Ronald B. Coale, 59, computer analystRonald B....


Ronald B. Coale, 59, computer analyst

Ronald B. Coale, a retired computer analyst and auto enthusiast, died of cancer Monday at his home in Westminster. He was 59.

Mr. Coale worked for 25 years as a computer analyst for the Health Care Financing Administration in Baltimore before his 1994 retirement. Earlier, he had worked for the Social Security Administration.

Born and raised in Annapolis, he was a graduate of Annapolis High School.

Several years ago, Mr. Coale built from a kit a replica 1929 Mercedes roadster. He was also a Civil War buff and a member of the Sons of the Confederacy. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Westminster.

Services were held Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, the former Ruth J. Parcells; two sons, Michael Coale of Easton and Mark Coale of Annapolis; two daughters, Rhonda Moore and Latisha Nayne, both of Westminster; two brothers, Dennis Coale of Crownsville and Gregory Coale of Crofton; a stepson, Theodore Parcells of Bishopville; a stepdaughter, Michelle Parcells of Canton; and five grandchildren.

Francis J. Napfel Jr., 72, bank vice president

Francis J. Napfel Jr., a retired Equitable Bank vice president and businessman, died Monday of cancer at home in Cub Hill. He was 72.

Mr. Napfel joined Equitable as an automobile repossessor in 1951 and retired as head of the bank's consumer credit division in 1981. He then established CAB Inc., which provides litigation support services to area attorneys.

The East Baltimore native graduated from City College in 1944 and served in the Army in Europe until 1946. The World War II veteran was a member of the Parkville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.

He was a longtime member and usher at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 9215 Old Harford Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Anna A. Healy; a son, Francis J. Napfel III of Ellicott City; a daughter, Katherine Gesswein of Cub Hill; a brother, William E. Napfel of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

John Carroll Hogan Jr., 77, real estate appraiser

John Carroll Hogan Jr., a former oil company executive who later became president of a real estate appraisal service, died Tuesday of cancer at his Reisterstown home. He was 77.

A native of Richmond, Va., Mr. Hogan attended Washington and Lee University and later studied at the University of Baltimore. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II, stationed in Europe.

Upon his discharge, Mr. Hogan worked in real estate, sales and construction in Virginia and Louisiana.

He moved to Maryland in the early 1960s to work as an account executive for what is now Citgo Petroleum Corp. and later worked in a similar capacity for Mobil Corp. until 1974.

Mr. Hogan resumed his real estate career and became president of two local realty companies in 1975. He developed an interest in real estate appraisal and served as president of Appraisal Services Inc. in 1976.

Mr. Hogan earned a senior appraisal designation in the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, and appraised real estate for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as various banks and savings and loans. He retired in 1993.

He enjoyed fishing and bird watching and was an avid football fan.

Services were held Friday..

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Kluth, whom he married in 1986; four sons, Brian Hogan and Steve Hogan, both of Cockeysville, Mark Hogan of Edgewood and Mark Dubbert of Reisterstown; three daughters, Carroll Hogan Stonesifer of Eldersburg, Leslie Dubbert Snow of Seal Beach, Calif., and Lisa Dubbert Kokes of Ellicott City; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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