Dr. E. S. Stafford, retired Hopkins surgery...

November 26, 1993

Dr. E. S. Stafford, retired Hopkins surgery professor

Edward Stephen Stafford, a professor emeritus of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died of pneumonia Nov. 18 at Menno Haven Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa., where he had lived for about 10 years. He was 87.

Dr. Stafford retired from Hopkins in 1977 after working there for about 50 years.

He was assistant dean of the Hopkins School of Medicine from 1967 to 1971 and associate dean from 1971 to 1974.

He was in private practice in general and thoracic surgery from 1946 to 1977. In the late 1950s, he also was chief of surgical service at Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Stafford did research on appendicitis, esophageal replacement and tetanus immunity. He wrote more than 40 scientific papers and co-wrote a textbook for surgical nurses.

He was managing editor of The Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Medical Journal in the 1960s.

He served in the Army for three years during World War II with the 18th General Hospital in the South Pacific and India. He was chief of the hospital's surgical service and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Dr. Stafford was a Chicago native and 1927 graduate of Yale University. He graduated from the Hopkins School of Medicine in 1931.

He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the Southern Surgical Association and the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.

Dr. Stafford was an elder at the Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore for 15 years.

His wife, the former Frances Symington Lowell, whom he married in 1935, died in 1980. A sister, Jane Stafford, died in 1991.

A memorial service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the chapel of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring in Chambersburg.

Dr. Stafford is survived by three daughters, Marion S. Lorr of Ames, Iowa, Barbara S. Jones of Chambersburg and Jane S. McHale of Owings Mills; two sons, Charles B. Stafford of Sacramento, Calif., and William L. Stafford of Brookfield, Wis.; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Fund for Surgical Research of Alimentary Tract Disease, in care of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21205.

Lucille K. Fagan

Government secretary

Lucille Katherine Fagan, a retired Social Security Administration secretary who had set a girls basketball record in high school, died Sunday of Alzheimer's disease at her home on Glendale Road in Towson.

Mrs. Fagan, who was 85, retired in 1973 after 25 years at the Social Security headquarters. She had also worked at an Air Force office in Baltimore.

The former Lucille Katherine McGee, known as Katie, was a native of Punxsutawney, Pa., and a graduate of the Spangler (Pa.) High School, where the 74 points she scored in a basketball game in 1926 set a world record, according to a son. He said the record lasted for 40 years until 1966, when it was broken by a girl in South Carolina.

Her husband, John Francis Fagan, died in 1980.

In 1987, she won three gold medals at the Senior Olympics in Towson, one for walking a mile in 19 minutes and two for basketball shooting.

A resident of the Milford area near Liberty Road for many years, she had been active in the Forest Park and later the Arlington Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service for Mrs. Fagan will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Glen Arm Christian Fellowship, 6300 Loch Raven Blvd. in Baltimore.

She is survived by two sons, John Timothy Fagan of Parkton, and David Dickey Fagan of Towson; a daughter, Priscilla Davis of Hanover, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Emma E. Michael, who was active in civic affairs and Democratic politics in West Baltimore, died Nov. 11 of pancreatic cancer at the Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home.

She was 73 and lived in the Belvedere Towers Apartments. Mrs. Michael formerly lived on Braddish Avenue and had been president of the Braddish Avenue Neighborhood Club.

She had been active in the 4th District Democratic Organization. She ran for a seat on the City Council on the club's ticket in 1967, but was defeated in the primary election.

In the 1960s, she was a member of the Community Relations Commission and its predecessor, the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Baltimore City Social Services Commission and the State Commission for the New York World's Fair.

After the 1968 riot in Baltimore, she was named to a committee that studied the operation of the justice system during the disturbance.

She had also been a member of a Baltimore grand jury, heading a committee that investigated juvenile detention institutions. She served on a committee of the Division of Social Concerns of the Maryland Council of Churches and was a member of the Crownsville State Hospital Auxiliary, serving at one time as vice president.

She also belonged to the Northwestern District Police Community Relations Committee.

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