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Howard Hall Green, 89, social worker

Howard Hall Green, a former social worker in Baltimore and Howard County, died Tuesday of heart failure at Augsburg Lutheran Home of Maryland in Lochearn. The longtime Haywood Heights resident was 89.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Green graduated from City College in 1925 and received his bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. He earned a master's degree in liberal arts from the Johns Hopkins University in the 1970s.

He was president of the Improvement Association in Haywood Heights, which is near Randallstown, and belonged to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.

He was involved in many social activist organizations in the 1960s, including Baltimore Fellowship House. He was also a regular contributor of letters to the editor of The Sun.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at United Heritage Church of Christ, 3106 Liberty Heights Ave.

He is survived by a son, Daniel H. Green of Eldersburg; and three grandchildren.

Richard Lee Craig, 69, crane operator

Richard Lee Craig, a retired crane operator for Bethlehem Steel Corp., died Tuesday of a heart attack at Liberty Medical Center. The West Baltimore resident was 69.

A native of Appomattox, Va., Mr. Craig moved to Baltimore in 1947 and was a crane operator at Sparrows Point until he retired in 1990.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sharon Baptist Church, 1373 N. Stricker St.

Mr. Craig married Lillian Glen Thornhill in 1947; they divorced in 1973. He is survived by a son, Ronald Craig of Baltimore; a daughter, Madeline Henry of Baltimore; three sisters, Martha Parrish and Ada Jenkins, both of Baltimore, and Beatrice Robinson of New Jersey; and a grandson.

Angelo Faiazzo, 96, carpenter, gardener

Angelo Faiazzo, a retired carpenter and avid gardener, died Wednesday of heart failure at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 96.

Mr. Faiazzo, who had lived at Jenkins Memorial Home in Southwest Baltimore since 1995, lived for more than 40 years in Philadelphia, where he was a carpenter. Earlier, he was a coal miner in Pennsylvania.

Born in the Abruzzi region of Italy, he immigrated to the United States in 1918 and settled in Pennsylvania.

At the Jenkins Home, he kept a large vegetable garden that supplied the retirement home with fresh produce.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, 65 Sacred Heart Lane in Glyndon.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, the former Lorette Milanese; a son, Donald Faiazzo of Philadelphia; a daughter, Clare A. Mezzanotte of Owings Mills; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Joseph Leroy Williams, 57, worked at NSA

Joseph Leroy Williams, a former National Security Agency telecommunications specialist and a Vietnam War veteran, died Sunday of cancer at his Forest Park residence. He was 57.

Mr. Williams, who worked at Fort Meade, retired in 1996 after a 34-year NSA career. He served with the Air Force in Vietnam from 1960 to 1964, where he was a communications specialist.

Born and raised in South Baltimore, Mr. Williams graduated from Southern High School in 1959 and was a charter member of Village Baptist Church on South Hilton Street, where services were held Thursday.

At his death, he was chairman of the church's deacon board and financial secretary. He was also a member of the Men's Fellowship, sang with the male chorus and taught Sunday school and Bible study.

He was recognized by his church this year as a Model for Ministry because of his dedicated service to others.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Colethia Coleman; six daughters, Robin Gross of Glen Burnie, and Nicole Williams, Leatrice Williams, Danielle Jones, Robin Green and Deborah Lazar, all of Baltimore; three sons, Antonio Washington, Healey LeCator and Edward Woods, all of Baltimore; a brother, the Rev. Zollie D. Bagby of Baltimore; four sisters, Lincy W. Mobley, Doris W. Binns, Michelle Tyson and Marguerite G. Quarles, all of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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