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March 30, 1993

Edward L. Rubin

Housing Authority staffer

Edward L. Rubin, who worked for the Baltimore Housing Authority for most of its existence, died Friday of pneumonia after a long illness at North Oaks Retirement Home in Pikesville. He was 83.

Mr. Rubin worked for 45 years for the Housing Authority, from its formation after World War II until his retirement in 1991. He handled legal and insurance issues.

During World War II, he worked in the Office of Price Administration and established rent controls in Baltimore and New York City.

Mr. Rubin was a devotee of jazz, especially its early period. He was the Baltimore correspondent for Orchestra World magazine and an acquaintance of bandleader Tommy Dorsey and vocalist Jack Leonard.

The Baltimore native was an original resident of the Village of Cross Keys in North Baltimore, where he lived before moving to the retirement community two years ago.

He was a 1927 graduate of Baltimore City College and earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

Graveside services were conducted yesterday at B'nai Israel Cemetery.

Mr. Rubin is survived by a brother, Gilbert V. Rubin of Baltimore, and two nephews.

Ronald A. Garrett

Technical illustrator

Ronald Arthur Garrett, a technical illustrator for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died of a heart attack Thursday at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 52.

Starting when he was 18, Mr. Garrett had used photographs, his own hand, and in more recent years, computers to do illustrations for the Hopkins medical school, mainly for researchers.

His illustrations appeared in the National Geographic magazine and Russian medical journals as well as many American medical journals.

Mr. Garrett, a Baltimore native, was educated in the Baltimore public school system, graduating from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

A resident of Rosedale, he was president of the Kings Court Community Association during the mid-1980s.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Leonard J. Ruck Inc., 5305 Harford Road, Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Donna Holliday; two daughters, Sandra Kleiner of Howard Air Force Base, Panama, and Barbara Lang, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; his mother, Dolores Knighton of Baltimore; four sisters, Gail Knighton of Baltimore, Dona Simmons of Kingsville, Robin Newton of De Funiak Springs, Fla., and Beth Stover of Fallston; a brother, Samuel Garrett of Clearwater, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Dr. J. P. Szczepaniak

Retired physician

Dr. John P. Szczepaniak, a graduate of St. Joseph's College and the Hahnemann University School of Medicine, died Feb. 17 at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa.

The 78-year-old physician, whose daughter, Jane C. Szczepaniak, lives in Linthicum, retired from the medical staffs of Haverford State Hospital and the medical dispensary of the Philadelphia Naval Yard in 1980.

A general practitioner for a time in Philadelphia and Chester, Pa., he served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy in World War II. Much of his time after retirement was spent visiting his daughter in Maryland.

Others survivors include his wife, Jane Szczepaniak; another daughter, Judith S. Cahill of Wilmington, Del.; four sons, John P. Szczepaniak of Wallingford, Pa., Joseph D. Szczepaniak of Glenside, Pa., James J. Szczepaniak of West Chester, Pa., and Jerome M. Szczepaniak of Wallingford, Pa.; and 14 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered at St. Hedwig's Church in Chester, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John P. Szczepaniak Memorial Fund, Development Office, St. Joseph's University, 5600 City Line Ave., Philadelphia 19131 or to St. Hedwig's Church, Fourth and Hayes Street, Chester, Pa. 19013.

Effie M. Waters

Retired city worker

Effie Margaret Waters, a retired supervisor for the Baltimore Department of Social Services, died Thursday of complications from surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Mrs. Waters, 66, retired in the mid-1980s after working for the city government for 25 years.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a degree in history from Morgan State University in 1962. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and active in the Les Bonnes Amis Social Club.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Fulton Baptist Church, 1630 W. North Ave., Baltimore.

Mrs. Waters is survived by her husband of 49 years, James Calvin Waters; two daughters, Carolyn Waters Rich of Newport News, Va., and Carla Waters of Baltimore; a son, Calvin Waters of Baltimore; a brother Andrew Harvey Jr. of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Norman F. Dennis

Funeral home owner

Norman F. Dennis, owner of the Dennis Funeral Home in Snow Hill, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home in Snow Hill.

Mr. Dennis, 62, had owned the business since the death of its founder, his father, in 1963. He also had worked for his father for about a decade earlier.

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