Holly H. BehrnsMedical librarianHolly H. Behrns, a former...


February 22, 1993

Holly H. Behrns

Medical librarian

Holly H. Behrns, a former teacher who was a librarian in the University of Maryland medical school's office of medical education, died of cancer Jan. 31 at her Baltimore home. She was 55.

Mrs. Behrns began her teaching career at the Northfield Academy in Massachusetts in 1960. She had taught and worked in college and university library positions since the mid-1960s.

She taught in Baltimore public schools in 1967-68, and taught French, Latin, English and mathematics at the independent Samuel Ready School in the city in 1970.

Mrs. Behrns also worked at the Towson State University library in the 1970s and the Peabody Institute in the mid-1960s.

The former Holly Howarth was born in Philadelphia in 1938 and attended the Germantown Friends School. She was graduated with honors from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., in 1960.

She did graduate work at Middlebury College in Vermont, the Sorbonne in Paris and Towson State University, and earned her master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1963.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ronald Behrns, and her mother, Mary Johnston Howarth Curtis of Fort Wayne, Ind.

A memorial service was to be held at noon today in the University of Maryland Medical School Teaching Facility Auditorium, 10 S. Pine St. in Baltimore.

The family suggested donations to the medical school's Office of Medical Education, 10 S. Pine St., Baltimore 21201. Alton C. Pierson, an amateur powerboat racer who was a member of the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame, died Thursday of a heart attack in Port Deposit. He was 70.

Mr. Pierson started his racing career in 1956 and retired in the early 1960s. He competed in Maryland races on the Potomac River, Middle River and Chester River and kept his boats moored in Queenstown, near his birthplace in Grasonville.

Mr. Pierson's racing specialty was hydroplaning -- commanding a boat that skims the water at high speed.

He competed at locations along the Eastern Seaboard and earned several distinctions, including election to the American Power Boat Association Honor Squadron; the Gulf Marine Racing Hall of Fame; Yachting magazine's All-American racing team and Motorboating magazine's Who's Who in Racing. He was elected to the state's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983.

For 48 years he worked for R. B. Baker and Sons of Queenstown, a road construction business, as a truck driver.

Mr. Pierson graduated from Stevensville High School in 1939.

From 1943 to 1945 he served in the Army with the 452 Quartermaster Company in the European Theater during World War II.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Barton Funeral Home in Queenstown.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Eunice Everngam; a daughter, Bonnie P. Messix of Chestertown; two brothers, Elmer S. Pierson of Grasonville and Rodney Pierson of Salisbury; two sisters, June Palmer and Colleen Coursey, both of Chester; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Immanuel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Grasonville, 21638.

Elizabeth Weingartner

Teacher, counselor

Elizabeth Weingartner, a former history teacher at the Bryn Mawr School and Park School, died yesterday of breast cancer. The Potomac resident was 47.

During the 1970s, Mrs. Weingartner taught high school history at the Bryn Mawr School and Park School in Baltimore. She later became a teacher and guidance counselor at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville.

A native of the Bronx, New York, she earned a bachelor of arts degree at the City College of New York and a master's of education at Brown University.

Services were scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Dr. Herbert Weingartner; two sons, Eric Weingartner of New York City and Michael Weingartner of Madison, Wis.; her mother and father, Mitchell and Frieda Greifer of Baltimore; and a sister, Barbara Kane of New York.

Martha E. Rollins

Medical secretary

Martha Eleanor Rollins, a former medical secretary at St. Agnes Hospital, died last Thursday of a heart attack at Harbor Hospital Center.

Mrs. Rollins, who was 61, worked at St. Agnes for 25 years as a medical transcriptionist. She was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catonsville.

A native of Baltimore, she graduated from Western High School in 1949 and attended the University of Baltimore.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2001 Old Frederick Road.

Mrs. Rollins is survived by two daughters, Kathleen N. Rollins of Glen Burnie and Karen R. Gerben of Catonsville; four sons, Kenneth R. Rollins Jr. of Hampstead, Karl R. Rollins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Kevin R. Rollins of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Kurt D. Rollins of Ferndale; two brothers, Philip Meyer of Severna Park and Thomas Maxon of Baltimore; her mother, Natalie Maxon of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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