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Jess C. Carson, 22, student at University...


Jess C. Carson, 22, student at University of Maryland

Jess Campbell Carson, who was to graduate from college in December and had accepted an internship at the Washington office of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown Inc., died early Wednesday when the vehicle in which he was a passenger crashed in Annapolis. He turned 22 Tuesday.

Born in Takoma Park, Mr. Carson was raised on the Broadneck Peninsula and lived in Arnold and, most recently, Annapolis. He was a 1997 graduate of Broadneck High School, where he played varsity lacrosse. He enjoyed art, surfing, fishing and weightlifting.

Mr. Carson worked for the Chart House restaurant for five years during high school and while attending the University of Maryland, College Park.

An economics major, he had recently completed an internship with a stockbroker at the Merrill Lynch & Co. office in Annapolis and was to begin his internship with Alex. Brown next month.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Calvary United Methodist Church on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis.

Mr. Carson is survived by his parents, Leslie H. Carson and Douglas C. Carson, and his sister, Emily Kay Carson, all of Annapolis.

The family suggested contributions to the Gerard F. Case Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, Loyola College, 450 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210. Mr. Case, a star lacrosse player at Broadneck and Loyola, was a friend of Mr. Carson's who died of meningitis in 1997.

Charles J. Froehlich Jr., 84, Baltimore accountant

Charles J. Froehlich Jr., a Baltimore accountant who ran his own firm for 52 years, died of cancer Thursday at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. He was 84.

Mr. Froehlich was born in Baltimore and was a lieutenant commander in the Navy from 1941 to 1946. He served as a supply officer for submarines in Ordinance Island in Bermuda, where he met his wife, T'Ann Wilson of Vancouver, Canada.

He attended Western Maryland College, the Baltimore College of Commerce and the University of Baltimore. In 1947, he was admitted into the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

He also graduated from University of Baltimore's law school and was admitted into the Maryland Bar in 1949.

In 1947, he and his father, Charles J. Froehlich Sr., started the downtown accounting business, Froehlich and Froehlich, specializing in insurance-loss accounting. He closed the firm and retired in 1999.

Mr. Froehlich also served for more than 20 years as treasurer for the American division of Penguin Books. He was also a partner and officer in the former Baltimore printing company Dulany-Vernay.

Mr. Froehlich, who lived for several decades with his wife in Lutherville, was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Baltimore Country Club. On July 15, 1967, he shot a hole-in-one. He also enjoyed dancing, traveling and reading.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by his son, Charles J. Froehlich III of Baltimore; two daughters, Jan E. Lowndes of Parkton and June M. Daley of Marstons Mills, Mass.; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were yesterday.

Donations may be made to the Pickersgill Benevolent Fund, 615 Chestnut Ave., Towson, MD 21204.

Ivy Barnes, 41, provided health care to the elderly

Ivy Barnes, a nursing assistant who worked with the elderly, died Friday at Georgetown University Hospital of an aneurysm. She was 41.

Ms. Barnes, who lived in East Baltimore, graduated from Northern High School. For the past 11 years, she worked as a health care provider, visiting the elderly in nursing homes, said her niece, Valerie Murray.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Zion Church, 1201 N. Monroe St.

She is survived by two sisters, Gwendolyn Barnes and Shelly Barnes; a daughter, Jasmine Goodman; and a son, Corey Barnes, all of Baltimore.


Bernard Fein, 93, former president and chairman of the board of AAI Corp. of Cockeysville and its parent company United Industrial Corp. of New York, died April 29 of complications from a stroke in White Plains, N.Y. He was a lifelong resident of New York, where services were Tuesday.

Mr. Fein, a lawyer, was a civilian instructor in electronics during World War II. After the war, he started Ansley Radio and Television and invested in a number of other companies. In 1961, Mr. Fein became the majority shareholder in United Industrial. Until his health failed in 1995, he was chairman and president of both United and its primary subsidiary, AAI, which during the 1980s was a major defense contractor whose products ranged from unmanned aircraft to electronic combat-training equipment. In 1954, he and his wife, Elaine, established the Fein Foundation to support medical research and the arts in Baltimore and New York.

Cliff Hillegass, 83, the founder and former president of Cliffs Notes, whose study guides helped generations of high school and college students through literature classes, died Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., of complications from a stroke.

Mr. Hillegass founded Cliffs Notes in 1958 with a $4,000 loan, writing his study guides in the basement of his Lincoln home. His first study guide was for Shakespeare's "Hamlet." While working for the Nebraska Book Co., he distributed it to college book stores around the country with a letter asking store managers to give it shelf space to see if it would sell.

Cliffs Notes, which analyze characters and chapters and explain the works of authors, became an almost immediate hit with students. In 1999, Mr. Hillegass sold Cliffs Notes to IDG Books Worldwide Inc. of Foster City, Calif., for more than $14 million.

Byrd Brown, 71, a civil rights activist and lawyer, died Thursday of complications from emphysema in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Brown headed the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1958 to 1971 and led a 1963 demonstration to demand that a utility, Duquesne Light, hire more blacks.

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