Barbara D. CurtoOwned insurance firmServices for Barbara...


April 04, 1992

Barbara D. Curto

Owned insurance firm

Services for Barbara Durgin Curto, owner of the Haines Insurance Agency in Rising Sun, will be held at 2 p.m. today at West Nottingham Presbyterian Church in West Nottingham.

Mrs. Curto, who lived in Rising Sun, died Wednesday at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center in Baltimore of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 49.

She started the insurance agency in 1975 and was a member of the Rising Sun Business Association and the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce.

She also was captain of the Chesapeake Coffee House, an organization of agents of the Erie Insur- ance Group in Harford and Cecil counties.

She was a trustee of the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church, secretary of the Cecil County Democrats and a member of both the Cecil Arts Council and the Covered Bridge Theater.

Born in Havre de Grace, the former Barbara Durgin grew up in Rising Sun.

She was a graduate of the Rising Sun High School.

She is survived by her husband, Fred M. Curto; three sons, Kenneth N. Haines of Rising Sun, Steven C. Haines of Colora and Mark R. Haines of Rising Sun; a daughter, Sara R. Hulbert of Catonsville; her mother, Harriet Rogers Durgin of Rising Sun; a brother, Robert F. Durgin of Bel Air; a sister, Nancy D. Kidd of Rising Sun; and two grandchildren.

Charles Hooper III

Actor, writer

A memorial service for Charles Hooper III, a native of Baltimore who was active in the theater and was a partner in a Los Angeles word processing company, will be held at noon today at All Saints Episcopal Church in Lewes, Del.

Mr. Hooper, who was 42, died March 5 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

Born in Baltimore but reared in Falls Church, Va., he was a graduate of Rollins College.

He had lived in New York City and in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles in 1977.

An actor, singer, dancer and writer, he had worked in stage management at Lincoln Center in New York City. He also worked at the Actors Studio of the late Lee Stras- berg.

Plays that he wrote have been produced by community theater groups.

Since 1986, Mr. Hooper had been a partner in Correct Impressions, a word processing company.

In 1988 and 1990, he participated in peace marches in what was then the Soviet Union.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Gundry Hooper of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; and a brother, Sheldon Knight Hooper of Cuttingsville, Vt.

Bishop Brandhagen

Helped found church

Services for Bishop Gladys A. Brandhagen, pastor of the Mount Calvary Pentecostal Faith Church and presiding bishop of the Golden Council of the Pentecostal Faith Church, will be held at noon today at the church at 1204 Eutaw Place.

Bishop Brandhagen, who was 85 and lived on Eutaw Place, died Tuesday of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital.

She had been pastor of the Mount Calvary Church since moving to Baltimore 41 years ago. She had been presiding bishop of the church council that includes the East Coast and the Caribbean for 11 years.

A native of Jamestown, N.D., she was reared in Minneapolis.

Bishop Brandhagen was one of the founders of the church in 1929 in New York City and was ordained as a minister about 10 years later.

For many years before and after her ordination, she did missionary work in this country and also was general secretary of the church. She was choir director for its radio program in New York, the You Pray For Me Church of the Air.

She is survived by a sister, Eula Slocum of Minneapolis, and several nieces and nephews.

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