Dr. David G. Marsh, 58, Hopkins faculty...

Dr. David G. Marsh, 58, Hopkins faculty member

Dr. David G. Marsh, a member of the Johns Hopkins University Medical School faculty who researched the genetic basis of allergies and asthma, died Sunday of a brain tumor at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 58 and lived in Glenarm.


A native of London, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Birmingham and a doctorate in 1964 from Cambridge University. Both are in England.

He began his career in 1966 at the California Institute of Technology as a research fellow and joined the Hopkins faculty in 1969.


Dr. Marsh concluded through his research that there might be a genetic basis for allergies and that they seemed to be present in families. His work led to the standardization of allergy testing.

Widely published, he was recognized for his work last year when the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology gave him an award.

He was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Human Genetics and the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum. He also was a fellow of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.

There are no services.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Jeanne Nordin; three sons, Stephen Marsh of Baltimore, and Alexander Marsh and Peter Marsh, both of New York City; and his mother, Alice Marsh of London.

Christine J. Foell, 46, paralegal, secretary

Christine J. Foell, a paralegal and legal secretary with a Towson law firm, died Monday of ovarian cancer at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Hospital. The Havre de Grace resident was 46.

The former Christine J. Stout was born and raised in Stoneleigh and graduated in 1969 from Mercy High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1973 from Towson State University.


Mrs. Foell worked for Mercantile Bank & Trust Co. and several area law firms.

She enjoyed reading and traveling.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church, on Jerusalem Road in Kingsville.

She is survived by her husband of three years, Daniel Foell III; a brother, John C. Stout of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Mary J. Riggins of Charlottesville, Va.; a stepdaughter, Lauren Foell of Burlington, N.C.; and four nephews.

Howard E. Ashton, 36, cabinetmaker, carpenter

Howard E. Ashton, a Glen Burnie cabinetmaker and trim carpenter, died Sunday in a fall while rock climbing at Rocks State Park in Harford County. He was 36.


Since 1980, Mr. Ashton had owned Ashton Construction Co.

The Annapolis native married Michelle Simpson in 1993.

Mr. Ashton enjoyed fishing, spelunking and hiking, and was a member of the National Speleological Society of Maryland. He also enjoyed restoring antique trucks and had nearly completed restoring a 1966 Chevrolet truck.

Services were held Thursday

In addition to his wife, Mr. Ashton is survived by his parents, Kenneth S. and Yvonne G. Ashton of Annapolis; a brother, Kenneth S. Ashton of Stevensville; a sister, Dolores "Dee" Gibson of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 4/04/98