William Newnam, owner of airline on Shore, diesServices...


June 04, 1991

William Newnam, owner of airline on Shore, dies

Services for William S. D. Newnam Jr., retired manager of the Easton airport and former owner of Maryland Airlines, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford.

Mr. Newnam, who was 74, died of a heart attack Friday at the Memorial Hospital in Easton.

Born in Talbot County, Mr. Newnam graduated from Oxford High School in 1935 and, later, from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.

He taught flying in Pennsylvania and Texas until World War II. During the war, he flew Corsairs in the Pacific theater for the Marine Corps.

After the war, he returned to Talbot County and worked at the Easton airport. In 1946, he purchased the Maryland Airlines Co., a small charter business that flew passengers from the Eastern Shore to other area airports, and he gave flying lessons. Mr. Newnam remained active in the business until he sold it in 1988.

For many years, he was manager of the Easton airport. He was licensed as a pilot, aircraft mechanic and flight instructor for many types of aircraft -- skills that allowed him to work as an examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration.

An active member of the Oxford United Methodist Church, Mr. Newnam was a charter member and trustee of the United Methodist Men. He also was a member of the Easton Elks Lodge No. 1622, the Eastern Shore Council of the Navy League of the United States, the OX5 Aviation Pioneers Club and the Caterpillar Club.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Hazel B. Porter; a daughter, Deborah N. Claggett of Oxford; a sister, Sara V. Benson of Oxford; a brother, Francis U. Newnam of Miami; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Aimee Momberger

Active in civic groups

Aimee K. Momberger, former member of the board of Center Stage and its archivist, died May 26 at the home of a granddaughter in Overlea after a long illness. She was 87.

A longtime resident of Stevenson Lane, Mrs. Momberger had been an active Red Cross volunteer in Towson during World War II.

She was a former member of the Woman's Club of Towson, the Three Arts Club of Homeland and the Women's Civic League, for which she was an adviser on the restoration of 9 Front St., where the league now makes its headquarters.

Mrs. Momberger also was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, former president of the Garden Club of Govans, and had headed the local unit of the Federated Garden Clubs of America.

Mrs. Momberger had been an adult leader in the Girl Scouts organization, and a farm she owned at Still Pond was used for summer camping by the Boy Scout troop at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and by the Echo Hill Outdoor School between the late 1960s and 1985.

The former Aimee Kirsch was born in Baltimore and grew up in Waverly. She attended night school at the Johns Hopkins University.

Her husband, Henry W. Momberger Sr., a retired homebuilder, died in 1985.

She is survived by a brother, Fred Kirsch of Baldwin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete. Services for Adelbert F. "Wes" Crandell, who worked on a grain farm near Denton the past 11 years and was a former crane operator for Bethlehem Steel Corp., were held yesterday in Federalsburg.

Mr. Crandell, who was 65, was fatally injured Friday in a tractor accident near Denton.

A native of Dorchester County, he enlisted in the Maryland National Guard in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He formerly lived in Dundalk, where he was a deacon and treasurer of the Calvary Baptist Church. He worked 32 years at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point mill before retiring and moving to the Eastern Shore town of Federalsburg in 1978.

He was a deacon at the Calvary Baptist Church in Denton.

Surviving are his wife, the former Katie Elzey; a son, Steven W. Crandell of Federalsburg; two daughters, Bonnie Sue Crandell of Federalsburg and Deborah D. Elmore of Baltimore; two sisters, Juanita Sawyer of Camp Hill, Pa., and Patricia Beitt of Baltimore; four brothers, Donald Crandell of Federalsburg, Ivan Crandell of Cambridge, William Crandell of Westminster, Va., and Robert Crandell of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

Warren N. Wills

Civil engineer

Services for Warren N. Wills, a civil engineer who worked on large construction projects, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the McCully Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

Mr. Wills, who was 83 and had a home in Riviera Beach from his childhood, died Saturday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center of complications from a stroke.

He retired about 10 years ago after working as a project engineer for various contractors.

His projects included a sewage system for Rock Hall, work at the Back River waste water treatment plant, a hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., and many post offices.

From the late 1950s through the 1960s, he served as an estimator on space projects for the Martin Marietta Corp.

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