Frances Saunders, Homemaker, 73


January 15, 1991

Services for homemaker Frances L. Saunders of Glen Burnie took placeJan. 14 at the Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Saunders, 73, died Jan.10 of heart failure in Baltimore.

Her interests included family activities and the piano. She oftenplayed for others at Cooper's Domiciliary, a nursing home.

Mrs. Saunders is survived by two sons, James C. Saunders of Baltimore and Gordon L. Saunders of Severna Park; three brothers, Charles T. Riley Jr. and Robert M. Riley, both of Glen Burnie, and John J. Riley of Bowie; two sisters, Mary Jane Hurley of New Jersey and Sara A. Wingate of North Carolina; and two grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Robert Howard "Bobby" Swingle Sr., a retired businessman and musician from Galesville, will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 101 Owensville Road (Route 255) in West River.

Mr. Swingle, 63, died Jan. 11 at his home of heart failure.

Music played a significant role throughout his life, starting at age 14, when he was a drummer in New York City. He was originally from Bergenfield, N.J.

Mr. Swingle served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps from 1949 to 1952 and played in the drum and bugle corps. Mr. Swingle left the Marine Corps in 1952 as a staff sergeant.

From 1952 to 1956 he worked for the New York Stock Exchange in New York. He became involved with various moving andstorage companies from 1956 to 1965.

Mr. Swingle owned the Aroostock Van Lines in Brewer, Maine, from 1965 to 1969, and the Duncan Transfer Company in Alexandria, Va., from 1970 to 1980, when he retired.

In 1978 he started playing drums at the Topside Restaurant in Galesville, where he became a well-known figure in the community, and was associated with the weekend Dixieland Jazz Band.

Mr. Swingle's other interests included sports. Between 1972 and 1978, he helped coach his children's Little League teams in Laurel. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 2528, and a charter member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Shady Side, Lodge 2279.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathleen M. Swingle and Theresa A. Swingle, both of Laurel, and Patricia A. Swingle of Savage; a son, Robert H. Swingle Jr. of Annapolis; a sister, Marcella Thielemann of Palisades, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were by the Hardesty Funeral Home of Galesville.


Services for Annapolis National Bank advertising director James Robert Caldwell of Arnold took place Jan. 14 at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mr. Caldwell, 57, died Jan. 12 of a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Originally from Queens in New York, Mr. Caldwell had been in charge of advertising for the Annapolis National Bank, formerly Gibraltar Saving and Loan, since 1984.

He was a member of the Presbyterian faith, and other interests included antiques. Mr. Caldwell owned the White Elephant Antique Store in 1985 to 1986.

Survivors includehis wife, Violet Robbins Caldwell at home; five daughters, Theresa D. Harrison of Sunshine, Fla., Laure P. Lanza of Levittown, N.Y., Karin Ann Caldwell of Centerville, Va., Jacqueline G. Gelormino of Hickville, N.Y. and Kim M. Caldwell of Mineola, Long Island; a sister, Linda J. Abramowski, Sound Beach, N.Y.; a brother, Douglas N. Caldwell ofHenderson; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Institute for Cancer Research, Washington, D.C. 20069-2012.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.