Phyllis B. Flowers, 43, Arundel Sun contributorPhyllis...


Phyllis B. Flowers, 43, Arundel Sun contributor

Phyllis B. Flowers, a computer analyst, died Sunday of a heart attack at her Pumphrey residence. She was 43.

Since 1990, she was a community correspondent for the Anne Arundel County edition of The Sun as co-writer of the Brooklyn Park and Pumphrey neighborhood column.

"She was in the first batch of community correspondents hired by The Sun," said Anne Arundel editor Candy Thomson.

"Phyllis had a wonderful sense of her community and knew exactly what her readers wanted and needed to know. She was a delight to work with -- warm, funny, caring. And she never missed deadline -- even when the weather or her computer turned against her," Ms. Thomson said.

Mrs. Flowers also was a computer analyst at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade for the last 10 years.

The former Phyllis Bell was born in Charlotte, N.C., and as a child moved to the Fairfield section of Baltimore. She was educated in city schools.

In 1978, she married Houston Flowers.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the James A. Morton Funeral Home, 311 Main St., Turners Station.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Houston G. Flowers , and two daughters, Ebony V. Flowers and Tiffany G. Flowers, all of Pumphrey; her father, Cleo Bell of Charlotte; her mother, Victoria Bell of Baltimore; and a brother, Larry Bell of Baltimore. The Rev. Harold A. Hardwick, a Baptist minister and retired Baltimore County social worker, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 81.

The Northwood resident retired in 1978 from the county Department of Social Services, where he was assigned to a Medicaid unit for 10 years.

Before that, he was pastor of Huntingdon Baptist Church and Pimlico Baptist Church. He came to Baltimore in 1959 from First Baptist Church of Easton, which he joined in 1953.

The Baltimore native was a 1934 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. He earned a bachelor's degree and a theology degree in 1944 from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and had degrees in divinity and theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

He was a volunteer chaplain at the Keswick Home and the Maryland Rehabilitation Center. He also volunteered at Epiphany House in Govans and Good Samaritan Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at White Marsh Baptist Church, 4216 Silver Spring Road, Perry Hall.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Gertrude Vollkommer; a daughter, Janis Hardwick Page of Cockeysville; a sister, Marjorie Jones of York, Pa.; and two granddaughters.

Albert L. Deen Jr., 68, longtime civil engineer

Albert L. Deen Jr., who worked as a civil engineer for several area engineering firms, died Sunday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice Center in Towson. He was 68 and lived in Hydes.

The Baltimore native graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1948 and Johns Hopkins University in 1960 with a degree in engineering.

He worked for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. from 1950 to 1954; the Wilson T. Ballard Co. from 1954 to 1967, and Rummel Klepper and Kahl from 1967 until he retired in 1991.

He married Catherine Owings in 1951.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road, Pikesville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Leslie Kahler of Baltimore and Holly Deen of Glen Arm; and a grandson.

Aaron I. Levy, 74, marble importer

Aaron I. Levy, who had owned a Baltimore marble-importing business, died Tuesday of prostate cancer at his Pikesville residence. He was 74.

He founded Universal Marble and Granite Co. in 1972 and imported travertine marble from Italy and other rare marble from around the world. He sold the business in 1994.

Marble he imported was used in the restoration of the lobby of the Lyric Theatre, the IBM Building on Pratt Street and the lobby of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. building on Charles Street.

The Baltimore native was a 1939 graduate of City College and served in the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he was a manufacturer's representative, selling adhesives and accessories to the ceramic industry for many years.

He was a board member of Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills and established the Aaron and Sondra Levy Bible Fund, which distributes Bibles to young men and women who have had their bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs.

Services were held yesterday .

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Sondra Smith; a son, Walter J. Levy of Randallstown; a daughter, Deborah Levy of Amherst, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Edwin "Ed" Warfield Webster Jr., a retired Amtrak accountant and former Catonsville resident, died Sunday of respiratory failure at a Tennessee hospital. He was 66.

He had lived in Newport, Tenn., since retiring from Amtrak in 1990 after a career that began in 1944 with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

The Salisbury native was a former member of Emanuel United Methodist Church in Catonsville and the Boumi Temple.

Services were held Wednesday .

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Eva Butler; a daughter, Marjorie Sylvia of Aurora, Colo.; a nephew, Bill Taylor of Lancaster, Pa.; and a granddaughter.

Robert A. Bell, 55, delicatessen owner

Robert A. Bell, a former caterer who had recently opened a Towson delicatessen, died Oct. 10 of liver disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Timonium resident was 55.

He opened Bill's Deli in the Investment Building in Towson in September. In 1996, he closed Bob Bell's Catering, which he had owned for many years.

The Baltimore native was raised in Towson and was a 1959 graduate of Towson Catholic High School. He was a paratrooper with the Army's 101st Airborne Division from 1959 until 1962.

His marriage ended in divorce.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Oct. 14. He is survived by a daughter, Kathryn DiFrancesco of Silver Spring; and a sister, Mary Catherine Bell of Timonium.

Charles U. Robinson, 79, civil engineer

Charles U. Robinson,79, a retired civil engineer, died of respiratory failure Oct. 20 at his Anneslie home.

He was a 1940 graduate of West Virginia University, a member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore Inc. and was active in the Anneslie Community Association.

The native of Grafton, W.Va., was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where a memorial service was held Oct. 23.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth McKay, whom he married in 1949; a son, Dr. Charles R. Robinson of Bristol, Conn.; a daughter, Carol E. Reynolds of Elkton; and four grandchildren.

James Rodgers Tyler, 61, Social Security employee

James Rodgers Tyler, a Baltimore native, died Oct. 31 of heart failure in South Windsor, Conn., where he lived. He was 61.

Born in East Baltimore, he graduated from Dunbar High School in 1954 and the then-Morgan State College in 1957. He served in the Army for 10 years and was discharged in 1968 with the rank of captain.

He then worked for the Social Security Administration until 1972, when he moved to Connecticut.

He married Kim Jackson in 1983. A prior marriage ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today at Waters AME Church, 417 N. Aisquith St.

Other survivors include three sons, Gary Tyler of Arlington, Va., Kevin Tyler of Severn and Keith Tyler of East Hartford, Conn.; a daughter, Terry Bydume of Severn; two brothers, Donald Tyler and Douglas Tyler, and four sisters, Bettie Truesdale, Sharon Hawkins, Gail Wilson and Barbara Bailey, all of Baltimore; and 11 grandchildren.


Evelyn R. Moxley, In the Nov. 2 editions of The Sun, the obituary for Evelyn R. Moxley of Ellicott City inadvertently omitted her daughter, Eleanor M. Breeden of West Friendship, among the list of survivors. The Sun regrets the error.

Pub Date: 11/08/96

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