John N. GemmillSignet managerJohn N. Gemmill, a branch...

October 05, 1994

John N. Gemmill

Signet manager

John N. Gemmill, a branch manager for Signet Bank, died Saturday of a massive coronary at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 54.

Mr. Gemmill began his banking career in 1964 as a trainee with the old Union Trust Co., a predecessor of Signet Bank, and for the past eight years was branch manager in Glyndon.

Born and reared in Baltimore, he was a 1957 graduate of City College and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1961. He was also a graduate of the Retail Banking School of the University of Virginia.

For more than 20 years, he was a member of the Paint and Painter Club, where he performed with the Keystone Kops, the St. Andrews Society, the St. Georges Society and Pets on Wheels.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, with interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former Deanna Frank; three sons, Matthew Gemmill and Jonathan Strauss, both of Towson, and Matthew Strauss of Hoboken, N.J.; and a daughter, Jennifer Gemmill Glock of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Alfred O. Olson

Wire products executive

Alfred O. Olson, retired president of the Olson Wire Products Co., died Sunday of leukemia at his Reisterstown home. He was 67.

In the 1950s, he joined the company that was founded by his father. The firm makes refrigerator shelves and similar products of heavy wire. He retired about six months ago.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he was a radio officer on merchant ships. The native of Springfield, Mass., was reared in the Baltimore area and was a graduate of Catonsville High School.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Grace Bible Baptist Christian Church, 1518 Rolling Road, Catonsville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ida E. Hilleary; a daughter, Linda Davis of Reisterstown; two brothers, Royce Olson of Arbutus and Melvin Olson of Catonsville; three sisters, Dorothy Widerman, Marylou Stewart and Janyce Little, all of Arbutus; and two grandchildren.

Veronica Hadlock

Retired secretary

Veronica Keefe Hadlock, a retired secretary, died Sept. 27 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at St. Elizabeth's Home for Nursing Care in Baltimore. She was 81.

A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Saturday at St. Elizabeth's. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Duxbury, Mass., where she had lived before moving to Wintergrowth in Columbia about three years ago.

Survivors include two sons, William E. Hadlock of Ellicott City and Michael T. Hadlock of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; a daughter, Melissa A. Hammel of Duxbury; a brother, Kevin Keefe of Ovieda, Fla.; a sister, Eileen Stevens of Trumbull, Conn.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Wintergrowth, 5460 Beaverkill Road, Columbia 21044.

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