Doriscel SturdivantFAA program managerDoriscel B...


November 02, 1993

Doriscel Sturdivant

FAA program manager

Doriscel B. Sturdivant, a program manager for staff travel and claims at the Federal Aviation Administration, died Thursday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 41.

Ms. Sturdivant had worked for the FAA in Washington since 1980. She had earlier worked there for the Department of the Interior and the Navy Department since 1973.

Earlier, she worked part-time in the Baltimore area for McCormick & Co. and for the U.S. Postal Service.

Born in Baltimore, the former Doriscel Burley was educated in public schools and at the Cortez Peters Business college. In she received an associate's degree from the Baltimore City Community College.

She did volunteer work at St. Bernardine's Roman Catholic Church, 3312 Edmondson Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11:30 a.m. today.

She is survived by a son, Richard E. Sturdivant; her mother, Carlean Burley; and four sisters, Irma L. Jones, Darlene Burley, Patricia A. Davenport and Sharon Chase. All are of Baltimore. Robert E. Greenlee Jr., who pursued a banking career in his native Baltimore before moving to South Carolina, where he was the founding president of what is now Southern National Bank, died Wednesday of lung cancer at a Columbia, S.C., hospital. He was 69.

Mr. Greenlee was a senior officer of the Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. in Baltimore before moving in 1964 to Columbia to be senior vice president of South Carolina National Bank.

He helped organize First Palmetto State Bank and Trust Co., which later became Southern National, and was also associated with the U.S. Small Business Administration. He retired in 1990.

Mr. Greenlee had been president of the South Carolina Alumni Association of the Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated in 1949 after serving three years with the Army Air Forces in World War II. He later graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

Active in community and professional affairs in South Carolina, he was chairman of the Columbia Area Mental Health Center and a trustee of the Columbia Museum of Art, the Historic Columbia Foundation and Allen University. He was also a director of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Planned Parenthood of Central South Carolina, South Carolina Bankers Association and Independent Bankers Association.

In Baltimore, he had been a member of the Maryland Club, the Johns Hopkins Club and the Bachelors Cotillon. His South Carolina memberships included the Forest Lake Club, the Palmetto Club and the Summit Club.

He was a member of both Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia and Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, where a memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Julia S. Hanrahan, and two daughters, Susan White and Evelyn B. H. Greenlee, all of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Robert Hagner Greenlee of Easton; a brother, Randall H. Greenlee of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina, P.O. Box 5475, Columbia, S.C. 29250-5475. Gloria L. Smith, a former operator for C&P Telephone, died Saturday at North Arundel Hospital of complications from Crohn's disease. She was 55.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Pasadena, the former Gloria Cannon married Gilbert E. Smith Sr., a Baltimore City firefighter, in 1955. They lived in Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Smith was the Armiger exchange operator in Anne Arundel County from 1950 to 1963. She also worked from 1955 to 1957 as a switchboard operator at the old Robinson's Department Store in Glen Burnie.

She worked part time at a McDonald's restaurant until 1978 and helped Mr. Smith with his small woodworking business. She enjoyed sewing and helped to refurbish the altar cloth at Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, where she was a member.

Services were set for 11:30 a.m. today at the Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Gilbert E. Smith Jr.; her mother, Adele Hilda Cannon; and a brother, Dennis Cannon. All are of Glen Burnie.

William Myers

School worker

Services for William Myers, a Baltimore school maintenance worker who died Wednesday at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center of burns he received in a flash fire Oct. 24 at Westport Elementary School in South Baltimore, were to be held at 6:30 this evening at Payne Memorial AME Church, 1714 Madison Ave., Baltimore.

Mr. Myers, 39, was burned when a solvent being used to strip a gymnasium floor erupted in flames. Two supervisors, Adam Tolandis, 46, and Juanita Barnes, 52, were killed in the fire.

Mr. Myers began his career in 1975 as a custodian at Hampstead Hill Elementary School and still worked at the school at the time of his death.

He was born and reared near Patterson Park, the son of Junius and Edith Myers, and attended public schools. After his father's death, he left school to help his mother raise six younger children.

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