J. Carter HammelShipping executiveJ. Carter Hammel, a...


February 14, 1993

J. Carter Hammel

Shipping executive

J. Carter Hammel, a retired shipping executive, Baltimore native, and in the 1930s, a Maryland bank examiner, died Jan. 31 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., after a heart attack. He was 85.

Mr. Hammel retired 15 years ago as chairman of the board of United Tanker Group in New York City, where he had worked since 1967. He moved to Jacksonville when he retired.

He was vice president of Ingalls Shipbuilding in Alabama and comptroller for Ogilby-Norton Steamship Manufacturing Corp. in Cleveland.

In the 1940s, he was an auditor for the U.S. Navy, and in the 1930s, was a bank examiner for the State of Maryland.

Mr. Hammel, who was born in Baltimore, attended the University of Maryland and was a certified public accountant. He was a founding member of the New York-based International Foundation, a charitable group, and was its finance chairman when he died.

A memorial service was held in Jacksonville on Feb. 3.

Mr. Hammel is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Eleanor Schofield; a son, Randall Hammel of Houston; a brother, Robert Thompson Hammel of Timonium; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggested contributions to the Christian Appalachian Project, 322 Crab Orchard Road, Lanchester, Ky. 40446-0001. John "Jack" J. Northrop Sr., a milling company sales manager in Hudson, N.Y., and former Millersville resident, died Thursday at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y., of a pulmonary embolism. He was 63.

For the last 10 years, he was regional sales manager for Archer Daniels Midland Milling Co. in the Hudson area. He lived in West Ghent, N.Y.

Born and reared in Bradford, Pa., Mr. Northrop worked for ADM in Millersville for eight years before moving to New York.

He lived in Laurel from 1967 to 1972.

Mr. Northrop was a member of the Potomac States Bakers' Association, the Pennsylvania Bakers Association, the Allied Trades of Baking Industry and the Columbia Golf and Country Club in Hudson. He was a former member of the Chartwell Country Club in Millersville.

During the Korean War, he received two purple hearts as a Marine and fought as a member of the Chosin Few at Chosin Reservoir.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. today at Bates and Anderson Funeral Home in Hudson.

A service is planned in the Baltimore area in the next few months.

Mr. Northrop is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Patricia McDonald of West Ghent; two sons, John J. Northrop Jr. and Scott McDonald Northrop, both of Stevensville; two daughters, Beth Ann Vogel of San Angelo, Texas, and Susanne Draper of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two sisters, Margery Davis of Carmel, Calif., and Joy Smith of Escondido, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggested that contributions could be made to the American Cancer Society, 728 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 12534.

Norbourne C. Berger

Truck driver

Norbourne C. Berger, a retired truck driver and security guard, died Thursday of cancer at his home on Rockhill Avenue in southwest Baltimore, where he had lived for 38 years. He was 84.

Mr. Berger, a native of Cosley, Va., retired from the former Associated Transport trucking company in Baltimore at age 62 after working as a driver for about 30 years. After retirement, he was a security guard for trucking companies and St. Agnes Hospital.

He finished the seventh grade, then worked construction jobs in Virginia, Florida, Washington and Rock Hall.

Mr. Berger was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Teamsters Union Local 557.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Maude E. Hadaway; two sons, Clay Berger of Madison, Tenn., and Dennis Berger of Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Dr. Howard A. Paul,

Developer of Robodoc

Dr. Howard A. Paul, developer of a robotic surgical device tested on human patients in California, died on Wednesday at Stanford University Hospital. He was 59 and lived in Loomis, Calif. The cause of death was leukemia.

Dr. Paul, a veterinarian, was widely known for his research in applying three-dimensional imaging and robotics in the operating room.

The result was Robodoc, a 5-foot arm with a high-speed drill and complex imaging technology designed to provide surgeons with far greater accuracy than hands could ensure.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Wendy Shelton, Dr. Paul is survived by his daughter, Eliza; his parents, Leonard and Teddy Paul of Bloomfield, Conn.; twin brothers, Peter and David, both of Los Angeles, and his sister, Debra Paul Rostowsky of West Hartford.

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