Briana Porte Shimer: An obituary in The...


Briana Porte Shimer: An obituary in The Sun May 23 about Briana Porte Shimer, 47, a former speech therapist and meeting facilitator who lived in Severna Park, omitted her middle name.

William Stewart O'Hare: In an obituary for William Stewart O'Hare in yesterday's editions of The Sun, a survivor, his daughter Kathleen A. O'Hare of Baltimore, was omitted inadvertently.

The Sun regrets the error.

William Stewart O'Hare, 70, physicist

William Stewart O'Hare, a retired physicist who worked for several defense contractors, died of emphysema Friday at his home in Towson. He was 70.

Mr. O'Hare, whose family has lived in the Baltimore area since 1760, graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1941 and earned a degree from Loyola College in 1948 and a master's degree in physics from Catholic University of America in Washington.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of electronic technician's mate. Later, he conducted atomic bomb research at Los Alamos, N.M.

As a result of his work in electronic warfare and radar, he held several patents. During his career, he worked for Lockheed and Westinghouse Corp. before moving to California in 1971. In 1991, he retired from Raytheon and returned to the Baltimore area in 1992.

Services were private.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Jill L. Bateman O'Hare; two sons, William S. O'Hare Jr. of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Arthur E. O'Hare of Tustin, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Jocelyn Eaterday of Reisterstown; two stepsons, Scott Clemens of Anaheim, Calif., and Eric Clemens of Towson; and three grandchildren.

Briana P. Shimer, a former speech therapist and meeting facilitator, died May 11 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 47.

Mrs. Shimer, who earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and a master's degree in speech therapy from the University of Maryland, was a speech therapist in Los Angeles public schools for six years.

In the late 1980s, she moved to Bethesda and went to work for MYATEC as a meeting facilitator. She settled in Severna Park in 1991.

She was born Briana Porte in Vienna, Austria, and raised in


Services were private. She is survived by her husband of nine years, Craig G. Shimer; a son, Gunthar Shimer of Lower Burrell, Pa.; a daughter, Heather Shimer of Indiana, Pa.; two brothers, Mark Harrison of Fort Washington and Mike Harris of Manassas, Va.; and her stepmother, Melanie Harrison of Pasadena, Calif.

Rev. Frederick G. Jones, 82, AME Church elder

The Rev. Frederick Glenwood Jones, a retired presiding elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, died Sunday of heart failure at Kent and Queen Anne's County Hospital. He was 82 and lived in Chestertown.

Mr. Jones was promoted to presiding elder of the Baltimore Conference in 1964. Later, he was named presiding elder of the Baltimore District, which takes in most of the state. He retired in 1989.

As presiding elder, he licensed more than 100 ministers, including a grandson, the Rev. Robert Brown Jr., pastor of Tyree AME Church in Berlin.

Mr. Jones was ordained an itinerant elder in the Baltimore Conference in 1939 and had been pastor of churches in Salisbury, Fruitland, Cordtown, Snow Hill, Bishopville and Havre de Grace.

Born in Salisbury, he was a 1931 graduate of the local high school and attended Princess Anne Academy, now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

He was trained as a teacher at the National Education Alliance in New York City and earned certificates in seminary studies from Washington College and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

During the 1930s, he worked on a Pennsylvania Railroad section gang and in the heating and plumbing trades in the early 1940s. He also had been a substitute teacher in Kent County public schools.

He had been president of the Kent County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a member of the Chestertown Bi-Racial Commission and a Freedom Rider in the early 1960s, and served on civic and governmental bodies on the Eastern Shore.

In 1931, he married Hattie Graham, who died in 1991.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Bethel AME Church, 237 College Ave., Chestertown.

He is survived by two sons, the Rev. Frederick Jones of Dover, Del., and Harold Jones of Chestertown; four daughters, Catherine Cephas of Wilmington, Del., Frances Tolliver and Ina Upshur, both of Dover, and Florence Jones Brown of Chestertown; five sisters, the Rev. Laura Turner of Baltimore, Edith Waters of Eden, the Rev. Florita Harmon of Salisbury, Odessa Cropper of Washington and Lucille Jones of New York City; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Stephany H. Macksoud, 75, secretary, Baltimore native

Stephany H. Macksoud, a former Baltimorean and secretary, died Saturday of a brain tumor at a nursing home in Homewood, Ala. She was 75.

