Rev. John Connor Jr.Catholic priestThe Rev. John S. Connor...


April 23, 1993

Rev. John Connor Jr.

Catholic priest

The Rev. John S. Connor Jr., a native of Baltimore, teacher and member of the Vincentian Order of priests, died last weekend at his order's seminary in Philadelphia. He was 77.

He was found in his room Monday morning but had not been under medical care for a specific illness. Family members thought he may have been suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease.

Father Connor was ordained in 1975 after a varied career that included service in the Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II and assignment to the flagship of Adm. Ernest J. King, then the chief of naval operations. He was discharged after the war with the rank of lieutenant commander.

From 1951 to 1954, he was an instructor in sociology and economics at the Xavier Labor Relations Institute in Jamshedpur, India, and subsequently held teaching and lecturing posts at Rosary Hill College in Buffalo, N.Y., the Indian Social Institute in New Delhi and the Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Father Connor held a bachelor of science degree from Loyola College, a law degree from the University of Maryland and advanced degrees in law and social philosophy from Catholic University in Washington.

A Mass of Christian burial for Father Connor was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Vincent's Seminary, 500 E. Chelten Ave. in Philadelphia.

He is survived by four brothers, Louis G. Connor, Dr. Thomas B. Connor and Robert M. Connor, all of Baltimore, and Paul F. Connor of Severna Park; and a sister, Ann L. Connor of Columbia.

Dale Seldomridge

Port carpenter

Darius Dale Seldomridge, a carpenter at the Dundalk Marine Terminal, died Monday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.

Known as Dale, the 61-year-old Lansdowne resident had worked for the Maryland Port Authority for 20 years. A native of Cass, W.Va., Mr. Seldomridge came to the Baltimore area after serving in the Army during the Korean War.

Services were to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Lena G. Swain; three sons, Clifford J. Testerman and Lester E. Testerman of Baltimore and Raymond G. Testerman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three daughters, Deborah Elswick of Baltimore, Donna Moyer of Pasadena and Diana Watts of Sevierville, Tenn.; his mother, Alma Shinaberry of Baltimore; two brothers, Jack Seldomridge of Baltimore and Ronnie Shinaberry of Morgantown, W.Va.; two sisters, Marge Caporoon of Baltimore and Becky Evans of Utah; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Charles E. Foreman

Noxell manager

Charles E. Foreman, a retired manager of the Noxell Corp., died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a heart attack.

He was 80 and lived on Shefford Road in the Towson area. He retired in 1973 as manager of mailing and supply operations for cosmetics-maker Noxell, where he had started working in 1927.

The Baltimore native served in the Army in the 17th Airborne Division during World War II and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge.

Services for Mr. Foreman were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nellie S. Parsons; a son, David Deaver of Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Renice Bloom of Baltimore and Esther LaPole of Ocean City; a brother, Chester Foreman of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Barbara Sullivan

Harford Day teacher

Barbara Sullivan, a former math teacher and admissions director at Harford Day School who also was interested in Harford County history, died March 24 at her home in Fallston. The cause of death was not disclosed. She was 47.

Mrs. Sullivan worked at Harford Day School in Bel Air for 10 years until 1987. For the past four years, she was employed at Long Green Valley Florist in Glen Arm.

Before joining Harford Day School, she taught special education for four years at Southampton Middle School in the late 1970s.

The former Barbara McCann was a 1963 graduate of Bel Air High School. After earning an associate of arts degree from Harford Community College, she transferred to Towson State University, graduating in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in sociology and education. Over a 12-year period, including the period she attended Towson State at night, Mrs. Sullivan worked in Greater Baltimore Medical Center's accounting office.

She is survived by her husband, C. John Sullivan; a son, C. John Sullivan III; her mother, Dorothy Brown McCann; and a sister, Brenda McCann. All are from Fallston.

Services were held March 26.

The family suggested that contributions may be made to Harford Day School, 715 Moore's Mill Road, Bel Air, Md. 21014 or the

Historical Society of Harford County, 33 Courtland St., Bel Air, Md. 21014.

Franklin D. Sullivan


Franklin D. Sullivan, a machinist for A.K. Robins & Co. Inc., died April 15 of cancer at his Towson home.

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