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May 21, 1992

Dr. Robert Merriam

Baltimore dentist

Services for Dr. Robert F. Merriam, who practiced dentistry in the 600 block of Washington Blvd. from 1945 until the beginning of this year, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the G. Truman Schwab Funeral Home at 5151 Baltimore National Pike.

Dr. Merriam, 69, lived on Cross Country Drive in Ellicott City. He died Monday of a brain tumor at the Joseph Richey Hospice.

His office in the Ridgely's Delight area of Southwest Baltimore was in a family home where his father had practiced before him and which Dr. Merriam recently restored.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and the University of Maryland dental school. He served in the Navy as a dentist during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a former president of the Suburban Study Club and a member of the city and state dental societies and the American Dental Association. A Mason, he belonged to the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Dr. Merriam was a sports fan and golfer who was a member of the Turf Valley Country Club.

His other interests included music, both classical and jazz, which he played on the piano. He collected records and tapes.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret A. Moler; daughter, Diane L. Merriam of Baltimore; and two sons, Walter R. Merriam of Sterling, Va., and Lloyd G. Merriam of Baltimore.

Services for Dusetta E. Clark, a public health nurse, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville.

The Centreville resident died Monday of cancer at Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 74.

Mrs. Clark had worked for the Queen Anne's County Health Department from 1967 until her retirement in 1983, continuing part time until last December.

The former Dusetta E. Scarborough was a native of Prospect in Harford County and a 1934 graduate of Dublin High School. After graduating in 1937 from the nursing school at the University of Maryland Hospital, she worked for three years as a visiting nurse in Baltimore.

She moved to the Caroline County Health Department in 1940 and also worked in Dorchester County before taking the Queen Anne's post.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the Altar Guild at St. Paul's Church and the Senior Women's Club. Earlier, when a member of the Junior Women's Club, she helped start a kindergarten that has since been taken over by the Queen Anne's County school system.

Her husband, J. Thomas Clark Jr., a lawyer, died in 1981.

She is survived by two sons, William T. Clark and District Court Judge John T. Clark III, both of Centreville; a daughter, D. Carol Reihl of Rock Hall; two brothers, Otis Scarborough of White Hall and Robert Scarborough of Eldersburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Dean S. Leed Sr.

Martin retiree

Services for Dean S. Leed Sr., a retired production supervisor for the Martin Marietta Corp., will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home in Orlando, Fla.

Mr. Leed, who was 71 and lived in Orlando, died Saturday after an apparent heart attack aboard a cruise ship that was returning to Florida from the Bahamas.

A native of Adamstown, Pa., he was a graduate of the Cherry Hill High School and the Wyomissing Polytechnic College, both in Pennsylvania.

He moved to the Baltimore area in 1940 and worked for Martin in Middle River for much of the time until he was transferred to Florida in 1967. He retired about six years ago.

Mr. Leed served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Marco Club.

His wife, the former Countess "Connie" Marshall, died in 1991.

He is survived by a son, Dean S. Leed Jr. of Hawthorne, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara A. Bilbrough of Timonium; two brothers, Donald Leed of Denver, Pa., and Carl Leed of Sinking Spring, Pa.; and a granddaughter.


Thomas J. Keyes

Former police official

Thomas J. Keyes, a former Baltimore deputy police commissioner, died yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was being treated for a lung infection. He was 82.

Mr. Keyes, who lived in Hamilton, served with the city Police Department for more than 40 years. He was deputy commissioner in charge of the Services Bureau for nearly 11 years when he retired in 1978.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1929 graduate of City College. He later received police training at the University of Maryland and Northwestern University. He began his career with the city department as a Southwest District officer.

He was a member of the Elks Club and several other fraternal organizations. He had enjoyed raising and racing pigeons.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Flora L. Klein; three daughters, Phyllis A. Demski of Cub Hill, Patricia K. Bolvari FTC Manassas, Va., and Susan E. Welsh of Hunt Valley; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for services at the Altenburg Funeral Home, 6009 Harford Road, were incomplete.

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