Raymond Ferguson, Railroad Conductor, 76


January 26, 1992|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If informationhasn't been published about someone in your family who has passed away, please call the Anne Arundel County Sun at 761-1732 or 332-6211; you may also fax your inforamation to us at 332-6677.

A Mass of Christian burial for retired railroad conductor Raymond H.Ferguson of Arnold will be offered at St. Pius Roman Catholic Churchin McKeesport, Pa., at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

Mr. Ferguson, 76, died Jan. 23 of a stroke at the Meridian Nursing Home in Severna Park.

He was born and raised in McKeesport and worked for the B&O Railroad for 30 years.

Mr. Ferguson was a member of St. Pius Church, the American Legion Post 175 in Manhattan Beach and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ferguson.

Survivors include his daughter, Carra O'Meara of Surmano, Switzerland; a son, Robert R. Ferguson of Annapolis; a brother, Robert A. Ferguson, and a sister, Adelaide Lehman, both of Pennsylvania;and three grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Arrangements were by the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park.


Services for Anna Hanzook of Brooklyn Heights will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 27, at the Gonce Funeral Home in Pasadena.

Mrs. Hanzook, 93, died Jan 23 at Harbor Hospital.

Originally from South Baltimore, she lived in Brooklyn Heights for many years before entering the Meridian Nursing Center two years ago.

After her husband, Savia Hanzook, died in 1947, Mrs. Hanzook became a school maintenance worker. Her interests included knitting, sewing and quilting. She spent many hours making gifts for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, John Hanzook of Palatka, Fla., Joseph Palatka of Pasadena, and Melvin Palatka of Brooklyn Heights; four daughters, Genevieve Syah and Marie Bradley, both of Baltimore, Dorothy Gundling of Pasadena, and Joyce Wood of Sykesville; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


Services for Beverly Ann Coyle of Arnold, an executive secretary for the University of Pittsburgh, took place Jan. 25 at the Annapolis Assembly of God Church in Annapolis.

Mrs. Coyle, 58, died Jan. 23 of cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Annapolis.

She was born in Lawrence, Tenn., and raised in Pharr, Texas.

Mrs. Coyle was a 1982 graduate magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, with a bachelor's degree in information science. She worked for the university for the last 14 years.

She first worked as a purchasing agent for the U.S. Border Patrol in Pharr and then became an audit clerk for the IRS in Austin, Texas. She then went to work for the IUE Shipbuilders Union Local 31 in Baltimore.

A member of the Church of Seventh Day Adventists in Annapolis, she also enjoyed collecting antique blue glass, building miniature doll houses, gardening, bird watching, fishing, canoeing, and back packing.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Forrest Coyle; a son, Floyd Coyle of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Elaine Cameron of Eulass, Texas; and her mother, Hazel Gore of Cleburn, Texas.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 493, Severna Park, 21146.


A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 for Marie Florence Nehring of Severn at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Miss Nehring, 86, died Jan. 23 of natural causes at North Arundel Hospital.

Born in Baltimore, she later worked as a seamstress.

She was amember of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Baltimore before moving to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Odenton. Miss Nehring was also a member of the Senior Citizen Club in St. Bernard.

Other interests included sewing and cooking.

Survivors include four nephews, Joseph and Gilbert Nehring, both of Glen Burnie, Bernard Nehring of Centerville, and David Nehring of Arnold; and four nieces, Marie Nehring of Glen Burnie, Joan Hardee of Denton, Jeanette Sauerhoff and Bernardine DeVille, both of Severn.

Arrangements were by the Singleton Funeral Home.


Services for former Sgt. Charles M. Bergen of Severn took place Jan. 24 at the Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mr. Begen, 67, died Jan. 21 of a stroke at Anne ArundelMedical Center.

Born and raised in New York City, he served in the U.S. Army for 25 years and in Europe during World War II. After retiring from the Army in 1965, he spent 17 years at North Arundel Hospital as a respiratory therapist.

Mr. Bergen was a member of American Legion Post 40. His other interests included boxing, swimming and basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Inge S. Bergen; two sons, Michael M. Bergen of Kansas and Charles A. Bergen of Crownsville; fourgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Kirkley Funeral Home.


Services for retired engineer Vance Aaron Rogers of Shady Side took place Jan. 25 at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville.

Mr. Rogers, 79, died suddenly Jan. 23 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born in Tyro, Ark., and later attended high school in Star City, Ark. Mr. Rogers attended the University of Arkansas, and both American and GeorgeWashington universities.

Mr. Rogers served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 41 years, retiring in 1984. During that time, he also served with the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Rogers belonged to the 653rd Topographic Battalion during World War II. His unit was in the China-Burma-India theater, working on the Burma-Lido roads.

He was a member of the American Society of Photogrommetry (aerial map making and remote sensing).

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Billie Grumbels; two sisters, Lucille Steed of Star City, and Willene Dorris of Little Rock, Ark.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

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