Dawn ShanabrookCivil Air Patrol officerDawn Shanabrook, an...


April 21, 1993

Dawn Shanabrook

Civil Air Patrol officer

Dawn Shanabrook, an officer in the Civil Air Patrol, died Friday at Harford Memorial Hospital of heart failure.

The former Dawn Driscoll was 56. She was a native of Melbourne, Australia, who moved to Glen Burnie nearly 30 years ago, shortly after she and her family came to this country.

In the 1970s, she worked as a waitress at Ense's Spaghetti House on Ritchie Highway.

She was an observer in the Civil Air Patrol and attained the rank of major. She was a former commander of its Linthicum Composite Squadron.

Services for Mrs. Shanabrook were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway.

She is survived by four daughters, Cindy Snyder of Abingdon, Alyson Walsh of Bel Air, Darlene Shanabrook of Annapolis and Margot Moges of Melbourne; a son, Shane Shanabrook of Orlando, Fla.; six brothers and two sisters, all of Australia; and seven grandchildren.

Minnie P. Cragway

Deaconess, missionary

Minnie P. Cragway, a longtime resident of Sparrows Point, died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications from a stroke.

She was 91 and had lived at Meridian Nursing Center-Homewood for seven years.

The former Minnie Megginson was born in Bent Creek, Va. Her husband, Royal J. Cragway, was a crane operator at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard. He died in 1972.

She was a Sparrows Point resident for more than 50 years. In 1972, she moved to Hartsdale Road in Northeast Baltimore, a move prompted by Bethlehem Steel's decision to raze the company town.

She was a deaconess and missionary at Sparrows Point's Union Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Sparrows Point American Legion Auxiliary.

Services for Mrs. Cragway are planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church, 105 S. Main St., Turners Station.

She is survived by three daughters, Rose Adams and Alberta Cragway of Baltimore and Bernice Neal of Turners Station; a son, Roy W. Cragway of Baltimore; a sister, Delia Megginson of White Plains, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

S. Donald Barry

Retired estimator

S. Donald Barry, a retired estimator for an electrical contracting company owned by his family, died Monday at his home on Lakewood Road in Carney after a stroke. He was 64.

He retired in 1987 from Crown Electric Co. because of poor health.

A native of Hampden and a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas School and the Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, he served in the Army during the Korean War.

He was a singer of Irish songs and also appeared in shows of the Parkville Post of the American Legion of which he was a member.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Barry was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road in Parkville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Maryanne C. Bestry; a daughter, Deborah Frye of Finksburg; two sons, Michael Barry of Cadiz, Ky., and Douglas Barry of Baltimore; six sisters, Marilyn B. Raimey of Timonium, Joyce Mathias of Ellicott City, Shirley Netzer of Glen Burnie, Edna Green of Waynesboro, Pa., and Edith Rozek and Doris Soirev, both of Baltimore; a brother, Franklin J. Barry of Towson; and a granddaughter.

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