Real estate broker
Services for Joseph Frame, a retired real estate broker and investor, will be held at noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Mr. Frame, who was 90 and lived in Mount Washington, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson.
Throughout his life, he was involved in numerous civic activities, many concerning health issues.
He was the oldest political campaign manager in city records when, in his 80s, he headed the election campaign for longtime city Comptroller Hyman Pressman.
In the mid-1920s and early 1930s, he was host of a Sunday morning radio talk show on WFBR radio.
Joe Frame, as he was known to his friends and associates, was born and reared in Baltimore. He graduated from Baltimore City College in 1918, where among other memories, he recalled being a member of the first human flag at Fort McHenry in 1914.
Mr. Frame was the past grand master of the Jacob Sandy lodge, Knights of Pythias.
He and the former Pearl Fried, who died in 1974, were married 45 years. He retired from his career in real estate two years later.
Mr. Frame is survived by his son, Barry Frame of Roland Park; a daughter, Ilene Frame of Hunt Valley; and six grandsons.
The family suggested that memorial contributions could be sent to the American Israel Society.
Ocean City Realtor
Services for Barbara Ann Newman, a Realtor with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Burbage Funeral Home, 108 Williams St. in Berlin.
Mrs. Newman, who lived in Ocean Pines near Berlin, died Friday of cancer at her home. She was 52.
dTC Before joining O'Conor, Piper & Flynn's Ocean City office 10 years ago, Mrs. Newman worked for five years as a medical secretary in Baltimore, where she graduated from high school.
The former Barbara Smith is survived by her husband, Richard Thurman Newman; a daughter, Bethany Carol Wilkerson of Bishopville; two sons, Bradley Alan Newman of Baltimore and Todd Elliott Newman of Forest Hill; a sister, Iris Steffens of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21801.
Fought in three wars
Services for Benjamin Nathaniel Parsons, a retired U.S. Army sergeant who fought in three wars, will be held at noon tomorrow at Emmanuel Christian Community Church, 810 North Carrollton Ave.
Mr. Parsons, who was 71, died at his home in Baltimore's Garrison neighborhood Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Parsons was born and reared in Baltimore and was a member of Emmanuel Christian Community Church of Baltimore.
In 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and started a career that would end with his retirement in 1967.
His service duty included fighting in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was awarded a number of medals and ribbons, including the Bronze Star for valor.
After retirement, he became a member of the Maryland Defense Force in Pikesville.
In June 1991, he and the former Grace Belamide of Annapolis weremarried.
He is survived by his wife; two stepdaughters, Arria L. Character and Myra Gross, both of Annapolis; a brother, the Rev. James E. Parsons Sr. of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.
William S. Halfpenny, a Baltimore native who for 17 years was a sales engineer for Koppers Co. in Baltimore, died of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday at a Muskegon, Mich., medical facility. He was 83.
Mr. Halfpenny graduated from Polytechnic Institute and attended the Johns Hopkins University.
His Koppers work preceded a move in 1945 to Muskegon. He retired in 1972 as a sales engineer from CWC, a division of Textron.
Mr. Halfpenny is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Vera McGarry of Muskegon; two sons, William "Skip" Halfpenny Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert Halfpenny of Minneapolis; and three grandchildren.
Private services will be held in Muskegon.