Rudolph J. JowdyCivil engineerRudolph Joseph Jowdy, a...


November 08, 1993

Rudolph J. Jowdy

Civil engineer

Rudolph Joseph Jowdy, a civil engineer and founder of Broadcreek Supply and Equipment in Lutherville, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of a respiratory illness. He was 66.

A native of New Bern, N.C., Mr. Jowdy joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1951 with a degree in civil engineering.

He married Yvonne Bennett in 1956 in West Virginia.

Mr. Jowdy worked as a civil engineer in Miami and Columbus, Ohio, before coming to Baltimore in 1956 to take a job at the Porter-Hayden Co. He worked there until 1982, when he retired as a senior vice president and founded Broadcreek Supply and Equipment, a business and industry supplier.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson for 33 years.

Mr. Jowdy is survived by his wife; three daughters, Jennifer Jowdy of Timonium, Jill Jowdy Marrow of King George, Va., and Pamela Jowdy of Williamsburg, Va.; two sons, Andrew Jowdy of Richmond, Va., and Philip Jowdy of New York; a sister, Helen McWatters of Havelock, N.C.; one brother, Albert W. Jowdy Jr. of Athens, Ga.; and three grandsons.

The family will receive visitors at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, today from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Burial will be Wednesday in St. Joseph's Cemetery in New Bern.

The family suggested contributions to St. Paul's Catholic Church, 3005 Country Club Road, New Bern.


Alice R. Toomey

J. H. Toomey executive

Alice Roberts Toomey, of Elkridge, who had worked for J. H. Toomey and Sons since 1935, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 80.

Mrs. Toomey was secretary-treasurer of the hardware and fuel oil business.

"She was a devoted mother, church worker, grandmother and community leader," said Joyce Toomey, her daughter-in-law.

Mrs. Toomey was a member of the Altar Guild of Grace Episcopal Church in Elkridge. She was treasurer of the Inner Wheel of the Elkridge Rotary Club and also belonged to the Road Runners, a senior citizens group.

Mrs. Toomey was born in Jesterville in Wicomico County and graduated from Salisbury Normal School, now Salisbury State University. She taught grade school in Howard County.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Edward Toomey Jr., whom she married in 1935; four sons, Charles Edward Toomey III and Robert Agnew Toomey, both of Annapolis; William White Toomey of Catonsville; and Richard Bruce Toomey of Columbia; a sister, Frances R. Fuchs of Relay; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Grace Episcopal Church, Main Street and Brumbaugh Avenue in Elkridge.

The family suggests donations to Grace Episcopal Church.

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