Lloyd L. Russell Jr.EducatorLloyd L. "Russ" Russell Jr., a...

August 21, 1994

Lloyd L. Russell Jr.


Lloyd L. "Russ" Russell Jr., a teacher and assistant principal in Baltimore County public schools for 28 years, died Thursday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 57.

Mr. Russell was the assistant principal at Parkville Senior High School for two years before he retired in 1990. He previously taught social studies at Kenwood, Patapsco and Loch Raven high schools, and was an assistant principal at Loch Raven.

Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Russell served in the Army as a Nike-Ajax instructor for NATO forces. After his discharge, he studied at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a master's degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

The Parkton resident turned to farming during his retirement and raised polled hereford cattle at the Walnut Wynd Farm, where he lived with his wife, Grace Aul Russell.

"He liked the land and being outside," Mrs. Russell said. "We had the farm most of the time we were in education and he really got into raising cattle after his retirement."

The couple would have celebrated their 31st anniversary Wednesday.

Mr. Russell was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in New Freedom, Pa., and served as its financial secretary and on the church council.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at the church, 175 E. Main St.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his mother, Jeanne McConnell Russell of Westbrook, Conn.; a son, Michael L. Russell of Stewartstown, Pa.; two sisters, Margaret Thomas of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Jacqueline Riley of Beaver Falls, Pa.; two brothers, David K. Russell of Westbrook and Donald Weaver of Pittsburgh; and a grandson.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the church.

Sam Barone

Towson State dean

A memorial service for Sam Barone, professor of economics and dean of the School of Business and Economics at Towson State University, will be held on the campus next month. He died July 5 of heart disease at St. Joseph Hospital at the age of 65.

The Towson resident became head of the business and economics school in 1985, three years after it was established as separate college at the university.

The American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business accredited its undergraduate program in business administration in 1992 and its accounting program last April.

Hoke Smith, president of the university, called Dr. Barone "an outstanding professional who made a major contribution" to the school.

Dr. Barone, a native of Allen, Okla., grew up in Chicago. He served in the Army in the Korean War and held the rank of staff sergeant.

His bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees were earned at the University of Illinois.

From 1962 to 1974, he taught at St. Louis University. From 1974 to 1979 he was dean of the College of Business and Administration at Wright State University near Dayton, Ohio. Before moving to Towson, he was professor of economics and dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beverlae Ann Swihart; four sons, Antonio Barone of Royal Oak, Mich., and John, Joseph and Sam Barone Jr., all of Towson; three daughters, Gina Welch of Warren, Mich., Anita Barone of Los Angeles and Constance Elzein of Dearborn, Mich.; a brother, Dominic Barone of Chicago; a sister, Jennifer DiCosola of Chicago; and six grandchildren.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in Stephens Hall on the Towson State campus.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered July 9 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Royal Oak.

A memorial gathering for Karen O. Larsen, a retired Johns Hopkins University librarian, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at her summer home on Great Gott Island, Maine.

Mrs. Larsen, who was 89, died in Caribou, Maine, Oct. 31 of Alzheimer's disease.

She retired in 1968 after many years as a librarian on the Homewood campus. She also had worked for the public library in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Born in Drammen, Norway, the former Karen Ovestad moved to this country as a young woman. She held a master's degree in library science from Columbia University and spoke Norwegian, Russian, German and French as well as English.

She moved to Baltimore in 1942 with her husband, Thorstein Larsen, who taught electrical engineering at Hopkins until his retirement in 1962. He died in 1976.

Mr. and Mrs. Larsen had lived on Beech Avenue for many years, spending their summers on Great Gott Island. They moved to Maine full time about 20 years ago and had a winter home in Southwest Harbor. They traveled extensively.

Her knitted sweaters of Norwegian design won many prizes at the Maryland State Fair. On Great Gott Island, she was a gardener and a cook who insisted on the use of natural ingredients.

For about 10 years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Larsen spent her winters in Norway, where she enjoyed cross-country skiing.

A supporter of the Democratic Party, the National Organization for Women and UNICEF, she was a member of the International House in New York City.

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