John F. Leishear Jr.Maintenance chiefServices for John F...


May 24, 1991

John F. Leishear Jr.

Maintenance chief

Services for John F. Leishear Jr., a maintenance chief at an Air Force communications installation near Bowie, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Howard H. Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Leishear, who was 64, died Monday after a heart attack at his home on Frederick Avenue.

He worked at the communications installation and at Andrews Air Force Base for about 25 years.

As the head of water and sewer service maintenance at the Bowie installation, which handles some White House communications, he receive a presidential commendation and the highest civilian award for distinguished service.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Gwynns Falls Junior High School before lying about his age during World War II to join the Navy. He served on a destroyer in the Pacific and then as a frogman.

Active in athletics after the war, he became the starting guard on the Curtis Bay Athletic Club football team.

His first marriage, to Marjorie M. Leishear, ended with her death. A second marriage, to Nona Rice Leishear, ended in divorce.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary F. Fritter and Jeanne T. and Judy A. Leishear, and three sons, James H., Jeffrey D. and John F. Leishear 3rd, all of Baltimore; his mother, Mary E. Leishear of Lansdowne; a brother, Robert Leishear of Catonsville; and three grandchildren.

John H. Mangels

Shipping executive

Services for John H. Mangels, retired president of a New York City freight forwarding company, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Boyce and Carrollton avenues in Ruxton.

Mr. Mangels, who was 89 and had lived at College Manor in Lutherville since 1988, died there Tuesday of heart failure.

The New York City native retired in 1988 as president of the Atlas Forwarding Co., which he started in 1955 after working for many years in shipping for a New York textile company.

He had been active in Lutheran church groups in New York City and then in Ridgewood, N.J., where he lived before moving with his wife to the Lutherville retirement home.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Margaret D. Meyer; two sons, William A. Mangels of Ruxton and J. Peter Mangels of Ridgefield, Conn.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

E. Tyrone Gough

Maintenance worker

Services for E. Tyrone Gough, a retired maintenance worker at the Baltimore Arena, will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at the Harris Funeral Home, 638 Gilmor St.

Mr. Gough, who was 48, died Monday after a heart attack at his home on Holbrook Street.

He retired because of ill health about five years ago but had worked for several years at what used to be known as the Civic Center and before that at the Sparrows Point plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. and in other industrial plants.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Carver Vocational Technical High School.

His survivors include his wife, the former Linda Kearns; two brothers; and four sisters.

Charles D. Spurgin

Fiscal administrator

Services for Charles Dorsey Spurgin, a retired fiscal administrator in the Baltimore County Health Department, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Spurgin, who was 73 and moved from Towson to Annapolis almost a year ago, died Wednesday from complications of surgery at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He had worked as an industrial engineer for companies including National Can Corp., Continental Can Co. and, finally, American Standard Inc., until its Baltimore plant was closed in 1975.

He then worked for the Health Department for about five years before retiring in 1981.

Born in Washington but reared in Baltimore, he attended the Polytechnic Institute before graduating from City College in 1936. He was a 1939 graduate of Duke University.

Mr. Spurgin served as an officer in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Elizabeth Starlings; a son, Charles D. Spurgin Jr. of Harwood; two daughters, Barbara S. Colacicco of Riva and M. Evelyn Spurgin of Crownsville; and 10 grandchildren.

Richard W. Greb

Rigging foreman

Services for Richard W. Greb, a rigging foreman for the McLean Contracting Co., will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Greb, who was 44 and had lived in Pasadena all his life, was killed Monday in a fall from a crane at the Portsmouth (Va.) Marine Terminal.

A native of Pasadena who attended Severna Park High School, he started working for McLean in 1966 before serving in the Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Janice Jenkins; a son, Richard W. Greb Jr., and a daughter, Robin Greb, both of Pasadena; two brothers, William Greb of Millersville and Francis Greb Jr. of Ferndale; and two sisters, Nancy Elza of Ferndale and Mary Anne Greb of San Francisco.

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