Edward Trevisan Sr.Testing firm presidentEdward A...

June 11, 1994

Edward Trevisan Sr.

Testing firm president

Edward A. Trevisan Sr., retired president of National Clinical Research Centers, a pharmaceutical testing firm he started in Baltimore, died Tuesday of cancer at a hospital in Washington. He was 68 and lived in Potomac.

He came to Baltimore in the early 1980s as executive vice president of PharmaKinetics Laboratories, then started National Clinical Research Centers in 1985. He moved its headquarters to the Washington area in 1987 and retired in 1992.

Earlier, he worked for pharmaceutical companies in the United States and abroad.

The Detroit native was a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He had been active in Republican politics as a member of the party's national committee, editor of the newspaper of the Young Republicans and as a member of the President's Club of the national committee.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Potomac.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eileen Dunn; five sons, Edward A. Trevisan Jr. of Bethesda, Stephen J. Trevisan of Potomac, F. Michael Trevisan of Burtonsville, Carl M. Trevisan of Alexandria, Va., and Peter C. Trevisan of Falls Church, Va.; a daughter, Anne M. Kane of Potomac; his mother, Italia Trevisan of Farmington, Mich.; a brother, Roy R. Trevisan of Farmington; a sister, Eunice Courtade of Farmington; and nine grandchildren.

Nena S. McComas

Funeral home executive

Nena Sewell McComas, vice president and treasurer of the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home in Abingdon, died May 26 at Fallston General Hospital after a stroke. She was 89.

In 1971, she became a partner with her son in the funeral home that bears his name.

She became a licensed funeral director in 1964 and had worked with her husband, Howard K. McComas Jr., who died in 1967.

The former Nena Sewell was a native of Abingdon who commuted to Baltimore by train to attend high school and a business school.

She was a civilian personnel officer at the Army Chemical Center at Edgewood Arsenal for 32 years, retiring in 1959.

She was a member of Cokesbury Memorial United Methodist Church in Abingdon, where she was a member of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Harford Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her son of Abingdon, she is survived by a brother, William K. Sewell of Abingdon; a sister, Lilian Sue Jones of Newton, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 912, Abingdon 21009, or the memorial fund at her church, P.O. Box 85, Abingdon 21009.

Services were held May 30.

Murray Baumgardner

Retired bank treasurer

Murray M. Baumgardner, retired treasurer and chief executive officer of Taneytown Bank & Trust Co., died Friday of complications of Parkinson's disease at the Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa. The Taneytown resident was 81.

He retired in 1978 after working at the bank for 43 years, but he continued to operate his insurance agency in Taneytown until 1985.

He was a former president of the National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers.

He was a charter member of the board of Carroll County Community College and of the Taneytown Lions Club, a life member of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company and the Taneytown Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Taneytown Chamber of Commerce.

He had been active in local Democratic politics.

The Emmitsburg native was a graduate of Taneytown High School.

His wife, the former E. Virginia Ohler, died in 1974.

Survivors include two sons, Allen M. Baumgardner of Waynesboro, Pa., and Dennis O. Baumgardner of Taneytown; a brother, Kenneth Baumgardner of Gainesville, Fla.; and three grandsons.

Services were held Wednesday at Grace United Church of Christ in Taneytown, where he was a Sunday school teacher, elder and deacon.

Christine Donnick

Dental secretary

Christine C. Donnick, a dental secretary, died May 30 of a heart attack at her Reisterstown residence. She was 73.

She had lived in Irvington in Baltimore and Catonsville for 40 years before moving to Reisterstown in 1987.

She had worked for Dr. Harold L. Goldberg since 1977 and, earlier, was a seamstress.

"She was a real lady and an extremely nice person who was dedicated to her job. . . . I miss her and she'll be very difficult to replace," Dr. Goldberg said.

She was born Christine C. Lucas in Mulheim Karlick, Germany, and immigrated to Baltimore with her parents in 1924. She was reared in Southwest Baltimore and attended St. Peter the Apostle Parochial School on Poppleton Street.

In 1940, she married John A. Souder, a civil engineer who died in 1951. Her 1955 marriage to Charles J. Donnick, a machinist, ended in divorce.

She is survived by her mother, Margaret Lucas of Reisterstown; two sons, John Souder of Catonsville and Charles Donnick of Reisterstown; two daughters, Margaret Sullivan of Reisterstown and Kathy Bywaters of Delaware; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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