Philip L. B. IglehartInvestor, polo playerPhilip L. B...


February 12, 1993

Philip L. B. Iglehart

Investor, polo player

Philip L. B. Iglehart, an investor and polo enthusiast who once owned a Baltimore County farm, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He was 80 and lived in Lake Worth, Fla., next to Florida Polo Inc., a combination of the Gulfstream Polo Club and an open polo grounds, which he helped to start.

Rated a seven-goal player as a young man, he also collected polo memorabilia and information to form the collection of the Polo Museum and Hall of Fame, to which he was recently named. He had also helped the Meadow Brook Club, a polo club in New York state, find its present home after the old one was taken for a highway.

Born in Chile, he was educated at the Lawrence School in New York, the Aiken Preparatory School in South Carolina, St. Paul's School in New Hampshire and Yale University.

He was vice president for operations for Grace Lines when the United States entered World War II. The firm lent him to the federal government and he tracked and controlled American commercial shipping in the Atlantic during the war.

After the war, he left the shipping industry to become a private investor and to operate a cattle ranch and orange groves near Lake Okeechobee in Florida.

From 1964 until 1974, he owned a farm on Jennifer Road near the Baltimore Country Club. He and other family members lived there at various times.

Services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr. Iglehart is survived by two sons, David Corning Iglehart of Owings Mills and Philip Corning Iglehart of Glyndon; a daughter, Anita Corning Iglehart Swatkovsky of Hubbardsville, N.Y.; a brother, Stewart Birrell Iglehart of Gulfstream, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Retired Army National Guard Col. James J. Nau Jr., who also held a civilian post as personnel officer for Maryland's Military Department, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He was 63 and lived on Gores Mill Road in Reisterstown.

He retired as a colonel in 1989 but continued to work at the civilian post with the Guard.

He had been a full time guardsman since the late 1950s.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1947 graduate of City College and a 1951 graduate of Western Maryland College.

Commissioned in the Army, he served in the Korean War and then returned to Baltimore, working for insurance companies and graduating in 1958 from the University of Baltimore law school.

His decorations included the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and the United Nations Medal.

Fond of growing grapes, some for eating but most for sale to private winemakers, he was a member of the Maryland Grape Growers Association.

He also belonged to the Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown, the Military Order of Foreign Wars and the Flag Day Committee.

Services were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main St., Reisterstown.

Colonel Nau is survived by his wife, the former Betty Lou Kellner; two sons, David M. Nau of Virginia Beach, Va., and James J. Nau III of Williamsport, Pa; a brother, C. Edwin Nau of Melbourne, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Pearl M. Fitzgerald

Longtime seamstress

Pearl Monroe Fitzgerald, a seamstress for many years, died Sunday at North Arundel Hospital after a heart attack.

She was 81 and lived in Glen Burnie.

She had worked as a seamstress at the Village Cleaners in Pasadena for the past 18 years and before that at other cleaning shops.

She also sewed her own clothing, worked in ceramics and made dolls.

The former Pearl Dawson was a native of Charlottesville, Va., who came to the Baltimore area as a young woman.

She was a member of the Heritage Church of God.

She is survived by five daughters, Joanne Buchanan of Rio Dell, Calif., Pat Wells of Joppa, Ginger Kelley of Severn, Sue Fitzgerald of Forest Hill and Nancy Cheryl Waddell of Glen Burnie; 29 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday at the Singleton Funeral Home in Glen Burnie.

Gen. G. L. Monahan

Directed 'star wars'

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. George L. Monahan, who had directed the strategic defense initiative organization program -- "star wars" -- at the Pentagon before becoming vice president of an electronics and communications company, died Feb. 4 in San Jose, Calif., of a heart attack while on a business trip.

He was 59.

General Monahan, who lived in Falls Church, Va., became head of Loral Corp.'s Washington office after retiring from the Air Force in 1990.

Earlier, he held a series of staff posts. They were in the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, in the F-16 fighter development program and -- from 1983 to 1986 -- as assistant deputy chief of staff for systems at the Air Force Systems Command at Andrews Air Force Base.

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