Ronald Graybeal Jr.Football playerServices for Ronald W...


September 07, 1991

Ronald Graybeal Jr.

Football player

Services for Ronald W. Graybeal Jr., a reserve offensive lineman for the Baltimore Bears semi-pro football team, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun.

Mr. Graybeal, 20, died Tuesday in an auto accident near his home in Rising Sun.

Born in Havre De Grace on June 11, 1971, Mr. Graybeal graduated from Rising Sun Senior High School, where he played on the school football team. He joined the Bears this season after "tagging along" to practices with his brother-in-law, Paul Schweiger, the team's starting center, according to owner Ken Caldwell.

"He asked for a tryout, and we gave him one and he made the team," Mr. Caldwell said. He had played in the Bears' four Mason-Dixon League games so far this season.

Mr. Graybeal's sister, Denise Schweiger, is the team trainer.

Mr. Graybeal, a sheet metal worker by trade, is survived by his father, Ronald W. Graybeal Sr. of Aberdeen; his mother, Betty B. Fritter; his sister, Mrs. Schweiger, and his maternal grandmother, Hazel Tollinger, all of Rising Sun.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Rising Sun Fire Company.

Albert H. Plantholt

Was hospital executive

A Mass of Christian burial for Albert H. Plantholt, retired vice president of facilities management at St. Agnes Hospital, will be offered at noon today at St. Joseph's Church, 101 Church Lane in Texas.

Mr. Plantholt, who was 69 and lived in Bel Air, died Wednesday of valvular heart disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After 20 years at St. Agnes, he retired in 1989 after serving as vice president for two years. He also served from 1972 until 1985 as president of the St. Agnes Employees Federal Credit Union.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Before joining the staff at St. Agnes, he had been a senior engineer for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and chief engineer for the Canton Railroad.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as a B-24 pilot. His decorations included several awards of the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. The Purple Heart was awarded because of a leg injury he sustained when his bomber was shot down over Yugoslavia. Though trees sheared off the wings, the whole crew, some parachuting, got down safely and were hidden and returned to Allied forces by resistance fighters.

He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Franck; three sons, Dr. Stephen J. Plantholt, of Cockeysville, Dr. Michael J. Plantholt, a mathematician, of Normal, Ill., and Richard C. Plantholt, of Parkville; a daughter, Catherine A. Ireton of Abingdon; a brother, Donald Plantholt of Finksburg; and 11 grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the St. Agnes Hospital Foundation.

Carroll Worthington

Former GM worker

A Mass of Christian burial for Carroll Worthington, a native of Baltimore and a retired regional sales manager for the Chevrolet Division of the General Motors Corp., will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Mr. Worthington, who was 65 and moved to Punta Gorda from Germantown, Tenn., after his retirement in 1987, died Tuesday of cancer at a hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute who attended the Naval Academy and Wake Forest University, he worked for General Motors for 36 years, starting in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Kavesan; three sons, C. Richard Worthington of Seven Hills, Ohio, Mark R. Worthington of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Stephen M. Worthington of Strongsville, Ohio; and two granddaughters.

Douglas W. Jensen

Former Bendix employee

A memorial service for Douglas W. Jensen, a senior technical adviser for the Bendix Field Engineering Corp., will be held at 5 p.m. today at the All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4215 Loch Raven Blvd.

Dr. Jensen, who was 52 and lived in Original Northwood, died Tuesday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

At Bendix since 1985, he had earlier worked as a programming manager in the Business Systems Division of the General Instrument Corp.

Born in Elgin, Ill., he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1960 at Purdue University where he was president of the Sigma Chi fraternity chapter.

He worked for the Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Co. in Cincinnati before coming to Baltimore in 1966 to do graduate work in physics. He received his doctorate in theoretical physics the Johns Hopkins University in 1972.

He was a board member of the Original Northwood Community Association.

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