Harry S. WhiteCity fire lieutenantServices for Harry S...


December 16, 1991

Harry S. White

City fire lieutenant

Services for Harry S. White, a retired Baltimore fire lieutenant and a member of the Maryland Baseball Oldtimers Association Hall of Fame, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the St. Joseph Monastery Parish, 251 S. Morley Street, Baltimore.

Mr. White, who lived in Catonsville, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital of respiratory failure. He was 84.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. White grew up playing sandlot baseball. A hard-hitting first baseman, he played minor league baseball in Hagerstown for two years after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute in 1927.

He became a firefighter in 1930, beginning a 34-year career in the city Fire Department. As a lieutenant, he suffered a back injury while fighting a fire. The injury forced him to retire in 1964.

From 1964 to 1972, Mr. White worked for Maryland National Bank a vault attendant.

He was a member of Baltimore Fire Officers Association Local 964 and was active in the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland, which inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 1978.

Mr. White was also an active member of the St. Joseph Monastery Parish.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, the former Lois Heath; a stepdaughter, Barbara M. Miller of Severn; and two sisters, Mary Merson and Leona Vaccaro, both of Baltimore.

Dorothy Soistman

Hospital volunteer

A Mass of Christian burial for former Baltimore resident Dorothy Soistman, an Orlando, Fla., homemaker, will be offered at 2 p.m. today at St. Charles Roman Catholic Church in Orlando.

The former Dorothy Pilkerton died of cancer Friday at her home. She was 69.

Mrs. Soistman volunteered with Orlando's Princeton Hospital auxiliary, directing the candy stripers program. For 30 years, she belonged to the Mental Health Association of Orange County, Fla. In 1982, the group recognized her with a Golden Bell award for volunteer work with mentally ill patients at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

Mrs. Soistman was born in West Baltimore and grew up on Lombard Street.

In 1941, she married Edward C. Soistman, who later became director of planning and programs for the Glenn L. Martin Co. The couple raised their children in Hamilton until Mr. Soistman was transferred to Orlando in 1957.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Soistman is survived by two sons, Edward C. Soistman Jr. of Winter Park, Fla., and Kenneth W. Soistman of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Edward J. Pilkerton of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

James J. Lyko

Former prosecutor

A Mass of Christian burial for James J. Lyko, a former assistant Maryland attorney general who specialized in prosecuting environmental crimes, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in `D Mercerville, N.J.

Mr. Lyko, chief of New Jersey's Environmental Prosecutions Bureau since 1987, died of cancer Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.

"His greatest accomplishment was in working with his colleagues throughout the Northeast to persuade and motivate society to adopt a new standard of behavior respecting the environment," said New Jersey Attorney General Robert J. Del Tufo.

Michael C. Powell, principal counsel for the environment in the Maryland attorney general's office, said Mr. Lyko was a driving force behind the creation of the Northeast Hazardous Waste Project, a consortium of 14 states that provides training and technical assistance to environmental prosecutors and investigators.

Mr. Lyko lived in Baltimore about 10 years. He was a 1975 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law after

attending Catholic University as an undergraduate.

He was an assistant attorney general in Maryland from 1980 to 1987, when he moved to the Trenton, N.J., area.

The native of Lowell, Mass., attended private high school at the ++ Keith Academy in his hometown.

Mr. Lyko is survived by a daughter, Anna Christina Connors of Atlanta; his parents, Georgine and Alfred Lyko of Manchester, N.H.; a sister, Janet Byron of Hillsborough, N.H.; and a brother, Richard A. Lyko of Flanders, N.J.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Anna Christina Educational Fund in care of Richard Lyko, 18 Edward Drive, Flanders, N.J. 07836.

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