Margaret StephensonCounselorMargaret Coady Stephenson, who...

August 05, 1994|By 1993 PHOTO

Margaret Stephenson


Margaret Coady Stephenson, who was a chemical dependency counselor, died Tuesday of breast cancer at her Towson residence. She was 59.

She began her career as a counselor at Mount Manor in Emmitsburg in the 1970s and had worked at the Melwood Farm and Cove Forge recovery centers in Pennsylvania. In 1985, she moved to Ogden, Utah, where she was a counselor and market director at St. Benedict's Hospital. She returned to Timonium in 1992.

Ms. Stephenson, a member of Alcoholic Anonymous who had been in recovery for 20 years, "was totally committed to helping suffering alcoholics," said a daughter, Gerri Coady Auchincloss of Towson.

Born and reared in Minersville, Pa., she was a 1952 graduate of the high school there and came to Maryland to work as an operator and later supervisor for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. Her two marriages ended in divorce.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, on Church Lane in Timonium, with interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include two sons, Edward Stephenson of Towson and Thomas Stephenson of Ogden; another daughter, Kathleen Fuller of Cockeysville; four brothers, James Coady of Towson, the Rev. Edward L. Coady of Jacksonville, Fla., Gerald Coady of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Joseph Coady of Kentucky and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.

Clarence Edward Hawkins, a research biologist and community activist, died July 29 of heart failure at the Northwest Hospital Center. He was 67.

He retired in 1984 from the Army Chemical Center at Edgewood Arsenal, where he worked for 30 years in the biophysics division as project officer on the development of lightweight body armor. Law enforcement agencies worldwide use bullet-resistant vests that Mr. Hawkins developed, said Paige Davis, a longtime friend.

Known as "Eggy," the Randallstown resident was active in the Liberty Manor Community Association.

Born and reared in West Baltimore, he was a 1943 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. After serving in the Army from 1943 to 1945, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1949 from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

He played both football and basketball at Douglass High School and was captain and quarterback of the Lincoln Lions while in college.

Survivors include his wife, the former Bernice Patricia Simons, whom he married in 1965; a daughter, Jacqueline Williams of Baltimore; and an uncle, Earl Bowen of Baltimore.

Services were held yesterday at the Nutter Funeral Home, with interment in Arbutus Memorial Park.

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