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Ethel Mae Brown, 75, Republican elections judge

Ethel Mae Brown, a West Baltimore Republican elections judge, died Friday in her sleep at Lorien Frankford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 75.

Mrs. Brown was judge on election days in her West Baltimore neighborhood near Bon Secours Hospital for 35 years. In the 1960s, she worked at the city Board of Elections Supervisors.

Born in Spartanburg, S.C., she moved to Baltimore with her parents in 1924. She attended public schools and worked at a local cooperage, Kimball Tyler Co., during World War II.

She married Ernest Brown, who also worked at Kimball Tyler, in 1940. He died in 1971.

She was a member of the Ellicott City Church of God.

Funeral services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at Monroe Street Church of God, Saratoga and Monroe streets.

She is survived by a daughter, Yvonne "Bunny" Jones; two sisters, Mattie Paul Barksdale and Mable Dorsey, all of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Nicholas F. Ladic, 83, racetrack pari-mutuel clerk

Nicholas F. Ladic, a pari-mutuel clerk at racetracks, died Saturday of an aneurysm at his Ednor Gardens home. He was 83.

For 43 years, Mr. Ladic was a fixture at Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia racetracks. He retired in 1983.

Born in Baltimore, he began working at racetracks as a young man. During his career, he worked at Pimlico, Laurel, Bowie, Timonium, Delaware Park and Charlestown, as well as the now-closed tracks at Marlboro, Havre de Grace, Bel Air, Hagerstown and Cumberland.

"He cashed tickets for all the notables," said his wife of 60 years, the former Rose A. Maggio. "He handed Omar Bradley and J. Edgar Hoover their winnings."

A Mass for Mr. Ladic will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Marty Ladic of Baltimore; and three sisters, Rose O'Brien and Grace Hoffman, both of Baltimore, and Josephine Krucky of Dallas.

Stuart J. Dearing, 56, college professor, author

Stuart J. Dearing, a Baltimore native, college professor and author of scientific textbooks, died Sunday of lymphoma at his Fairfax, Va., home. He was 56.

Dr. Dearing was professor of biology and genetics at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College for the past 28 years.

He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1960 and from Western Maryland College. He earned a doctorate from the University of Maryland and also attended Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Dr. Dearing was a captain in the Army Medical Corps from 1967 to 1969.

In 1970, he became a professor of biology and genetics at Northern Virginia Community College, where he developed the genetics curriculum and wrote biology laboratory textbooks. He presented scientific papers on genetics and biology in the Philippines.

Funeral services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, Emilie Gaborne Dearing of Fairfax, whom he married in 1979; and a sister, Beverly Stuck of Reisterstown.

Ane Piet Ruig, 78, fence company president

Ane Piet Ruig, former president of Anchor Post Products on Eastern Avenue, died Friday of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at home in The Plains, Va. He was 78.

Born in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Mr. Ruig served as president of the Baltimore fence company from 1979 to 1980 and then moved out of state. He continued to hold a number of executive positions with Anchor's holding company, PPA Inc. He retired to The Plains several years ago.

During World War II, he was a navigation officer in the Dutch Navy and taught celestial navigation at the Naval Training Station at Bainbridge in Cecil County.

Private funeral services are planned.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Diane Ridgway of The Plains; a daughter, Vaughan Myers of Middleburg, Va.; a son, Pieter A. Ruig of New York; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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Pub Date: 12/30/98

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