Clara E. SwiftNursing administratorClara E. Swift, retired...


January 20, 1993

Clara E. Swift

Nursing administrator

Clara E. Swift, retired nursing administrator at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Monday of complications from strokes, at the Meridian Nursing Center-Multi-Medical in Towson.

The 76-year-old Towson resident retired in 1981 as head of nursing at the hospital. She had joined the staff of the old Hospital for the Women of Maryland shortly before it was merged into Greater Baltimore in 1965 and became head of nursing shortly after the merger.

Earlier, she had worked at Maryland General Hospital, where she served as assistant director of nursing.

Born in Jarrettsville, she was a graduate of the Jarrettsville High School and the Maryland General Hospital Nursing School. After her graduation from nursing school, she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing at the University of Maryland.

She was a member of the American Business Women's Association.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson.

Miss Swift is survived by three brothers, Raymond Swift of Shawsville, Eugene Swift of Stewartstown, Pa., and Wilson Swift of Essex; two sisters, Louise Hoban and Thelma McElroy of Winter Park, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

Lisa Kathleen Haenel

Old Mill ninth-grader

A Mass of Christian burial for Lisa Kathleen Haenel, a ninth-grader at Old Mill High School, was to be offered at noon today at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

A 14-year-old resident of the Southgate Apartments, she was found Saturday stabbed to death in a ravine near the school.

Born in Washington but reared in Stuttgart, Germany, and Glen Burnie, she was a graduate of the Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School.

An honor student at Old Mill, she played the flute and piccolo in the band and was a member of the drama club.

Survivors include her father, Randy L. Haenel of Stuttgart; her mother, Margaret S. Haenel of Glen Burnie; her grandparents, James and Dorothy Maher of White Plains, N.Y., Richard and Joan Dettlebach of St. Louis, Shirley Haenel of San Diego and Lotty Schweitzer of Frankfurt, Germany; and her great-grandparents, Katherine Campbell of Ossining, N.Y., and Anna Dettlebach and Beatrice Cornish, both of St. Louis.

Ruth A. Ramsey

USF&G administrator

Ruth A. Ramsey, who worked for USF&G for many years, died Friday of cardiovascular disease at the Meridian Nursing Center Multi Medical in Towson.

She was 84 and had lived on Brightwood Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

Born in Albany, N.Y., she lived on Merritt Island, Fla., for a time in her childhood while her parents were citrus growers there.

She completed her education in Richmond, Va., at the John Marshall High School, the Collegiate School for Girls and the Pan American School.

She began working for USF&G in Richmond, holding secretarial and administrative posts there and then in the insurer's Baltimore headquarters. She retired in the 1950s.

Graveside services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Chattanooga (Tenn.) Memorial Park.

Survivors include an aunt and several cousins.

Joseph F. Hyman Jr.

Computer consultant

Joseph F. Hyman Jr., who had operated a computer consulting firm since 1990, died Monday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications of AIDS. He was 42 and lived on North Calvert Street.

For five years before becoming a consultant, he had owned 1001 St. Paul Liquors, a store in the basement of the apartment building at that address.

From 1981 until 1985, he was manager of passenger services in the Office of Information and Trade at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. In that post, he had a role in the opening of the BWI railroad station in 1984.

Before joining the airport staff, he worked for about five years for Amtrak, attaining the position of senior marketing and route analyst for the railroad's Northeast Corridor.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Dominic's School, Towson Catholic High School and the University of Baltimore, where he earned a master's degree in transportation marketing.

His first job, in 1971, was with the National Students Association in Washington, where he was national program director.

While operating the liquor store, he was president of the board of the 1001 St. Paul Condominium Association. He also headed the board of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore.

He was on the board of the Mount Vernon-Belvedere Improvement Association and chaired last October's revival of the Read Street Festival.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 740 N. Calvert St.

Mr. Hyman is survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Joseph F. Hyman Sr.; a brother, Stephen V. Hyman; and two nephews. All are of Baltimore.

Robert S. Roth

Sheet metal worker

Robert S. Roth, a retired sheet metal worker who served in the Navy in two wars, died Dec. 27 of pneumonia at the Fort Howard Veterans Hospital.

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