T. J. Barlow Sr., former teacher, headmaster
A memorial service for Thomas Jefferson Barlow Sr., who had been a teacher, assistant headmaster, headmaster and board member at Washington-area private schools, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of St. Alban's School in Washington.
Mr. Barlow, 85, died Feb. 24 after a heart attack while on a vacation trip in Venice, Italy.
He lived in Chevy Chase for many years.
He began his teaching career in 1930 at the McKenzie School in Monroe, N.Y., and also taught in the mid-1940s at the New Canaan Country Day School in Connecticut. He taught at St. Alban's School from the early 1930s until 1944.
In the late 1940s, he became assistant headmaster of the Longfellow School for Boys in Bethesda, a post he held until the school became part of Sidwell Friends School in the early 1960s.
He then became headmaster of the McLean School for Boys in Washington, remaining there until he retired in 1965.
Following his retirement, he served in 1966 and 1967 as interim headmaster of the Glenelg Country School and remained a member of its board for 25 years.
A native of Barlow, Ky., he was a 1930 graduate of the University of Virginia.
From 1938 until 1965 he operated Camp Kinloch for Boys on Lake Champlain in Charlotte, Vt.
Mr. Barlow is survived by his wife, the former Lee Maddox; two sons, Thomas Barlow III of Paducah, Ky., and Will Barlow of Denver; a daughter, Henrietta Fridholm of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Barlow Speaking Contest at the Glenelg Country School or to the St. Alban's Faculty Club.
Robert W. Norris
Retired social worker
A memorial service for Robert Walter Norris, a retired social worker, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Milford Mill United Methodist Church, 915 Milford Mill Road.
Mr. Norris, who lived on Mindale Circle in the Rockland area, died Wednesday of cancer at age 66 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He retired in 1990 after 10 years on the staff of the Patuxent Institution.
When he moved to the Baltimore area in 1971, he first served as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning. He also maintained a private practice as a family and marriage counselor for many years.
Earlier, he had been executive director of Planned Parenthood groups in Delaware and in Houston and a Red Cross worker in North Dakota and in St. Paul, Minn.
A native of St. Paul, he was a 1949 graduate of Macalester College there and earned a master's degree in social work at the University of Nebraska.
He served in the Army in the 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II.
A licensed certified social worker in Maryland, he was a charter member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.
He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Froeling; two sons, Thomas L. Norris of Miami, Fla., and Kenneth R. Norris of Hampstead; two daughters, Nancy S. Smith of Baltimore and Carol M. Caplan of Danville, Va.; his mother, Margaret W. Norris ++ of St. Paul; a brother, Paul N. Norris of St. Paul and a sister, Audrae Gruber, of Onamia, Minn.; and three grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association or the Memorial Fund of the Milford Mill United Methodist Church.
Hollis C. Ward
Social Security official
Services for Hollis C. Ward, a retired supervisor with the
Social Security Administration, will be held at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Sharon Baptist Church, Presstman and Stricker streets.
He died Sunday at Liberty Medical Center of complications of diabetes. He was 65.
The Howard Park Avenue resident retired in 1981 from Social Security. From 1970 to 1979, while on leave from Social Security, he worked in Washington in the Fair Labor Practices Department of the American Federation of Government Employees.
Born in Baltimore, he was a February 1944 graduate of Douglass High School and served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II.
As a deacon at Sharon Baptist Church, he was active in the Deacons' Conference of Baltimore and the Laymen's League of the United Missionary Baptist Convention. He was a volunteer at the Baptist Aged Home.
He was a member of the Howard Park Civic Association and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Mr. Ward was a former president of the Parent Teacher Association at the Bentalou Elementary School and a former adult leader in the Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, the former Mary Lann; two daughters, Lela Ward Oliver of Los Angeles and Theara J. Ward of New York City; four brothers, Robert and Anthony Ward, both of Baltimore, Samuel Ward of Los Angeles (( and Albert Ward of Hampton, Va.; and two grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the educational programs at Sharon Baptist Church.
James E. Peterson