Beverly E. Earp, 87, Maryland Casualty executive
Beverly E. Earp, former head of Maryland Casualty Insurance Co.'s automobile liability division, died Tuesday from a blood clot at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 87.
Mr. Earp began his 50-year career with the Roland Park-based insurance company in 1927. He retired in 1977. Until moving to Cromwell Valley Apartments in 1986, Mr. Earp had lived for 75 years in the Govans house where he was born. He attended Polytechnic Institute until he left to work for the insurance company.
For more than 40 years, he was an usher, trustee and member of the administrative council of Govans United Methodist Church. In 1998, he became a member of Timonium United Methodist Church.
An avid duckpin bowler, he bowled for years at Stadium Bowling Alleys on Gorsuch Avenue, and the Recreation Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Veranetta "Teddy" Addison; three sons, Laurence E. Earp of Sparks, Ronald A. Earp of Westminster, and Clifford P. Earp of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Rose C. Prados, 65, pari-mutuel clerk at tracks
Rose C. Prados, a retired pari-mutuel clerk who worked at Maryland racetracks, died Monday of cancer at her Odenton residence. She was 65.
Until retiring in 1996, Mrs. Prados worked as a pari-mutuel clerk at Pimlico, Laurel, Marlboro and Bowie racetracks.
The former Rose Cunningham was born and reared in Newport News, Va., the daughter of a thoroughbred trainer. She was a graduate of Warwick High School, and was married to Stoner L. Cole in 1953.
Until their divorce, the couple bred and raced thoroughbreds. In 1981, she married Mariano Prados, a security officer at Laurel Race Course.
Mrs. Prados enjoyed making ceramic Christmas trees and hand-painting T-shirts.
A memorial service was held Thursday, and, in accordance with Mrs. Prados' wishes, her ashes will be scattered at Laurel Race Course tomorrow.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Stoner C. Cole of Missoula, Mont.; three daughters, Rosemarie Cole of Odenton, Sandra Gay of Pasadena and Anita Cash of Crofton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.