Theodore Taddei, 73, career naval officerTheodore Taddei,...


Theodore Taddei, 73, career naval officer

Theodore Taddei, a Navy veteran who served in three wars and helped restore the Liberty ship John W. Brown, died of liver cancer Oct. 13 at his Carroll County home. The Gamber resident was 73.

Born in Lancaster, Pa., Mr. Taddei was sent as a child to a residential home and school for orphans or children of single parents.

He joined the Navy in 1943, served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars and was discharged in 1964. He then worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Bendix Corp., where he retired in 1990.

In 1988, he joined Project Liberty Ship, which restored the John W. Brown after it arrived in Baltimore. He was responsible for restoring the ship's guns.

In 1951, he married Simone Colbrant, who died in 1991.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the chapel of the John W. Brown, which will be docked at Webster Street and Key Highway.

Survivors include his wife, the former Billie Jenkins, whom he married last year; five stepsons, Don Jenkins of Upland, Pa., Ronald Jenkins of Reading, Pa., John Jenkins of Pottstown, Pa., Billy Jenkins of Linwood, Pa. and Richard Jenkins of Bethlehem, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Linda Lempp of Puerto Rico; 11 step-grandchildren; and an aunt, Margaret Pasquale of Vineland, N.J. Jean J. Zucker, a retired registered nurse and amateur actress, died Oct. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of heart disease. The longtime Dundalk resident was 73.

She retired from Fort Howard Veterans Affairs Medical Center last year after working there since 1990. She also had been employed there from 1966 to 1988.

Last year, Mrs. Zucker worked as an extra in an episode of the "Homicide: Life on the Street" television series and, according to family members, had recently been asked to appear again in the series, which is filmed in Baltimore.

The former Jean J. Maxson was born in Scranton, Pa. She earned a nursing degree from Kings County (N.Y.) Hospital in 1948 and worked at a hospital in New Jersey before going to Fort Howard.

In 1948, she married Albert F. Zucker, who died in 1990.

Services were held Monday.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence F. Zucker of Detroit; two daughters, Pamela J. Zucker and Diane K. Zucker, both of Dundalk; a sister, Alice Rubotzky of Barrington, R.I.; and three grandchildren.

Richard W. Thompson, 65, retired NSA analyst, CPA

Richard W. Thompson, a retired National Security Agency computer programmer and analyst, died Oct. 14 of a heart attack in Martinsburg, W. Va., while on vacation. The Berlin resident was 65.

Mr. Thompson, who was also a certified public accountant, retired in 1975 after nearly 25 years at NSA.

Born in Washington and raised in Bethesda, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington.

He served in the Army during the Korean War, was an auxiliary officer in the Ocean City Police Department and editor of the Beacon, the Mystic Harbor community newspaper.

Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Marian J. Reynolds; a son, Robert W. Thompson of Berlin; three daughters, Cheryl L. O'Rourke of Hockessin, Del., Lauren J. Bauer of Ellicott City and Kim L. Holland of Elkridge; a sister, Kathryn L. Phillips of Ocean Pines; and two grandchildren.

George Grason Tracey, 96, surveyor for Towson firm

George Grason Tracey, a former surveyor and Reisterstown resident, died Oct. 14 of cancer at home in Albany, Ga. He was 96.

He was a surveyor for the Fred H. Dollenberg Co. in Towson for many years and retired in 1972 and moved to Albany.

Services for the Upperco native were held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Lillian Scholtes; two sons, Grason Alan Tracey of Pimbroke Pines, Fla., and Paul Douglas Tracey of Littlestown, Pa.; and a brother, Kernal Duncan Tracey of Reisterstown.

Pub Date: 10/21/98

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