Donald E. ShayTaught microbiologyDonald E. Shay, retired...

January 18, 1994

Donald E. Shay

Taught microbiology

Donald E. Shay, retired professor of microbiology at the University of Maryland dental school, died Jan. 6 of cancer at his home in Linthicum Heights. He was 80.

He retired in 1980 as chairman of the department and as assistant dean for biological sciences.

He started teaching at UM in 1945, when his department served both the dental and pharmacy schools.

He was a former secretary of the American Society of Microbiology and for 10 years after his retirement was chairman of its archives committee.

He established a center for the history of microbiology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County that was dedicated in 1991.

He was also a member of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

Born in Lebanon, Pa., he was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and earned his master's degree and doctorate in microbiology at the University of Maryland College Park.

During World War II, he taught at Muhlenberg College in a program for future military doctors and dentists.

He was a member of the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, the Concordia Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Sara Frances Ferrell; a daughter, Mary Louisa Rutledge of Salisbury; a brother, Earl J. Shay of Lebanon; a sister, Mildred Walker of Dallas; and two grandsons.

A son, Air Force Maj. Donald E. Shay Jr., was declared missing in action in Southeast Asia in 1970.

Services were held Jan. 9.

Edward Knight

Drove for railroad

Edward Knight, who drove trucks for the Pennsylvania Railroad, died Friday of heart disease at his home in Wallingford, Pa. He was 70 and had moved from Baltimore to Wallingford three years ago.

He retired in 1968 after 21 years with the railroad.

A native of Warrenton, N.C., he served in the Army during World War II and came to Baltimore as a young man.

He was a former president of the senior usher board of the First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill. He joined Calvary Baptist Church in Chester after moving to Pennsylvania.

His wife, the former Laura Sommerville, died in 1980.

Services were set for 7:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill, 823 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore.

He is survived by a daughter, Rosell Knight, and a son, Floyd Knight, both of Wallingford; two sisters, Susie Alston of Baltimore and Clara Cooper of Warrenton; and a granddaughter.

Lynwood P. Tyree

C&P supervisor

Lynwood Peyton Tyree, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. supervisor, died Wednesday of heart failure at Veterans Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 67.

He had lived in Pasadena for 48 years and had worked in the phone company's Baltimore office for 34 years. He retired in 1985.

He was a member of the Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge No. 213, Pasadena United Methodist Church and the Maryland Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

He was born in Lynchburg, Va. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army at age 18 and served three years in the South Pacific.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Juanita Dillon; a sister, Dorothy Cunningham of Lynchburg; a daughter, Bonnie Wagner; and a granddaughter, Lisa McLeod, both of Pasadena.

Funeral services were held yesterday .

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