Peter Vroom


Clergyman, 81

January 19, 1992

Memorial services will take place at 4 p.m., Jan. 26, for the Rev. Peter Vroom of Severna Park, pastor emeritus of the Trinity Bible Church in Severna Park.

Rev. Vroom, 81, died Jan. 15 of cancer at the Meridian Nursing Center in Severna Park.

Born and raised in Patterson, N.J., he served as pastor in various Baptist churches in Downingtown and Oxford, Pa., Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Oak Hill, W.Va., and Trinity Bible Church for the last 22 years.

He was educated at the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary between 1934 and 1937 and earned a master's degree in theology in 1941.

During World War II, Rev. Vroom served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army between 1941 and 1945. He was awarded an honorary doctorate ofdivinity from Temple University in 1956.

Rev. Vroom was a board member of the YMCA in Severna Park and a past board member of the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Other interests included health and physical fitness. He was an excellent swimmer and enjoyed regularworkouts on Nautilus equipment.

His wife, the late Rachel S. Vroom, who he married in 1935, died in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters; Rachel Anne Vroom of London and Dr. Victoria V. Ott of Baltimore; a son, Dr. John R. Vroom of Falls Church, Va.; three sisters, Marine France of Lakewood, N.J., Helen Dersahagian of Albuquerque, N.M., and Anne Mayberry of Naples, Fla.; two brothers, Jacob and Roy Vroom, both of Aspen, Colo.; and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Trinity Bible Church, 99 Truckhouse Road, Severna Park, 21146.



There will be visitation for the late Francis Eugene Brown, a teacher at Tasker Middle School in Bowie, and a part-time travel agent with Travel Plus, between 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Road, Gambrills.

Mr. Brown, 57, died Jan. 16 at North Arundel Hospital of cardiac arrest.

Originally from Smithsburg, he later graduated from Frostburg State College and took his master's degree from the University of Maryland.

He was a member of the Bon Vivant Travel Club and enjoyed skiing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife; Elizabeth A. Brown; three brothers, JohnBrown of Ann Arbor, Mich., Al Brown and Richard Brown, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Blanch Bloom of Hagerstown and GeraldinePeck of Converse, Ga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.



A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the OurLady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 101 Owensville Road, West River.

Mr. Rahilly, 69, died Jan. 17 at Anne Arundel Medical Center of respiratory failure.

Survivors include his wife; Geraldine M. Rahilly; a son, Richard A. Rahilly of Crofton; a brother, Stephen J. Rahilly; and a sister, Philomena Ireland, both of London.

Arrangements were by the Hardesty Funeral Home, 905 Galesville Road, Galesville.

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