Alexander Francis Yurek, 71, electrical engineerAlexander Francis...


Alexander Francis Yurek, 71, electrical engineer

Alexander Francis Yurek, an electrical engineer who established the State Highway Administration's first wireless communications system between emergency response agencies, died Thursday of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 71.

The longtime Perry Hall resident joined the State Roads Commission in 1958 and retired in 1988.

Services for the Baltimore native were held Monday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Katherine Kratz, whom he married in 1950; four sons, Russell A. Yurek of Street, Glenn A. Yurek and Karl M. Yurek, both of Ellicott City, and Brian L. Yurek of Norrisville; two brothers, Edward Yurek of Bradenton, Fla., and Thomas Yurek of Dundalk; four sisters, Beatrice Ramage of Edgemere, Clara Day and Rita Dekowski, both of Rosedale, and Joan Tankersley of White Marsh; and 12 grandchildren.

Forrest Edgar Nappier, 69, restaurant manager

Forrest Edgar Nappier, who managed restaurants and lounges in the Baltimore area for more than 40 years, died Monday of cancer at his Eldersburg home. He was 69.

The native of Union, Mo., married Jenny Calabrese in 1946, and they divorced in the 1960s.

A memorial service is being planned.

He is survived by two sons, Victor L. Nappier of Eldersburg and John M. Nappier of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Julie Ann Miller of Ocean Pines; two sisters, Norma Jean Fullerton and Jo Thompson, both of Carthage, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dora M. Chilcoat, 103, homemaker

Dora M. Chilcoat, a homemaker and Sparks resident for nearly 70 years, died Tuesday of pneumonia in Cockeysville. She was 103.

A Baltimore native, the former Dora Miles married Charles B. Chilcoat Sr., a dairy farmer, in 1918. He died in 1956.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bosley United Methodist Church, 14800 Thornton Mills Road, Sparks.

She is survived by two sons, Charles B. Chilcoat Jr. of Lutherville and Harry Chilcoat of Stewartstown, Pa.; three daughters, Jane Hanna and Charlotte Hanna, both of Sparks, and Helen Crosby of Hagerstown; 16 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 2/11/99

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