John P. Selters, Financial analystA memorial Mass for John...

OBITUARIES

May 31, 1992

John P. Selters, Financial analyst

A memorial Mass for John P. Selters, who retired as a financial analyst in 1985 after 46 years with Martin Marietta Corp., will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Winter Park, Fla.

Mr. Selters, 72, died Tuesday at his home in Maitland, Fla., after a heart attack.

He lived in Lutherville before his transfer in 1968 from the company's Middle River plant to Orlando, Fla.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Polytechnic Institute, where he played on the lacrosse team and was a charter member of Zeta Eta Theta Fraternity, and attended the Johns Hopkins University. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a founder of the Orlando Lacrosse Club and a member of the Serra Club, which promotes the Roman Catholic priesthood, and of an organization for retired administrative employees of Martin Marietta.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Thompson; two daughters, Paula Krauer of Maitland and Jacqueline Cawley of Sanford, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Serra Club, 1010 N. Palm Ave., Orlando 32804.

Carl Edward Rettan, Teacher, engineer

Carl Edward Rettan, retired Baltimore schoolteacher, mechanical engineer and World War II Navy veteran, died of a heart attack April 19 -- Easter morning -- while on vacation with his wife in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 69.

Born in New London, Conn., he lived there and in Portland, Ore., lTC as a child. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 as a photographer and gunner on the USS Enterprise.

After the war he settled in Baltimore and in the early 1950s graduated from the University of Maryland.

For 10 years, he was a mechanical engineer with Westinghouse at Hunt Valley. He also attended Western Maryland College, obtaining a master's degree in guidance counseling in 1966.

He taught in Baltimore public schools for several years, then at the Maryland Rehabilitation Center on Argonne Drive, where he retired in 1983. He earned a doctorate in counseling and psychology from Stanford University in 1980.

L He was a member of the Hamilton American Legion Post No. 20.

Survivors are his wife, the former Leota Bessie Wingate of Baltimore, whom he married in 1962; and a brother living in Baltimore County, Raymond E. Rattan, who spells the family name differently.

Services were held at Parkwood Cemetery April 23. Memorial donations to the American Heart Association were suggested.

Eva C. Sloan, Registered nurse

Services for Eva C. Sloan, a retired registered nurse from Columbia, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Mrs. Sloan died of emphysema yesterday at Howard County General Hospital, after a monthlong illness. She was 85.

Born in Butler, Pa., Mrs. Sloan had worked as a registered nurse in Illinois, Indiana, Wyoming and Oklahoma, where she retired in 1980.

Her husband of 35 years, Lawrence Hugh Sloan, died in 1957. She had been living with her son since 1987, first in Texas, then in Columbia.

Mrs. Sloan graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Chickasha, Okla., in 1924 and got her nursing degree from St. Anthony School of Nursing in Oklahoma City in 1927.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Columbia and the St. Anthony School Alumni Association.

Her survivors, all of Columbia, include her son, Joseph S. Sloan; a daughter-in-law, Maria L. Sloan; a grandson; and a granddaughter.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Francis of Assisi Building Fund, St. Francis of Assisi Parish Office, 8965 Guilford Road, Suite 120, Columbia 21046.

Pearl Dunn Ford, Beauty salon owner

Services for Pearl Dunn Ford, who owned a downtown beauty salon for five decades, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

The former Pearl Dunn of Guilford, who was 89, died of a heart ailment Friday at her home of 27 years. Previously, she had lived in Homeland.

She and her sister, Myrtle Dunn Huber of Guilford, owned and operated Dunn's Beauty Salon and Gift Shop on Saratoga Street from 1929 to 1979, catering to prominent women and wives of elected officials and businessmen. Among their customers were Marie Baurenschmidt, who was active in Baltimore's political and civic affairs, and the wife of Gov. Herbert O'Conor.

When the Dunn sisters retired and sold the shop in 1979, then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer awarded the businesswomen a ceremonial plaque.

Mrs. Ford, who was born in Baltimore, left school after the eighth grade to work as a secretary. In her early 20s, she became a beautician, and at age 25, she opened the shop with her sister.

Mrs. Ford was married for more than 45 years to Mac Ford, who owned J. B. Mitchell Co., a wholesale home appliances firm, and who was potentate of Boumi Temple in 1955. Mr. Ford died in 1973.

In addition to her sister, Mrs. Ford is survived by a son, Harry M. Ford Jr. of Lutherville; a daughter, Pat Ritterhoff of Timonium; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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