He worked for Citicorp and earlier for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
From 1988 until 1990, he was the organist at the Milton Avenue United Methodist Church.
Born in Easton, he was a 1979 graduate of Easton High School and studied accounting at Morgan State University.
While still in high school, he won a prize for his piano playing, and played both the piano and organ for the Bethel A.M.E. Church.
He is survived by his mother, Corinne Blackwell of Easton; five sisters, Doris J. Blackwell, Sheila B. Cuffee and Kewanna L. Hayward, all of Easton, Violeece E. Green of Royal Oak and Bronte N. Cephus of Lanham; and three brothers, Charles Albert Blackwell Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., Ronald S. Blackwell of Largo and Anthony G. Blackwell of Easton.
The family suggested memorial contributions to AIDS research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
J. Sidena Bollias
Services for J. Sidena Bollias, director of the office of elementary education in the Baltimore County school system, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Nazarene Parkville, 8505 David Ave.
Ms. Bollias, who was 45, died Monday after a heart attack at her home on Lowells Glen Road in Parkville.
She became director of the office of elementary education last year after serving as a supervisor there since 1986.
She began her career in the school system in 1968 as a fifth-grade teacher at the Seneca Elementary School and later served as an assistant principal at the Elmwood Elementary School.
In 1983, she was named principal of the Seneca Elementary School after serving for two years as assistant principal there.
She was a member of the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals, the Maryland councils of teachers of mathematics and of math supervisors, the Maryland Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Association of Central Office Employees, the Teachers Association of Baltimore County, the Maryland State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
Ms. Bollias was born in Baltimore. She was a graduate of Sparrows Point High School, and in 1968, of Towson State University. She earned a master's degree at the Johns Hopkins University in 1973.
She was active in Edgemere Free Methodist Church, both as director of its Christian education program and as an adult-class teacher. She also was also a lay delegate to the Maryland/Virginia General Conference of the Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Nancy Page of Waynesboro, Va., and Clara Swengosh of Perry Hall; and a niece.
The family suggested that contributions could be made to the Edgemere Free Methodist Church.
Karl C. Dod
A memorial service for Karl C. Dod, a retired civilian historian for the Army Corps of Engineers, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Henry W. Jenkins and Sons funeral home, 4905 York Road.
Dr. Dod, who was 82, died Jan. 10 of cancer at his home in Guilford.
A native of Chicago, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees and, in 1934, his doctorate from the University of Illinois. He also did graduate work in history and philosophy in Germany in the early 1930s.
He taught history at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then at Montana State University.
He first began working as a civilian historian for the Corps of Engineers during World War II, but before the war was over, he was serving in the Army Field Artillery.
After the war, he returned to the corps, working sometimes in Baltimore and sometimes in Washington, writing several volumes its wartime accomplishments. He retired nearly 20 years ago.
Dr. Dod is survived by several cousins.