Charles B. ChinnMarketing directorA memorial service for...


May 07, 1991

Charles B. Chinn

Marketing director

A memorial service for Charles Brian Chinn, retired director of marketing for a steamship agency, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.

Mr. Chinn, who was 66 and lived on Dixie Drive in Towson, died Saturday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He retired in 1983 as director of marketing in Baltimore for Puerto Rico Marine Management Inc., which handles ships of Naviras de Puerto Rico. With that firm since 1974, he worked for 10 years before that as regional sales manager in Baltimore for the Sea-Land Service.

An amateur photographer for many years, he became manager after his retirement of Bernie's Uptown Photo Inc., a York road camera store where he continued to work until a month ago.

Before taking the job with Sea-Land, he had been terminal

manager for two years for Midwest Coast Transport in Boston after serving for 14 years as commercial agent in New England and Eastern Canada for the Kansas City Southern Railway Co.

Born in Prairie Village, Kan., he was a graduate of Kansas State University.

Active in Republican politics, he served as an election judge in Towson and as a host at inaugural balls in 1981, 1985 and 1989.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Houghton; a son, R. Scott Chinn of Charlottesville, Va.; two daughters, Barbara C. Newbauer of Greene, Maine, and Elizabeth A. Lean of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

Thomas Sommers

Sun sales supervisor

A Mass of Christian burial for Thomas M. Sommers, a retired street sales supervisor for The Baltimore Sun, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 5801 Security Blvd., Woodlawn.

Mr. Sommers, who was 89, moved from Woodlawn to Bridgewater, N.J., in November.

He died Saturday at his home after a stroke.

He retired in 1969 after selling the evening and Sunday papers in South Baltimore and northern Anne Arundel County since 1940.

The Baltimore native earlier worked at the General Motors Corp. plant and for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.

Fond of golfing, he was a member of the Turf Valley Country Club and the Free State Senior Golf Association.

His wife, the former Pearl F. Glendenning, died in 1969.

He is survived by a son, Robert T. Sommers of Bridgewater; and two grandchildren.

Kurt Freudenthal

Chief of social services

Kurt Freudenthal, retired chief of social services at the Loch Raven Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore and a leader in Parents Without Partners, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital after a stroke. He was 82.

Mr. Freudenthal, who lived in the Pomona Apartments in Pikesville, retired in 1978. He began his career in social work as head of the downtown regional offices of the Veterans Administration shortly after World War II. During the war, he served in the U.S. Army and helped to establish a training program for social workers in military service.

For many years, he maintained a private practice as a family counselor, and for nearly 10 years, starting in the 1950s, taught a single-parenting course at the Baltimore school board headquarters.

The course led to the formation of the local chapter of Parents Without Partners. Mr. Freudenthal eventually was named to the group's international advisory board.

He also supported the establishment of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland.

He served on a committee of the Regional Planning Council and was a former chairman of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers. He was active in the ,, National Association of Social Workers.

A native of Wurzburg, Germany, Mr. Freudenthal earned a doctorate in law at the University of Wurzburg and a master's degree in social work at Case-Western Reserve University. He published many papers on social work.

His first wife, the former Esther Jacobs, died in 1951.

He is survived by his wife, the former Claire Stromberg, and a daughter, Nancy Freudenthal of Newtown, Pa.

Services were held yesterday at Sol Levinson & Bros.

Dewey B. Stanfield

Trailways bus driver

Services for Dewey Basil Stanfield, a Trailways bus driver, will be held at 7 p.m. today at Emanuel Full Gospel Baptist Church, Garrison Boulevard and Liberty Heights Avenue, where he was a deacon.

Mr. Stanfield, who was 41 and lived on Deveraux Court in Woodlawn, died Friday of leukemia at University Hospital, where he had been a volunteer counselor for other cancer patients.

He began driving for Trailways in 1976 and worked the area from Washington to New York. He had been on sick leave for the past two years.

Born in Roxboro, N.C., Mr. Stanfield came to Baltimore as a child and was a 1968 graduate of Edmondson High School and a 1971 graduate of the Community College of Baltimore.

Mr. Stanfield served in the Army in Thailand before starting work as a bus driver.

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