J. Robert FeustleContractorJ. Robert Feustle, founder of...


April 13, 1993

J. Robert Feustle


J. Robert Feustle, founder of J. Robert Feustle Contractors in Reisterstown, died Friday of complications from multiple sclerosis at Carroll County General Hospital.

He was 62 and a Reisterstown resident.

He retired in 1985 from the contracting firm he started in 1955 after serving in the Air Force. He worked on such projects as the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Maryvale Preparatory School For Girls in Brooklandville.

Born in Baltimore, he was reared in Reisterstown. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1948 and joined the Air Force in 1949 and was a flight engineer assigned to air/sea search and rescue operations in Panama.

He studied at the University of Baltimore and received a bachelor's degree in architectural design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1957.

He had a lifelong interest in aviation and was part-owner of a plane that he enjoyed flying along the East Coast, according to his brother, Richard Feustle of Snydersburg.

He was a member of the Knight's of Columbus Immaculate Lady Council 5208 and the American Pilot's Association.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane in Glyndon.

In addition to his brother, Mr. Feustle is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Joan E. MacFaddin; two daughters, Dorothy F. Marsh and Joan F. Reynolds, both of Baltimore; a son, J. Robert Feustle Jr. of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, 1055 Taylor Ave., Towson, Md. 21204.

Lola M. Harrison


Lola M. Harrison, a lifelong resident of Tilghman who owned restaurants on the Eastern Shore, died at home Sunday. She was 88.

She retired from the restaurant business in 1972.

In the late 1960s, she owned and operated the Bridge Restaurant at Knapps Narrows near Tilghman, an establishment started by her parents in 1937.

She and her husband, William Randolph Harrison, owned and operated the popular Blue Haven Inn in Tilghman.

Mr. Harrison, a waterman, businessman and former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, died in 1966.

Services for Mrs. Harrison were to be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Newman Funeral Home in Easton.

She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia J. Jones of St. Michaels; a foster son, Paul Yowell of Tilghman; two sisters, Elsie S. Perry of Williamsburg, Va., and Laura H. Day of Salisbury; three granddaughters; four great-granddaughters; and a close family friend, Joseph Kryk.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Co., Tilghman, Md. 21671.

Leslie M. Jennings

Drummer, veteran

Leslie M. Jennings, who played the drums in military bands and nightclubs, died March 6 of cancer at the Perry Point Veterans Hospital.

The 59-year-old Baltimore native and graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School had worked as a telephone operator at the University One Condominiums in North Baltimore in the early 1970s, and as a maintenance department clerk at Morgan State University in the late 1960s.

During the 1950s and early 1960s, he served at various times in the Navy and in the Air Force.

In Baltimore, he had played in nightclubs on Pennsylvania Avenue and at the old Club Orleans on Gay Street. He also had played at the Caverns in Washington and at clubs in Boston and New York City and, while stationed at military posts, in California and Okinawa.

He was a member of the Dorie Miller Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Private services were planned for Mr. Jennings, whose survivors include a sister, Violet Jennings Walston of Baltimore, and many other relatives.

Herbert H. Soistman

Owned meat business

Herbert H. Soistman, who owned a meat business in Lexington Market, died April 9 at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications from heart bypass surgery.

Mr. Soistman, a lifelong resident of the Morrell Park section of Baltimore, was 65.

He owned Soistman Bros. in the market from 1956 to 1990, when he retired and left the business to two of his sons.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 127 and VFW Post 3217.

Services for Mr. Soistman were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave., Baltimore.

He is survived by three sons, Michael and Mark Soistman of Baltimore and Bruce Soistman of Florida; a daughter, Gail Schwartz of Florida; two brothers, Charles J. Soistman of Ocala, Fla., and Wilmer M. Soistman of Alamogordo, N.M.; two sisters, Carolyn M. Alesci and Marion E. Anderson of Baltimore; a special family friend, Nancy Johnson of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

Carlton M. Ford Jr.

Insurance agent

Carlton M. Ford Jr., a retired general insurance agent, died Sunday at the Wesley Home Inc. in Mount Washington after a long illness. He was 86.

He was a longtime resident of the Northwood community and a longtime member of Northwood Appold United Methodist Church.

He recently became a member of Towson United Methodist Church.

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