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Esther Benson Haugh, 95, helped preserve Md. history

Esther Benson Haugh, who championed preserving Maryland's historical heritage, died of heart failure Friday at a retirement village in Lancaster, Pa. She was 95.

The descendant of Colonial-era settlers spent much of the past four decades researching the history of her family and Maryland. She was responsible for establishing several historical roadside markers. One stands in Fells Point and another next to an old quarry in Cockeysville, where marble was dug for Baltimore's Washington Monument.

The former Esther Benson grew up in Prince Frederick and attended Calvert County public schools before she married Eugene Bruns, an accountant. The couple lived in the Towson area, and she worked for several years as a trip planner for AAA.

She divorced Mr. Bruns and, in 1953, married Army Maj. Joseph Gladstone Haugh and moved to Calvert Beach in southern Calvert County. Major Haugh died in 1972.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by two sons, C. Alan Bruns of Lancaster and Eugene B. Bruns of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Eleanor Bruns Howe of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

John Nelson Lloyd, 79, restored antiques

John Nelson Lloyd, a retired executive and owner of an antique restoration business, died Sunday of cancer at his Reisterstown home. He was 79.

After serving in the Army in 1944 during World War II, he joined D. N. Owens Co. Inc., a Baltimore business forms company, as a salesman. He retired as a vice president in 1982.

In 1959, the Baltimore native and his wife, the former Doris Burke, whom he married in 1939, opened Tidgets, an antique restoration business in their Reisterstown home.

Services were yesterday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, John N. Lloyd Jr. of Towson, Barry R. Lloyd of Bel Air and Timothy A. Lloyd of Reisterstown; a brother, Robert C. Lloyd of Baltimore; a sister, Virginia L. Bradley of Dundalk; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Jack Ellsworth Scott, 68, quality control manager

Jack Ellsworth Scott, a retired quality control manager for Blue Chip Automotive Co. in Elkton and a veteran of two wars, died Jan. 28 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. The Owings Mills resident was 68.

The Muskegon, Mich., native enlisted in the Army in 1949 and fought in Korea. He also served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was discharged in 1971. He then joined Blue Chip and retired in 1993.

He married Lora Mae Stottler in the late 1950s; she died in 1991.

Services were held Monday.

He is survived by a son, Jay E. Scott of Bel Air; two stepsons, James L. Everett of Pasadena and John D. Everett of Conowingo; a stepdaughter, Sandy Duke of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Pat Young, Ardice Drabik and Wanda Blevins, all of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a companion, Nancy Baldwin of Owings Mills.

Services set

Services for Michael Frederick Trostel, a historic preservation architect and longtime Bolton Hill resident, will be held at 11: 30 a.m. Saturday at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets. Mr. Trostel, who died Monday of cancer at Maryland General Hospital, was 67. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the American Wing, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore 21218; Mount Clare Museum Fund, Mount Clare, Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore 21230; or Preservation Maryland, 24 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore 21201.

Memorial services

Meghan Elizabeth Price, 20, a student at the University of Maryland, College Park who died Dec. 29 in an automobile accident near her Deep Creek Lake home, will be honored with a memorial service at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Chapel on campus. Miss Price, who was a senior, was the 83rd president of the Student Government Association.

Pub Date: 2/04/99

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