Howard T. Rawlings Retired postal worker Howard...


September 25, 1992

Howard T. Rawlings

Retired postal worker

Howard Toussaint Rawlings, a retired postal worker and World War II combat veteran, died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center from complications of heart and circulatory disease.

Services for the 78-year-old resident of Edgewood Street in West Baltimore, were scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

The Baltimore native attended Douglass High School, then served in the Army and saw action in the South Pacific.

After the war, he returned to Baltimore and worked briefly as a custodian for the old Hutzler department store before becoming a postal worker. He had been a mail handler for 26 years when a stroke prompted his retirement in 1973.

Mr. Rawlings was devoted to his family, and was credited yesterday by his children for motivating them to succeed in life.

"He raised six children; none of them broke the law, and all of them became working, contributing members of society," said one son, state Del. Howard P. Rawlings, a Baltimore Democrat recently named chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. "He never finished high school, yet all of us went on to advanced training."

Daughter Rebecca R. Scott, also of Baltimore, said, "He was very supportive of any endeavor we undertook."

Also surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Beatrice J. Peters; three other sons, Richard A. and Gilbert B. Rawlings, both of Baltimore, and Guy C. Rawlings of Chicago; another daughter, LaVerne P. Lawal of Baltimore; two brothers, James H. and Cephus W. Rawlings, and a sister, Wilhelmina H. Rawlings, all of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

Arlene Katherine Hickey, who was a native of Baltimore, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in Easton after a heart attack.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Hickey, who was 53, was to be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Chapel in St. Michael's.

The former Arlene Katherine Langkam was a 1956 graduate of Patterson Park High School and worked as a computer programmer for the Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland before her marriage in 1967 to Joseph B. Hickey Jr.

Mr. Hickey was then public relations director for Pimlico Race Course, later serving as a member of the State Racing Commission and, before the couple moved to Easton in 1988, as general manager of Windfields Farm in Chesapeake City.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, Joseph B. Hickey III and Ryan P. Hickey, both of Easton, and Sean E. Hickey of Chesapeake City; a sister, Betty Jane Gardiner of Bel Air; and two granddaughters.

Rev. John J. Ryan

Ran Reparations Society

The Rev. John J. Ryan, S.J., director of the Reparations Society of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which he started in 1946, died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center after a stroke.

A Mass of Christian burial for Father Ryan, who was 89, was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Calvert and Madison streets.

Father Ryan lived at Fatima House, the society's headquarters on East 20th St., where its monthly paper, Fatima Findings, was pub

lished. Since 1949, he has also broadcast the recitation of the rosary, most recently from Monday to Saturday at sunset on WBMD-AM.

From 1943 until he moved to Fatima House in 1969, he was an associate at St. Ignatius Church and did his broadcast and directed the society from there.

Father Ryan, who had been ill with tuberculosis as a young man, spent much of the first few years after his ordination as a Jesuit priest in 1934 in assignments in El Paso, Texas; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Trinidad, Colo. In 1938 and 1939, he was a counselor at Georgetown Preparatory School.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Calvert Hall College before graduating from Loyola High School.

He then studied at St. Andrew on Hudson, the Jesuit novitiate at Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; at Weston College in Massachusetts; and, finally, at Woodstock College. Before his ordination, he taught English at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

He is survived by a sister, Sister Genevieve Ryan, D.C., of Emmitsburg.

Rosalie Baum

Teacher, receptionist

Rosalie Baum, a school teacher and receptionist in her husband's medical office, died Wednesday after an apparent heart attack at her home in the Suburban Oaks Apartments in Pikesville.

Services for Mrs. Baum, who was 79, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Her husband, Dr. Max Baum, maintains a family practice in the Eastpoint area. She was the receptionist in his office for 35


In the 1930s and 1940s, she taught in public elementary schools in Baltimore.

The former Rosalie Sugar was born in Baltimore. She was a graduate of Western High School and Towson State University.

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