E. Burnell Duffee Jr.ProfessorE. Burnell Duffee Jr., a...


April 03, 1993

E. Burnell Duffee Jr.


E. Burnell Duffee Jr., a political science professor at the Anne Arundel Community College who was active in historic preservation and restoration, died Thursday of liver disease at his home in Wye Mills.

Dr. Burnell, 52, taught at the community college for 21 years and earlier at the Naval Academy.

He had served as a member of the boards of the Maryland Historical Trust and the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities and as a member of the Governor's Consulting Committee for the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland and of the Queen Anne's County Historical Society. Active in the group preserving the Old Wye Mill, he also had restored three historic homes: his last residence, Wilton, and two former homes in Centreville, the Kennard House and Content.

The Norfolk, Va., native was a graduate of the College of William and Mary and earned his master's degree and doctorate at the University of Maryland in College Park. A resident of the Eastern Shore since 1965, he was a former vestryman at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville and a member of the Corsica River Yacht Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Alice Parrish Coneybeer of Yardley, Pa., and his parents, Eldridge Burnell and Sarah Elizabeth Duffee of Virginia Beach.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Old Wye Episcopal Church in Wye Mills.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del.

Albert L. Listman

Owned gravel company

Albert L. Listman, retired owner of the Listman Sand and Gravel Co., died Wednesday of kidney failure at the North Arundel Hospital.

The 76-year-old lifelong resident of Earleigh Heights retired in 1975 after operating his company since the late 1940s. In addition to selling sand and gravel, the company did excavation work. During World War II, he worked as a welder at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point.

Mr. Listman was a member of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department and the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Masons. He also was a collector of antiques and artifacts, including railroad memorabilia and cooking equipment. Parts of his collection are on display at the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Museum and at the Kinder Farm Visitor Center.

Services were to be conducted at noon today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mr. Listman is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Eileen E. Zang; two sons, Albert L. Listman Jr. of Pasadena and Robert L. Listman of Arnold; a daughter, Eileen Mayo of Severna Park; a sister, Bertha Voigt of Seaford, Del.; a brother, Edward Listman of Craigsville, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Whalie Paylor

Retired contractor

Whalie Paylor, a retired hauling and excavating contractor, died Tuesday at his home on Spring Avenue in Halethorpe after an apparent heart attack. He was 90.

He retired in 1975 from the business he started in 1934.

With dump trucks that bore the slogan, "Here Comes Paylor," he held excavating or hauling contracts on projects that included the Kaiser Aluminum plant in Halethorpe, the first Harbor Tunnel and the tunnel to carry water from the Liberty Reservoir to the Montebello treatment plant.

Born in Woodsdale, N.C., he came to Baltimore in 1924 and worked in Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant before he started his own business.

A resident of Halethorpe for 52 years, he was fond of gardening and also raised ponies at his home there.

He was also a founder of the Halethorpe Civic League. In 1983 he was given an award for his community work by the Arbutus Recreation and Parks Council.

Services for Mr. Paylor were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

His wife, the former Nannie Smith, died in 1971.

He is survived by a daughter, Dolores R. Nickens of Halethorpe; a son, Donald R. Paylor of Halethorpe; a stepdaughter, Mary S. Williams of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Kenneth L. Deinlein

Had mobile home parks

Kenneth L. Deinlein, an Ocean City charter boat captain who also owned mobile home parks and was a former builder, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 65.

The Baltimore native served in the Marine Corps in China in the late 1940s and then was recalled to active duty during the Korean War.

In 1950, he and his wife started a homebuilding business that they continued until he established the Ken-Lee Mobile Home Court in Essex in 1965. In 1976, he developed the Beechwood Mobile Home Court in Abingdon. He supervised the operation of both locations until his death. He served as president of the Maryland Mobile Home Association in 1968 and 1969.

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