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January 26, 1992

At the Olympics, Mr. Nixdorff took numerous photographs of other teams and events, including swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, Olympic Committee Chairman Douglas MacArthur and Lacrosse Hall of Fame member Thomas A. Biddison, who later was Baltimore's city solicitor.

Mr. Nixdorff's photos, programs and a detailed diary are being incorporated into a sports history collection bearing Mr. Nixdorff's name in the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History in Washington.

Mr. Nixdorff was an enthusiastic golfer.

He had been a member of the Johns Hopkins Club since 1940, the Baltimore City Real Estate Brokers Round Table and the Maryland Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Anne Byrd Thompson; a son, John Singleton Nixdorff of Roland Park; a daughter, Powel Byrd Harding of Bethesda; two sisters, Bertha Grove of Frederick and Helen Owens of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and a brother, Frank Nixdorff of Roland Park.

Rev. Peter Vroom

Baptist pastor emeritus

A memorial service for the Rev. Peter Vroom, first pastor of Anne Arundel County's Trinity Bible Church, will be held at 4 p.m. today at the church at 99 Truckhouse Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Vroom was 81. He died of cancer Jan. 15 at the Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park.

He retired and was named pastor emeritus in 1989, 20 years after moving to Severna Park to lead the independent church congregation.

For 13 years before that, he was pastor of the Baptist Temple in Philadelphia. He had also served churches of the American Baptist Convention in Downington, Pa., Oxford, Pa., Indianapolis, and Oak Hill, W.Va. During World War II, he was an Army chaplain with the rank of captain.

Born in Paterson, N.J., he was a 1932 graduate of Temple University and a 1937 graduate of the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a master's degree in 1941.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Temple University in 1956. He had been a member of the Eastern Baptist seminary's board.

In Severna Park, Mr. Vroom was on the board of the YMCA. He enjoyed swimming and working out on exercise equipment.

His wife of 50 years, the former Rachel Shively, died in 1985.

Mr. Vroom is survived by 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, Marie France of Lakewood, N.J., Helen Dersahagian of Albuquerque, N.M., and Anne Mayberry of Naples, Fla.; two brothers, Jacob Vroom and Roy Vroom, both of Aspen, Colo.; and a grandson.

A memorial service for John Richard Bailey Jr., a member of Baltimore Steamfitters Local 438 for more than 25 years, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Sandy Mount United Methodist Church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg.

Mr. Bailey, who was 48 and lived in Finksburg, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at St. Agnes Hospital.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Bailey was a 1961 graduate of Milford Mill High School.

He enjoyed all types of sports, and fishing and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 28 years, the former Ann Harden; two daughters, Deborah B.Stettmeier of Frederick and Karen L. Bailey of Finksburg; a son, John R. Bailey III of Finksburg; his parents, June and John R. Bailey Sr. of Reisterstown; a brother, William R. Bailey of Reisterstown; his maternal grandmother, Mary Carey of Owings, and many aunts and uncles.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Medical Oncology Department of St. Agnes Hospital, 900 Caton Ave., Baltimore 21229.

Ethyleen H. Mobley


Services for Ethyleen Hartley Mobley, a former teacher who had lived in Severna Park since 1984, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Fairburn, Ga.

Mrs. Mobley died Thursday of heart and circulatory ailments at the home of her daughter, Mary Mobley Johnson, in Severna Park. She was 89.

The former Ethyleen Hartley was a native of Mayesville, Ga. She won an award for her writing as a student at the University of Georgia.

Before moving to the Washington area in 1950 with her husband, M. D. Mobley, executive director of the American Vocational Association, she taught English and Spanish in Georgia high schools. Her husband died in 1967.

In addition to her daughter, her survivors include a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

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