Edith Crawford Cooper, 94, born in Roland...


Edith Crawford Cooper, 94, born in Roland Park

Edith Crawford Cooper, a homemaker and former Roland Park resident, died in her sleep Sunday at the Hermitage Retirement Community in Solomons. She was 94.

Mrs. Cooper, who moved to the Calvert County retirement community last year, lived in Roland Park and Phoenix, Baltimore County, for many years.

The former Edith Gantz, was born in Roland Park, graduated from Roland Park Country School in 1921 and attended Wellesley College.

She was a communicant of St. David Episcopal Church and a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

She was married to William F. Crawford Sr., who died in 1963; and William C. Cooper, who died in 1988.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Green Mount Cemetery, Greenmount Avenue and Oliver Street.

She is survived by two sons, William F. Crawford Jr. of Largo, Fla., and Charles Gantz Crawford of Valley Lee; a daughter, Margaret Crawford Demere of St. Mary'sCity; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Colgate C. Pascal, 78, excavation company founder

Colgate Cherbonnier Pascal, former president and founder of a Westminster excavating company, died Monday of a heart attack at his Westminster farm. He was 78.

Mr. Pascal established Mark Enterprises, a commercial and industrial excavation company in 1968. He operated the business, which is now closed, until his retirement in 1980. Earlier, he had been a mechanic and truck driver.

Born in St. Louis, he moved to Sparks as a boy and was educated in county schools.

During World War II, he served as an electronics instructor in the Army Air Corps.

He was a member of the Mount Moriah Chapter of the Masons and the Boumi Temple.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at his farm, 1910 N. Old Bachmans Valley Road, Westminster.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Sue Nicodemus; three sons, Mark C. Pascal and Edward "Chip" Pascal, both of Westminster, and Frank M. Pascal of Springfield, Va.; and a brother, Caleb D. Pascal of Hereford in Baltimore County.

Pub Date: 5/27/98

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