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August 04, 1991


John O. Neighbours

Civil engineer

Services for John O. Neighbours Jr., a retired civil engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road.

Mr. Neighbours, who was 75 and a Monkton resident, died Friday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a series of heart attacks.

He retired nearly 15 years ago from Aberdeen, where he had worked about 10 years. Earlier, he worked as an engineer on housing projects at Army bases in the West.

Mr. Neighbours also had worked for the C. J. Langenfelder & Son construction company and the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co.

He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, retiring from the Army Reserve in 1962 as a lieutenant colonel.

Born in Frederick, he was a 1934 graduate of Forest Park High School in Baltimore and earned his engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1938.

He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A volunteer worker for Baltimore Symphony Associates, he also worked as a volunteer for the Greenspring Hounds Pony Club.

He had been a scoutmaster of the Boy Scout troop at Immanuel Episcopal Church in Glencoe and was a former member of the vestry of St.

James Church.

Mr. Neighbours is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Sattler; two sons, J. Owen Neighbours III of Monkton and Eugene A. S. Neighbours of Lancaster, Calif.; a daughter, A. Reaney Palmer of Pepperell, Mass.; and six grandchildren.

Ethel C. Lancaster

Retired school aide

Services for Ethel C. Lancaster, a retired aide in a Baltimore school for the handicapped, will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Druid Hill Avenue and Mosher Street.

Mrs. Lancaster, who was 80 and lived in the Marlboro Apartments, died Wednesday at Maryland General Hospital of cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

She retired in the late 1960s after working in the public school for nearly 10 years and for many years before that as a domestic for several families.

The former Ethel C. Neal was a native of Baltimore. She was a former matron of the Gethsemane Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the first president of the Tenants Association at the Marlboro Apartments after moving there in 1973.

A former member of the Orchard Street Methodist Church, she later sang in the choir and was a member of other groups at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Ransom Lancaster, died in 1973.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Holmes; a stepdaughter, Bernice Carter; a stepson, Nathaniel White; two sisters, Mildred Wheatley and Bernetta Kellum; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

William T. Hathaway

Active in deaf community

A memorial service for William T. Hathaway, a carpenter who was active in the Baltimore deaf community, will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Christ United Methodist Church of the Deaf, 541 S. Beachfield Ave.

Mr. Hathaway, who was 59, died of a heart attack at his home on Belle Grove Road in South Baltimore.

A native of Norfolk, Va., he attended the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Stanton. He left before graduating to study carpentry.

On Valentine's Day in 1953, he married Dorothy Phelan.

Mr. Hathaway belonged to several organizations for the deaf, including the Silent Orioles Club, and was active with the Catholic Deaf Church of Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Libby Hathaway of Riverdale, Marcie Hathaway of Fairfax, Va., and Aretta Martin of Mount Airy.

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