Rev. L.M. Glendon, directed St. Mary's Spiritual CenterThe...


August 13, 1992

Rev. L.M. Glendon, directed St. Mary's Spiritual Center

The Rev. Lowell M. Glendon, S.S., who served as director of St. Mary's Spiritual Center and on weekends at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, died Monday of cancer at St. Charles Villa, the retirement home for Sulpican priests in Catonsville.

A Mass of Christian burial for Father Glendon, who was 57, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Corpus Christi Church, Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues.

Father Glendon had been associate director and then director of the spiritual center on Paca Street from 1988 until 1991, when he had to retire because of his illness.

From 1981 until 1989, he was a professor in the Loyola College pastoral counseling program in Columbia. He was regularly active at Corpus Christi Church from 1985 until 1990, but continued to help there when he could even after becoming ill.

A native of Pittsfield, Mass., who was reared in Dalton, Mass., he was educated at the University of Massachusetts, St. Thomas minor seminary in Bloomfield, Conn., and the Grand Seminaire in Montreal.

Ordained in 1961 at St. Agnes Church in Dalton, he became a candidate for the Society of St. Sulpice and taught from 1961 until 1967 at the Grand Seminaire. He became a member of the society in this country in 1973 after teaching at St. John's Provincial Seminary in Detroit and at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He earned a doctorate from Fordham University in New York after graduate studies in spirituality and later a master's degree in counseling from Loyola College.

In the late 1970s, he was a professor at the Institute for Spirituality and Worship at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif. In his last year there, he also served as director of the Sulpician Year of Formation, a program for those entering the order.

Father Glendon is survived by his mother, Margaret G. Glendon of Dalton; a sister, Sister Barbara Glendon, O.S.U., of New York City; a brother, William Glendon of Dalton; and a niece, Darlene M. Glendon of Dalton.

A Mass also will be offered Monday at St. Agnes Church in Dalton. The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to Bread for the World Inc., 802 Rhode Island Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20018.

Richard H. Bowden

Arundel Corp. executive

Richard H. Bowden, vice president for sales of the Arundel Corp., died Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications following surgery.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Bowden, who was 66 and lived on Londonderry Road in Timonium, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane in Texas.

Mr. Bowden began working as a salesman for Arundel in 1963 and left in 1971 to work as sales manager for D. M. Stoltzfus & Son, a Lancaster, Pa., cement company. He returned to Arundel in 1977 as sales manager and was instrumental in gaining major contracts, such as providing concrete for the barriers at Hart and Miller Islands and for the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Before joining Arundel, he had worked in sales for concrete companies in Chicago and New York City.

He served as chairman of the finance committee of the Parish Council at St. Joseph's Church and was a member of the board of the Catholic Youth Organization retreat house in Sparks. In June, he and his wife, each were presented with an archdiocesan Medal of Honor.

Born in Villa Park, Ill., he was a 1952 graduate of St. Louis University. A former president of the Maryland Aggregates Association, he also belonged to Associated General Contractors, the American Concrete Institute, Maryland Highway Construction Association and the Engineers Club. He also served as a campaign chairman and treasurer for Republican Del. Ellen R. Sauerbrey of Baltimore County's 10th District.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rita Lois Keane; two daughters, Mary Gayle Horn of Severna Park and Maribeth Myers of Danbury, Conn.; six sons, Gary Richard Bowden of Clarksburg, W.Va., Mark Robert Bowden of Philadelphia, Richard Keane Bowden of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Donald Joseph Bowden of Baltimore, Brian David Bowden of Owings Mills and Andrew John Bowden of Ellicott City; and two brothers, Dr. John W. Bowden of Joliet, Ill., and the Rev. Lloyd M. Bowden Jr. of Chicago.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Friends of Patrick Walsh Fund, which supports prostate cancer research and treatment by Dr. Patrick Walsh. The donations may be made c/o the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Cornelia Smith

Painter, clubwoman

Cornelia Harrison Smith, who was active in art groups and other organizations, died Sunday of heart failure at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.

Services for Mrs. Smith, who was 75 and lived in Queenstown, are set for 11 a.m. today at the Old Wye Episcopal Church in Wye Mills.

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