Henry N. FreemanCoppin music professorHenry N. Freeman, a...

August 13, 1994

Henry N. Freeman

Coppin music professor

Henry N. Freeman, a retired Coppin State College professor )) of music, died of cancer at Liberty Medical Center on Tuesday, his 70th birthday.

The Ashburton resident retired in 1984. He joined the Coppin faculty in 1958, had been head of the music department and founded the college choir.

Born and reared in Gary, W.Va., Mr. Freeman graduated from high school there in 1941 and from West Virginia State College in 1945. A tenor who studied voice and conducting, he also played the organ and piano.

In 1949, he received a master's degree from Columbia University.

He began teaching music at the Pomonkey High School in Indian Head in 1945.

During his years in Southern Maryland, he also was a vocal coach for the National Academy of Music and Art in Washington and organist and choir master at two churches, Metropolitan United Methodist in Pomonkey and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic in Pomfret.

At Coppin State, the class of 1967 dedicated its yearbook to Mr. Freeman. At his retirement, the faculty honored him with a reception.

Services will be held at noon today at Douglas Memorial Community Church, Lafayette and Madison avenues.

His survivors include a brother, Louis W. Freeman Jr. of Farmville, Va., and a sister, Sallie F. Johnson of Norfolk. The Rev. Howard R. Queen, pastor for 31 years of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore and a retired junior high school mathematics teacher, died Monday at Sinai Hospital of heart failure at the age of 66.

Mr. Queen, a West Baltimore resident, retired two years ago at Pimlico Junior High School. He had taught for 19 years there and at the Lombard and Gwynns Falls Park junior high schools.

He also worked for many years at travel agencies, most recently for Bon Voyage Travel in Roland Park.

A native of Monongahela, Pa., who was educated in the public schools there, he began preaching at the age of 16.

He was a graduate of Virginia Seminary and College in Lynchburg, Va., and Morgan State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree.

He also studied and taught at the Pittsburgh Zenith Theological Seminary, did graduate work at Howard University and earned a master's degree at Coppin State College.

He had served as pastor or assistant pastor at St. John's Baptist in Wilmerding, Pa., Mount Gilead Baptist in Washington and First Missionary Baptist in Frederick.

Mr. Queen was a former president of the United Baptist Ministers Evening Conference and had been program chairman for the United Baptist Missionary Convention of Maryland and treasurer the local alumni organization of Virginia Seminary and College.

Services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, 430 E. Belvedere Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Irby; a son, Arthur Queen of Baltimore; a daughter, Delores Queen, also of Baltimore; two brothers, Robert and James Queen, both of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Lorraine Queen Wilson of Cleveland.

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Sandra Hofmann

Old Mill teacher

Sandra Lee Hofmann, who headed the social studies department at Old Mill High School in Millersville, died Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of a stroke after a heart and kidney transplant.

Mrs. Hofmann, who was 48, had moved from Severn to Shipping Creek on Kent Island 12 years ago.

She began her teaching career in 1968 at Arundel High School, transferring to Old Mill in 1972. She was a member of many professional organizations.

Known as Sandie, the former Sandra Lee Krimmelbein was born in Washington but reared in Linthicum. She was a 1964 graduate of Andover High School and a 1968 graduate of Towson State University, where she later did graduate work.

A memorial service was held yesterday at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Edward L. Hofmann, is a physical education teacher at Lansdowne Middle School.

Also surviving are her father, Leo Krimmelbein of Linthicum, and three brothers, Michael Krimmelbein of Cape St. Claire, Steven Krimmelbein of Sarasota, Fla., and Daniel Krimmelbein of Baltimore.

A Sandie Hofmann Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the Old Mill High School.

Lillian A. Buckalew

Painter

Lillian Anna Buckalew, a former nurse's aide who enjoyed painting landscapes and decorating ceramic vases, died Tuesday at the Bay Meadows Nursing Center in Glen Burnie of complications from a stroke. She was 88.

The Glen Burnie resident took care of children as a young woman.

Recently, she was a member of the Pascal Senior Citizens Center. She painted in oils, mostly landscapes that she gave to relatives and friends, and she decorated ceramic vases and figurines.

4 She was born Lillian Anna Douglass in Baltimore.

Her first husband, Thomas Leo Granger, died in 1956. Her second marriage, to Frederick Albers, ended in divorce. In 1969, she married Charles H. Buckalew, who died in 1981.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Glen Burnie.

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