Donald P. CampbellLongtime WMAR officialDonald P...


January 22, 1993

Donald P. Campbell

Longtime WMAR official

Donald P. Campbell, retired vice president and general manager of WMAR-TV (Channel 2), died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital of multiple organ failure. He was 76.

Mr. Campbell had lived in Owings Mills since becoming ill with circulatory problems two years ago, and earlier was a longtime resident of Towson.

Born and reared in Easton, Pa., he received an undergraduate degree in journalism in 1935 from the University of Pennsylvania. He started a lifelong career in broadcasting as a disk jockey for two years at a small radio station in his home town.

He left for New York two years later, looking for the best network radio job he could find -- that of a page for NBC, and then taking positions in network advertising sales.

Later, working for Mutual Broadcasting System's sales division, he sold advertising for the Friday night fights and often had a ringside seat alongside the announcers.

He was a Navy lieutenant, assigned to duties as a communications officer in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II.

In the postwar years, he moved into television advertising sales and represented stations in several cities before joining WMAR in Baltimore as assistant general manager in 1958. He was vice president and general manager from 1964 until his retirement in 1976.

He was twice elected to the board of the National Association of Broadcasters, serving as its vice chairman, and had received a variety of awards for broadcasting public service.

Until becoming ill, Mr. Campbell had divided his time between homes in Towson and Marco Island, Fla., and enjoying golf and fishing.

Surviving are his childhood sweetheart and wife of 56 years, the former Norma Pengelley; two sons, D. Keith Campbell of Lutherville and Kevin Patrick Campbell of Cockeysville; a brother, Harry J. Campbell of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

At Mr. Campbell's request, no funeral is planned. The familsuggested memorial donations to the American Heart Association.

A meeting in memory of Christina Rozsenich, a health educator whose specialty was AIDS prevention, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

Ms. Rozsenich, who was 36 and lived on Wyndhurst Avenue, died Dec. 26 in a Los Angeles hospital of injuries from an automobile accident the evening before. She had been visiting relatives.

She had been a consultant since 1989 to the Baltimore City Health Department. Much of her work involved the Apple project, funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which seeks to prevent AIDS among women and infants in minority communities through various techniques of education and communication.

At the same time, she was a consultant on AIDS prevention and family planning to foreign countries including Kenya, Swaziland, and Uganda, where she helped to create a comic book on preventing the disease. She had also developed comic books and other publications in Baltimore for the Health Education Resources Organization (HERO), where she served as assistant director of public health education in 1986 and 1987.

Since 1989, they have been distributed by the organization, and by the state health department, where she was an AIDS prevention specialist in 1988 and 1989.

A native of Austria who was reared in Warren, Mich., Ms. Rozsenich was a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned a master's degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

She also was active in political satire theatrical groups, as a writer, performer and producer. The groups included the Public Interest Follies and the Oh Sooo Politically Correct Players in Washington, and the Left of Centre Street Players in Baltimore.

She is survived by her parents, Anna and Joe Rozsenich of Warren; a sister, Yvonne Rozsenich of Los Angeles; and her longtime partner, William Athas of Santa Fe, N.M.

Faith Coleman

Hospital phone operator

Faith Beverly Coleman, a telephone operator at Harbor Hospital Center, died Tuesday of cancer at the hospital.

She was 60 and had lived in Glen Burnie for 25 years.

She had worked at the hospital for 16 years. Earlier, she had worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corp. at its Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant.

The former Faith Beverly Helferstay was a native of Baltimore.

Services were to be conducted at 12:45 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by a son, Thomas H. Everett of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Patricia F. Eisenhardt of Pasadena; her mother, Anna Helferstay of Glen Burnie; a brother, Jack F. Helferstay of Glen Burnie; and a grandson.

Louise L. Morgan

Hospital lab supervisor

A memorial service for Louise L. Morgan, a section supervisor in the microbiology laboratory at Franklin Square Hospital, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road in Fullerton.

Miss Morgan died Tuesday of cancer at her home in the Fullerton area. She was 45.

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