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April 07, 1994

Charles E. Harward

General contractor

Charles E. Harward, who owned a general contracting firm, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Idlewylde. He was 67.

He owned the Charles Carroll Co., which he established in 1960. The firm specialized in renovating buildings and constructing custom homes. Earlier, he was a cost engineer for Walsh Construction Co. in Sparrows Point and for Kennecott Refining Corp.

Born in Baltimore, he was reared in Clifton Park and was a 1943 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He interrupted his studies at the Johns Hopkins University to enlist in the Army during World War II. He was a technical sergeant in the 33rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop in the Pacific Theater.

After being discharged in 1946, he returned to Baltimore and went to work for the now defunct Jordan Stabler Co., a family business in Clifton Park that manufacturered Smithfield ham spread and mayonnaise products. He left in 1956 and went into the construction industry.

He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Loch Raven and held offices in the Capitol District of Kiwanis International. He was a life member of Kiwanis International and the Capitol District Foundation and was awarded the George F. Hixson Medallion of the Kiwanis International Foundation in 1986.

He was a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple and the Towson Shrine. He was a member of Saint John's Episcopal Church-Huntingdon.

Services were planned for noon today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ellen Tweedy of Rustburg, Va., whom he married in 1976; four daughters, Suzanne Sprinkle of California, and Christine Watts, Susan Butts and Constance Silberzahn, all of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Home Care and Hospice Program, 7620 York Road, Towson 21204.

William M. Thieman

Policeman, investigator

William M. Thieman, a retired Baltimore City police sergeant, died Monday at Union Memorial Hospital of heart disease. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 71.

He retired from the Police Department in 1970 after five years in the homicide unit. He began his career in 1949 in the old Northwestern District. He was awarded a bronze star and given 13 commendations and 11 letters of recommendation.

After leaving the police force, he was an investigator for the state Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, retiring in 1982.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of St. Dominic's School.

During World War II, he was assigned to a bridge-building unit in the Army Corps of Engineers in Europe and reached the rank of sergeant. Later, he did sheet metal work at a Baltimore shipyard.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at the Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road, Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Violet B. Kinder; three sons, William C. Thieman of Rockville, Thomas M. Thieman of Baltimore and George W. Enders of Cambridge; a daughter, Violet Ann Martin of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Catherine Finnessey of Baltimore and Margaret Mueller of San Diego; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Mazie Campbell

Active in church

Mazie Campbell, a retired housekeeper and churchwoman, died Saturday of a heart attack at her West Baltimore home. She was 79.

She retired last year after working for 40 years for Jeanette Wolman, a Northwest Baltimore resident and semiretired lawyer.

"I wouldn't have been able to do the things I did without her help," Mrs. Wolman said. "She was faithful, kind and very devoted. The most important things in her life were her family and church work."

The former Mazie Bland was the daughter of a sharecropper in Nottoway County, Va. She attended schools there.

In 1936, she married her childhood friend Lewis Campbell, and they moved to Baltimore. Mr. Campbell worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant and later operated a barber shop before becoming a minister in 1962.

He is the pastor of Long Memorial Baptist Church in West Baltimore, where his wife was active in church affairs and sang in the choir.

"She loved assisting my father in his church work," said her son, Alvin L. Campbell, of Richmond, Va.

Services were planned for 11:30 a.m. today at New Shiloh TC Baptist Church, Monroe Street and Clifton Avenue, Baltimore, with interment tomorrow in Crewe, Va.

Other survivors include a brother, Robert Lee Bland of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; a sister, Molly B. Fowkles of Crewe; and a grandson.

M. A. Schmoke Jr.

English teacher

A memorial service for Murray Alexander Schmoke Jr. will be held at noon Tuesday at Douglas Memorial Community Church, Lafayette and Madison avenues in Baltimore, where he was a member along with his father and half-brother, Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.

Mr. Schmoke, 25, was killed Monday along with two other passengers in a minivan crash near a rural South African town where he was a volunteer English teacher.

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