Kenneth ZimmermanRetired firefighterKenneth A. Zimmerman...


January 19, 1993

Kenneth Zimmerman

Retired firefighter

Kenneth A. Zimmerman, a retired Baltimore County firefighter, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital of complications of a respiratory illness.

He was 65 and lived on Edward Avenue in Woodlawn.

He retired in 1984 from the county Fire Department's maintenance shop, but he had spent most of his career at the Westview Station. He also had worked in Halethorpe after starting with the department in 1961.

Before joining the Fire Department, he worked as a truck driver, drove a cab in Woodlawn and worked, in his teens, at a seafood stall in the North Avenue Market. During his years as a firefighter, he also worked part time at Buell's Service Station in Ellicott City and for the Garriott and Heidey Plumbing Co.

A native of Woodlawn, he attended Catonsville High School and served in the Army during the Korean War.

In his youth, he played baseball with the Woodlawn Athletic Club.

He remained a baseball fan through the years and also was fond of fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.

He was a member of the Patmos Lodge of the Masons and of the Scottish Rite.

Services were to be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Garriott; three daughters, Dana and Diane Zimmerman, both of Woodlawn, and Dona Bartlett of Yoe, Pa.; a son, Kenneth A. Zimmerman Jr. of Woodlawn; a sister, Bessie Moxley of Ellicott City; and a grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Emmarts United Methodist Church.

Ed A. Hewett

Presidential adviser

Ed A. Hewett, a top adviser to President Bush on Russia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union, has died of cancer.

The 50-year-old economist died Friday at a Washington hospital of cancer that began in an adrenal gland.

Mr. Hewett joined the staff of the National Security Council in zTC March 1991, becoming President Bush's special assistant and senior adviser for Russian and Eurasian affairs.

He was viewed as a key architect of administration policies as the former Soviet Union was breaking apart.

President Bush recently honored Mr. Hewett with a Special Award for Exceptional Service for what the president called his "extraordinary creativity, energy and leadership in forging a new policy for democratic reform in the former Soviet Union."

Before joining the White House staff, Mr. Hewett served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution from 1981 to 1991 where he wrote several influential books on Soviet and East European economies.

Mr. Hewett was born in Missouri, received a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University and earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan. In 1971, he joined the economics faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Nancy Maisto Hewett of Silver Spring; his parents, Ed and Esther Hewett of San Diego; a brother, David Hewett of Eugene, Ore.; and a sister, Patricia Pisano of Escondito, Calif.

Memorial services were being planned through the Brookings Institution, and officials there said a fellowship fund was being established in Mr. Hewett's honor.

Joseph A. Liddle

Played Santa at malls

Joseph A. Liddle, a retired steel worker whose natural girth and real white beard led to stints as Santa Claus at Baltimore-area shopping malls, died Friday of cancer at a hospital in Wilmington, Del., where he had been staying with his daughter.

He was 79.

He moved to Dundalk in the early 1940s and retired in 1976 as a welder and crane operator at the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s mills at Sparrows Point.

He began his career as a Santa Claus at the Columbia Mall in 1985 and ended it in 1989 at the Owings Mills Mall.

According to his daughter, Joyce J. Bukovsky, he enjoyed letting children pull his beard to see if it was real, but he told them not to pull too hard and hurt Santa.

He was a native of Galax, Va., where services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Gladeville United Methodist Church.

His wife, the former Estella M. Lineberry, died in 1959.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Bessie Murphy

Hospital housekeeper

Bessie Murphy, a retired housekeeper at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Wednesday of heart failure at the hospital.

Mrs. Murphy, who was 85 and lived on Rutland Avenue near the hospital, worked at Hopkins Hospital for 23 years. She retired in 1972.

A native of Nelson County, Va., the former Bessie Jordan had moved to Baltimore shortly before taking the job at Hopkins.

She was a member of Bethel No. 5 of the Court of Calantha of the Knights of Pythias.

Her husband, Otis Murphy, died in 1955.

Services are to be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the J.F. Bell Funeral Home in Charlottesville, Va.

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