Paul Truman Grove, 87, Baltimore firefighterPaul Truman...

Paul Truman Grove, 87, Baltimore firefighter

Paul Truman Grove, a retired Baltimore City firefighter, died Friday of heart disease at Holly Hill Manor Nursing Home in Towson. The former Northeast Baltimore resident was 87.


The World War II Navy veteran joined the Fire Department in 1942 and spent his entire career at Engine Co. No. 17 in Locust Point. He retired in 1981.

The Highlandtown native attended city schools until the fifth grade when he left to support his family.


He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Little Flower, 3500 Belair Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today .

He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Josephine Brown, whom he married in 1946; two daughters, Patricia Ann Grove of Baltimore and Emma G. Burdeaux of Fallston; and two sisters, Virginia Hartner and Evelyn Grove, both of Baltimore.

Frank W. Hodgins, 74, founded Hodgins Associates

Frank W. Hodgins, the founder of an electronic components manufacturing company, died Sunday of cancer at his Glen Arm home. He was 74.

Mr. Hodgins founded Hodgins Associates Inc. in 1974 in Glen Arm.

The native of Flint, Mich., who was a World War II Army veteran, studied electrical engineering at Seattle University and settled in Baltimore in 1948, where he worked for several companies before he founded his firm.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike in Hydes.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Alice Cary, whom he married in 1948; two sons, Thomas Hodgins of Phoenix and Francis Hodgins of New York; two daughters, Teresa Messer of Roswell, Ga., and Barbara Hodgins of Glen Arm; and four grandchildren.


Grace Virginia Hoppert, a retired commercial artist and former Baltimore resident, died Thursday of heart failure at Sacred XTC Heart Hospital in Cumberland. She was 89 and had lived in Cumberland since 1990.

Mrs. Hoppert was a commercial artist for the downtown Hutzler's Department Store and later at the Sears store at North Avenue and Harford Road.

A Baltimore native, the former Grace Cook graduated from city public schools and married Charles W. Hoppert in the mid-1920s. Mr. Hoppert died in 1969.

Graveside services are set for 1 p.m. today at Garden of Faith Memorial Gardens, 5598 Trumps Mill Road in Baltimore.

She is survived by two sons, Charles W. Hoppert Jr. of Cumberland and Glenn C. Hoppert of Columbia; two daughters, Virginia M. Spurrier of Sarasota, Fla., and Kathryn Haas of Yorktown, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Lillian May Schaub, 88, housekeeping supervisor


Lillian May Schaub, former supervisor of housekeeping at the old North Charles General Hospital, died Oct. 7 of respiratory failure at Mariner Health Care in Bel Air. She was 88.

Mrs. Schaub, who had lived in Bel Air since 1996, began working at the hospital during the 1960s and retired in 1978.

The former Lillian Ennis was born in Fruitland and was a graduate of Wicomico County public schools. In the early 1930s, she married Amos H. Schaub, who died in 1984.

She was an active member of Fruitland Christian Church.

Services were held Friday

She is survived by three sons, Joseph H. Schaub and Jefferson F. Schaub, both of Bel Air, and James H. Schaub of Toms River, N.J.; a sister, Beulah Pennewell of Fruitland; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Memorial Mass Saturday for George E. Nugent

A memorial Mass for retired music teacher George E. Nugent will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church convent chapel, 5502 York Road.

Mr. Nugent died Oct. 4 of Parkinson's Disease.

Pub Date: 10/14/98