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November 01, 1991


Thomas Marshall, retired professor of English, dies

A memorial service for Thomas F. Marshall, retired professor of English at Kent State University in Ohio and a former professor at Western Maryland College, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 1620 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

Dr. Marshall, who was 83, died Oct. 20 of cancer at his home on Emory Road in Upperco.

He moved to Upperco in 1972 after he was named professor emeritus at Kent State, where he chaired the English department from 1955 until 1962 and then was senior professor of American literature.

He taught American literature at Western Maryland from 1943 until 1955.

Earlier, he taught at public schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware and at Valley Forge Junior College.

At various times, he was a Fulbright professor at the University of Athens and at the National University of Mexico and taught summer courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University.

He was an authority on the history of American theater and on American authors and wrote books, articles, reviews and bibliographies on those subjects.

He was a former president of the American Society for Theatre Research and had served on the International Federation for Theatre Research's executive committee.

Dr. Marshall had been head of the Ohio-Indiana American Studies Association and was on the American Studies Association's national executive committee.

Active in the College English Association, he had chaired the Modern Language Association's drama and literature and society sections.

Dr. Marshall also was a former president of the Baltimore Bibliophiles and had been active in the Poe Society.

At St. Mark's-on-the-Hill Church, he had served on the vestry and as a lay reader and chalicist.

He was born in Danbury, Conn., and reared in Milford, Del., graduating from Central High School in Philadelphia.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Temple University and his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Elizabeth Johnson, and a brother, Russell Marshall of Somerville, N.J.

The family suggested that memorial donations could be made to the Western Maryland College Library.

Lillian I. Lane


Lillian I. Lane, an artist who was known for her still lifes and was a retired teacher of painting, died Oct. 24 of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Lane, who was 76 and lived on Gibbons Avenue, had taught oil painting for many years in her home studio but retired from teaching after the death of her husband, James K. Lane, in 1974.

Her own works were displayed in shows at the Baltimore Museum of Art and for the Academic Artists' Association at a museum in Springfield, Mass. Her work was declared best of show at a show in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

A realist, she painted mostly in oil.

The former Lillian I. Reddish was a native of Baltimore. She was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School and, in 1935, of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

After her graduation, she continued to study oil painting, watercolors, sculpture and fashion design with private teachers, including many well-known Baltimore artists.

She also did volunteer work for 10 years at what was most recently known as the Homewood Hospital Center North on Wyman Park Drive.

Her survivors include four first cousins: Margaret Ballantine of Linthicum Heights, Alice Boyd of Englewood, Fla., Herbert Hancock of Baltimore and Kenneth Hancock of Sykesville.

Services were held Sunday.

Carolyn L. Dodson

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Carolyn Louise Dodson, a former manager of the Chadford Apartments on University Parkway in Baltimore, died Sept. 29 at Union Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Miss Dodson, who was 62 and lived on University Parkway, was born and reared in Hagerstown, where she graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1948. She had worked for the L'Aiglon Dress Factory there before coming to Baltimore.

She is survived by three sisters, Fannie Kauffman of Maugansville, Eva Diehm of Holly Hill, Fla., and Christina Markle of Crystal River, Fla.; six brothers, James L. Dodson of Deltona, Fla., Perry Dodson of Olympia, Wash., Elmer F. Dodson, Mitchell H. Dodson and Walter R. Dodson, all of Hagerstown, and Jesse N. Dodson of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742, in lieu of flowers.

Rev. Nelson Aguila

Pastor at St. Jude's

A Mass of Christian burial for the Rev. Nelson Aguila, S.A.C., who had been pastor of St. Jude's Shrine, the former St. John the Baptist Church, in Baltimore, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in New York City.

Father Aguila, who was 32, died Tuesday of cancer at a New York City hospital.

He was pastor of the Baltimore church from 1989 until last August, when he was reassigned to the New York parish.

He also was pastor of the Baltimore church from December 1987 until August 1988, when he was named vocational director of the Pallottine Fathers at their provincial headquarters in Merchantville, N.J. He continued to serve as vocational director after returning to the Baltimore church.

He entered the order in 1981, was ordained in 1986, and was first assigned as associate pastor of Our Lady of Pompei, which is in Brooklyn.

Father Aguila, a native of New York City, was educated at the Sacred Heart Academy in Kearny, N.J., and the Vincentian High School in Erie, Pa. While living at the Pallottine Seminary in West Hyattsville, he attended the Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring and the Catholic University of America.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Gerson Carratala; a brother, Gerson Carratala Jr.; a sister, Barbara Carratala; his maternal grandmother, Christina Hurtado; and a nephew. All are from New York City.

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