Earl W. ReithEx-state police officerCapt. Earl William...


September 16, 1993

Earl W. Reith

Ex-state police officer

Capt. Earl William Reith, who retired in 1972 as commander of the Northeast Troop of the state police, died Monday at Harford Memorial Hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was 84.

Captain Reith, who lived in Churchville, had commanded the troop, which included the state police barracks in the northeastern corner of the state, for about two years before his retirement.

Earlier, he commanded the troop that included the Waterloo and Waldorf barracks and the troop that covered the Eastern Shore.

Before becoming a troop commander, he commanded the Bel Air barracks and had been stationed at many places in the state.

A native of Cumberland, he attended public schools there. He began his 41-year career with the state police riding a motorcycle in Western Maryland. He was a graduate of the FBI Academy, the Southern Police Institute, the Northwestern University Traffic Institute and the Harvard Associates in Police Service program. He was a member of the State Police Alumni Association.

A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bel Air.

He is survived by a son, G. Howard Reith of Churchville, and

three grandchildren.

Frances Cross Cox

Retired state tax clerk

Frances Cross Cox, a retired clerk in the Income Tax Division of the state comptroller's office, died Sunday after a heart attack at her home in Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Cox, who was 68, retired in 1987. She had worked for 15 years in the Annapolis office.

The former Frances Cross was a native of Baltimore. Reared in the Howard County community of Dayton, she was a graduate of Clarksville High School.

She enjoyed cake decorating, candy making and needlework. She was active in bowling groups, including the Greenway Jills.

Her husband of 45 years, Wilton Ozelle Cox, died in 1990.

Services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church, 416 Wellham Ave. in Ferndale.

She is survived by a son, Ross M. Cox of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Victoria L. Sousa of Glen Burnie; a sister, Ione Hunt of ++ Superior, Wis.; and two grandchildren.

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