RICHARD LARKIN SR. REALTOR, 62
Services for Richard A. Larkin Sr., a Glen Burnie businessman known for his charitable deeds, will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., in the chapel at Crownsville National Veterans Cemetery. Interment will follow.
Larkin, a 33-year old Severna Park resident, of died of cancer Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62.
Born in Govans, Larkin attended Baltimore City College and Calvert Hall College high schools before entering the Navy, which awarded him the World War II Victory Medal upon his discharge in 1949.
He worked in sales before opening the Glen Burnie firm of Larkin Real Estate more than 30 years ago. He directed the company until the time of his death.
Larkin was devoted to the needy. He felt a special affinity for ailing, handicapped and retarded children, for whom he provided transportation and tickets to many sporting events. He also worked tirelessly for the Rockwell House childrens' hospice, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He was a fund-raiser for charitable causes and founded educational scholarships at a number of institutions. These, at his request, remain anonymous.
Larkin's interests included sports, running and, in later years, distance walking. For 20 years he was a familiar figure on the track at Severna Park High School.
Larkin is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Barbara Stinefelt of Severna Park; a son, Richard A. Larkin Jr., and daughter, Dale L.
Atkinson, both of Severna Park, and seven grandchildren; by his brothers, John Larkin of Severna Park and Robert and William Larkin, both of Baltimore, and his sister, Nancy L. Wood of Baltimore.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. New Year's Day at Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Larkin Family Nursing Endowment Fund, care of Barry Weinberg at Anne Arundel Community College.
DOROTHY C. BELL SOCIAL WORKER, 78
Obituary: Funeral services took place for Severn resident Dorothy Catherine Bell on Friday, Dec. 28 at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bell, 78, died on Dec. 24 at North Arundel Hospital.
A graduate of Forest Park High School and the Maryland Institute of Arts, she earned her master's degree from the University of Delaware.
Mrs. Bell worked as a social worker in charge of the Clinics Department of Mental Hygiene in Delaware.
She was a member of Basilica Catholic Church.
Other interests included painting, reading, volunteer work and her family.
Her husband of 46 years, T. Gordon Bell, died in 1978.
She is survived by two sons, Charles G. Bell Sr. of Arnold and Douglas G. Bell Sr. of Severn; two sisters, Alice M. Kachadourian of Baltimore and Frances M. Pizza of Getna, La.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
JOSEPH W. VEIT SR. TAVERN OWNER, 88
Funeral services took place for Glen Burnie resident Joseph W. Veit Sr. on Dec. 24 at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mr. Veit, 88, died on Dec. 21 at North Arundel Hospital.
A resident of Glen Burnie for 31 years, he was an owner of May Taverns until his retirement in 1967.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Other interests included fishing, games, reading and ball games.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna E. Veit; a brother, Irwin Veit of Glen Burnie; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His son, Joseph W. Veit Jr., died before him.
MERLIN G. HATFIELD CHEMICAL OPERATOR, 86
Funeral services took place for former Glen Burnie resident Merlin Grover Hatfield.
Mr. Hatfield, 86, died of a massive stroke on Dec. 20 at Ocala, Fla.
A former resident of Glen Burnie, he worked at Carbide Chemical Company until his retirement.
Mr. Hatfield was a member of the Royal Arch Masons of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Faith Lodge of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; the Order of Easter Star no. 390 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Kerbels Temple Shriners of Knoxville, Tenn.; the Order of the Amaranth of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; and Scottish Rite Freemasonry of Knoxville, Tenn.
Other interests included fishing.
His wife of 52 years, Evelyn M. Hatfield, died in 1983.
He is survived by four sons, Donald G. Hatfield of West Valley, N.Y., James E. Hatfield of Ocala, Fla., Richard C. Hatfield and George H.
Hatfield, both of Oakridge, Tenn.; a sister, Lucia Fancher of Freedom, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
R. S. BOWERS SR. TEACHER, 76
Funeral services took place for Linthicum Heights resident Raymond Samuel Bowers Sr. on Thursday, Dec. 27 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel.
Mr. Bowers, 76, died on Dec. 24 at Harbor Hospital Center.
A resident of Linthicum Heights for 25 years, he worked as a teacher for the Anne Arundel County Department of Education until he retired 14 years ago. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Medical Corps.
He was a member of Catonsville Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Rotary Club of Pineville, West Va.
Mr. Bowers was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing and politics.