Kyle M. Pollero, 13, member of school...


Kyle M. Pollero, 13, member of school band

Kyle M. Pollero, a Chesapeake Bay Middle School pupil who enjoyed playing the piano and drums, died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Pasadena resident was 13.

"At the time of his death, Kyle had been waiting for nine days for a heart transplant," said his father, Robert Dario.

Kyle, who was an organ donor, was beginning eighth grade at Chesapeake Bay Middle, where he was a member of the school's performance band. He also liked to work with his computer and swim at the Chesterfield community pool.

He attended St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Sept. 25.

Kyle is also survived by his mother, Rhonda Harding-Pollero; a brother, Eric Pollero of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Bonnie Pollero of Reston, Va.; his maternal grandparents, Conway and Patricia Harding and his maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Harding, all of Kiawah Island, S.C.

Leo W. 'Lee' Davidsen, 60, accountant for hockey team

Leo W. "Lee" Davidsen, an accountant for the Washington Capitals ice hockey team, died Sept. 5 of a heart attack at his Timonium home. He was 60.

Mr. Davidsen had been employed by the Washington Sports Group, owners of the Capitals, since 1997. He was assistant controller at Environmental Elements from 1988 to 1997, and an auditor and controller at Allegheny Beverage Co. from 1971 until 1988.

Since 1994, he had been on the faculty of Howard Community College, teaching accounting.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, he was a graduate of Calvert Hall College and received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore.

He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity in Timonium. A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Barbara Howser; a son, William L. Davidsen of Reston, Va.; three daughters, Jeanne Davidsen of Cincinnati, Susan Elaine Domozych of Forest Hill in Harford County, and Anne Elizabeth Davidsen of West Chester, Pa.; and a sister, Judith Gurine Simmons of Ocean Pines.

Joseph Y. Brattan III, 66 attorney, law firm partner

Joseph Y. "Pete" Brattan III, a compensation attorney and partner in the law firm of Mason, Ketterman & Morgan, died of leukemia Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 66.

Mr. Brattan had an extensive trial practice throughout Maryland and represented many insurance carriers and self-insurers in worker compensation cases. He served on the staff of Maryland's attorney general and was counsel to the Mass Transit Administration during the 1960s.

He lectured locally and internationally on the subject of workers' compensation defense, disability and handling of stress claims for the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and The Law.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Brattan was a graduate of McDonogh School and earned his bachelor's degree in 1955 from the Johns Hopkins University. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1961.

He was a member of Loophole, a lawyers' social club.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered on Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Sue Mullan; a son, Joseph Y. Brattan IV of Vienna, Va.; two daughters, Nora Basler of Bel Air and Tay Burns of Pasadena; a brother, Thomas Hunt Brattan of West Grove, Pa.; a sister, Betsy Hobbs of Roland Park; and three grandchildren.

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