James J. Nash, 79, Calvert Hall...

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Brother James J. Nash, 79, Calvert Hall official

Brother James J. Nash, F.S.C., who was media center director at Calvert Hall College and team moderator for several varsity sports, died Sunday of a massive heart attack at the Christian Brothers' residence at the school. He was 79.

Brother James had been on the staff of the Towson high school from 1984 until he retired this year. From 1981 until 1984, he was director of the Christian Brothers' retirement home in Ammendale near Beltsville.

He was assigned to Calvert Hall from 1944 to 1946, teaching Latin, Spanish and reading. He returned in 1970 and taught the same subjects and managed the bookstore until 1981.

Born in Holmes, Pa., he entered he Ammendale Novitiate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1934. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1938 from De La Salle College, which is now part of Catholic University, and pronounced his vows in 1942.

"He was well-known and very popular with the students at Calvert Hall, where he was varsity moderator for lacrosse, basketball and football," said Brother Charles Filbert, F.S.C., director of the Christian Brothers' Community at the school.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

William Joseph Lyons, 83, ran D.C. concession stands

William Joseph Lyons, who operated concession stands for the Washington Society for the Blind, died Monday of pneumonia at the Seaford Retirement and Rehabilitation Center in Seaford, Del. He was 83 and lived in Federalsburg.

Mr. Lyons, who was partially blind, operated concession stands during the 1960s and 1970s in the Washington area. During the late 1940s and 1950s, he taught mathematics at the Maryland School for the Blind. He coached track and wrestling at the school.

Born in Hurlock, he came to Baltimore when he was 10 to attend the Maryland School for the Blind. In 1936, he graduated from City College and was a member of that year's championship track squad and captain of the wrestling team.

He was a social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5246 in Federalsburg and a member of the Maryland School for the Blind Alumni Association.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, 216 N. Main St. in Federalsburg.

He is survived by two nephews, Richard S. Price of Westminster and Joseph M. Price of Baltimore; and a cousin, Cora Willen of Federalsburg.

Lesley M. Overholt, 87, public works supervisor

Lesley M. Overholt, a retired Baltimore County Bureau of Public Works supervisor and a gardener, died Monday of heart failure at Multi-Medical Center Genesis Eldercare in Towson. He was 87 and lived in Ednor Gardens.

He retired in 1979 from the county's Bureau of Highways and Equipment Operations and Maintenance where he had worked for 30 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and attended Strayer Business College.

"He was an avid gardener and was especially fond of flowers," said his daughter, Margaret O. Hagepanos of Parkton. "He was a quiet man who liked taking me shopping and attending movies."

He was a member of the Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church.

In 1934 he married Catherine Jones, who died in 1985.

Services will be held at noon today at the Lemmon Funeral

Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Other survivors include four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Ethel J. R. Rummery, 85, teacher, needlepoint artist

Ethel J. R. Rummery, a needlepoint artist and teacher, died Friday of pulmonary fibrosis at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, where she had lived since 1991. She was 85.

She worked in crewel and needlepoint, and one of her more elaborate needlepoint projects was the kneelers that are used by members of Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.

She was born Ethel J. Riddell in Cleveland. She and Frank O. Rummery were married in 1934. They came to Baltimore in 1941.

During the 1940s, she was a teacher in Baltimore public schools. In the late 1950s, she earned a bachelor's degree at then-Towson State College.

In 1965, the Rummerys moved to Ellicott City, where Mrs. Rummery was a member of the handbell choir at Bethany Church.

Mr. Rummery died in 1989.

A memorial service for Mrs. Rummery will be held at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Charlestown's Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 719 Maiden Choice Lane.

Survivors include three daughters, Nancy R. Vickers of Lochearn, Virginia Ward of Randallstown and Jean Bicknell of Columbia; two sisters, Alice Waltz of Strongsville, Ohio, and Peggy Price of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren.

Esther M. Brown, 78, homemaker and volunteer

Esther M. Brown, a homemaker and volunteer, died of cancer Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 78 and lived in Towson.

She was born Esther Murphy in Baltimore and was a graduate of Eastern High School and Strayer Business College. She was a secretary for a roofing company from 1939 to 1945.

From 1955 to 1980, she was a volunteer at Rosewood State Hospital, where she organized an annual June Day programand fashion shows, and edited two fund-raising cookbooks. She volunteered for more than 25 years at Keswick. She was a member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, Baltimore Country Club and Hillendale Country Club.

In 1952, she married Horace B. Brown, who died in 1983.

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

She is survived by a son, Robert A. Brown of Hunt Valley;and two grandchildren.

Dr. Oscar Abosch, 57, hospital chief of surgery

Dr. Oscar Abosch, chief of surgery at Bon Secours Hospital, died there Tuesday of cancer. He was 57 and lived in Randallstown.

He had been affiliated with the Southwest Baltimore hospital since 1982. A thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, he was named chief of surgery in 1992.

Dr. Abosch was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He earned a medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires in 1962.

He came to Baltimore in 1973 and completed a surgical residency at the old Lutheran Hospital and a cardio-thoracic residency at Duke University.

In recognition of his service to the hospital, Bon Secours officials informed him that an operating room would be named in his honor, said his wife of 26 years, the former Estela Waisman. Services were held yesterday.

Other survivors include his mother, Hella Abosch; and a brother, Jose Abosch, both of Buenos Aires.

Pub Date: 4/25/96

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