Robert F. M. CulverAdvertising executiveRobert F. M...


February 21, 1993


Advertising executive

Robert F. M. Culver, a Baltimore native who had been in the advertising business in New York for 20 years, died Feb. 7 of a viral infection at his home there. He was 42.

Mr. Culver had been a free-lance copywriter, a partner in his own agency -- Culver-Campbell -- and an executive at half a dozen other advertising agencies during his career. His clients had included major firms and his work won awards.

He was a 1968 graduate of McDonogh School and a 1972 graduate of Princeton University.

Services were scheduled for 3 p.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Glyndon.

Mr. Culver is survived by his mother, Catherine Brewster Jackson of Glyndon; his father, Donald Murray Culver of Lafayette, Colo.; two brothers, Daniel Brewster Culver of Boulder, Colo., and John Kennicott Culver of Glyndon; and two sisters, Catherine Young Jackson of New York City and Leila West Jackson of Prague in the Czech Republic.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Johns Hopkins AIDS Support Gift Fund, 7209 Rutland Ave., Baltimore 21205.

Estella M. Finks

Ran bowling alley

Estella M. Finks, who had been a partner in a Baltimore bowling alley, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of an internal infection. She was 87.

Mrs. Finks lived on Edmondson Avenue. She retired in 1985 as a partner in the New Walbrook Bowling Center, where she was the manager from 1955 to 1962.

For a time before her retirement, she was a housekeeper for a Pikesville family. Before entering the bowling business, she had several jobs, including a clerical one with the Lord Calvert Laundry.

A bowler herself, she was a member of the National Bowling Association and helped to organize the Baltimore Women's Bowling Association.

The former Estella M. Jackson was a native of Richmond, Va., who came to Baltimore as a child with her family. She was a graduate of Douglass High School.

Services were to be conducted at 5 p.m. today at the Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Mrs. Finks is survived by a friend, Fern Scotland of Baltimore, who was Mrs. Finks' partner in the bowling alley business.

Emory Keene

Ex-Bendix secretary

Emory Keene, a retired secretary for the Bendix Corp.'s Communications Division in Towson, died Feb. 8 of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 70.

Miss Keene, who had lived on Cobourg Court in Parkville, retired in 1984 after 32 years with Bendix.

She was born in Cambridge and reared in Towson. She was a 1939 graduate of Towson High School.

She is survived by a brother, Robert H. Keene Jr. of Essex; a nephew, Robert H. Keene III of Essex; a grandniece, Lisa Fraser of Parkville; and a grandnephew, Albert L. Keene of Parkville.

Services were private. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Stella Maris Hospice.

Henry V. Pettis Jr.

Retired supervisor

Henry V. Pettis Jr., a retired supervisor for the Virginia Barrel Co. in Dundalk, died Dec. 26 at Harbor Hospital Center of complications from a stroke. He was 68.

The Henry Street resident retired about three years ago after about 30 years with the company.

A native of Richmond, Va., he moved to the Baltimore area as a child with his family. During World War II, he was an Army paratrooper in Europe and the Pacific.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rita H. Phillips; three sons, Henry V. Pettis III of Wilbraham, Mass., Thomas Pettis of Catonsville and Mark Pettis of Baltimore; a brother, Norman Pettis of Dundalk; two sisters, Rose Crotsley of Baltimore and Bertha Seager of Dover, Del.; and six grandchildren.

Services were Dec. 28.

Eolin C. Kuper

Speech specialist

Eolin C. Kuper, a retired hearing and speech specialist, died Thursday at Union Memorial Hospital of cardiac arrest. She was 78.

Mrs. Kuper began a 20-year association with the speech and hearing department of Johns Hopkins Hospital after receiving a master's degree in speech and hearing from the Johns Hopkins University in 1951.

In 1961, she went to work in the same capacity at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, from which she retired in 1975.

She and C. Albert Kuper Jr. were married in 1935. He became president of the J. F. W. Dorman Co., inventors of the rubber stamp. He died in 1986.

Mrs. Kuper was born in Baltimore in 1914, the daughter of Paul Bryson and Edelen McKown. She was a 1925 graduate of the Calvert School and entered Mount St. Agnes College in 1930.

She received a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1949.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Immaculate Conception Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.

She is survived by two sons, C. Albert Kuper III of Baltimore and Paul B. Kuper of Chester Springs, Pa.; a daughter, Lyn Kuper Tweedie of Westfield, N. J.; two sisters, Frances McKown Murphy and Helen McKown Movall of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Stelios Hadjis


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