John T. BaynardLongtime court clerkJohn T. Baynard, who...

May 06, 1994

John T. Baynard

Longtime court clerk

John T. Baynard, who was clerk of the Talbot County Circuit Court for 40 years, died of a stroke on his 77th birthday Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Easton.

He retired from the courthouse in 1985. Earlier, he was a title researcher for Liberty Bank, now Signet Bank.

During World War II, he served aboard a Coast Guard patrol boat in the Chesapeake Bay. He returned to the bank after he was discharged in 1945 and was elected to the clerk's office in 1946.

At the bank, he met Sara Dawkins. They were married in 1940.

"We had the same exact Social Security numbers except his ended in 1 and mine in 2, and everyone thought it was some kind of a mistake," Mrs. Baynard said.

Mr. Baynard was born and reared in Easton and was a 1934 graduate of Easton High School.

He was a member of the Talbot Country Club and played gin rummy once a week with the same group of friends for more than 40 years.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and was a member of the Easton Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. No. 1622, the Coats Lodge No. 102 and the Lions Club, of which he was a past president. Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Trippe Avenue and Oxford Road, Easton, with interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Other survivors include a son, John T. Baynard Jr.; and a daughter, Lili Kay Callowhill, both of Annapolis; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Church.

Kenneth J. Maurer

Former steel worker

Kenneth J. Maurer, a retired steel worker, died Tuesday of lymphoma at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 74 and had lived at the Charlestown Retirement Community since March.

He retired in 1981 after 42 years in the tin mill at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

During World War II, he served with the 5th Armored Infantry Division in the European Theater and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was discharged as a corporal in 1946. The Parkville resident attended St. Rita's School in Dundalk, where he was reared, and Mount St. Joseph High School. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Maryland Council No. 320 and the Alcala Caravan, Order of the Alhambra.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8900 Harford Road.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Doris Corcoran; a daughter, Claire B. Maurer of Silver Spring; a brother, Wilfred T. Maurer of Bloomsburg, Pa.; and a sister, Kathryn Maurer of Dundalk.

Irene Myers Hicks

Scout leader

Irene Myers Hicks, an adult leader in the Girl Scouts and a volunteer at a senior citizens center, died Tuesday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park after a stroke. She was 81.

A native of Atlantic, Va., the former Irene Myers Gillespie was a graduate of Snow Hill High School.

She came to the Baltimore area in 1941 when she wed Wilbur R. Hicks, a civil engineer for the State Roads Commission. He died in 1976.

A resident of Linthicum for many years, she was a member of the North Linthicum Improvement Association and the Glen Burnie Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a Girl Scout leader for 20 years and a volunteer for many years at the Pascal Senior Center.

Services were planned for 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave., S.W., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by two daughters, Willie L. Polacek of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Patricia L. Quigel of Severna Park; a sister, Emily G. Collins of Snow Hill; and four grandchildren.

James J. Doyle

Cost accountant

James J. Doyle, a retired cost accountant and former Baltimorean, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Medical Center of Princeton. He was 73 and lived in Kendall Park, N.J.

He retired from D.C.A. Food Industries Inc. in 1984. He joined the Baltimore firm in 1951 and was sent to the New York office in 1962.

Born and reared in the Walbrook section of Baltimore, he was a 1938 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and attended the University of Baltimore.

During World War II, he was a chief clerk in the Army Chemical Warfare Service in the European and Pacific theaters. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of first sergeant.

A Mass of Christian of burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church in Kendall Park.

Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Estelle Keenan; a daughter, Kathleen E. Akers of Lambertville, N.J.; a brother, Gerald F. Doyle; and a sister, Mary T. Koch, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore 21203.

Gordon C. Butz

Retired manager

Gordon C. Butz, retired manager of Westminster House, an apartment building in Baltimore, died Tuesday of heart disease at his home in Glen Rock, Pa. He was 75.

He retired about 12 years ago after having managed Westminster House, on Charles Street below the Washington Monument, since the building opened in 1969.

Earlier, he had managed the Belvedere Towers apartments, been a sales manager for Joseph Meyerhoff & Co. for 20 years and held jobs in real estate.

Born in Baltimore, he was educated in public schools and took night courses at the Johns Hopkins University.

His wife, the former Elsie Agnes Crout, died in 1991.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by a son, Ronald Butz of Glen Rock; a daughter, Donna Garrigan of Fallston; and four grandchildren.

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