Helen W. StoughThird-grade teacherHelen W. Stough, who...

May 25, 1994

Helen W. Stough

Third-grade teacher

Helen W. Stough, who taught third grade in Baltimore public schools for many years, died Sunday of heart failure at her Towson residence. She was 84.

She retired in the early 1970s after more than 20 years at Northwood Elementary School.

The former Helen Williams was born in Gardenville, attended city schools and was a 1925 graduate of Eastern High School. She earned her bachelor's degree from what is now Towson State University in 1929, then was a playground leader for the city Department of Recreation and Parks before she became a teacher.

Her husband of 40 years, George E. Stough, who worked for Good Humor Ice Cream Co., died in 1982.

She was a member of the Welsh Club and the Sierra Club, and was a longtime member of Timonium United Methodist Church.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, with interment in Parkwood Cemetery.

She is survived by two sisters, Grace Williams of Rodgers Forge and Ruth Gerlach of Street; a nephew; and niece.

Memorial donations may be made to the Organ Fund, Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, Timonium 21093.

Jerome F. Hammer

Steel worker

Jerome F. Hammer, a retired steel worker, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. The Northwood resident was 82.

He retired in 1974 as a supervisor in the flange mill at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, where he began his career in 1936.

He was born in Highlandtown and reared in Hamilton. He attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School and Strayer's Business College.

During World War II, he served with an anti-aircraft gun battalion in Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army. He was discharged with the rank of technical sergeant in 1945.

That year, he married the former Alice E. Dunn of Baltimore, who died in 1974.

"She had been a WAC during the war and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant, and we always kidded dad that she outranked him," recalled Jerice M. Berger, a daughter who lives in New Freedom, Pa.

"He never learned to drive a car but loved to dance and was a great sports fan, always clicking the TV from one game to the other," she said.

Mr. Hammer was a member of the Markland C. Kelly American Legion Post No. 174 and the Clifton Pleasure Club.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue, with interment in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Other survivors include a daughter, Judith A. Hammer of Annapolis; and a special friend, Marie Strassner of Baltimore.

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