L. Eugene Thorpe
Job safety expert
Services for L. Eugene Thorpe, safety director for Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7922 Wise Ave.
Mr. Thorpe died Friday of cancer at his home in Essex, where he had lived since the 1960s. He was 63.
For the last 14 years Mr. Thorpe, a native of East Orange, N.J., was employed by Whiting-Turner. He had worked in the fields of safety, health and compensation policies for his three previous employers: Associated Builders and Contractors, Schenuit Rubber Co. and Bethlehem Steel Corp.
While serving as national director of safety and manpower at ABC, Mr. Thorpe wrote two publications on recognizing and addressing construction hazards. The publications were distributed to contractors nationwide.
Mr. Thorpe was a member of the National Safety Council's executive committee for construction and was a qualified instructor for first aid, OSHA construction safety, and explosive and toxic gas safety training.
From 1946 to 1948, he served in the Navy as a carpenter's mate in a Seabees salvage unit on Manus Island in Papua, New Guinea.
Mr. Thorpe graduated from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School in Springfield, N.J., where he was a member of a state champion basketball team. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1953 with a degree in business administration and a minor in accounting.
Mr. Thorpe is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Alice Priscilla McDaniel; a son, Joseph H. Thorpe II of Essex; a daughter, Rhonda Lynn Thorpe, also of Essex; a brother, Jay S. Thorpe of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.
St. Mary's graduate
Services for Jane Owens Henderson, a former resident of Baltimore who was a department store buyer and bridal shop owner, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the H. M. Patterson & Son funeral establishment in Atlanta.
Mrs. Henderson, 70, died Sunday of cancer at a hospital in Atlanta, where she had lived since 1949.
The former Jane Owens was a native of Philadelphia who moved to the Baltimore area as a child with her family and was a graduate of Towson High School and St. Mary's College.
She worked for Hutzler's in Baltimore before moving to Atlanta, where she was a department store buyer of children's clothes at first and after 1962 specialized in bridal wear. She also operated her own shop, was a department store consultant and conducted a grooming class for Girl Scouts.
Her husband, Hugh Mason Henderson, died in 1968.
She is survived by a daughter, Claudia Perkins of Conyers, Ga.; a son, Lisle Henderson of Conyers; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial for Vincent J. Criscillo, a retired general manager in Baltimore for Atlantic and Gulf Stevedores Inc., will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes.
Mr. Criscillo died Friday of cancer at his home in Phoenix. He was 78.
He retired from Atlantic and Gulf in 1978 after 30 years' service, the last seven of them in Baltimore. Earlier, he had been timekeeper for the International Longshoremen's Association in New York.
The native of Brooklyn worked on the grounds crew at Ebbets Field as a youth. He was educated at St. Francis College and served as a cavalry officer in the Army as a young man.
He is survived by his wife, the former Alice C. Anderson; three daughters, Carol J. Conway of Phoenix, Anne E. Iorio of Toms River, N.J., and Linda M. Rockford of Springfield, Ill.; four sisters, Mary Conte of Staten Island, N.Y., Rose Favorito of Middletown, N.J., Frances Murphy of Dania, Fla., and Anne Chalker of Matawan, N.J.; and 12 grandchildren.
Dr. Charles Henderson
Graveside services for Dr. Charles Morgan Henderson, a retired neurosurgeon who had practiced in Baltimore for 26 years, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.
Dr. Henderson, 60, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital of complications from a brain tumor.
The Brooklandville resident retired in 1989.
He was former chief of neurological surgery at St. Agnes Hospital, the first president of the Maryland Neurosurgical Society and a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgery, the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Born in Perry, Iowa, hew was a graduate of the University of Maryland and its medical school.
He served his internship and residency at University Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbree Gayle; a son, Thomas Steele Henderson, and a daughter, Gayle Morgan Henderson, both of Baltimore; his parents, Alma Noreen Henderson and retired Army Col. C. B. Henderson of Largo, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Frank Henderson of Hanover, Pa.; and a sister, Cebe Ann Vicino of Bowie.