Herbert H. Tyler dies


was former Md. delegateA Mass of...

June 25, 1991

Herbert H. Tyler dies; was former Md. delegate

A Mass of Christian burial for Herbert H. Tyler, a retired tavern and liquor store owner who headed the Baltimore County delegation in the House of Delegates in the 1960s, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mr. Tyler, who was 78 and lived on Joppa Road in Towson, died Sunday of kidney failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

In 1957, he ran unsuccessfully for the Baltimore County Council and the next year made a successful bid for a seat in the House of Delegates.

He remained in the House until 1966, when he tried to move up to the Senate and lost. He returned to the House in 1968 to finish the term of a delegate who died. He was defeated in a 1970 bid for re-election.

In addition to being named chairman of the county delegation, heserved as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. In 1968, he also served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Before his retirement in 1969, he operated Loch Ridge Liquors and The Lounge at the same location for many years.

A native of Hoopers Island and a graduate of Wesley College in Dover, Del., he came to the Baltimore area in the 1940s.

A former president of the Triangle Democratic Club, he also belonged to the Manor Democratic Club, the Rodgers Forge Democratic Club, the 15th District Democratic Club and the 4th Councilmanic District Democratic Club.

A member of the Holy Name Society at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, he also was a member of the Loch Raven Optimist Club, the Loch Raven Rod and Gun Club and the Loch Ridge Merchants' Association.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Bidish; a son, Mark Tyler of Lewes, Del.; three daughters, Mary Joyce Dembinsky of Upperco, Deborah Kaminski of Lutherville and Margo Tyler of Towson; and a grandson.

Services for Renee L. McCree, an interviewer for a marketing research company who was active in the Holy Name Apostolic Church of Jesus, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the church at 5345 Park Heights Ave.

Mrs. McCree, who was 42 and lived on Keston Road in Woodlawn, died Friday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack.

She had worked for the A. H. Interviewing Service for 20 years.

Born in Baltimore, the former Renee L. Thompson was a graduate of Forest Park High School who attended Morgan State University and Western Maryland College.

At her church, she was a member of the board of trustees and president of the Missionary Society and the Women's Auxiliary.

She was also a Sunday school teacher, a volunteer in the prison and nursing home ministries and a member of the Pastor's and Assistant Pastor's Aides.

She is survived by her husband, Don A. McCree; a son, Pastor Doral Pulley of Baltimore; her parents, LaNita B. Brown of Randallstown and Charles Thompson Sr. of San Francisco; a sister, Chiquita Park of Randallstown; and a brother, Charles Thompson Jr. of Los Angeles.

Walter L. Edel

Consulting engineer

Walter L. Edel, a retired consulting engineer in Baltimore, died of heart failure Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Easton.

He was 96.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, he earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1920 and a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939, both in mechanical engineering.

He was dean of engineering at the University of Connecticut from 1931 until 1940 and represented the British Admiralty in the United States during World War II in the purchase of heavy ammunition.

Mr. Edel did extensive field engineering for mining and utility companies and held several patents from his work in refrigeration for several companies, including the Davison Chemical Co. in Baltimore from 1921 until 1926 and the Clayton and Lambert Co. in Louisville, Ky., where he served as vice president of engineering and research from 1944 until 1950.

He came back to Baltimore as a consulting engineer, then moved to Oxford in 1967 and to Easton three years ago.

Private services were planned for Mr. Edel, who had no close surviving relatives.

Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1846, Easton 21601.

Sarah B. Bartlett

Church worker

Memorial services for Sarah B. Bartlett will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bethesda, where she was an active member.

Mrs. Bartlett, who was 73, died Sunday at Sibley Hospital in Washington after a four-year battle with cancer.

Born in Baltimore, the former Sarah Bennett Wilcox graduated from Garrison Forest School in 1935 and later earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

She married Harry G. Bartlett Jr. of Baltimore in 1941, and the couple moved to the Washington area a year later.

Mrs. Bartlett formerly served as president of the St. John's Episcopal Church Women, chairwoman of the Parish Boundaries Committee and as a member of the Diocesan Finance Committee.

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