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October 04, 1994

Rev. W.S. Broadbent

Episcopal priest

The Rev. W. Scott Broadbent, a retired Episcopal priest, died yesterday of heart failure at his Towson home. He was 89.

Father Broadbent retired for a second time two years ago after assisting the rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson for 20 years. He had first retired in 1972 after 18 years as rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Reisterstown. Earlier, he was rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Darlington and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, and an assistant at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Baltimore and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Catonsville.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1929 graduate of City College, where he was president of the student council.

He completed his college studies in three years at St. John's College in Annapolis and then graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Naomi House; two sons, Streett Broadbent of Reisterstown and Scott A. Broadbent of King George, Va.; a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Matthews of Timonium; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The Rev. James M. Forker, executive vice president and associate professor of theology at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, died Thursday after a heart attack at his campus home. He was 62.

Mount St. Mary's President George R. Houston, noting that Father Forker had continued to teach despite the loss of both legs to complications of diabetes, said, "No one could have set better example of living with and conquering adversity."

Father Forker joined Mount St. Mary's faculty in 1967. He had also served as faculty chairman for athletics, dean of students, vice president for student affairs, adviser to the student government and chairman of several committees.

Last year, the alumni association honored him with its John Cardinal McCloskey Award, its highest honor for an alumnus who is a priest.

The native of Bayonne, N.J., was a 1956 graduate of Mount St. Mary's and a 1960 graduate of its seminary. He held master's degrees from Iona College and the Maryknoll Seminary.

After his ordination in 1960 as a priest of the Diocese of Trenton, N.J., he served as an associate pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in South Amboy, N.J., and taught in its high school.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today in the main chapel at Mount St. Mary's.

He is survived by a brother, Dominic Forker of Milford, N.J.; and two sisters, Eleanor Credon of Piscataway, N.J., and Anne Boyle of Bayonne.

Memorial donations may be made to the Father James M. Forker Memorial Fund for Catholic Social Teaching at the Office of Institutional Advancement at Mount St. Mary's College.

Lorraine M. Lavin

Worked for Hecht Co.

Lorraine M. Lavin, a retired department store clerk and waitress, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital of a respiratory illness. She was 72 and lived in Gardenville.

She retired in the early 1980s from the Hecht Co.'s downtown Baltimore store, where she had been a waitress and a bakery clerk for about 12 years. Earlier she had worked for the First National Bank.

The former Lorraine M. Cole was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the old St. Paul's Commercial School.

She was a former member of the Sodality at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

Her husband, John F. Lavin Jr., died in 1983, but she is survived by four daughters, Mary Jane Lavin of Towson, Margie L. Lavin of Stewartstown, Pa., Kathleen A. Shively of Essex and Dorothy M. Wood of Gardenville; a sister, Gertrude Fisher of Bel Air; three brothers, Elmer L. Cole of Baltimore, Martin J. Cole of Columbia and Donald P. Cole of Bel Air; and three grandchildren.

Jessie G. Hayers, a retired office worker at U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Washington, died Sept. 22 at the Memorial Hospital in Easton after a stroke. She was 85. She sang in the choir of Christ Episcopal Church in St. Michaels where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Her husband, Thomas J. Hayes, died in 1986. She is survived by a daughter, Traleen Stetka of Chester; a brother, William Gove of Atlantis, Fla.; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

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