Ivory Blackman Sr., 85, United Methodist ministerThe...


Ivory Blackman Sr., 85, United Methodist minister

The Rev. Ivory P. Blackman Sr., a former longtime minister at Westminster United Methodist Church, died Thursday of heart failure at Carroll County General Hospital. He was 85.

The Westminster resident retired in 1981.

He was appointed associate minister of Westminster United Methodist Parish, which included Union Street United Methodist Church, also in Westminster, in June 1972. He served there until 1977, when he stepped down because of a medical disability.

He was pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church in Washington from 1969 to 1972 and at churches in Buckeystown, Sykesville, Rockville and Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born and raised in Ackerman, Miss., he attended Rust College in Holly Spring, Miss., and Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

He was a member of Union Street United Methodist Church in Westminster and Westminster Masonic Lodge

In 1942, Mr. Blackman married Ida Belle Sanford, who died in 1991.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St.

He is survived by two sons, Ivory P. Blackman Jr. of Evansville, Ind., and O. Marshall Blackman of Gaithersburg; two daughters, Catherine B. Rollins of Frederick and Ethel P. Blackman of Gaithersburg; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Henry F. Schwarzschild, 77, founded oil company

Henry F. Schwarzschild, founder of Schwarzschild Oil Co., died Wednesday of a heart attack at his Owings Mills home. He was 77.

Before establishing his home heating and wholesale gasoline business in Owings Mills in 1962, Mr. Schwarzschild, who was known as Bud, worked for Amoco Oil Co. for nine years. He sold his company to Steuart Petroleum Co. in 1989 and retired.

Born in Verdado Havana, Cuba, he spent the first 10 years of his life there. His family moved to Baltimore in 1934. He graduated from City College in 1942 and enlisted in the Navy a year later during World War II.

He served with a Seabees construction unit and later was attached to an ammunition-handling unit. He participated in the campaigns on Kwajalein, Tinian, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of yeoman.

He coached baseball for the Liberty Road Recreational Baseball Leagues and had been a member of the Randallstown Optimist Club and a Family Crisis Center volunteer.

In 1954, he married Patricia Pfeiffer, who died in 1991.

Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of six years, the former Winifred Lynde; a son, Alan Schwarzschild of Owings Mills; two daughters, Penny Schwarzschild and Pam Blum, both of Randallstown; a stepson, Peter Lynde of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Christina Lynde of Owings Mills; four grandchildren; and a stepgrandson.

Agnes P. Pezzella, 68, elementary school teacher

Agnes Patricia Pezzella, a retired elementary school teacher, died June 19 of cancer at her Fallston home. She was 68.

Mrs. Pezzella taught at Harford Day School for 11 years and retired about 10 years ago. Previously, she had taught in Baltimore public schools for a few years in the late 1950s, leaving to raise a family.

Born in Baltimore, Agnes Patricia McCarthy was a graduate of Seton High School and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she majored in French and education.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Ancient Order of Hibernians.

In 1955, she married P. Michael Pezzella, who survives her.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Fallston, where she was a Eucharistic minister and hospital visitor to sick parishioners.

She is also survived by two sons, Martin P. Pezzella and Robert M. Pezzella, both of Bel Air; two daughters, Michele A. Turpin of Bel Air and Kathleen M. Novak of Chesterfield, Va.; two sisters, Elizabeth Poole and Mary Jane Kane, both of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

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