Andrew R. BrunelleArt teacher, potterAndrew Routledge...


September 12, 1992

Andrew R. Brunelle

Art teacher, potter

Andrew Routledge Brunelle, an Essex Community College art teacher and potter, died of cancer Sept. 2 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A memorial service for the 35-year-old Parkton resident is set for 1 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Charles and Franklin streets.

The San Francisco native received his early education in the public schools of California. He received his bachelor's degree from Towson State in 1978 in studio art and a master's degree from Antioch College in Columbia in 1982 in fine arts and ceramics. He was a recipient of a Naomi Becker Scholarship to the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts at Deer Isle, Maine, in 1986 and later was a studio coordinator in ceramics there.

An art instructor at Notre Dame Preparatory School from 1983 until 1991, he was an assistant professor of art at Essex at the time of his death. He joined the faculty there in 1988. He also was an instructor in ceramics at the Baltimore Clayworks. Mr. Brunelle was the ceramics instructor for Maryland Public Television's "Writers Realm," which was on the air in 1986, and he served as a judge for the Washington Potter's Guild.

According to his sister, Elizabeth Yates, a ceramic urn of his was on display at the National Gallery of Ceramic Art in Baltimore. Visiting Gov. Kazuji Nagasu, of Kanagawa, Japan, admired the urn and asked Mr. Brunelle if he could take it back to Japan as a Western interpretation of Oriental porcelain. It was placed in the local museum there.

His work is also in the collections of former Vice President and Mrs. Walter F. Mondale of St. Paul, Minn., and Dr. John Money of Baltimore.

His was an avid reader and enjoyed Chinese cooking, gardening, bike riding and camping in the mountains of Maine.

Survivors include his father, Eugene A. Brunelle of Greenville, N.C.; two sisters, Ann Curry of Greenville and Elizabeth Yates of Stafford, Va.; a niece, Amanda Curry of Greenville; and a nephew, Duncan Yates of Stafford. His mother is deceased.

The family suggested memorial contributions may be sent to the Baltimore Clayworks, 5706 Smith Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21209 or The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 1620 McElderry St., Reed Hall East, Room 1109, Baltimore, Md. 21205.

Howard Davis

Basketball promoter

Howard Davis, founder of the Harlem Wizards, died Sept. 3 of a heart attack at his North Bergen, N.J., home at age 73.

Services for Mr. Davis were conducted Sept. 6 in Hackensack.

Mr. Davis began promoting basketball games in the 1930s when he formed a comedy basketball team called the Kokomo Clowns. In 1961, he founded the Wizards with Goose Tatum, a former Globetrotters star. When Mr. Tatum's health failed, he took over the coaching as well as the management of the team.

The Wizards have traveled the world doing charity fund-raisers. Mr. Davis' wife, Lillian, died in 1979.

He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Schreiber of Randallstown; two sons, Alan Davis of Olney and Todd Davis of North Bergen; two grandsons, Scott and Ricky Schreiber of Randallstown; and a sister, Doris Marks of San Diego.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Howie Davis Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 7267, North Bergen, N.J. 07047.

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