Frances Cecilia Hartley, 90, hospital gift shop...


Frances Cecilia Hartley, 90, hospital gift shop manager

Frances Cecilia Hartley, the retired manager of the Johns Hopkins Hospital gift shop, died Tuesday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 90 and lived in Gaywood, near Rodgers Forge.

She retired about 25 years ago as the manager of the hospital's shop, a post she held for 18 years.

Born in the Pimlico section of Baltimore, the former Frances Kell attended Forest Park High School. She married James Gilmore Morgan, a city courthouse deed recorder, in 1928. He died in 1970. Two years later she married James W. Hartley Jr., a retired Pennsylvania Railroad auditor, who died in 1975.

She enjoyed reading, was an Oriole fan and was not adverse to taking a motorcycle ride from time to time.

Said her grandson Tim Thompson: "At 89, she posed on my Harley Davidson for her Christmas card."

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon today at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 13717 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley.

Mrs. Hartley is also survived by a son, James G. Morgan Jr. of Glen Arm; two daughters, Joan Morgan Thompson of Hunt Valley and Patricia Morgan Hartley of Columbia, S.C.; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Daniel A. Meyer Sr., 78, active in Howard politics

Daniel Arland Meyer Sr., a retired rubber products engineer, died Sunday of Parkinson's disease at St. Agnes Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was 78 and lived in Ellicott City.

He retired in 1985 as associate director of research at GenCorp, formerly General Tire and Rubber Co., in Akron, Ohio.

Born in Navarre, Ohio, he was a 1943 engineering graduate of Ohio State University and had a master's degree from the University of Akron. He moved to Maryland 10 years ago and was active in Howard County Republican political campaigns.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. todayat Bath United Church of Christ in Akron, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Mary Virginia Fletcher; a son, Daniel A. Meyer Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Karen Mohney of Lawrence, Kan., and Diana Meyer of Ellicott City; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ethel Lucille Barnett, 54, Western Electric employee

Ethel Lucille Barnett, a retired Western Electric Co. employee, died Sunday of a stroke at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 54 and lived in North Baltimore.

Born in Sparrows Point, she later moved to Turners Station and was a 1953 graduate of Sollers Point High School.

She worked for the Western Electric's Point Breeze plant and moved briefly to Richmond, Va., when its Baltimore operation closed. She retired in 1990 and returned to Baltimore.

She was a member of Fulton Baptist Church, 1620 W. North Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by three sisters, Allie D. Barnett, Lovie B. Dalton and Annie B. Jackson, all of Baltimore; and four brothers, David W. Barnett, Cortez Barnett Jr. and James Barnett, all of Baltimore, and Arthur B. Barnett of Fort Washington.

Jack Powell Alexander, 79, engineer at Westinghouse

Jack Powell Alexander, a retired Westinghouse engineer and veteran of the D-Day Allied invasion of France, died Sunday of a stroke at Genesis Eldercare in Severna Park. He was 79.

The Severna Park resident retired from Westinghouse Aerospace Division in 1985 after 29 years with the company.

Born and raised in Moundsville, W.Va., he was a 1938 graduate of Moundsville High School. He served in the Army as a master sergeant during World War II and landed at Utah Beach in the invasion of Normandy.

A memorial service was held Thursday at Harundale Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Gray, whom he married in 1941; two sons, Jack P. Alexander Jr. of Arnold and Brian G. Alexander of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Suzette Neiman of Indian Wells, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

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