Leo Martin Gary, 75, Steamfitters Union memberLeo...


Leo Martin Gary, 75, Steamfitters Union member

Leo Martin Gary, a retired Steamfitters Union member whose Irish heritage regularly lured him to his ancestral homeland, died Tuesday at his Catonsville home after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Gary attended Mount St. Joseph High School, where he was an avid athlete who excelled in pole vaulting.

A Marine, he served in World War II in an elite corps that helped win territorial islands in the South Pacific.

He was a 45-year member of Steamfitters Union Local 438 and had been vice president of its pension fund.

In addition to his travels to Ireland, he enjoyed golf. He joined a group of friends who called themselves the Dirty Dozen and searched far and wide for the perfect greens. His family said he also was an extra in Barry Levinson's Baltimore-based motion picture "Avalon."

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Dorothy Cooper; three daughters, Alexandria Gary, Bridget Mohler and Gigi Elliott; three sons, Patrick Gary, Michael Gary and L. Martin Gary III; two sisters, Elaine Dieringer and Shirley G. Lambert; and eight grandchildren. All are of the Baltimore area.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, Cooks Lane and Edmondson Avenue. Stephen E. Shuman, a retired salesman who had been a hospital volunteer for more than a decade, died of a brain tumor on Thanksgiving Day at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 75.

Born in Norfolk, Va., Mr. Shuman moved to Baltimore at age 12. He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1939 and attended Duke University before joining the Navy Seabees in 1942. He won battle stars for participating in the invasions of Guam and Okinawa.

After the war, Mr. Shuman worked for 33 years for 3M, including 18 years as a sales representative calling on East Coast auto assembly plants. During that time, he lived in New Jersey.

In 1971, Mr. Shuman, his wife and two children moved back to Maryland, living in Towson while he continued working at 3M. In 1986, they moved to Roland Park.

After retirement, he volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital in Northeast Baltimore for 11 years.

He was a member of Hillendale Country Club and the Maryland Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Anne Hart Sweeney; a daughter, Ellen Lee Scurachio of Ellicott City; a son, Stephen Gill Shuman of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane. Ethel Pauline Hubbard, who was interested in physical and spiritual healing as a nurse and ordained minister, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at her home near Towson. She was 73.

A 1940 graduate of Westminster High School, she earned her nursing degree in the mid-1940s at Church Home and Hospital. For years, she was employed at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, where she became a nursing supervisor.

She later held the same position at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup.

Mrs. Hubbard, who retired for health reasons in 1974, was ordained as a minister through the National Spiritual Science Center in Washington.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, David L. Hubbard Sr.; a son, James Nevin Marsh of Baltimore; a daughter, Greta Marsh Owens of Frederick; a sister, Barbara E. Kirchner of Jarrettsville; and two granddaughters. She also is survived by a former husband, Everett A. Marsh of Frederick.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

Gwynne R. Berry, 70, NASA personnel specialist

Gwynne R. Berry, a retired personnel specialist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, died Nov. 23 after surgery for liver cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 70 and lived in Ocean City.

In 1950, he joined the federal government, working in the personnel office of the Government Printing Office. He later worked for the Post Office Department and, in 1959, joined NASA in Washington. He retired in 1979.

Born in Tampa, Fla., he grew up in the Washington area and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. During World War II, he served in the Army.

A former Lanham resident, he moved to Ocean City in 1992.

Services were Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Mary Anne Goetzinger; two sons, Russell D. Berry of Philomont, Va., and Christopher M. Berry of Bishopville; three daughters, Jo Anne Malatesta of Millersville, Theresa S. McDonald of Hanover and Mary Karen Wylie of Allentown, Pa.; a brother, Harold C. Berry of Pawlet, Vt.; and nine grandchildren.

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