Harry W. WeismanOf News AmericanHarry W. Weisman, who...


March 06, 1993

Harry W. Weisman

Of News American

Harry W. Weisman, who worked in national advertising sales for many years before the closing of the News American in 1986, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Sinai Hospital.

The 88-year-old Pikesville resident moved to Baltimore in the 1920s and worked briefly for The Baltimore Sun before joining the staff of what was to become the News American.

A native of Ogopol in Russia, he came to this country as a child and was reared in New York City.

He began his working life as a copy boy for the New York Herald. He combined newspaper work and an interest in music, especially the Metropolitan Opera, to start a newsletter that later became Opera News.

He played the violin himself and, as a young man in Baltimore, led an orchestra that played at social events.

He was a member of the Excelsior Club, the Advertising Club, the Amicable Lodge of the Masons, the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and the Brotherhood of the Beth El Congregation. He served on the board of Levindale and as president of the East Baltimore Boys.

Mr. Weisman's wife of 62 years, the former Belle Salanic, died in 1989.

He is survived by a daughter, Joan W. Ezersky of Pikesville; a brother, Max Weisman of New York City; two sisters, Charlotte Dubroff of New York City and Rebecca Troy of Richmond, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Services were conducted Thursday at Sol Levinson & Bros. in Baltimore.

The family suggested memorial to the Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital through Dr. Paul Manson.

Stevenson Worrell

Auditor for Md. agency

Stevenson W. Worrell, an auditor in the state Office on Aging, died Monday at Maryland General Hospital after a heart attack.

He was 41 and lived on McCulloh Street.

He had worked for the state agency since 1984 after working as purchasing manager for the Hilton Inn in Pikesville since 1975.

A native of Barbados, he taught for a time after his graduation from high school there.

He also earned a certificate in hotel management at the Barbados Hotel School and woked in hotels on the island before moving to Baltimore in 1975.

He earned an associate's degree in accounting at what now is Baltimore City Community College in 1980, a bachelor's degree at the University of Baltimore and also attended Catonsville Community College, Towson State University and Morgan State University.

A founder of the Barbados National Association of Baltimore, he served three separate terms as its president and helped to raise funds for its annual scholarship.

He was also a member of the Griots' Circle of Maryland, an African storytelling group, and was treasurer of the National Festival of Black Storytelling, held in Baltimore in November.

He also worked with the local associations of people from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

He was a volunteer worker at Paul's Place, a shelter for homeless men.

Services for Mr. Worrell were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4403 Pimlico Road.

He is survived by his parents, Calvin and Ione Worrell of Barbados; four sisters, Ivanette Williams, Laverne Hoyte and Vanta Brewster, all of Baltimore, and Amelita Worrell of Barbados; and two brothers, McVern Worrell of Baltimore and Sylvan Worrell of Barbados.

Helen Taylor

School principal

Helen Taylor, a retired principal of Eastern High School in Baltimore, died Feb. 14 of complications of Parkinson's disease at Roland Park Place, where she had lived for about 10 years. She was 90.

The former Helen Chambers was a native of Baltimore, a 1918 graduate of Western High School and a 1920 graduate of what is now Towson State University. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree from Columbia University. She also attended Oxford University in England in 1948.

She began her teaching career in Baltimore in 1920. She later was promoted to supervisor and also headed English departments in both junior and senior high schools.

She was named principal of Hamilton Junior High School in 1955. The next year, she was appointed head of the English department at Eastern High School and became principal there in 1958. She retired in 1962.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Women's Club of Roland Park, the Johns Hopkins Club and the National Council of Teachers of English. She also served on several citywide school system committees.

She enjoyed playing bridge and traveling.

Her husband, Dr. J. Carey Taylor, who was an assistant superintendent of the city school system, died in 1970.

A memorial service for Mrs. Taylor at Faith Presbyterian Church is being planned.

She is survived by two stepsons, Donald Taylor of Parkton and Howell Taylor of Perry Hall; a brother, Marion H. Chambers Jr. of Riderwood; a sister, Emma Carter of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Maynard Phipps Jr.

Former Towson resident

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