Alan M. ColburnGreenhouse managerAlan M. Colburn...

October 09, 1994

Alan M. Colburn

Greenhouse manager

Alan M. Colburn, greenhouse manager for Metzler's Nursery in Columbia from 1986 to 1992, died Oct. 2 at his Woodlawn home of complications of AIDS at the age of 37.

He taught hydroponics before his illness and maintained the garden at his home that won the grand prize in the Woodlawn Garden Tour competition this summer.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1975 graduate of Loch Raven High School. He worked in the grounds maintenance department of the Baltimore County school system before joining the nursery staff. A member of the Audubon Society and a collector of antiques, he became a partner in 1992 in the Antique Depot, an Ellicott City shop.

Services were conducted yesterday in Catonsville.

He is survived by his life partner, Bill McClaskey; his mother, June Colburn of Towson; two sisters, Linda Werneth of Owings and Lisa Ancarrow of Jarrettsville; and four brothers, George Colburn of Jarrettsville, Charlie Colburn of Towson, Don Colburn of Parkville and Roger Colburn of Edgewood.

Marylyn Way Estabrook, a retired apartment manager who was active in church, died Oct. 1 of respiratory failure at Roland Park Place. She was 94.

She managed University One Apartments from 1966 until retiring in 1971. Earlier, she worked for Guilford Realty and in 1929 began a 37-year career as manager of the Cambridge Arms Apartments until the building was sold to the Johns Hopkins University in 1966. American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald lived at the apartments, at Charles and 34th streets, during the 1930s.

Born and educated in Flemington, Ga., she came to Baltimore after marrying Dr. Gaylord B. Estabrook, a professor pf physics at the University of Maryland. He died in 1979.

A 1945 graduate of the Baltimore School of the Bible, she was an active member of the old Arlington Presbyterian Church and later with Central Presbyterian Church after the congregations merged. She also organized the Christian Business and Professional Women of Baltimore, York and Lancaster, Pa.

A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. today at Central Presbyterian Church, 7308 York Road, Towson.

She is survived by a sister, Eva Hoeke of Knoxville, Tenn; and by several nephews and nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to the church's missionary fund.

Charles G. Bayle

NASA technician

Charles G. Bayle, an engineering technician for NASA for 17 years, died Thursday of a heart attack at Franklin Square Hospital. The Rosedale resident was 80.

Known as Chuck, Mr. Bayle retired in 1979 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where he constructed satellite prototypes.

Mr. Bayle served six years in the Army.

After tours of duty in Hawaii and China, Mr. Bayle returned to Baltimore in 1938 and joined the Glenn L. Martin Co., working at the firm's Middle River plant for 20 years.

Born in Arnold, Pa., Mr. Bayle attended elementary school and high school in New Kensington, Pa.

An avid gardener, he was an assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Dunfield-Fullerton American Association of Retired Persons.

Mr. Bayle enjoyed working on automobiles and performed the maintenance on all of his cars over the years. Several years ago, he helped his son, Philip, restore three Mustangs. Two were 1967 models and one was a 1968 model.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Shirley Waters; another son, Bruce Bayle of Alpharetta, -- Ga.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Kenwood Presbyterian Church, 4601 Fullerton Ave. in Overlea.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kenwood Presbyterian Memorial Fund.

Russell Spencer Sr.

Westinghouse retiree

Russell Benjamin Spencer Sr., a program manager for Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 31 years, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in Linthicum. He was 61.

Mr. Spencer retired from Westinghouse in June. Earlier, he had worked for General Electric Co. Mr. Spencer served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956.

Born and educated in Columbia, N.C., he graduated from the Citadel in 1960.

He was a member of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church and the Association of Old Crows, an engineers' organization.

He was also a member of the Citadel Alumni Association and the Association of Tau Beta Pi.

In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and listening to country-western music.

Mr. Spencer also liked to travel and took several business trips to Korea and Germany.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Geraldine Piedmont; a son, Russ B. Spencer Jr. of Abingdon; a daughter, Terri Spencer of Towson; his mother, Alma Spencer of Columbia, N.C.; a brother, Hubert Spencer Jr. of Columbia, N.C.; and three sisters, Elsie Jones of Chesapeake, Va., Mildred Bailey of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Doris Rhodes of Columbia, N.C.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road, Linthicum. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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