Jacob J. EvansFirst-grade studentJacob J. Evans, a...


February 19, 1993

Jacob J. Evans

First-grade student

Jacob J. Evans, a first-grader at Gunpowder Elementary School, died Tuesday of leukemia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Jacob, who was 6 and lived on Hallhurst Road in Perry Hall, had also attended kindergarten at Gunpowder Elementary.

Though his illness was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago, he remained active, playing soccer last fall with teams in the White Marsh and Perry Hall recreation councils. He also played baseball for a White Marsh team last spring and was named to that league's all-star team. He also played lacrosse on a Parkville Recreation Council team and swam on a team at Woodcroft Swim Club.

The Woodcroft club dedicated its past two annual fund-raising marathon swims to Jacob. The first year, the money was donated to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and proceeds from the second year went to Jacob's family for his medical expenses.

While watching soccer and baseball, Jacob would analyze play for his parents and others.

Shortly before he died, Jacob went to Disney World on a trip sponsored by the Grant A Wish Foundation.

A Mass of Christian burial for Jacob was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 9215 Old Harford Road.

He is survived by his parents, John J. and Kristine Evans; a brother, Adam Patrick Evans; a sister, Kaitlyn Joanna Evans; his paternal grandparents, James S. and Gretchen C. Evans, both of Parkville; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth A. and JoAnne C. Schertle, both of Parkville; a maternal great-grandmother, Marguerite Schertle of Parkville; and a paternal great-grandfather, Russell Harrison of Scranton, Pa.

Robert F. Lighthizer

Army veteran, sportsman

Robert Francis Lighthizer, an Army veteran and avid sportsman, died Wednesday. The Baltimore resident was 23.

Born in Virginia, Mr. Lighthizer grew up in Crofton and was a 1987 graduate of Arundel Senior High School. He was an all-county midfielder in lacrosse his senior year and was named co-captain of his team.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as an indirect fire infantryman. During his service, Mr. Lighthizer earned the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Lapel Button, the Expert Badge for Mortar and the Air Assault Badge.

Mr. Lighthizer was honorably discharged in 1989 after two years of service. He attended Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Lighthizer, the son of Maryland Transportation Secretary O. James Lighthizer, enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and brothers on the Eastern Shore.

Services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 1800 Seton Drive, Crofton.

DIn addition to his father, Mr. Lighthizer is survived by his mother, Virginia Lighthizer of Royal Oak, Mich.; his stepmother, Gloria Lighthizer of Crofton; two brothers, James Lighthizer of Baltimore and Conor Lighthizer at home; two sisters, Patrice Lighthizer of Michigan and Meagan Lighthizer at home; and his grandmother and step-grandfather, Michaelene and John R. Garbo of Willoughby Hills, Ohio.

Viewing was to be held today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Interment will be at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.


Edward B. Baker


Edward B. Baker, who had been a hairdresser in downtown Baltimore for many years, died Jan. 13 of heart failure at his home on East Madison Street. He was 74.

Mr. Baker had worked at Salon, Salon for about a year before his death. For about 10 years before that, he was employed at L'Officiel of the Hair. He had also worked for many years at Andre's Empire Salon before its closing in 1980.

Born in Nichols, S.C., he attended Clemson University. After coming to Baltimore in the 1950s, he also took courses at the University of Maryland.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

Mr. Baker is survived by a sister, Jeanette B. Harper of Andrews, S.C.

A memorial service is to be conducted at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cathedral and Read streets. A service was conducted Jan. 17 at Nichols United Methodist Church in his hometown.

Friends suggested memorial contributions to the Health Education Resources Organization.

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