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November 06, 1991

J. L. Worth Jr.

Mechanical engineer

A memorial service for J. Lawrence Worth Jr., a mechanical engineer, will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

Mr. Worth, who was 57 and known as Larry, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home in Pasadena.

He retired in 1989 as general foreman of utilities systems at the Sparrows Point plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he worked for 30 years. Since his retirement, he has been associated with the consulting engineering firm of Whitman, Requardt and Associates.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Towson, he earned a mechanical engineering degree at the Johns Hopkins University in 1956.

He worked for a short time in Barberton, Ohio, for the Babcock and Wilcox Co., which specializes in power plant construction and then served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1950s.

For 18 years, he was a member of the Engineers Club of Sparrows Point. He was a former president of the Parents Association of the Gibson Island Country School and helped to raise funds for an addition to the school.

A member for 25 years of the Potapskut Sailing Association, he served on its board of governors.

Mr. Worth both cruised and raced on the Chesapeake Bay and in 1985 won the Sabre Class Championship in races at Oxford.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Barbara Warren; a son, John L. Worth III of Ellicott City; a daughter, Amy E. Wiesner of Savannah, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Save Our Skipjacks Foundation in care of the Lady Maryland Foundation.

Thomas E. Davies

Electrical engineer

Services for Thomas E. Davies, a retired electrical engineer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 2325 York Road, Timonium.

Mr. Davies, who was 81, died Sunday after a heart attack at his home on Erin Way in Reisterstown.

A specialist in power supply and distribution, he retired nearly 10 years ago as an independent consultant.

He had lived in several Baltimore County communities since he came to the area in 1942 to work as an electrician at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard on Key Highway converting merchant ships for wartime duty.

Transferred to the engineering department at the yard after the war, he then joined the consulting engineering firm of Hall, Turpin and Wachter, now Turpin, Wachter and Associates.

He worked for them intermittently for many years, as well as for other companies and as an independent consultant.

Projects on which he worked included the rebuilding of the Hanover Street drawbridge, lighting at the Dundalk Marine Terminal and electrical work at the state penitentiary in Baltimore. He also worked on many other buildings and highways, mostly on the East Coast of the United States and in Canada.

During the 1960s, when the present Havenwood Presbyterian Church was being built in Timonium, he served as chairman of the Building Committee.

He also served in the Coast Guard reserve unit that guarded the port during World War II and was a member of the American Society of Military Engineers.

Fond of travel, he took cruises to Panama and the Caribbean, and visited friends in distant parts of this country.

In 1984, he took a trip to the British Isles and did genealogical research on his family in Wales.

A native of Edwardsville, Pa., he attended schools on both the East and West coasts before his graduation from the Windber (Pa.) High School.

He also attended the University of Pittsburgh and the Johns Hopkins University.

His wife of nearly 50 years, the former Irene Elizabeth Bowers, died in 1982.

He is survived by his companion, Frankie Gilland of Reisterstown; a daughter, Doreen Walker of Timonium; three sons, Thomas E. Davies Jr. of Towson, Joseph Morgan Davies of San Francisco and Jonathan David Davies of Baltimore; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Jerome F. Stevens

Retired police officer

A Mass of Christian burial for Jerome F. Stevens, a retired Baltimore police sergeant who worked after retirement at Maryland racetracks, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue.

Mr. Stevens, who was 75 and lived on Hillenwood Road, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital of congestive heart failure.

He joined the police force in 1941 and worked in the Central District for a time before becoming a detective. He retired in 1964 as a sergeant in the Homicide Squad.

During World War II, he served in the Navy.

After his retirement, he began working at the larger Maryland racetracks: Bowie, Laurel and Pimlico. He worked first in security and then in admissions, checking people entering the clubhouse and other special areas.

He was a member of the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers, the Baltimore City Retired Police Association and St. Katherine's Assembly of the Catholic League.

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