J. Elliott Green Jr.Assistant principalJ. Elliott Green...

May 01, 1994

J. Elliott Green Jr.

Assistant principal

J. Elliott Green Jr., a retired assistant principal of Clifton Park Junior High School who was active in the Society of Friends, died April 23 of heart failure at his Baltimore home.

Mr. Green, who was 77, retired in 1978 after teaching for 39 years.

He taught history at Hamilton Junior High School for a year, then entered the Army in 1940. Commissioned as an officer, he taught or administered schools for instructors in other service schools. Completing his World War II service in 1945, he returned to Hamilton.

He was a counselor at Southern High School and an assistant principal at Hamilton, Canton Elementary-Junior High School, Dunbar High School and the City College night school. He taught at the Johns Hopkins University.

He held many positions at the Homewood Friends Meeting.

He was born in Baltimore and was a 1933 graduate of City College and a 1937 graduate of Hopkins, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned a master's degree.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Miriam Davis; a daughter, Marycarolyn G. France of Virginia Beach; three sons, J. Elliott Green III of Baltimore, John David Green of St. Petersburg, Fla., and James Naylor Green of Los Angeles; a sister, Eleanor Hobelmann of Cockeysville; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Camp Shiloh Fund at the Homewood Friends Meeting.

Cooper R. McCarthy

Publishing executive

Cooper R. McCarthy, a former publisher and trade organization staff director, died April 20 of a pulmonary infection at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. The Severna Park resident was 66.

He retired in 1991 as a staff director for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

The Devon, Pa., native began his career in 1952 as the publisher of the DuPont Co. plant newspaper in Camden, S.C., and in 1955 began working for McGraw Hill Co. in New York where he was a department editor of Chemical Week magazine.

He became editor-in-chief of the company's book division and chairman of the editorial committee before leaving in 1971 to work for the Philadelphia medical textbook publishing firm of W.B. Saunders Co.

He was an executive producer for for Prentice-Hall publishers in Bowie from 1974 to 1979 before going to work for the trade organization.

Interested in singing groups, he was a charter member of the Suburban Squires of Philadelphia, the Michelobians, the Bamboo Butlers of Monmouth County, N.J., and founded the Gospel Group of Severna Park, which evolved into the choir of St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, which he directed.

He was an amateur magician and performed for the USO and the Seaman's Institute Church of Philadelphia.

He graduated from the Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pa., and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He served in the Army Air Forces during the occupation of Japan from 1945 until 1947 as a cryptographer with the Fifth Air Force.

Active in Episcopal Church affairs, he was a lay reader, vestryman and delegate to the Episcopal Diocesan Conventions for St. Johns Episcopal Church in Little Silver, N.J. and St. Martin's-in-the Field. He was a trustee of the Galilee Mission in Philadelphia and was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Elaine S. Beard of Philadelphia; three sons, Reid S. McCarthy of Charlottesville, Curtis V. McCarthy of Glen Burnie and Tysen B. McCarthy of Brighton, Mich.; a daughter, Alisa H. McCarthy Corbett of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Anne Garrison of Spring House, Pa., and Elizabeth Huston of Bristol, R.I.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held April 23 at St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Severna Park.

F. Joseph Ryan

Worked for railroad

F. Joseph Ryan, a retired railroad tower man who won amateur boxing championships in the 1930s, died April 19 of a respiratory illness at his home in Northeast Baltimore. He was 76.

Boxing as Joey Ryan, he won the 1934 South Atlantic Association Championship in the 118-pound division and a 1935 association championship. He lost both years in the national American Athletic Union Championships in St. Louis in which several boxing greats, including Joe Louis, competed.

In 1936, he won the lightweight championship of Baltimore. He also had won the 136-pound championship of the 29th Division.

Mr. Ryan was elected to the Hall of Fame of the Maryland Branch of the International Veteran Boxers Association in 1986.

A native of Baltimore, he was reared in the old 10th Ward and attended St. Paul's Parochial School.

In the late 1930s, he began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad where he was a brakeman by the start of World War II. Returning after the war, he retired from what was then the Penn-Central Railroad in 1971.

While serving in the Army's Second "Indian Head" Division in Normandy during World War II, he was wounded by shrapnel.

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