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October 16, 1992

F. Warren Hawkins


F. Warren Hawkins, a contractor who specialized in land clearing and landscaping, including the construction of farm ponds, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack.

A memorial service for Mr. Hawkins, who was 57 and lived in Monkton, was to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 1509 Glencoe Road.

Mr. Hawkins started the Gunpowder Clearing Co. after serving in the Army in Germany in the late 1950s. He designed and built many ponds on farms and estates, some with fountains, in northern Baltimore County.

Born in Hereford and a graduate of Sparks High School, he attended Towson State University.

He was informally active in the community, inviting neighbors to help themselves after the first pickings in his seven-acre vegetable garden, repairing a child's bicycle or mowing the grass for an elderly or sick neighbor.

Mr. Hawkins was a self-taught gourmet cook who loved to entertain at home.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, the former Melinda Allen; two sons, James L. Hawkins II of Monkton and Tyler P. Hawkins of College Park; a daughter, Paige S. Hawkins of Funabashi, Japan; and two sisters, Ann Anderson of Towson and Ruth Taylor of White Hall.

W. A. Steinbrenner

Tool designer

Walberth A. Steinbrenner, a retired tool designer and programmer at the Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Tuesday at the Harbor Hospital Center after a heart attack.

Services for the 65-year-old Glen Burnie resident were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Glen Lutheran Church, 106 Carroll Road, Glen Burnie.

Known as Wally, Mr. Steinbrenner retired in 1987 from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant of Westinghouse after 36 years of service there and in Pittsburgh.

Born in Pittsburgh, he was educated in the public schools there and at the Fort Pitt Technical School.

Mr. Steinbrenner served in the Navy at the end of World War II. He was a charter member of the Glen Lutheran Church and a former member of the church council. He was also a member of the Clerks Association at Westinghouse.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Dorothy E. Anderson; a son, Scott Steinbrenner of Towson; four daughters, Nancy Green, Donna Cline and Karen Steinbrenner, all of Glen Burnie, and Linda Davis of Pasadena; two sisters, Ruth McConnell of Pittsburgh and Lillian Moczulski of Finksburg; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

George Slowakiewicz

Retired grocer

George E. Slowakiewicz, retired owner of a Highlandtown grocery store, died Tuesday of kidney failure at his home in Forest Hill.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Slowakiewicz, 83, was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 400 S. Chester St.

Mr. Slowakiewicz moved to Forest Hill after he retired in 1971 as owner of Stevens Grocery at Foster and East avenues. He and his wife began operating the store 25 years earlier. A native of New York City who moved to Baltimore as a child with his family, he had been a mail carrier before entering the grocery business. After retiring, he was an active flower and vegetable gardener.

His wife, the former Antoinette Grynkiewicz, died in 1969.

Robert F. Sibley

Plant supervisor

Robert F. Sibley, a retired supervisor in the Bausch and Lomb plant in Sparks, died Oct. 7 at a hospital in Leesburg, Fla., after a stroke.

A memorial service for Mr. Sibley, 70, who had moved from Idlewilde to Lady Lake, Fla., two years ago, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church of Baltimore County, 7601 York Road.

Mr. Sibley retired 11 years ago after working for Bausch and Lomb for 18 years. Before that, he had worked for the Crown Cork and Seal Co. as a machinist and then as a trouble-shooter who would go to bottling plants to repair capping machines the company had sold them.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific with the Navy, becoming a chief petty officer.

He was a former master of the Oriental Lodge of the Masons and belonged to the Veteran Masons Association, Scottish Rite, Towson Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Boosters Club, Harem Unit, Towson Shrine Club, Knights of Mecca and the Boumi Temple, where he had been a member of the Ambassadors. He also had been a member of Masonic groups in Florida and the Towson and Lady Lake chapters of the American Association of Retired Persons.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Glauber; a son, Fred Sibley of Littleton, Colo.; a daughter, Carol Lynn Russell of Towson; a brother, Frank N. Sibley of Idlewilde; and two grandsons.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospitals through Boumi Temple.

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