Barrett Scoville, Hopkins professor, dies at 55Dr. Barrett...


April 12, 1991

Barrett Scoville, Hopkins professor, dies at 55

Dr. Barrett Scoville, vice president of a pharmaceutical firm and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, died last Sunday when his single-engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Great Barrington Airport in Massachusetts. He was 55.

A memorial service for Dr. Scoville, who lived in Washington, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Cornubia Hall in Cornwall, Conn.

Since 1985, he has been vice president for clinical development at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. in Rockville. He joined the company's office in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1982.

Dr. Scoville also was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Johns Hopkins Medical School for the past several years.

A native of New York City and graduate of Yale College and Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Scoville was a former official of the United States Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. During the Vietnam War, he was a captain in the Medical Corps, serving at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam from January 1967 to January 1969.

An avid pilot and former Connecticut Slalom Skiing champion, Dr. Scoville was particularly proud of his solo round-trip trans-Atlantic flight in his Comanche aircraft.

He is survived by his mother, Emily L. Scoville of New York; a sister, Lisa Dittrich of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, Peter Scoville of Zillah, Wash.; a stepbrother, William Beecher Scoville Jr. of Farmington, Conn.; a stepsister, Sophie Scoville of Farmington, Conn.; a stepmother, Helena Scoville; and nieces and nephews.

The family suggested contributions to the William Beecher Scoville Foundation, c/o Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., 2440 Research Blvd., Rockville, Md. 20850, or to the Johns Hopkins Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.

C. L. Bowman Jr.

Services for soldier

Burial with full military honors is planned today for Charles L. Bowman Jr., a 20-year-old Manchester resident serving in the Persian Gulf, who died April 2 in southern Iraq after a bomb explosion.

Specialist Bowman will be buried at 2:30 p.m. at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills. Private services were held Wednesday at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel in Manchester.

A native of Portsmouth, Va., Specialist Bowman joined the Army after graduating from North Carroll High School in 1988 and was stationed in Friedburg, Germany, before his deployment to the gulf in December.

Assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 5th Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade of the 3rd Armored Division, Specialist Bowman was a mechanic for Bradley fighting vehicles. He was the 112th U.S. non-combat death and the sixth Maryland soldier to be killed in the gulf conflict.

Specialist Bowman is survived by his parents, Charles L. and Sandra Tracey Bowman; a brother, William E. Bowman; a sister, Laura Gartrell, all of Manchester; his grandparents, Edward Tracey of Westminster and Hilda Tracey of Baltimore, and James Bowman III of Glyndon and Evelyn Stone Sifer of Orlando, Fla.; and a great-grandmother, Elsie Nicholes of Orlando, Fla.

Laurence M. Jones

UM professor emeritus

Laurence M. Jones, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland law school, died early yesterday at Fairhaven, a retirement community in Sykesville, after a long illness.

Dr. Jones, who was 82, retired in 1978 after teaching at the university since 1942.

A specialist in real property and estates, he had been a member of the Section on Trusts and Estates of the State Bar Association that drew up revisions of the probate laws in the 1970s. At the university, he represented the law school on the faculty Senate and chaired a panel that drafted rules on tenure.

Dr. Jones was born in Iowa. He earned a law degree at the University of Iowa and practiced for a time with his father in Clear Lake, Iowa, before returning to school and earning two graduate degrees at the Harvard University law school.

He was an elder at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church and a member of the United World Federalists.

His wife, the former Edith Strickland, died in 1987.

Dr. Jones had no close surviving relatives, and no services were planned. Friends suggested contributions to the Roland Park Presbyterian Church.

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