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Theodore R. Moore, 93, Jessup resident

Theodore Roosevelt Moore, a retired mason, died Monday of natural causes at his Jessup home. He was 93.

The lifelong Howard County resident worked as a mason for several construction companies and retired in the early 1970s.

He married Cora Robinson in 1928; she died in 1981.

Mr. Moore was a member and past chairman of the Deacon Board at First Baptist Church of Guilford, 7504 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia, where services are scheduled to be held today at 10: 30 a.m.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Ernestine Porter, whom he married in 1983; six sons, Theodore Roosevelt Moore Jr. and Irving Moore, both of Columbia, David Moore and Lloyd Moore, both of Laurel, Ulysses Moore of Jessup, and Jacob Moore of Chillum; four daughters, Bertha Hawkins of Baltimore, Cora Allen of Severn, Vashti Jackson of Odenton and Naomi Booker of Jacksonville, Ala.; a brother, Samuel Moore of Jessup; two sisters, Florence Moore Guy of Jessup and Mary Parker of Yonkers, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Teddy N. Shannon Jr., 70, steel mill supervisor

Teddy N. Shannon Jr., a retired steel worker, died Saturday of renal failure at Sinai Hospital. He was 70 and lived in Pikesville.

He joined Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant as a laborer in 1950 and retired as a supervisor in 1983.

The native of Gastonia, N.C., graduated from Baltimore's Carver Vocational-Technical High School in 1946, then served in the Army until 1948.

His 1950 marriage to Gladys R. Thompson ended in divorce.

He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church, 2651 W. North Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife, Lucretia Holmes, whom he married in 1991; three sons, Teddy N. Shannon III of Woodlawn, and Steven Shannon and Rodney Shannon, both of Randallstown; a daughter, Teresa Hankins of Woodlawn; two brothers, Elliott Shannon and Charles Shannon, both of Baltimore; a sister, Sax Shannon of Baltimore; and 11 grandchildren.

Eugene Dawson, 85, Baltimore employee

Eugene Dawson, a retired municipal employee, died Sunday of a blood infection at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 85.

The native of Soperton, Ga., came to Baltimore in 1967 and worked as a laborer for city government until he retired in 1978.

He married Lillian Williams in 1935; she died in 1985.

Services are set for 10: 30 a.m. today at the House of Prayer, 1301 W. Fayette St.

He is survived by four sons, Eugene Dawson Jr. of Soperton and Charlie Dawson, Benjamin Dawson and Joseph Dawson, all of Baltimore; seven daughters, Claudell Harris of Soperton, Emma Jackson of Adrian, Ga., and Percy Coney, Elizabeth Scott, Mae Woodson, Eugenia Tyson, and Marie Dawson, all of Baltimore; 42 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Robert D. Coslick Sr., 67, Lockheed Martin executive

Robert D. Coslick Sr., a personnel manager for Lockheed Martin Corp. and a lieutenant colonel in the Maryland National Guard, died Jan. 7 of complications after a liver transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Crofton resident was 67.

The native of Ocean Grove, N.J., earned a bachelor's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, N.J., a master's degree from Kent State University, Ohio, and a doctorate in education administration from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

His marriage to Diana Dakan ended in divorce.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie.

He is survived by two sons, Robert D. Coslick Jr. of Annapolis and Jonathan Coslick of Severna Park; two daughters, Karen Coslick of Annapolis and Kimberly Henry of Arnold; a brother, Merlin Coslick of Watchung, N.J.; six grandchildren; and his fiance, Carol Sands of Crofton.

Virginia E. Knight, 78, nurse's assistant at Hopkins

Virginia E. Knight, a retired nurse's assistant, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Union Memorial Hospital. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 78.

The native of Pasquotank County, N.C., came to Baltimore in 1941. She worked as a nurse's assistant at Johns Hopkins Hospital and retired in the mid-1980s.

The former Virginia Armstrong married Reginald Knight in 1952.

Services are set for 11: 30 a.m. today at March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.

She is survived by a son, Joe Armstrong of Baltimore; two brothers, Jasper Armstrong and Perigo Armstrong, both of Pasquotank County; a sister, Hazel Hall of Baltimore; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Pub Date: 1/15/99

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