Lorraine L. PhillipsAccountantLorraine Lyons Phillips, an...


October 27, 1992

Lorraine L. Phillips


Lorraine Lyons Phillips, an accountant at Omni House in Glen Burnie, died Friday at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a stroke.

Services for the 61-year-old Glen Burnie resident were to be conducted at 9:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

She had worked in the office of the program for the mentally ill for the past two years.

From 1966 until 1977, she had owned the Boulevard Inn, a tavern on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in the Marley area. She also had worked in the state comptroller's office and as a bookkeeper for a furniture company.

The former Lorraine Adams was a native of Cambridge and a graduate of the Cambridge High School.

Her husband of 27 years, Thornie Clay Phillips, Jr., died in 1976.

She is survived by her companion, Edward Jack Johnson of Glen Burnie; four sons, Thomas C. Phillips III, Thornie C. Phillips III, Richard L. Lyons, and Gerald L. Lyons, all of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Candice Rasmussen of Kirkland, Wash., and Mary E. Bavaria of Glen Burnie; and 12 grandchildren.

Emma Crouch

Glen Burnie resident

Emma Crouch, a Glen Burnie resident for nearly 40 years, died Friday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

Services for Mrs. Crouch, who was 83, were to be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

The former Emma Weishaar was a Baltimore native. At the age of JTC 10, she moved with her family to the house next door to the home of a boy who would become her husband. She and Harry E. Crouch were married some years later.

The couple moved to Glen Burnie in 1954. Mr. Crouch, now retired, worked in customer relations for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

In addition to her husband of 66 years, survivors include two sons, Charles R. and Donald L. Crouch, both of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Darrell N. Willis

Bethlehem Steel welder

Darrell N. Willis, a retired welder at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard, died Saturday of cancer at his home on Armistead Way.

Services for Mr. Willis, who was 69, were to be conducted at noon today at the Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Road.

He retired in 1985 after working for many years at the shipyard. A native of eastern Kentucky, he came to the Baltimore area as a young man.

A member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 21 years, he served as a sponsor for many members and was a leader of the group that meets four evenings a week at the Eastern Regional Health Center of the Baltimore County Health Department.

He was also active in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

He is survived by his wife, the former Laura Mullins; a son, Larry Willis, and a daughter, Patricia Ramey, both of Baltimore; four brothers, Ewing Willis of Dundalk, Marvin Willis of Eastpoint, Curt Willis of Orlando, Fla., and Carl Willis of Natural Bridge, Va.; two sisters, Julia Phipps of Manassas, Va., and Loretta Hoskins of Detroit; and a grandson.

Knut K. Sorteberg

Civil engineer

Knut K. Sorteberg, a civil engineer who helped design the Baltimore and Washington subway systems, died of prostate cancer Oct. 18 at his Ednor Gardens home.

A memorial service for Mr. Sorteberg, who was 73, was held recently at the Norwegian Seaman's Mission in Hamilton. Another memorial service is planned in the spring in his hometown of Aal, Norway.

Mr. Sorteberg was a civil engineer with Buchart-Horn Inc. in Baltimore. He also helped design the Back River waste-water treatment facility, which handles most of the sewage generated by Baltimore.

He wrote "The Hydraulic Behavior of Storm Water Inlets," one of the first serious studies of storm water drainage systems, and received the Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal from the Federation of Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association for his original research.

He served in the Norwegian underground resistance movement during the Nazi occupation of Norway in World War II. He came to the United States in 1946.

He received bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering in 1949 from the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1959, he married Aud Sonja Aase.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Finn Olaf Sorteberg and Kenneth Knut Sorteberg, both of Baltimore; and three brothers, Sevat, Helge and Torlaiv Svarteberg, all of Norway.

Charles F. Solomon

Maintenance supervisor

Charles F. Solomon a retired maintenance supervisor for a real estate management company, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Millersville.

Services for Mr. Solomon, who was 78, were to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, 920 Generals Highway, Millersville.

Mr. Solomon retired 18 years ago after working for 26 years for Regional Management Inc.

Earlier, he worked at the Key Highway shipyard of the Bethlehem Steel Corp.

The Baltimore native was fond of gardening, woodworking and reading. He was a member of the Anne Arundel County Fair Association.

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