Sun ad supervisor
Services for Linda Jarvis, an advertising sales representative and supervisor for the Howard County Sun, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Slack Funeral Home, 3821 Columbia Road, Ellicott City.
Ms. Jarvis, who was 48, died Tuesday at her home in Columbia of cancer.
She worked for four years at the Howard County Sun, where co-workers described her as "a privilege to work with." They said she worked well under pressure, "looked out for everybody" and continued without complaint to visit clients after her illness became painful and required the use of a walker.
A native of Washington who was reared in Takoma Park, the former Linda Hannemann was a 1964 journalism graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park.
She then joined the advertising department of the Washington Star, becoming assistant gravure advertising manager before leaving the paper in 1976.
From 1981 until 1986, she was sales order coordinator in Columbia for Sunkist Growers Inc. She then became editor of Mid-Atlantic Food Service News for the Best-Met Publishing Co. in Columbia, until she began working for the suburban newspaper section, where she had sold all types of advertising throughout Howard County.
She is survived by a daughter, Janna Lynn Jarvis of Columbia, and her parents, Olea and Walter Hannemann of Takoma Park.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Thomas Barron Sr.
Transit company driver
Services for Thomas G. Barron Sr., who had been a streetcar motorman as well as a bus and trackless trolley driver, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Loring Byers funeral establishment, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.
Mr. Barron, who was 84, died of cancer Sunday at his home on Waltham Woods Road in Parkville.
Known as Tom or T.G., he retired from the Baltimore Transit Co. in 1969, having gone to work for a predecessor firm in 1927. During his career, he not only drove all three types of vehicles but taught others to drive them as well.
Born in the Charlestown, W.Va., area, he came to Baltimore as a youth and worked for a time at the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Co. before joining the transit company.
He became treasurer of a lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows while living after retirement in Rialto, Calif.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Elsie L. Reathman; three daughters, Gloria M. Schaefer of Baltimore, Patricia A. Johnson of Rialto and Mary Lou Martin of San Bernardino, Calif.; a son, Thomas G. Barron II of Westminster; a sister, Mary Ann Brockmann of Waynesboro, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.