Jane Cover Piper served on Union Memorial boardJane Cover...


October 08, 1992

Jane Cover Piper served on Union Memorial board

Jane Cover Piper, who had been on the Board of Managers of Union Memorial Hospital for 20 years, died Saturday of cancer at her home, The Twigs, in the Green Spring Valley. She was 84.

A memorial service was held yesterday at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road.

Mrs. Piper was a member of the Mount Vernon Club, the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club and the Altar Guild of St. Thomas' Church. She had a lifelong interest in music and loved flowers.

As a young woman, she rode in shows and in hunts with the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

She graduated from Calvert School, attended Bryn Mawr School and graduated from Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn.

Her husband, James Piper Jr., a Baltimore Realtor, died in 1964.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane Piper Bond, and a son, James Piper III, both of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Cover III of Ruxton; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Thomas' Church or the Union Memorial Hospital Hospice Program.

Bascom Harrison

GM welder, veteran

Bascom S. Harrison, a retired welder at the General Motors plant who saw combat in World War II and was active in fraternal groups, died Monday of cancer at Franklin Square Hospital.

Services for Mr. Harrison, who was 73, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.

He retired in 1981 after 30 years on the assembly line at the General Motors plant.

Known to his friends as Buster, he was born in Honacker, Va., and was reared in coal mining areas of Virginia and West Virginia.

In 1943, he joined the Army. He had his feet broken in a hospital and set to create arches after being turned down by the Army for flat feet.

He served in the Pacific, where he was a sharpshooter and also fired machine guns and mortars. He fought in the Northern Solomons and took part in the liberation of the Philippines, winning a Combat Infantry Man's Badge and the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal.

After his retirement, he traveled extensively in this country, driving to all of the continental states, including Alaska, which he finally visited last year.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lettie Stiltner, whom he married in 1946; a stepson, Clyde H. Jones of Grundy, Va.; a foster son, Forest Stiltner of Baltimore; four sisters, Rusty Wade of Essex, Millie Sherry of Fredericksburg, Va., Leona Fish of Delta, Pa., and Maryann Siebendlander of Bryan, Ohio; three brothers, Samuel G. Harrison and Wendell Wilkie Harrison, both of Bryan, and Luther Harrison Jr. of Grundy; and six grandchildren.

Russell D. Monroe

Partner in company

Russell D. Monroe, retired partner in a heating oil company in Edgewater, died Sunday at his home in Edgewater of progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurological disease. He was 66.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mr. Monroe retired in 1986. He and a brother-in-law had started the firm of Hardesty and Monroe 30 years earlier after Mr. Monroe had worked for an oil company in Annapolis.

Born in Concord, Va., he served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a member of the Annapolis Lodge of the Moose, the South River Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Cummins-Behlke Post of the American Legion and the Knights of Pythias.

He is survived by his wife, the former Georgetta Hardesty; four daughters, Linda McMichael of St. Cloud, Fla., Judy Darr of Edgewater, Cathy McMahon of Chester and Stacy Bajus of Annapolis; four sisters, Calia Rogers and Mildred Vest, both of Lynchburg, Va., Carrie Austin of Concord, Christine Spillman of Vinton, Va.; a brother, Lawrence Monroe of Madison Heights, Va.; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Anne Arundel Medical Center or to First Baptist Church in Edgewater.

Carroll D. Bristow


Carroll D. Bristow, a retired accountant who was active in the United Methodist Church, died Sunday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital at the age of 89.

Services for Mr. Bristow, who moved from Hamilton to the Charlestown Retirement Community a year ago, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

He retired about five years ago. He had started his accounting practice in 1946. He earlier worked for the L. and S. Welding Co.

Born in Upton, Va., he began working on the steamers of the Old Bay Line in his youth and then settled in Baltimore, working for the Supreme Ice Cream Co. in the daytime and studying accounting at the Baltimore College of Commerce at night.

In the 1940s and early 1950s, he was treasurer of what is now the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Waverly Lodge of the Masons, the York Rite, Boumi Temple, the Baltimore Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Breakfast Club.

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