Samuel LippincottDirector of radiologySamuel Woolston...


January 03, 1993

Samuel Lippincott

Director of radiology

Samuel Woolston Lippincott, the first full-time radiologist at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del., died Thursday of respiratory failure at his Wilmington home. He was 74.

Dr. Lippincott, a Baltimore native, was a graduate of McDonogh School. He was a 1941 graduate of Hampden Sydney College in Virginia, and three years later received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps and later became a fellow in radiology at the Lahey Clinic in Boston.

For the 20 years before he retired in 1985, Dr. Lippincott was director of the radiology department at St. Francis Hospital.

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow in Immanuel Episcopal Church, 2400 W. 17th St., Wilmington.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Pritchett; a daughter, Frances L. Van Leeuwen of Wilmington; a sister, Helen L. McElhiney of Bethesda; a brother, Wallace S. Lippincott of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to Kentware Nursing Care Center, 1900 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, Del. 19806; and Delaware Hospice Inc., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington 19810.

Karla M. Benner

Southwestern student

Services for Karla M. Benner, a Southwestern High School student who was shot to death Thursday during a street robbery on the outskirts of Youngstown, Ohio, are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard, Ohio.

Miss Benner, who was 17, was born in Sharon, Pa., and had lived in Baltimore for the past three years. She was a junior honors student at Southwestern and a master sergeant in the school's Junior ROTC program.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Beverly and Ronald Hamilton of Baltimore; and her father, William Benner of Hubbard, Ohio. Also surviving are a sister, Michelle Benner; a brother, Ronald Hamilton; and her grandparents, Gladys Hamilton and Charles and Phyllis Feltman, all of Baltimore.

Michael Eugene Seely


Michael Eugene Seely, 35, a pianist who performed in several area bands, died Thursday at the home of an acquaintance in Baltimore.

4 The cause of death was unknown, his family said.

jTC Mr. Seely, a native of Greensboro, N.C., moved to Baltimore with his family as a child. He was a 1975 graduate of Northern High School and attended the University of New Haven in Connecticut for two years.

Mr. Seely received a piano scholarship to the Peabody Institute at the age of 12, and studied there for about a year. He enjoyed playing classical music and jazz.

His other interests included playing chess and working with electronic musical equipment, such as synthesizers and amplifiers.

During the 1980s, Mr. Seely worked for Bethlehem Steel.

A memorial service was scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 6515 Loch Raven Blvd. The family suggested memorial donations to St. Andrews.

Mr. Seely is survived by his mother, Doris Sargeant Seely of Baltimore; two brothers, Dr. Nathan T. Seely Jr. of Menlo Park, Calif., and Robert Seely of Baltimore; two sisters, Dr. Julie Seely and Diane Seely, both of Baltimore; a niece, Helen Seely of Menlo Park, Calif.; and two nephews, Devereaux Sterrette of Baltimore and Thomas Seely of Menlo Park, Calif.

Raymond Bennighof

Retired engineer

Raymond H. Bennighof, a retired electronics engineer, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Phoenix. He was 64.

Mr. Bennighof was born in Westminster and educated in the Carroll County school system. He received a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1948 and an engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University two years later.

In 1952, he earned a master's degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A resident of Phoenix since 1956, Mr. Bennighof worked for 29 years at the AAI Corp. in Cockeysville before retiring in 1988 as principal staff scientist.

Earlier, he was an engineer and researcher for the Bendix Corp. in Towson, and for the Johns Hopkins Radiation Laboratory and Electronic Communication Inc., both in Baltimore.

Mr. Bennighof also was an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and spent the past 30 years in volunteer ministerial duties. He was active in many anti-abortion causes.

Throughout his life, Mr. Bennighof read widely and studied German, French and Greek. An amateur musician, he played several instruments, including the violin, cornet, euphonium -- an instrument similar to a tuba, but smaller -- and classical guitar. He also enjoyed cultivating floral shrubs and roses.

Services are scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow in the Frames United Methodist Church on Mount Avenue in Phoenix.

Mr. Bennighof is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Vivian Jane Paugh, of Phoenix; two daughters, Ann C. Maouyo of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Kay E. Kufera of Cockeysville; two sons, James M. Bennighof of Waco, Texas, and Jeffrey K. Bennighof of Austin, Texas; a brother, Dr. David C. Bennighof of Sharptown; and seven grandchildren.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Frames United Methodist Church, c/o Robert Cofiell, 108 Sherwood Road, Cockeysville, Md. 21030, and the Stella Maris Hospice Care Program, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md. 21204.

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