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August 15, 1993

L. F. Hampshire Sr.

Plant superintendent

Lynwood F. Hampshire Sr., a retired general contractor and hospital plant superintendent, died of cancer Thursday at his home near Parkville. He was 80.

Mr. Hampshire retired in 1982 as plant superintendent at Maryland General Hospital, where he had worked since 1970, after a career as a private contractor that dated back to the 1940s.

Projects he worked on included many of the Baltimore area's Howard Johnson Restaurants and Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland buildings, family members said. He also built many of the professors' houses near Morgan State University.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hampshire maintained a farm on the Eastern Shore, where he grew crops and enjoyed crabbing and fishing.

He also did carpentry and other woodworking and was known for his handmade clocks and furniture.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Hampshire attended city schools.

He left high school at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1932 before graduating and went to work for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey agency.

During World War II, he was a superintendent of construction as an employee of Morrison Knudson Corp., which was building ammunition depots and sea walls for the U.S. Navy in Puerto Rico.

After the war, he became a project superintendent for the Brazilian operation of the company, which was building dams and railways in South America.

He returned to Baltimore in 1946 to begin his contracting business.

Services for Mr. Hampshire will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road, in Hamilton.

Mr. Hampshire is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Ruth Anne Malthan; two sons, Lynwood F. Hampshire Jr. of Reidsville, N.C., and Timothy L. Hampshire of Parkville; two daughters, Lynanne M. Bertumen of Lutherville, and Denise N. Lamond of Overlea; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Henry F. Brown

Operating engineer

Henry F. Brown, an operating engineer, died of a heart attack Thursday at North Arundel Hospital. He was 73.

Mr. Brown was a career sailor, earning many commendations during his 20 years of military service, which began in 1937.

He fought in World War II and the Korean War.

He retired from active service and became an operating engineer for the Social Security Administration.

An active member of Ferndale United Methodist Church for 25 years, Mr. Brown served on the administrative board for the United Methodist Men in the church and participated in many church activities.

He also was a member of the Masonic Temple in Glen Burnie and the Baltimore Branch #6 Fleet Reserve Association. His hobbies included building model ships and completing home repairs.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Brown attended city public schools. He left school to join the Navy, where he earned a high school equivalency certificate.

Services for Mr. Brown will be held at noon tomorrow at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Lenora Neilson; a son, Bruce T. Brown of Linthicum; a daughter, Mary Lou Simmont of Westminster; four brothers, John T. Brown of Oakland, Charles R. Brown of Baltimore, Norman P. Brown of Lansdowne and Carroll E. Brown of Hanover; a sister, Elizabeth Hanzel of Groton, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested that contributions could be made to the Ferndale United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Michael G. Heaps

Former police officer

Michael G. Heaps, a former city police officer, died of cancer Friday at his Westminster home. He was 52.

Mr. Heaps worked in various jobs before becoming a police officer in 1971 and being assigned to the Northern District of the city.

He spent 10 years as a patrolman. During that period, he also was involved in community activities.

After leaving the force in 1981, Mr. Heaps held jobs outside law enforcement. He was a collector for the Chevy Chase Bank branch in Frederick when he died.

Mr. Heaps was involved with the Explorers Club at the state police barracks in Westminster, a group that helps officers with special events.

He also was involved with the Carroll County 4-H Club.

He was a member of the Benevolence Society of the Baltimore City Police Department, an organization for retired police officers.

Mr. Heaps was formerly a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Eldersburg, where he taught Sunday school. Most recently, he was a member of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Westminster.

He enjoyed gardening and woodcraft and painted pictures for his home.

Mr. Heaps enlisted in the Army in 1963, serving a six-month tour in Vietnam. He was discharged in September 1965.

Eight months later, he and Patricia M. Bankard were married.

Mr. Heaps, a Baltimore native, attended St. Michael's Roman Catholic School, later earning a high-school equivalency certificate and, in 1973, an associate of arts degree from what was then the Community College of Baltimore.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church at Lombard and Wolfe Streets in Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Heaps is survived by a daughter, Susan Heaps; and a son, David Heaps, both of Westminster; his father, Barry J. Heaps Sr., of Catonsville; a brother, Barry J. Heaps Jr.; and a sister, Patricia Brow, both of Rosedale.

The family suggested contributions to the Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster 21157.

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