Father Hanley, retired professor at Loyola, diesA Mass of...


October 02, 1991

Father Hanley, retired professor at Loyola, dies

A Mass of Christian burial for the Rev. Thomas O'Brien Hanley, S.J., retired professor of history at Loyola College and an authority on the Carrolls of Maryland, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John's Church at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

A Mass will also be offered for Father Hanley, who was 73 and died Sunday of respiratory and heart disease at a hospital in Omaha, at noon tomorrow in the chapel at Loyola College, Charles Street and Cold Spring Lane.

He retired from Loyola in 1967 after first joining the faculty as a visiting professor in 1967. He remained there until August, when he moved to Omaha to be with relatives.

An editor of papers and a biographer, his books included works on both Charles Carroll of Carrollton and the first Archbishop of Baltimore, John Carroll.

He was the author of nearly 90 published professional papers, served as a consultant on religious freedom to the Second Vatican Council and also advised American church leaders.

A native of Washington who was reared there and in Omaha, Father Hanley held a bachelor's degree from St. Louis University, a master's degree from Marquette University and a doctorate from Georgetown University. He also taught at Marquette before joining the Loyola faculty.

He entered the Society of Jesus in 1939 and was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1952.

Father Hanley was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, which has autographed copies of his books in its library in Williamsburg, Va. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and its Fourth Degree and was a charter member of the Guild of American Professional Historians.

He is survived by two brothers, John J. Hanley and the Rev. James F. Hanley, S.J., both of Omaha; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

John A. Laumann

Was police lieutenant

Services for John A. Laumann, a retired Baltimore County police lieutenant who improved the department's system for producing pictures for crime victims to identify, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the G. Truman Schwab Funeral Home, 5151 Baltimore National Pike.

Mr. Laumann, who was 89 and lived in Catonsville, died Saturday of complications to a broken hip at the Meridian Nursing Center-Catonsville.

Mr. Laumann, who began his career in the county police department in 1934, retired in 1959. He was the first president of the Identification Officers Association of Maryland. Before starting the identification system in the early 1950s, he attended Northwestern University, the Institute of Criminology in Philadelphia and studied at the Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y. He worked with New York City police to show them how the system operated.

Born in Ellicott City, he left school after the sixth grade to work in the barber shop his great-grandfather started in 1860.

He also had worked as a mixer for the Donut Corp. of America before joining the police department.

His wife, the former Genevieve Elizabeth Covey, died in 1979.

After his retirement, he traveled extensively in the United States.

He is survived by three sons, John F., Thomas A. and Dennis C. Laumann, all of Catonsville; four sisters, Marie Hobson of Ellicott City, Hannah Markley of Lisbon, Minnie Woodward of Glenwood, and Katherine Metz of Randallstown; a brother, Albert H. Laumann of Brooklyn Park; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

William McDorman

Company representative

A memorial service for William Rigby McDorman, a retired metallurgical manufacturers representative, will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Cathedral House, the Episcopal diocesan center on Charles Street at University Parkway.

Mr. McDorman, who was 83 and lived on Springlake Way, died of a viral infection Sunday at Keswick.

He retired about three years ago after representing several manufacturers, including the Arwood Precision Casting and Curto Ligonier Foundries companies.

Before starting his career in metallurgy in the late 1940s, he had been a teacher of Romance languages at the Polytechnic Institute and City College and tutored students at the Gilman School.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and, in 1929, of the Johns Hopkins University. He later studied in Madrid, Spain.

For many years the alumni representative of the Class of 1929 at Hopkins, he was also an usher and active in several groups at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pauline V. Stockhausen; a daughter, Joan McDorman Wilson of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Mary Frances Denny and Margaret Mae Lehmann, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Class of 1929 Scholarship Fund at the Johns Hopkins University.

Rita D. Dunnock

Retired state employee

A Mass of Christian burial for Rita D. Dunnock, retired assistant director of research for the state Department of Employment Security, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Easton.

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