J. Donald Paulus: The obituary for J....

J. Donald Paulus: The obituary for J. Donald Paulus in yesterday's editions incorrectly identified his high school. He was a 1944 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

The Sun regrets the error.


J. Donald Paulus, 71, engineer, avid dog trainer, volunteer

J. Donald Paulus, a retired mechanical engineer and partner in the Baltimore engineering firm of Whitman Requardt and Associates, died of cardiac arrest Sundayat home in Timonium. He was 71.


Mr. Paulus, who was responsible for the design work in the mechanical and electrical departments, joined the firm in 1952 and retired in 1990.

He was born and raised on Hoffman Street in East Baltimore and graduated from Baltimore City College in 1944, then enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a navigator. In 1949, he earned an engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Paulus' numerous professional memberships included the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers and the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

After his daughter gave him a silver miniature poodle in 1962, he became interested in obedience training. He was a member of the Oriole Dog Training Club since 1968 and showed his poodles in Canada and Bermuda.

He was a volunteer at the Baltimore Chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Pets on Wheels and was a member of the Maryland Kennel Club and the Greenspring Poodle Club.

Mr. Paulus' 35-year marriage to Gloria Chandler ended in divorce.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Timonium, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. today.

He is survived by a daughter, Lovelyn Britvar of Aspen, Colo.; a sister, G. Lorraine Paulus of Baltimore; and two grandsons.


Mary R. Flowers, dean of admissions at Goucher College for 24 years, died of natural causes Sept. 8 at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 89.

Judy J. Mohraz, president of Goucher College, said Ms. Flowers, who retired in 1973, was instrumental in helping the school change from a parochial institution to one that attracted students from around the country.

Ms. Mohraz said Ms. Flowers kept a relationship with the students as they made their way through Goucher.

"She never threw off the students after she admitted them," Ms. Mohraz said. "Until the day she died, she could tell details about virtually every student that she ever admitted. Whenever I'm on the road [visiting alumnae], one of the first things people wanted to know about was Mary Ross Flowers."

Born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., Ms. Flowers attended Goucher when it was in Baltimore City, graduating in 1928 with a degree in romance languages.

She owned and operated a travel business in Alabama from 1936 to 1940, then joined the Federal Work Projects Administration. During World War II, she was a Navy lieutenant from 1942 to 1946.


From 1947 to 1949, she was dean of admissions at Alfred (N.Y.) University.

A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m. tomorrow at Haebler Memorial Chapel on Goucher's Towson campus.

She is survived by a niece, Betsy Baker of Columbia; and a cousin, Mary Holbrooke of Mequon, Wis.

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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