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October 20, 1992

H. H. Johnson

Sparrows Point foreman

Hughes Hume Johnson, a retired general foreman in the finishing department of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point mills, died of heart failure Oct. 11 at his home in Cape Coral, Fla. He was 81.

A native of Burlington, Ky., Mr. Johnson moved with his family to Memphis, Tenn., where he attended Central High School and was active in sports. He attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

During the Depression, he helped support his family by officiating basketball and baseball games. Mr. Johnson also worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Civilian Conservation Corps.

In 1933, he married Loretta Mae Stewart, and went to work in Gary, Ind., for the American Sheet and Tinplate Co., which later merged with U.S. Steel.

They moved to Baltimore in 1937, and Mr. Johnson went to work for Bethlehem Steel. The couple moved to Florida after his retirement in 1972.

Mr. Johnson was an avid golfer, who won several championships at the Sparrows Point Country Club and the Cape Coral Country Club, where he was a member.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, Mr. Johnson is survived by a brother, Louis P. Johnson of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Beverly Tomlinson of Towson; a son, Robert Hughes Johnson of Mount Airy; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Johnson were private; the family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. Sidney S. Nibali, a retired Social Security Administration official, died Thursday of leukemia at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Private services were planned for the 74-year-old resident of Old Frederick Road in Catonsville.

He retired in 1973 as director of health insurance systems after working at SSA headquarters for 31 years. He served in the Navy during World War II.

The native of Jamestown, N.Y., served as a consultant to the social insurance program in Saudi Arabia for two years after his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Wright; two daughters, Diane Eney and Barbara Campion, both of Catonsville; seven sons, Philip and Richard Nibali, both of Catonsville, Kenneth Nibali of West Friendship, James Nibali of Reisterstown, and Stephen, Michael and Jeffrey Nibali, all of Ellicott City; a brother, Thomas Nibali of Baltimore; three sisters, Marie Phillips of Deltona, Fla., and Fran Ferrau and Sally Walker, both of Miami; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

C. David Muth

Businessman

C. David Muth, who owned a farm management service, died Sunday at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital after a heart attack.

Services for Mr. Muth, who was 66 and had lived in Chestertown since 1982, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Helfenbein Funeral Home in Chestertown.

He started his own business, C. D. Muth, Accredited Farm Manager in Annapolis in 1963. Earlier, he worked in the Annapolis office of the Doane Co., of Doylestown, Pa., which also supervised farm operations for clients who chose not to operate their farms directly or who leased them to tenant farmers.

After he moved to the Eastern Shore, he worked primarily with farmers in Queen Anne's and Kent counties.

Born in Lititz, Pa., he was a 1943 graduate of the high school in nearby Rothsville, Pa.

He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and later graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in agronomy.

He moved to Maryland in the 1950s.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Helen Vaeth; two sons, Daniel Muth of Baltimore and C. David Muth Jr. of Annapolis; three daughters, Linda Earnest and Martha Hubbard, both of Annapolis, and Betsy Scott of Chestertown; a brother, William Muth of Denver, Pa.; a sister, Margaret Walter of Ephrata, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad.

Dr. C. Edward Leach

Retired cardiologist

Dr. C. Edward Leach, a retired cardiologist, died Saturday at Keswick of Alzheimer's disease and complications after surgery.

Services for Dr. Leach, who was 81 and lived on Roland Avenue, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Dr. Leach retired in 1988 after maintaining a private practice in Baltimore for 48 years.

He had been a member of the staffs at University, Bon Secours and St. Agnes hospitals. Certified by the American Board of Cardiology, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, the Baltimore City Medical Society, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and the American Medical Association.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Forest Park High School and attended the Johns Hopkins University before earning his bachelor's and medical degrees at Duke University.

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