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December 08, 1992

TRENTON, N.J. — Dr. Philip Brown

Churchville dentist

Philip C. Brown, a Churchville dentist who pursued his profession after serving with the Marines in Vietnam, died of a massive heart attack Nov. 24 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 55.

The life of Dr. Brown, who was known to friends and patients as Charlie, was celebrated in a Nov. 28 memorial service at Ashley at Swan Creek, a Harford County retreat.

"He was a tremendously humorous person, very principled and uncompromising," said Todd Holden, a friend and former college roommate who delivered the eulogy.

"Charlie hated being called doctor, and he wouldn't refer to other doctors as doctor," Mr. Holden said. "He didn't like the corporate-doctor image thing. He saw himself as an average guy doing a good job his own way."

Born in Darlington, he graduated from Bel Air High School in 1955 before earning a business administration degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.

He enlisted in the Marines after leaving college and served in Vietnam in the early 1960s. After military service, he earned a degree in dentistry at the university's Baltimore campus in 1967.

He had practiced family dentistry in Harford County since 1971.

Survivors include his wife, the former Judith Russell; two daughters, Juliet Brown Rergyamdee of Bangkok, Thailand, and Caroline Leigh Brown of Churchville; two sons, Peter Coleman Brown and Caleb Crawford Brown, both of Churchville; a brother, Richard Brown of Corpus Christi, Texas; and a grandson.

George T. January


George T. January, a retired lithographer, died Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from a stroke.

Services for Mr. January, who was 72 and moved from Erdman Avenue at Clifton Park to India Avenue in Perry Hall a year ago, will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hartley Miller Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road.

He retired in 1977 from the American Bank Stationery Co., where he began working in the late 1930s. Born in Baltimore and reared in the old 10th Ward, he was educated at St. Paul's Parochial School and the Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Baltimore Police Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. January is survived by his wife, the former Shirley S. Krause; a son, Glenn K. January of Perry Hall; a daughter, Valerie A.

Beckhardt of Essex; four brothers, Joseph January of Bel Air, William January of Dundalk, Paul January of Carney and Edward January of Rosedale; two sisters, Mildred Mohn of the Hillendale area and Ivanette Hepburn of Middle River; and two grandsons.

Dorothy Lillia Goetz

Active in VFW

Services for Dorothy Lillia Goetz, a former Baltimore resident and lifelong member of a VFW Ladies Auxiliary, were held Sunday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Mrs. Goetz, who was 73, died of a stroke Saturday at Mercy Hospital in Altoona, Pa.

native of Baltimore, the former Dorothy Lillia Butler graduated from Sparrows Point High School.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wells-McComas Post 2678.

In 1972, she moved to Honesdale, Pa., four years after her husband, John Searfoss, died. She married Charles H. Goetz in 1986 and then moved to Hollidaysburg.

In Pennsylvania, she was active with the Blair County Law Enforcement Association, the Heidelberg Country Club and the American Association of Retired People.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Linda E. Patterson and Doris M. Hughes, both of Baltimore; two sons, John W. Searfoss Jr. of Baltimore and Ronald C. Humin of Prospect, Ky.; and three stepchildren, Phyllis E. Nail of (x Gaithersburg, Judith A. Namey of Millville, Pa., and Gerald A. Goetz of Westerville, Ohio.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Blair County Respiratory Disease Society, 1207 12th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16601.

Jessie M. Jordan

Lived in Glen Burnie

Jessie M. Jordan, who was a Glen Burnie resident for nearly 35 years, died Thursday of heart failure at a naval hospital in Oakland, Calif.

Services for Mrs. Jordan, who was 80 and had moved from Glen Burnie to Hayward, Calif., four years ago, were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

The former Jessie M. Howard was a native of Shelby, Ala. Her husband, Dominic Jordan, died in 1977.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Dison of Karnack, Texas, and Jerold Dison of Hayward; a brother, Gene McDonald of Leads, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Richard Hughes

Wrote Quinlan decision

TRENTON, N.J. -- Richard J. Hughes, a former two-term

governor and state Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the landmark Karen Ann Quinlan decision in 1976, died yesterday in Florida. He was 83.

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