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March 17, 1992

William H. Gorman II

Retired lawyer

Graveside services for William H. Gorman II, a retired senior partner in the law firm of Niles Barton and Wilmer, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road.

Mr. Gorman, who was 75, died Sunday of cancer at his home in the Tuscany Apartments.

Although he retired as a senior partner in 1988, he remained active in the firm, often arriving before normal office hours began.

He had been associated with the firm since 1952 and a partner since 1955.

Mr. Gorman was on the board of the Central Savings Bank.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1934 graduate of St. James School near Hagerstown. He later served on the school's board.

He graduated in 1939 from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., where he was editor of the campus newspaper, was named to an honor society and was a member of the Delta Psi fraternity. He was a 1942 graduate of the University of Virginia law school.

During World War II, he served in the Navy as an officer aboard submarines. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and left the service with the rank of lieutenant commander.

Between the two wars, he was a Court of Appeals judge's clerk and was associated with the law firm of Ciotti and Slingluff.

He was on the board of governors of the Maryland Club, a subscriber of the Bachelors Cotillon and a member of the Elkridge Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Leach; a sister, Sallie Gorman Smith of Tenant's Harbor, Maine; two nieces; and three nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. James School or the Union Memorial Hospice.

Edward J. Foell

Owned meat business

Services for Edward Johann Foell, retired proprietor of a meat stall in the Lexington Market, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Towson United Methodist Church, Hampton Lane and Dulaney Valley Road.

Mr. Foell, a resident of Candlelight Court in Timonium, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 78.

He retired in 1985 as owner of Foell's Meats, the Lexington Market business that was started by his father in 1900.

Before joining the family business in 1944, he had been a salesman for local meat packing companies.

The Baltimore native attended the Polytechnic Institute.

A resident of the Fox Chapel area for 25 years, he was a founder of the Fox Chapel Association. He was a Mason and a member of the Baltimore Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Elsa Snyder; a daughter, Meta Joy "Kandi" Slade of Timonium; a son, Thomas F. Foell, also of Timonium; and five grandchildren. Services for Cecil Hankins, a longtime resident of Glen Burnie who was in the trucking business for more than 30 years, will be held at noon tomorrow at the Glen Burnie Church of the Nazarene, Westfield and Midland roads.

Mr. Hankins died Saturday of a respiratory illness at his home of the past four years in Green Sulphur Spring, W.Va. He was 64.

Hank Hankins, as he was known, was a native of Panther, W.Va.

He worked as an independent trucker until he started Hank's Truck and Tire Service, a road service company that he operated until he moved back to West Virginia.

Mr. Hankins served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Todd; three sons, Thomas C. and Robert C. Hankins, both of Glen Burnie, and Keith Allen Hankins of Green Sulphur Spring; three sisters, Thelma Hill of New Castle, Del., Rosella Brammel of Middletown, Del., and Margaret Connell of Odessa, Del.; a brother, Elmer Hankins of Caretta, W.Va.; three half sisters, Katherine Dawson of English, W.Va., Lorena Walker of War, W.Va., and Mary Roberts of Avondale, W.Va.; three half brothers, Roger Hankins of Bartley, W.Va., and Joe Hankins and Frank Hankins, both of Lexington, N.C.; and four grandsons.

John Rothage

B&O retiree

John Rothage, who worked for 30 years as an electrician for the B&O railroad and retired in 1979, died of congestive heart failure Friday at his home in Kissimmee, Fla., after a long illness. He was 78.

Mr. Rothage, a native of Baltimore, served aboard a merchant ship during World War II.

A member of the Catonsville Lodge of the Moose, he moved from his home in Arbutus to Florida 13 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Rothage; two sons, John L. Rothage of Jessup and Alan C. Rothage of Annapolis; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. Rothage will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Kissimmee.

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