Arthur Johannessen


Boat Builder, 83

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Services for retired boat builder Arthur Christian Johannessen of Glen Burnie took place Feb. 27 at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Johannessen, 83, died Feb. 24 at Howard County General Hospital.

He was originally from Curtis Bay and worked as a civilian employee of the U.S. Coast Guard for 37 years, until his retirement in 1964.

Mr. Johannessen belonged to the Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge 213. Other interests included boating and fishing.

He is survived by hiswife of 55 years, the former Lora P. Upton; and a son, Robert L. Johannessen Jr. of Ellicott City.



A Mass of Christian Burial for retired storeroom keeper Pablo Vilar Florido of Severn, formerly of Prince George's County, took place at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Feb. 25.

Mr. Florido, 93, died Feb. 22 of natural causes at Harbor Hospital Center.

Originallyfrom the Philippines, he served in the U.S. Navy between 1919 and 1940. Later he went to work for Litton Industries for 10 years, retiring in 1967.

Mr. Florido was a member of the Holy Trinity congregation, the Fleet Reserve Club and the Anne Arundel County Senior Citizens Center. He also owned a plaque at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington.

Other interests including being an inventor and playing Nintendo games with his grandson.

Mr. Florido was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jame Andrejewski.

Survivors include a stepson, Albert Dombrowski of Riverdale; a daughter, Vilar Florido of Severn; a grandson; three stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.



Services for plumber's apprentice Jerry Lee Haines of Annapolis took place Feb. 28 at the Barrancoand Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park.

Mr. Haines, 19, was slain Sept. 24 in Cape St. Claire.

Born and raised in Annapolis, he later attended Broadneck High School and was working for Robertson Plumbing and Heating at the time of his death.

Mr. Haines was a member of the Cape St. Claire United Methodist Church congregation and the youth group, sponsored by the church.

His interests included bowlingand fishing.

Survivors include his mother, Jackie Haines, of CapeSt. Claire; his father, Roger Haines of Arnold; three brothers, Harold Hill and Michael Hill, both of Cape St. Claire, and David Hill, currently serving with the U.S. Marines Corps in Japan; two stepbrothers, Roddy Haines of Arnold and Robert Haines of Georgia; a stepsister,Viola Haines of Arnold; his maternal grandparents, George and MarionHummel of Ocean City, and his paternal grandparents, Ivan and Viola Haines of Cape. St. Claire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Haines Memorial Fund, St. Andrews by the Bay Church, Annapolis, 21401.



Services for Catherine V. DeVincent took place yesterday at the Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mrs. DeVincent, 70, died Feb. 26 of cancer at her own home.

Originally from Baltimore, she later worked as a dietitian at Sinai Hospital.

Mrs. DeVincent was a member of the VFW in Baltimore. Other interests included crocheting, travel and family activities.

She is survived by her husband; Michael DeVincent of Baltimore; four children,Edna Conley of Millington, Ray Bartlett and Patricia Owens, both of Baltimore, and Marie Wheatly of Marion; a sister, Elista Corkran of Pasadena; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.



Services for retired engineer Cleophas Philemon "Clete" Baum, took place yesterday at the Westmoreland Congregational Church of Christ in Bethesda, and in the Friendship Hall of the GingerCove Life Care facility in Annapolis.

Mr. Baum, 85, died of cancer Feb. 24 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was originally from Nurenberg, Pa.

Mr. Baum later attended Penn State University and worked as an engineer for several aircraft companies including Sikorsky, Keystone and North American.

In 1934, Mr. Baum started with the Bureau of Aeronautics of the U.S. Navy, working with structural design, until his retirement in 1970. He did some of the pioneering work in aircraft carrier arresting-gear design, and was an expert on metal fatigue.

Mr. Baum was instrumental in the development of composite materials for aircraft use. He was awarded three patents, and the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award.

He served in numerous volunteer capacities; including president of the Westmoreland Hills Citizens Association; vice president of the Western Bethesda Community Planning Association; treasurer of the Mid-Bethesda Civic Association; district commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America; chairman of the Westmoreland Congregational Church Parish Board property committees andMen's Club; the Ginger Cove Grounds and Gardens Committees; the Westmoreland Church Board of Trustees and Finance Committee; and the Ginger Cove Workshop Committee.

His wife, the former Sarah Emery Chase, died earlier this year.

Mr. Baum is survived by his four children; Katherine B. Wolpe of New York, George N. Baum of Potomac, Christopher C. Baum of Albuquerque, N.M., and Virginia F. Umberger of Arnold; eight grandchildren; a sister, Flossie Baum Fowles of Normal, Ill.,and a brother, Paul A. Baum of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to the Westmoreland Church Handicapped Fund, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, 20016, or to the Anne Arundel Medical Center HospiceFund, Franklin and Cathedral streets, Annapolis, 21401.

Arrangements were by the Hardesty Funeral Home of Annapolis.

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