Raymond ShipleyChildren's home directorRaymond C. Shipley...

August 30, 1994

Raymond Shipley

Children's home director

Raymond C. Shipley, who was a businessman, director of a group home for retarded children and a youth league football coach for more than 40 years, died Saturday of bone cancer at the Charlestown Nursing Center. He was 82.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1931 graduate of Forest Park High School. He then went to work for an oil company. During the 1940s and early 1950s, he worked in the produce business before becoming the owner of the Baltimore Oriole Canning Co.

He sold the canning firm in 1958 and co-founded Modern Estate Builders with Sweetzer Linthicum, a longtime friend. He supervised construction of Bello Machre Inc. in Glen Burnie, the first group home in Anne Arundel County dedicated to the care of retarded children. He later served as the home's first executive director, retiring from that post in 1979.

From 1979 until 1988, when he retired a second time, he was coordinator of construction for new parks for the Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks Department.

In 1966, he supervised the restoration of Holly Run United Methodist Church, which was built in 1828, when it was moved from Baltimore & Annapolis Boulevard to Church Circle in Linthicum.

As an amateur athlete, he played baseball for the Trenton Democratic Club in Baltimore and the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. He began coaching in youth leagues in 1932 and in 1959 established the Anne Arundel Gridiron Club, a youth league, and was the first athletic director of the Anne Arundel County Rebels, a youth team. In 1985, he was given the Anne Arundel County Youth Football Award by the Touchdown Club of Annapolis.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane, Linthicum.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Ruth Nicholson; two sons, Glenn D. Shipley of Linthicum and James N. Shipley of Cape St. Claire; a daughter, Janet Ballew of Columbia; a brother, Harold Shipley of Rockdale; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the church.

John Yates Sr.


John Yates Sr., a longshoreman for 21 years and an avid gardener, died Aug. 25 after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.

The son of a farmer, Mr. Yates was born in Oswego, S.C., and was reared in Sumter, S.C. In 1943, after serving two years in the Army, he moved to Baltimore.

Known as an expert gardener, he spent many hours nurturing crops of cabbage, corn and peppers in his back yard in Northwest Baltimore. He was also a "GM car buff" -- he enjoyed rebuilding large Oldsmobiles -- and was a fine carpenter.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church, 1263 E. North Ave.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Othelia McClain; two sons, Lawrence Yates of Baltimore and Dolan Yates of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Patricia Yates Rorie of Detroit and Angela Yates and Sandra Yates Thomas, both of Baltimore; and a sister, Sadie Yates Meldrone of Sumter.

Arthur G. Broll

Soft-drink executive

Arthur Gorsuch Broll, a Baltimore native who had operated soft-drink bottling and distributing companies in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, died July 26 of respiratory and heart failure at a retirement community in Greenville, Del. He was 88.

He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute and in 1929 from Western Maryland College, where he played basketball, tennis and lacrosse and was named to the Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a trustee of the college.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Margate Community Church.

Mr. Broll's wife, the former Evelyn Guth, died in 1993. He is survived by three sons, Arthur G. Broll Jr. of Radnor, Pa., Charles D. Broll of Wilmington and William F. Broll of Lafayette, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Western Maryland College, the Margate Community Church, the Atlantic City Medical Center, the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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