Rev. Nelson Davis Jr.Methodist pastorThe Rev. Nelson Davis...


June 18, 1993

Rev. Nelson Davis Jr.

Methodist pastor

The Rev. Nelson Davis Jr., a former Baptist minister who had served as pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Reisterstown and Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Boring since 1987, died June 10 of complications from diabetes at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 59.

The two churches and Glyndon United Methodist Church, which has its own pastor, make up the Glyndon Parish.

Dr. Davis, who already had a doctorate in theology, began studies at Wesley Theological Seminary, a Methodist institution, in 1987.

Born in Pittsburgh, he served in the Army before his graduation in 1969 from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

He earned a master's degree in public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in 1972 and attended a seminary in Birmingham, Ala., before he earned a doctor of theology degree at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He taught courses in African-American history and psychology at Allegheny Community College and the Correctional Institution of Western Pennsylvania between 1972 and 1974.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Luke's, 60 Bond Ave., Reisterstown. A service was also held Tuesday at New Zion Baptist Church in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Davis is survived by a daughter, Stacey Bright, and four sisters, Asa Lee Chandler, Allamae Boxley, Mary Jean Lewis and Sarah Ruth McCoy. All are of Pittsburgh.

Lawrence Wienholt

Shipyard supervisor

Lawrence E. Wienholt, a retired shipyard supervisor, died Monday of diabetes at the Fallston General Hospital. He was 77 and lived in Bel Air.

He retired 16 years ago as a quarter-man in the tank testing department at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard, where he had worked for 40 years.

A native of Baltimore who lived in Highlandtown for many years, he had been a volunteer worker at Sparrow House, a home for unwed mothers.

Services were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Trinity Assembly of God, 2122 W. Joppa Road in the Riderwood area.

Mr. Wienholt is survived by his wife, the former Rose L. Schmitt; eight sons, Lawrence Wienholt of Frederick, Francis and Edward Wienholt, both of Catonsville, Robert Wienholt of Bel Air, Donald Wienholt of Shrewsbury, Pa., Michael Wienholt of Portland, Ore., Gerard Wienholt of Abingdon and John Wienholt of Springfield, Mo.; five daughters, Margaret Fischer of Annapolis, Joan Zerbrugg of Parkville, Mary Reif of Ellicott City, Nancy Scribner of Jeffrey, N.H., and Rose Jackson of Catonsville; a sister, Cecilia Brushwiler of Catonsville; and 29 grandchildren.


G. Amsden Gooch

Aeronautical engineer

A memorial service for G. Amsden Gooch, a retired aeronautical engineer, will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. John's ++ Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road in Glyndon.

Mr. Gooch, who was 87, died Feb. 27 of congestive heart failure at his home in the Village of Cross Keys.

He moved to Baltimore from La Jolla, Calif., in 1973, two years after he retired from the Ryan Aeronautical Engineering Co. in San Diego.

A native of Lincoln, Neb., he was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and, in 1928, of Princeton University. He returned to Nebraska to work for his family's milling company until 1934 when he became a floor broker for Winthrop, Mitchell & Co. at the Chicago Board of Trade.

During World War II, Mr. Gooch served as a civilian supply officer for the Military Air Transport Service in Vacaville, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Miller; two daughters, Susan Gooch Russell of Cockeysville and Mary Gooch Armour of Colorado Springs, Calif.; a sister, Ann Gooch Bradford of Omaha; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Clifton T. Johnson III

GM employee

Clifton T. Johnson III, an employee of General Motors Corp. for about 15 years, died June 11 after a heart attack at his home on Farmington Lane in Woodlawn. He was 39.

zTC Most of Mr. Johnson's career with General Motors was at a parts depot near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. When the depot closed nearly two years ago, he worked at another warehouse in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Forest Park High School.

Services for Mr. Johnson were held Wednesday at the Estep Brothers Funeral Home.

He is survived by a son, Clifton T. Johnson IV of Baltimore; his father, Clifton T. Johnson Sr., and his mother, Melvin J. Johnson, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Christine M. Lyles of Baltimore and Janet L. Houston and Kimberly J. Cooper, both of Fayetteville; a brother, Larry A. Johnson of Randallstown; and a close friend, Burnette Burrell of Woodlawn.

Isaac L. Johnson

Short order cook

Isaac L. Johnson, who had been a short order cook, died

Sunday after an apparent heart attack at his home on Baker Street in West Baltimore. He was 47.

He had worked at several restaurants before retiring about eight years ago because of ill health.

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