She was born Stephany Honaski in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk. She was a 1938 graduate of Eastern High School and a graduate of Strayer's Business College.

During the war years, she was a secretary for the Social Security Administration, which had its headquarters in the Candler Building. She moved to Birmingham, Ala., in 1945.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday. She is survived by her husband, George Macksoud Sr., whom she married in 1941; a son, George Macksoud Jr., and a daughter, Joyce Yeager, both of Birmingham; two brothers, Theodore Honaski and Dr. Raymond J. Honaski, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Lawrence E. Evans, 73, glazing industry executive

Lawrence E. Evans, retired executive director of the National Glaziers Industry Fund, died Sunday of a stroke at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 73.

He retired in 1990 from the Washington-based organization of which he had been executive director since 1968. He began his glazing career in Pottsville, Pa., in the late 1940s.

Known as Jerry, he was born in Pottsville and was a 1941 graduate of Pottsville High School. During World War II, he served with the Army Air Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater and was discharged in 1945 as a sergeant.

He was a 50-year member of the Walter Griffiths AMVETS Post No. 180 and Trinity United Church of Christ, both in Pottsville.

Services will be held today in Pottsville.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Doris J. Accardi; a son, Robert L. Evans of Damascus; a brother, Francis A. "Bud" Evans of Pottsville; and three grandchildren.

Dorothy S. Bendann, 82, music patron

Dorothy Scott Pauline Bendann, a music lover and patron, died Saturday of heart failure after surgery at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 82 and lived at Roland Park Place.

She was born in Baltimore, the granddaughter of David Bendann, who in 1859, with his brother Daniel Bendann, founded the Bendann Art Gallery, a longtime institution on Baltimore Street and later in Towson.

She trained as a nurse at Union Memorial and earned a degree at Columbia University. She did free-lance writing for newspapers in New York City and returned to Baltimore in 1946.

She enjoyed classical music and would travel to New York to the opera. She agreed to endow two professorships at the Peabody Institute.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.

Her marriage ended in divorce many years ago. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Kathleen A. G. Ries, 96, code clerk for military

Kathleen A. G. Ries, a longtime Rodgers Forge resident, died May 13 of cancer at the home of her daughter in Laguna Hills, Calif. She was 96.

Mrs. Ries, who moved to California in 1994, was a code clerk for the Army and the Air Force from 1945 to 1961, when she retired.

Born Kathleen A. Gallagher in Norfolk, Va., she came to Baltimore in the early 1920s with her husband, Lonnie Holden, a carpenter whom she married in 1918. The marriage ended in divorce.

In 1942, she married Albert W. Ries, a supervisor at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River. He died in 1945.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Smith and Greely avenues in Mount Washington.

She is survived by her daughter, Rita Terry Swartz of Laguna Hills; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Lori Ann Cullinane,31, a former Annapolis resident, died May 5 of carbon monoxide poisoning in Big Sky, Mont. Ms. Cullinane, who worked at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge in Big Sky, was a 1983 graduate of Annapolis High School and earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Utah in 1990.

Services were held Saturday. She is survived by her mother, Betty Cullinane, and stepfather, Denny Cullinane, of Kansas City, Mo.; her father, Terry McWilliams of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two brothers, Patrick Cullinane of Park City, Utah, and Steve Cullinane of Kansas City; her paternal grandparents, Hugh and Toni McWilliams of Palm Desert, Calif.; and her maternal grandparents, Nat and Anne Hooper of Sun City West, Ariz.

Col. John B. Richardson Jr.,85, a retired Army officer, died May 11 of heart failure at the Vincent Hall Retirement Community in McLean, Va.

He had been a Gibson Island resident since 1932 and recently moved to Virginia with his wife of 56 years, the former Farley Spencer, who survives.

Born in Fort Snelling, Minn., he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1934.

Services were held Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Christopher-By-The-Sea on Gibson Island.

Other survivors included a son, John B. Richardson III of Gibson Island; a grandson; three granddaughters; and a step-granddaughter.

! Pub date: 5/23/96

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