Andre A. LucasOwned modeling agencyAndre A. Lucas, an...

April 16, 1994

Andre A. Lucas

Owned modeling agency

Andre A. Lucas, an entertainer and owner of a modeling agency, died Sunday at his mother's home in Baltimore. He was 32.

His family declined to disclose the cause of death.

He had operated Lucas Exquisite Models agency, which closed about two years ago.

He also was a comedian who had appeared at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, the Apollo Theatre in New York and in Baltimore night clubs.

He wrote a play, "For the Love of Nick and Hazel," in which he appeared at community theaters.

In 1987, he started the Lucas Youth Foundation, which by 1992 had awarded more than $10,000 in college scholarships to students from Douglass, Forest Park and Carver Vocational-Technical high schools.

He also had published a quarterly magazine about West Baltimore, the Community Times Journal.

In the 1980s, he was membership director of the Young Democrats of Baltimore.

He won the 1983 ACTSO silver medal for drama awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. That year, he also received a Baltimore's Best Award and a V-103 Very Important Person award.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Douglass High School and the Community College of Baltimore.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at the Elizabeth L. Phillips Funeral Home, 1727 N. Monroe St., Baltimore.

Mr. Lucas is survived by his wife, Lisa C. Lucas; a daughter, Brenda Mariah Lucas; his mother, Brenda Hicks; nine sisters, Sheila Young and Ella, Paulette, Cheryl, Lisa, Sheila, Charlene, Brenda and Linda Lucas; eight brothers, Wayne, Larry, George, Stanley, Keith, David, Robert and Maurice Lucas; and his grandfather, George Hicks. All are of Baltimore.

Mark W. Johnson

Civil engineer

Mark W. Johnson, a civil engineer who had held design and construction posts in the Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers, died Sunday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after an apparent heart attack. He was 42 and lived in Timonium.

Since 1991, he had done design work for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as head of the corps' Hazardous Waste Remediation Section. He went to work for the corps in 1974.

In the 1980s, he was the assistant engineer on the construction of the $300 million expansion of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.

He won many citations from the Baltimore District and, in 1985, was named Young Engineer of the Year by the Society of American Military Engineers.

He was a native of Harrisburg, Pa., who was reared in Lanse, Pa. In 1974, he earned a civil engineering degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

He is survived by his wife, theformer Louise A. Valerio; a daughter, Rebecca M. Johnson of Timonium; his parents, Raphael and Mildred Johnson of Lanse; a brother, James Johnson of Clarion, Pa.; and a sister, Lisa Young of Westfield, Mass.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday

Henrietta Rash

C&P chief operator

Henrietta "Hen" Rash, a retired chief operator for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland, died Wednesday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after a stroke. The Centreville resident was 77.

She retired in 1979 as chief operator in the section that handles marine and mobile phone calls, and moved to Centreville from Baltimore.

She started working for C&P in Chestertown in 1949, moved to Centreville in 1953 and then in 1964 was transferred to Cockeysville. In 1966, she was assigned to Havre de Grace, remaining there until 1974 when she got her final assignment in Baltimore.

She was born Henrietta Duyer in Chestertown and graduated from high school there. In 1936, she married Marion Carter Rash, who died in 1971.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville, where she was a member of the Altar Guild.

She is survived by two sons, William M. Rash of White Hall and Larry L. Rash Sr. of Barclay; a sister, Maude Boulden of Chestertown; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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