Mark W. FischerMechanical engineerMark W. Fischer, a...

March 08, 1994

Mark W. Fischer

Mechanical engineer

Mark W. Fischer, a mechanical engineer and a first lieutenant in the Air National Guard, was killed early Saturday when his car overturned on Route 100 in Glen Burnie as he was driving to his Pasadena home from work. He was 26.

He was a project engineer for Fusion Systems Inc., a Rockville manufacturing business.

From 1989 to 1992, he was an Air Force officer whose decorations included the Air Force Commendation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal for his work during the Persian Gulf war.

He was named 8th Air Force Officer of the Quarter several times/

The Baltimore native was a graduate of St. Michael's School in Overlea and, in 1985, of Calvert Hall College. In 1989, he earned a mechanical engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. In 1992, he received a master's degree from the University of North Dakota.

He played football at Calvert Hall and RPI and was a hammer thrower on the RPI track team.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, Ellwood Avenue and Hudson Street in Highlandtown.

Survivors include his wife, the former Laura Renee Robbins; his parents, William M. and Joan G. Fischer, both of Overlea; a grandmother, Elsie M. Cutellucci of Overlea; and two brothers, William M. Fischer Jr. of Baltimore and Gregory L. Fischer of Overlea. John M. Walker, who retired in October as manager of research and development operations at Westinghouse Electronics Systems in Linthicum, died early yesterday of leukemia at his home in Pasadena. He was 62.

Dr. Walker held the post for eight years. He began working at Westinghouse in 1957 and left in 1962 to work for four years for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where he was chief of communications and tracking.

The Richmond, Va., native graduated with honors from Virginia Military Institute in 1952. He earned a master's degree in 1954 and a doctorate in electrical engineering in 1957, both from what is now Carnegie Mellon University.

He had chaired the Defense Research and Development Policy Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and was on the board of the VMI Research Laboratories.

He had served in the Navy Reserve and was a former president of the Bar Harbor Community Association in Pasadena.

Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Jewell Scott; two sons, John M. Walker Jr. of Annapolis and James S. Walker of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Julie S. W. Kerr of Pasadena and Jennifer L. W. Fohs of Millersville; a brother, William Walker of Richmond; two sisters, Eloise Waters of Suffolk, Va., and Orita May Austin of Smithfield, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions for leukemia research to the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.

Florence T. Allen

Telephone operator

Florence Turner Allen, a former clerk and telephone operator, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Doncaster, near Easton. She was 77.

The former Florence Turner Caulk was a native of St. Michaels and a graduate of the high school there.

A memorial service was to be held at 2 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Michaels.

She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Allen; a son Robert J. Allen III of Cambridge; a daughter, Priscilla A. Mezick of Charlottesville, Va.; and four grandsons.

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