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December 18, 1992

Dr. Corwin Taylor

Music professor

Dr. Corwin H. Taylor, retired professor of music and music education at the University of Maryland in College Park, died Wednesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Annapolis.

Services for Dr. Taylor, who was 87, were to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Anne's Episcopal Church on Church Circle in Annapolis.

He retired in 1976 after having taught at UM since 1968.

He had been a fixture in the Baltimore area since World War II when he became band master at the Coast Guard station at Curtis Bay. His published works included the "Curtis Bay March."

He taught psychology and was a supervisor in a guidance program for veterans at the University of Baltimore. He was on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, teaching several courses, and was director of the wind ensemble.

He was supervisor of instrumental music for the Baltimore public school system for many years before he joined the UM faculty.

Born in Germantown, Ohio, he spent much of his time in the Cincinnati area before the war.

He held bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and also studied the trombone and other aspects of music privately.

At the University of Cincinnati, he earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in musical education and related subjects. He also did graduate work at the University of Michigan, the Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Vienna.

Before World War II, he was a trombonist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and with several bands. He also was a leader of Masonic organization bands.

During that period, he also taught in public schools and at the Cincinnati College Conservatory Music and Wilmington (Ohio) College.

Active in the Music Educators National Conference, he also was a member of the Maryland Educators Association, editing its journal and later contributing a column.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Grace Johns; a daughter, Ruth Gansheimer of Morrow, Ohio; a granddaughter; and three great-granddaughters.

Mildred Long

Retired teacher

Mildred Jefferson Long, a retired teacher who was active in her community, died Sunday after an apparent heart attack at her home on McCulloh Street.

Services for Mrs. Long, who was 81, were to be conducted at noon today at Union Baptist Church, 1119 Druid Hill Ave.

She retired nearly 20 years ago after teaching about 10 years in several Baltimore elementary schools.

An open person, who was known to children as Miss Mimi and to adults as Miss Mildred, she was active in her community, even sweeping the sidewalks, streets and alleys near her home.

She was also active in the Upton Neighborhood Association and was a member of the Welcome Circle at Union Baptist.

The former Mildred Jefferson was a 1928 graduate of Douglass High School who attended West Virginia State College in Bluefield and Coppin State College.

Her marriage to the late Uthman Ray ended in divorce. Her second husband, Oscar W. Long, died in 1984.

She is survived by three daughters, Miriam Ray Nicholas of Glen Burnie, Mildred Long Harper of Randallstown and Karen Long Lawrence of Baltimore; three sons, Dr. Uthman Ray Jr., Herbert Conway Long and Randolph Jefferson Long, all of Baltimore; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Stephen T. Sword

Retired sales manager

Stephen T. Sword, a retired sales official for building material and construction companies, died Tuesday of complications of arthritis at his home on Jodyway in Timonium.

Services for Mr. Sword, who was 63, were to be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.

Ill health caused Mr. Sword to retire in 1984 from Drywall Services Inc., a construction firm for which he was sales manager. Earlier, he had held similar posts for manufacturers and distributors of building materials.

In the early 1960s, he helped organize the Maryland Drywall Association.

A native of New York City, he graduated with honors from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. In 1952 and 1953, he served in the Army in Germany.

He was interested in golf and deep sea fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Nancy Collin; a daughter, Karen S. Thayer of Cumberland; a son, Stephen T. Sword Jr. of Timonium; and a brother, Charles H. Sword Jr. of Livermore, Calif.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Maryland Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

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