Dr. H. Garland Chissell Jr. dies at 68
Dr. H. Garland Chissell Jr., who practiced family medicine in West Baltimore for 40 years and helped direct the growth of Provident Hospital, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 68.
A pioneer in the field of managed health care, Dr. Chissell also served as executive vice president and medical director of the defunct Monumental Health Plan, the first African-American health maintenance organization in Baltimore.
The Petersburg, Va., native graduated in 1938 from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., and earned a bachelors degree in chemistry from Virginia State College in Petersburg in 1942.
Following in the footsteps of his physician father, H. Garland Chissell, and his physician uncle, R. Garland Chissell, he received his medical degree in 1946 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.
He completed postgraduate studies in medicine at Harvard University Medical School, Temple University and the Armed Forces Institute U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. From 1955 to 1957, Dr. Chissell was a major in the U.S. Army, serving as chief of outpatient services in the Army Medical Corps at Fort Dix, N.J.
Dr. Chissell served from 1958 to 1972 as chief of staff at Provident Hospital, now Liberty Medical Center. He founded its Department of Family Practice, which he directed from 1961 to 1968.
He coordinated fund-raising and planning for the construction of the hospital's new building on Liberty Heights Avenue and was a member of the Mayor's Committee to Study Medical Facilities in Northwest Baltimore. In 1965, Dr. Chissell and several colleagues began planning the Madison Park Medical Center at North Avenue and Eutaw Street. It opened in March 1970.
After his retirement from clinical practice in 1987, he developed theWalbrook Shopping Center and founded Universal Telecom Inc., a minority-controlled firm.
Dr. Chissell was a member of the American Medical Association, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the American Academy of Family Practice, the National Medical Association, the American Professional Practice Association, the Chi Delta Mu Professional Fraternity and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Robbie E. McClellan; two sons, Dr. Herbert G. Chissell 3rd and Robert E. Chissell, both of Baltimore; his mother, Connie B. Chissell of Baltimore; a brother, Dr. John T. Chissell of Baltimore; a sister, Connie C. Young of Bowie; and four grandchildren.
Private services are being held today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan State University Foundation for the H. Garland Chissell Jr., M.D., Scholarship Endowment Fund, Morgan State University, Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road, Baltimore 21239.
A Mass of Christian burial for Thomas E. Schisler Sr., president of a Rosedale seafood and produce company, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 1704 Eastern Ave.
Mr. Schisler, who was 67, died Sunday after a heart attack at his home on Riverside Avenue in Essex.
He was president of S. Di Paula & Sons Seafood Inc., a wholesale and retail company with which he had been associated for about 45 years.
The Baltimore native was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Retail Food Dealers Association and the Essex Lodge of the Elks.
He was fond of woodworking and cabinetmaking and had become active as an amateur radio operator.
He is survived by his wife, the former Rosemary Di Paula; a daughter, Patricia Ann Engleman of Parkville; a son, Thomas Edward Schisler Jr. of Parkville; three brothers, Philip Schisler of Salisbury, George Schisler of Baltimore and William Schisler of Bel Air; and five grandchildren.
Henry William Nagel
Worked at landfills
Services for Henry William Nagel Jr., a retired Baltimore landfill worker, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Gambrills.
Mr. Nagel, who was 72, died Tuesday at his home in Odenton of complications to diabetes.
He retired about 10 years ago after working at landfills in the Cherry Hill area and then on Patapsco Avenue for many years.
The Baltimore native had been a merchant seaman during World War II.
His marriage to the former Margaret Young ended in divorce.
He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Elaine Ford of Crownsville, Brenda Joyce Williams of Odenton and Sandra Jean Kues of Glen Burnie; a sister, Catherine Livingston of Arnold; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Irene B. Hosie
A memorial service for Irene Hosie, director of volunteer services at St. Joseph Hospital for 21 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.
Mrs. Hosie, who was 65 and lived in Perry Hall, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness.
She began working at the hospital in 1969 as an admitting clerk and became the first director of volunteers the next year.
The former co-chairman of the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism also served two terms as president of the Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services.
"She was a woman with a great capacity to love and to generously share her delightful personality with her co-workers," said Sister Marie Cecilia Irwin, O.S.F., the hospital president.
A native of Scotland, the former Irene Buchanan was educated in Glasgow. She taught school there and, for three years, in Windsor, Ontario.
After coming to the Baltimore area from Canada in 1959, she worked in the advertising department at Hutzler's department store in Towson.
She is survived by her husband, Eric Hosie.
The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.