Caroline QuattrocchiCharlestown retireeCaroline M...


June 02, 1993

Caroline Quattrocchi

Charlestown retiree

Caroline M. Quattrocchi, who moved to the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville from Mount Vernon, N.Y., about six months ago, died May 23 at Good Samaritan Hospital after a heart attack. She was 80.

The former Caroline M. Pantuso was a native of Mount Vernon.

A memorial Mass for Mrs. Quattrocchi was offered yesterday at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Pasquale Quattrocchi; a daughter, Patricia Gorman of Baltimore; four sisters, Margaret Colorusso, Rose Marro, Antoinette Bergito and Geraldine Mendola, all of New York state; and three grandchildren.

Ralph B. Powers

Insurance consultant

Ralph B. Powers, who had been a staff consultant and an assistant manager in the commercial casualty department of the Maryland Casualty Co., died Sunday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home on Tower Bridge Way in Lutherville.

Mr. Powers, who was 76, retired in 1982 after 38 years with the insurance company.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Ann's School, Loyola High School and Loyola College. He also attended the University of Baltimore law school.

He was a communications officer in the Army Air Forces during World War II after training in that specialty at Yale University.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Powers was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Marie Ann Linhard; a son, Joseph Francis Powers of Lutherville; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Powers of Lutherville and Joan Marie Powers-Smith of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Patricia Powers of Sherwood Forest; and a granddaughter.

Herman M. Reid

BG&E serviceman

Herman M. Reid, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee, died Saturday of heart failure at a hospital in Martinsville, Ind. He was 77.

He had moved to Martinsville in 1969, three years after he retired. He was a gas appliance serviceman for BG&E for 21 years.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., who was reared in Summerville, Ga., he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Services for Mr. Reid were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Neal and Summers Mortuary in Martinsville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Jenkins; five sons, Bill Reid of Chicago, Bob Reid of Columbia, David Reid of Baytown, Texas; John Reid of Indianapolis and Paul Reid of North Vernon, Ind.; a stepson, George Moody of Indianapolis; a daughter, Pam Wall of Clarmont, Ind.; a brother, Charles Reid, and a sister, Mable Whitt, both of Plainfield, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

F. B. Creutzer Jr.

Deputy court clerk

Frederick B. Creutzer Jr., a retired deputy clerk of the Baltimore City Criminal Court, died Friday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

He was 83 and lived on Pine Hill Road in Perry Hall.

He retired 11 years ago after working for 15 years in Criminal Court, then a division of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore. The court has since been reorganized as a Circuit Court.

Before going to work in the court system, he had been a civilian clerk in the Central Records office of the Baltimore Police Department for 31 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Forest Park High School and attended the University of Baltimore.

He was a life member of the Liberty Lodge of the Masons and also belonged to the York Rite, the Baltimore Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Boumi Temple, where he was a member of the Ambassadors, the Scimeter Club, the Aslaks and the Harem Unit, and was president of a temple bowling league.

Services for Mr. Creutzer were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Second English Lutheran Church, 5010 Briarclift Road in West Baltimore. Mr. Creutzer was a life member of the church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Delores Jacks; two sons, Frederick G. Creutzer III of Kingsville and Thomas E. Creutzer of Perry Hall; two daughters, Nancy L. Park of Severna Park and Delores L. Harp of Evansville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mary McCulloch Ruth


Mary E. McCulloch Ruth, a retired elementary school teacher, died of congestive heart failure Friday at the Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, Fla. She was 74 and lived in nearby Lecanto.

She was born in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and graduated from Ohio University with a degree in elementary education. She taught in Piqua, Ohio, before moving to Catonsville during World War II. She taught for a time at Catonsville Elementary School and later moved to Ellicott City and taught in Howard County schools until she retired and moved to Florida a dozen years ago.

She was a member of the Christian Women's Club in Catonsville, the Society of Alpha Delta Pi, and the First Assembly of God Church in Crystal River. She was a former member of the Catonsville Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Shawley of Crystal River; a brother, Alexander B. McCulloch of Winfield, W.Va.; and three nephews, Jeffrey Felton of San Francisco, Alexander McCulloch III of Winfield and John McCulloch of Ceredo, W.Va.

A memorial service for Mrs. Ruth was held yesterday at the First Assembly of God Church in Crystal River.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, 141 Fifth Ave., Suite 7-S, New York, N.Y. 10010.

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