October 26, 1991

George Engeman Jr.

Teacher, hearing officer

A memorial service for George H. Engeman Jr., a native of Baltimore who taught and worked as a parole board hearing officer, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Quakertown Friends Meeting House in Quakertown, N.J.

Mr. Engeman, who was 62 and a resident of Flemington, N.J., died of lymphatic cancer Oct. 15 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington.

A son of George H. Engeman Sr., a former reporter for The Sun, and Polly MacGill, a restaurant manager, he taught Spanish at various colleges and schools and worked as a hearing officer for the New Jersey parole board.

An avid Orioles fan, Mr. Engeman also was an automobile enthusiast who owned the 1927 Rolls-Royce originally used by Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco in parades. Mr. Engeman purchased the car in Madrid in 1961.

He attended Boys' Latin School in Baltimore and graduated from the St. James School in Hagerstown.

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1951 and his doctorate in Spanish from the University of Madrid in 1962.

He lived in Baltimore until 1955.

Mr. Engeman is survived by two daughters, Constance M. Engeman and Sarah M. Engeman, both of Baltimore.

Marie M. Dashiells

Active in civic groups

Services for Marie M. Dashiells, who was active in community, fraternal and women's groups in the Catonsville area, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mrs. Dashiells, who was 67 and lived on Hartmont Road in Catonsville, died Wednesday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.

She was former president of the Woman's Club of Westview Park and of the Baltimore District of the Maryland Federation of Woman's Clubs.

A former matron of the Concordia Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was also a former regent of the Catonsville Women of the Moose.

She had also served on the board of the Westview Park Improvement and Civic Association.

She was winner of an Outstanding Parent Award from the Parent Teacher Association of the Johnnycake Elementary School, where she had been a member of the PTA and a substitute teacher.

She had served as a Cub Scout den mother and as an adult leader of Girl Scouts in Catonsville.

She did volunteer work at St. Agnes Hospital and had also been a campaigner for hospital development in Howard County.

Mrs. Dashiells had been a member of the Altar Guild at the Second English Lutheran Church and had been a Sunday school teacher.

She also headed a ladies auxiliary unit of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

The former Marie M. Brinn was a native of Baltimore and, as a young woman, worked as a bank teller and was a graduate of an American Institute of Banking program.

Her husband, Irvin N. Dashiells, a retired jeweler and musician, died in November 1990.

She is survived by three sons, Irvin N. Dashiells Jr. of Key Largo,Fla., Frederick P. Dashiells of Baltimore and Terry A. Dashiells of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Deborah L. Reddinger of Pasadena and Denise M. Kelehan of Catonsville; a brother, William R. Brinn of Pasadena; and five grandchildren.

Naomi C. Russo

Writer, secretary

Services for Naomi C. Russo, a writer and retired secretary with the Baltimore County Board of Education, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Dulaney Valley funeral home of Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

Mrs. Russo, who was 77 and lived in Bel Air, died Tuesday of heart disease at Fallston General Hospital.

She worked as a secretary in the curriculum department of the Baltimore County Board of Education for 17 years before retiring in 1977.

She wrote essays after her retirement and was a three-time winner in the state-sponsored essay contest "Maryland, You Are Beautiful" for senior citizens.

Mrs. Russo went back to school last year for computer courses at Harford Community College.

Besides writing, her hobbies were playing the piano and doing needlepoint.

She was also a volunteer with Harford County's Meals on Wheels and with the grandmothers' kindergarten program in the county library system.

Mrs. Russo was also a board member of the local chapter of the American Association for Retired Persons.

The daughter of William and Lillian Carman, Mrs. Russo was born in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 14, 1914. She graduated in 1933 from Bayonne High School in Bayonne, N.J.

She is survived by her husband, Albert; three sons, Barry Russo of Bel Air, August Russo of Milwaukee, Wis., and Robert Russo of Stewartstown, Pa.; four sisters, Ruth Hickey and Esther Graves, both of Glen Burnie, and Sarah Hof and Rachel Hanson, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Benjamin T. Hayes

Chessie System clerk

A memorial service for Benjamin Thomas Hayes, a retired Chessie System clerk, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Joppatowne Christian Church in Joppa.

Mr. Hayes, who was 70, died of cancer Friday at his home on Chardel Road in Perry Hall. He moved from Joppa to Perry Hall last month.

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