Philip E. CrossDulaney High studentPhilip E. Cross, a...


March 12, 1993

Philip E. Cross

Dulaney High student

Philip E. Cross, a ninth-grader at Dulaney Senior High School, was killed Monday evening when he was hit by cars while crossing Interstate 83 near his home.

The 14-year-old, who was born in Towson and lived on Daria Court in the Mays Chapel Village area of Timonium, was a graduate of Padonia Elementary School and Ridgely Middle School. He was a volunteer counselor at Camp Honeybee, a camp for children with cerebral palsy, and tutored elementary school children.

He played soccer and other sports in Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council programs and was a volunteer at the recreation center at Pinewood Elementary School.

He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion at the Towson Post.

Services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Epworth United Methodist Church, Warren and Ridgeland roads in Cockeysville.

He is survived by his mother, Gayle E. Langer of Timonium; his father, Blair Edward Cross of Hampstead; his stepfather, John F. Langer of Timonium; his stepmother, Cindy Cross of Hampstead; three sisters, Robin Cross of Timonium and Jessica and Abbey Cross, both of Hampstead; a brother, Chadd Cross of Hampstead; and his grandparents, Jane and Blair Cross of White Hall and Clarence L. Gury of Timonium.

The family suggested memorial contributions to United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland.

Helennae Wittig

Franklin Square nurse

Helennae Wittig, a nurse at Franklin Square Hospital for 14 years, died Tuesday of cancer at her home on Riverside Avenue in the Back River Neck area of Essex. She was 55.

She was a clinical leader on a medical floor at Franklin Square. She also had worked for a short time at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She lived in Southeast Baltimore before moving to the Essex area more than 20 years ago.

She was a former substitute teacher at O'Donnell Heights and Back River elementary schools, and was an area vice president of the Baltimore City Council of Parent Teacher Associations.

The former Helennae Scharf was born in Baltimore and attended Eastern High School.

In 1978, she graduated from the Essex Community College nursing program.

She was a member of the Henry Brecht Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services for Mrs. Wittig were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Hartley Miller Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road in Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, John L. Wittig; two daughters, Maryann Clark of Randolph, Mass., and Cindy E. Metzger of Chase; her mother, Ann Wilson Scharf of Glen Burnie; two brothers, Robert C. Scharf of Crownsville and Philip F. Scharf of Glen Burnie; and four grandchildren.

Herbert E. Bailey

Army sergeant

Herbert E. Bailey, a retired Army sergeant first class who had been imprisoned by the Japanese in World War II, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Bailey, 77, retired in 1960 after 22 years as a dental technician. He had been a medical corpsman on the Bataan Peninsula when he was captured by Japanese troops in their conquest of the Philippines. He also served in the Korean War.

The Lewistown, Pa., native was a member of the Glen Burnie Baptist Church and a tournament-winning tenpin bowler.

Services were to be conducted at 10:45 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Carrie N. Powell; four daughters, Carole Devine of St. James Island, Fla., Iris Parker of Toronto, Ruth Maniscarco of Glen Burnie, and Barbara Baney of Ellicott City.

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