Harry E. GreenstreetFormer union officialHarry E...


August 15, 1991

Harry E. Greenstreet

Former union official

Harry E. Greenstreet, past president of the United Steelworkers of America AFL/CIO Local 3185 and amateur boxer, died of cancer Sunday at Beebe Medical Center in Delaware. He was 75.

Born in Baltimore, he was a Steelworker at Armco Steel for 46 years before retiring in 1983.

He moved to Millsboro, Del., about eight years ago.

Mr. Greenstreet was a veteran of World War II and Korea, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks in Cape Henlopen, Del.; the Big Band Society of Delmarva; the American Legion of Ocean City; and the Disabled American Veterans.

He was also an amateur boxer in his youth and a lifetime member of the Veteran Boxers Association International Ring 101.

Mr. Greenstreet is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia Brannan Greenstreet; two sons, Michael Bradley Greenstreet of Bel Air and Stephen Carroll Greenstreet of Hampstead; a daughter, Sally Virginia Eary of New Freedom, Pa.; two sisters, Thelma Dawn Harman of Baltimore and Alma Margaret Bohager of Timonium; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Services and burial will be private. The family suggests contributions to the Indian River Senior Center, Millsboro, Del., 19966.


Celestine Neill

Native of Baltimore

Celestine Neill, a Baltimore native, died of cancer Monday at her home in Daytona Beach, Fla. She was 71.

The former Celestine Kelly was educated in Baltimore public schools and graduated from Southern High School in 1939. She worked as a medical secretary for area physicians before moving to Daytona Beach in 1974.

She is survived by Charles Neill, her husband of 52 years; a daughter, Charlene Neill-Roe of Eldersburg, a sister, Helen Sparwasser of Timonium; two brothers, Herbert Kelly of

Frankfurt, Del., and Elmer Kelly of

Vero Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Services will be private. The family suggested donations to the Hospice of Volusia and Flagler County, 655 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 32114.

Thomas H. Ireland

Former restaurateur

Thomas H. Ireland, a postal worker and railroad conductor who later became a restaurateur, died July 31 in a Florida nursing home.

A Mass in his honor was held on Wednesday at Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Ireland, 78, attended Baltimore public schools and served in World War II as a welder on Liberty ships.

From 1939 to 1954 he worked at the Baltimore Post Office. Then he worked as a brake conductor for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad for five years.

Between 1962 and 1964 he owned restaurants in Baltimore. He moved to Florida in 1970 and opened another restaurant in Tampa.

Mr. Ireland is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Virginia Ireland of Tampa; three daughters, Jacqueline Powell of Westminster, Patricia McAdams of Manchester and Nancy Burgoon of New Windsor; a son, Thomas H. Ireland Jr. of Baltimore; a brother, Robert L. Ireland of Tampa; and three sisters, Marguerite M. Cole of Tampa, Ella Mae Hoover of Westminster and Mary D. Baldwin of Salisbury.

Wilbert Roach Sr.

BG&E employee

Services for Wilbert Roach Sr., a longtime Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee, will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5010 Park Heights Ave.

Mr. Roach died on Sunday of cancer at his home in Hanover, Pa.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Roach resided in Cherry Hill for many years. He was an active member of the Witness Kingdom Hall of PTC Cherry Hill.

After 35 years, he retired from BG&E in 1989 and moved to Hanover. He became an active member of the Jehovah's Witnesses' Lake Marlboro congregation.

Mr. Roach is survived by the former Ann Rice, his wife of 43 years; three sons, Wilbert Jr., Vincent and Gordon, all of Baltimore; his childhood guardian, Marjorie Roach of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Frances D. Cockey

Active gardener

Frances Dohme Cockey, a former resident of Roland Park and Dickeyville who was active in area gardening clubs, died of cancer Aug. 9 in Sun City, Ariz. She was 92.

She grew up in Chestnutwood, which is now the site of the Roland Park Country School, and graduated from the Bryn Mawr School and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Mrs. Cockey was active in the Women's Civic League's Flower Mart held annually at the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon.

She had worked with garden clubs in Dickeyville, Greenway and Roland Park, and had been a district director of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.

She and her husband moved from Dickeyville to Sun City in 1971. Her husband, John Graff Cockey, an executive with the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died in 1977.

Mrs. Cockey is survived by two daughters, Mimi Boulden of Salisbury and Jane Dudan of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, Wade Fairchild of Scottsdale; two sisters, Dorothy Fraser of Santa Fe, N.M., and Emily Post of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Memorial services were held Saturday in Sun City.

Edward L. Wilshin

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