Rev. R. Ledbetter, Colonial Baptist pastor, dies at 75
Services for the Rev. Richard L. Ledbetter, retired pastor of the Colonial Baptist Church, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the church at 4619 Old Court Road, Pikesville.
Mr. Ledbetter, who was 75 and lived in Street, died Sunday at Fallston General Hospital of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
He retired in 1982 as pastor of the Pikesville Church, which he had served since 1947. Ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, his only other pastorate was at the Upper Crossroads Baptist Church in Harford County, which he served from 1938 until 1947.
After his retirement he served as an interim pastor at several churches, including the Maple View Baptist Church in Joppa and the First Baptist Church of Dundalk until about two years ago.
Born in Duncan, Okla., he was reared there, in Boston, Mass., and in Greensboro, on the Eastern Shore.
Mr. Ledbetter was a graduate of Greensboro High School and the Eastern College and Seminary in Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Sue Mae Slade; three daughters, Julia Mae Horton of Lewisville, N.C., Arleta Kerr of Tallahassee, Fla., and Wanda Berman of Adamstown, Pa.; a son, the Rev. Richard Ames-Ledbetter of Baltimore; two sisters, Ruth Brown of Havre de Grace and Joyce Lubbers of Warrenton, N.C.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Baptist Family and Children's Services of Maryland or to the First Baptist Church of Dundalk Memorial Fund. A memorial Mass for Peter J. Malloy, retired assistant chief of the Bureau of Relocations of the State Highway Administration, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Calvert and Madison streets.
Mr. Malloy, who was 74 and lived on Fenwick Avenue, died Nov. 13 of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
retired from the state post nine years ago. He had worked for the State Highway Administration for 20 years.
Crown Cork and Seal was among the companies he had worked for earlier.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of Loyola High School, Loyola College and the University of Maryland Law School.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II and later served as a captain in the Air Force Reserve.
As a member of the Towson Lodge of the Elks, he was known for his crab soup and the lamb stew he cooked for members of the lodge on St. Patrick's Day.
For about five years after his retirement, he was a frequent visitor to Elliott Island in Dorchester County, where he was elected president of the Elliott Island Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, the former Nadine Heying; a son, Grant Malloy of Baynesville; a daughter, D'Arcy Pruchniewski of Perry Hall; a brother, William Malloy of Hilton Head, S.C.; and a granddaughter.
M. P. Bauernschmidt
Services for Maude Pearce Bauernschmidt, who was a Red Cross nurse's aide and performed other volunteer work during World War II, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Andrew's Chapel at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Mrs. Bauernschmidt died Sunday of heart failure at the Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis, where she and her husband, retired Navy Rear Adm. George W. Bauernschmidt, had lived for the past three years. Mrs. Bauernschmidt was 95.
During World War II, she lived and operated Foretop, a small farm at My Lady's Manor. She also served as a nurse's aide for the Red Cross and was a volunteer assistant postmaster at Monkton.
The couple moved to Severna Park after her husband's retirement in 1954.
The former Maude Pearce was a native of My Lady's Manor and a graduate of Western High School. She studied nursing at the former Hospital for the Women of Maryland, now part of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
In addition to her husband, to whom she was married for nearly 70 years, her survivors include a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Murray of Gales Ferry, Conn.; a son, George W. Bauernschmidt Jr. of Severna Park; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Eddie C. Reaves Sr.
Services for Eddie C. Reaves Sr., a retired copper company supervisor, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the New St. Mark Baptist Church, 3905 Springdale Ave.
Mr. Reaves, who was 65 and lived on McDonogh Road in Randallstown, died Friday of complications to cancer at the Loch Raven Veterans' Hospital.
He first retired in 1985 as a foreman for the Kennecott Refining Corp. plant, where he had worked for 26 years before it closed. When the plant was reopened by the Cox Creek Refining Co. he was recalled as a supervisor, retiring again last June.
While working for Cox Creek, he was cited for bravery in helping to contain a spill of molten copper.
A native of Green Sea, N.C., he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.