Marie E. Watts, 78, steel plant worker,...


Marie E. Watts, 78, steel plant worker, domestic

Marie E. Watts, who worked as a domestic and at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant during World War II, died Friday of complications of cancer at Maryland General Hospital. She was 78 and lived in Baltimore.

In 1941, the Baltimore native was one of many women hired at the steel plant while men were drafted into military service during World War II. She left Sparrows Point in 1944 and did domestic work.

She married the late James Lee in 1934, and they divorced in 1942.

Funeral services will be held at noon today at March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.

She is survived by a son, Louis Lee of Baltimore; a sister, Anita Copeland of Oregon; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Alfred N. Brandon, 73, medical library consultant

Alfred N. Brandon, a medical library consultant who was director of the Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library from 1963 to 1969, died Friday of heart failure at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 73.

The former Catonsville resident, who was born in Ogden, Utah, was co-author of the "Brandon-Hill List of Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library."

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from Atlantic Union College and another bachelor's degree in 1948 from Syracuse University. He received a master's degree in library science from the University of Illinois in 1951 and another master's in 1965 from the University of Michigan.

He was married to the former Mabel Pomeroy, who died in 1966.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Loring-Byers Funeral Directors Inc., 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

He is survived by a son, Robert A. Brandon of Washington; a daughter, Sharon Brandon Rivera of Kunkletown, Pa.; two sisters, Henrietta Hurst of Oneida, N.Y., and Marguerite Attle of Orlando, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Mary M. Prill, 73, secretary at Bendix

Mary M. Prill, a longtime member of St. Jane Frances De Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach, died of cancer June 30 at her Florida home. She was 73.

The Baltimore native attended Seton High School, graduated from St. Paul's Commercial School in 1940 and worked as secretary at what was then Bendix Radio. She left the company in 1952.

The former Mary Stallings married Gilbert A. Prill in Pasadena in 1956 and lived there for the next 33 years before the couple moved to Ormond By The Sea, Fla., in 1989.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Jane Frances Church, 169 Riviera Drive.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Jacquelyn Klemm of Long Island, N.Y., and Brenda Everd and Sharon Rafferty, both of Pasadena; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

James W. Hughen, 73, civil engineer with state

James W. Hughen, a civil engineer who worked for private firms and the state of Maryland, died June 21 of Alzheimer's disease at his Glenarm home. He was 73.

The native of Rockford, Ala., enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served in the Pacific. He was discharged in 1945 and attended Dartmouth College, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering.

His professional memberships included the National Society of Civil Engineers and the Maryland Society of Civil Engineers.

Services were held June 25. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Doris Ann Miller; a son, James R. Hughen of Annapolis; three daughters, Susan Hughen of Timonium, Cheryl Anne Lathrop of Walpole, Mass., and Barbara Rinehart of Malvern, Pa.; a brother, Carl Hughen of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Ruby Clifton of Mobile; and five grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/09/96

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