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Dr. Darwin Swinehart, 87, Baltimore orthodontist

Dr. Darwin Robert Swinehart, a retired Baltimore orthodontist who had taught at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, died Friday of pneumonia at Carroll County General Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 87.

From the late 1940s until the late 1980s, Dr. Swinehart practiced dentistry in the Medical Arts Building in Mount Vernon and taught at the dental school during that time.

Born in Adelphi, Ohio, and raised in Roland Park, he received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1933 and a dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1936. He served in the Army during World War II.

He was a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity and the Baltimore City Dental Society. He was a past president of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists.

His wife, the former Eleanor Chambers, died in 1962.

Services are set for 11 a.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

He is survived by a son, Peter Swinehart of Bethesda; a daughter, Patricia Bilbao of Toronto; and four grandchildren.

Ervin Foskey, 84, retired carpenter

Ervin Foskey, a retired carpenter, died Saturday of heart failure at his West Baltimore home. He was 84.

The native of Aurora, N.C., moved to Baltimore about 1961 and worked as a carpenter until he retired in 1985. He was a member of Carpenters Local Union 101 and enjoyed gardening and fishing.

He was a longtime member of Union Memorial United Methodist Church, 2500 Harlem Ave., where services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday.

Mr. Foskey is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Smith, whom he married in 1961; two sons, William Earl of Philadelphia and Donald Smith of Baltimore; two daughters, Mozelle Banks of Baltimore and Delores Santos of Chicago; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service, wake set for Judge Harry A. Cole

A wake for retired Judge Harry A. Cole of the Maryland Court of Appeals will be held at 6: 30 p.m. Thursday at Nutter Funeral Homes, 2501 Gwynn Falls Parkway. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Building in the 4600 block of Hillen Road.

Judge Cole, the first black elected to the state Senate and the first to serve on Maryland's highest court, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 78.

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