Nevins Jr., rear admiral, dies at 87A Mass of...

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December 27, 1991

J. H. Nevins Jr., rear admiral, dies at 87

A Mass of Christian burial for retired Rear Adm. Joseph H. Nevins Jr., who served in the Pacific theater during World War II and later taught political science at Villanova University, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

Admiral Nevins, who had lived in Annapolis for the past 25 years, suffered a heart attack and died Tuesday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 87.

As a youth, he received an appointment from his native New York to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1925.

He served 30 years in the Navy and received a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for his duty in the Pacific theater during World War II.

After the war, Admiral Nevins was appointed for three years as an aide to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington and retired in 1955. In pursuit of a second career, Admiral Nevins obtained a master's degree in political science and taught at Villanova in Villanova, Pa., from 1958 to 1966.

Then he moved to Annapolis and later settled in Ginger's Cove. He enjoyed reading nautical and historical books. He was a staunch supporter of the Naval Academy's baseball team.

Admiral Nevins' first wife, the former Maude Merriman, died in 1939, and his second wife, the former Ruth Clevenger, died in 1989.

His survivors include a son, Joseph H. Nevins III of Winter Park, Fla.; two daughters, Maude DeFrance of Carlisle, Pa., and Judy LeHardy of Fredericksburg, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Alan B. Glass


Alan Bentley Glass, an architect, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Dec. 19 after leaving a Towson restaurant. He was 55.

Mr. Glass was born in New York City but reared in Baltimore. He attended Roland Park Elementary and Junior High schools and graduated from the Polytechnic Institute.

He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Oklahoma State University in 1961. While at Oklahoma State, he was awarded the Lloyd Warren fellowship by the National Institute for Architectural Education.

Mr. Glass later earned a master's degree in urban design at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a master's in business administration at Loyola College.

He worked in the architect division of Whitney, Bailey, Cox and Magnani, where he designed many homes and businesses. Some of the projects included the new Lexington Market, Olin Hall at the Johns Hopkins University and the Perring Animal Hospital in Parkville.

Mr. Glass, who loved boats and sailing, lived with a son, Michael A. Glass, on a schooner called The Pilgrim. The schooner, which he designed, is docked at the Baltimore Yacht Basin.

In addition to his son Michael, he is survived by two other sons, Kevin Glass and Brendan T. Glass of Reisterstown; his parents, Dr. H. Bentley Glass and Suzanne Glass of Stony Brook, N.Y.; and a sister, Lois Edgar of Boulder, Colo.

A memorial service was held Dec. 23 at the Friends Meeting Homewood in Baltimore. The family suggested that donations be sent to Greenpeace or Planned Parenthood.

Rev. Mozell Brown

Foster parent

The Rev. Mozell Brown, who cared for foster children in Baltimore for 21 years and was active in church throughout her life, died Dec. 7 at her home in Concord, N.C., after one of her lungs collapsed. She was 71.

Born May 20, 1920, in Chester, S.C., she attended school there and moved to Baltimore when she was 16. She was a taxi driver here for 10 years and later worked at the Southern Packing Co., a cannery in Southwest Baltimore, for 15 years.

In the early 1950s she became a foster parent, and over the years cared for many children -- including four of her own. She later received a gubernatorial certificate of recognition for her service.

She also received certificates of recognition from New Pilgrim Baptist Church on its 25th anniversary and a Mother's Day certificate at St. John's Holiness Church in North Carolina in 1987.

Ms. Brown began studying for the ministry through various churches in 1975 and was ordained Oct. 8, 1978, and again in 1980 through the Mount Zion Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ at Liberty Heights and Rogers Avenue, where she served as general mother of the organization.

She moved to Simms, N.C., in November 1985 and became an elder of Atkins Memorial Apostolic Holy Church Tabernacle there.

She was ordained again at the Fire Baptized Holiness Church of the Americas on Nov. 10, 1990, and became a district evangelist, president of the Pastor's Aide Society and home treasurer of the Sunday school.

She also formed the first flower circle at that church.

Ms. Brown is survived by two sons, Floyd Whitlock and James Whitlock, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Marshell Davis of Baltimore and Wanda Brown of Kannapolis, N.C.; three foster children, Gregory Thomas, Martin Tyler and Marvin Tyler, all of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and one niece.

Services were held Dec. 11 in Kannapolis.

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