E. Steuart VaughanBroker, tobacco farmerE. Steuart...

February 20, 1994

E. Steuart Vaughan

Broker, tobacco farmer

E. Steuart Vaughan, a Calvert County real estate broker and tobacco farmer who donated and planted evergreens throughout the county, died Feb. 11 of pneumonia at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall. He was 77.

After his marriage in 1949 to Anne Bond Digges, they moved to The Reserve, her family's 500-acre estate near Prince Frederick, which was an English land grant in the 1600s.

"He worked the land himself and also raised cattle," said his daughter, Anne-Steuart V. 1984 Palmer of Baltimore. "He also had a great interest in horticulture and loved planting evergreens."

Before moving to Calvert County, he was a real estate agent for R. G. Vaughan & Co., his father's business on North Charles Street. Later, he opened E. Steuart Vaughan Real Estate, which specialized in farms and waterfront property. He was a past president of the Southern Maryland Board of Realtors.

State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein described Mr. Vaughan as a "very fine, dedicated Southern Maryland gentleman. I got along with him real good. Back in the 1950s, he sold me an old warehouse and an acre of land over the table at a cocktail party."

Mr. Vaughan was interested in historical preservation and had been a member for many years of the Calvert County Historical Society. He counted among his accomplishments his successful campaign in 1985 to name the streets of Prince Frederick.

Born and reared in Brooklandville, he attended City College and the University of Virginia before enlisting in 1939 in Battery D, 110th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Division of the Maryland National Guard.

He later joined the Army Air Corps, serving in the Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes campaigns of World War II as an intelligence officer. He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations ribbon and three Bronze Stars.

An active member and former vestryman of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick, he was also a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, the Southern Maryland Society, the Young Democrats of Calvert County and the VFW.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave. in Baltimore.

In addition to his wife and daughter, his is survived by a son, Henry S. Vaughan of Prince Frederick; a brother, R. G. Vaughan Jr. of Sarasota, Fla.; and three granddaughters.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Calvert County Historical Society, P.O. Box 358, Prince Frederick 20678. Mary Tyler Leitz, who had been a loan officer for the Harundale Mall branch of the old Equitable Trust Co., died Thursday of pneumonia at the Knollwood Manor Nursing Home in Millersville. She was 84.

Mrs. Leitz, who had lived in Brooklyn Park for many years, retired rTC in 1971, 28 years after she started work at the bank's Brooklyn branch.

She was born Mary Tyler in Baltimore and was educated in public schools.

Mrs. Leitz was a member of the Women of St. John's Lutheran Church and of Court 9 of the Ben Hur Life Association.

A memorial service was held yesterday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Third Street and Washburn Avenue in Brooklyn.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, Louis A. Leitz; two brothers, Wallace Tyler of Riviera Beach and George S. Tyler of Annapolis; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

Terry G. Chapman

Was in Special Olympics

Terry G. Chapman, who worked in a shop at Providence Center in Anne Arundel County and competed in the Special Olympics, died Thursday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He was 54.

Mr. Chapman moved to the county 10 years ago from Roberts, Ill. He was born in San Antonio and grew up in Atlanta.

A memorial service was held yesterday at Singleton Funeral Home, in Glen Burnie.

He is survived by a brother, Henry L. Chapman of Glen Burnie; and two nephews.

Malin L. Easton

Commercial designer

Malin LeRoy Easton, whose commercial design work in New York City included floats for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade, died Monday of liver and kidney failure at his home in Millersville.

Mr. Easton, who was 57, was born in Brighton, Mich., and reared in Catonsville.

For many years in New York, he designed restaurants, showrooms for businesses, toys and other items, including parade floats for R. H. Macy Inc., the department store chain.

Mr. Easton moved from New York to Millersville about seven years ago and confined his work to kitchens and bathrooms.

He had made videotapes of 4,000 movies, many of them on equipment he installed at his sickbed.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church in Millersville.

He is survived by his stepmother, Venus Easton of Catonsville; two sisters, Barbara Seals of Baltimore and Betty Will of Ellicott City; five nieces; three nephews; seven grandnieces; six grandnephews; and his close friend, Ed Adams of Millersville.

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Sara Grow Hess

Lived in Dundalk area

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