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November 13, 1992

F. Douglas Tillett

Advertising personage

F. Douglas Tillett, a former vice president and associate creative director at the Van Sant Dugdale Inc. advertising agency, died Nov. 5 of cancer at the Mercy Medical Center.

A memorial service for the 67-year-old Phoenix resident was to be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the Sheffield Audio Visual Productions recording studio, 13816 Sunnybrook Road, Phoenix.

Since leaving the advertising agency in 1972, Mr. Tillett had worked as a free-lance narrator of commercial and political advertisements, and of educational messages for the Society of Jesus and the National Park Service, which used his voice in automated exhibits.

Known professionally as Doug, he also had small parts in several movies made in the area, and most recently played the captain of the Pride of Baltimore in a children's television movie, "Out of Time." Mr. Tillett also appeared in productions of Theatre Hopkins, and he especially enjoyed the role of the Devil in Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell."

Mr. Tillett became associated with Van Sant Dugdale when he came to Baltimore in 1955. At the agency, he worked with many entertainers including Stan Freeberg, Steve and Eydie Gorme and Andy Williams. Jim Henson and his muppets made one of their early television appearances in a commercial Mr. Tillett produced for Esskay meats.

Born in Fort Pierce, Fla., he was a 1948 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and in 1950 earned a master's degree in radio and television arts from Syracuse University.

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and again during the Korean War, when he served as public information officer in Washington with the rank of captain.

Before moving to Baltimore, he was production supervisor at WHP-TV as it began broadcasting in Harrisburg, Pa., and then was assistant program director of WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Eleanor Eusi; a son, G. Douglas Tillett of Crofton; a daughter, Deborah Cheek Wahler of York, Pa., and two sisters, Mary Ellen Tillett of Harrisburg and Nancy Albright of Winter Park, Fla.

Irvin S. Friedman

Baltimore attorney

Irvin S. Friedman, a longtime Baltimore attorney with offices also in Dundalk, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from Parkinson's disease.

Services for the 83-year-old Park Heights resident were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Described as a quiet man, Mr. Friedman's practice included his son, son-in-law and grandson. He also was active in his congregation at Beth Tfiloh synagogue on Old Court Road.

Mr. Friedamn was born in Baltimore and moved to Forest Park as an adolescent. His parents owned several local restaurants, including the Chesapeake Restaurant on North Charles Street, which remained in the family until 1982.

Mr. Friedman graduated from City College in 1927, and attended the Johns Hopkins University for a year before graduating from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1931. In 1933, he married the former Lillie Feldman, who survives him.

He founded a general law practice in the city known today as Friedman, Pachino & Garcia and as counsel to Beth Tfiloh helped procure the land on which the Old Court Road synagogue was built. In 1971 he served as vice president of the Baltimore City Bar Association.

Mr. Friedman, who enjoyed golf and handball, retired in 1989.

"People relied on my father for help and friendship," said Gloria Pachino, his oldest daughter. "He loved sports, and the Orioles were a passion. I remember once he and my brother were watching three different games on three different TVs at once."

In addition to his daughter Gloria, he is survived by a son, Miles Friedman of Pikesville; a second daughter, Barbara Goldman of Pikesville; three brothers, Sidney and Philip, both of Baltimore, and Norman Friedman of Del Ray, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to a charity of choice.

Pauline B. Russell

Worked in bank

Pauline Barnes Russell, who had owned a dress shop and worked in a bank in Easton, died Saturday of heart disease at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Graveside services for Mrs. Russell, 81, who moved to Towson in 1989, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton.

She retired 19 years ago from the bookkeeping department at the Union Trust Co. in Easton, where she had worked full time since 1949 and part time for a decade before that.

Before starting to work full time at the bank, she had owned and operated the Vogue Shop in Easton for many years.

Born in Trappe, the former Pauline Barnes was a 1928 graduate of the Trappe High School. In 1955, she married John Paul Jones, who died in 1974. In 1975, she married A. Frank Russell, who died in 1986.

In Easton, she was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Elks.

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