David P. LarsonManaged horse farmsDavid P. Larson, whose...

October 23, 1994

David P. Larson

Managed horse farms

David P. Larson, whose love of horses led to a career managing horse farms and teaching riding, died Monday of cancer at the home of a friend in Idlewood. He was 47.

He moved to Baltimore in 1977 after working on farms and race tracks in New England, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and was an accomplished rider in the English and Western styles.

"He went where the horses were," said longtime friend, Pat Bohonowicz, "and he taught himself the business."

Sara Beth Whedbee, a friend, said, "He really worked hard and was really a jack-of-all trades."

An avid outdoorsman and photographer, he enjoyed taking pictures of sunrises, sunsets, children and his many friends.

"When he was diagnosed with cancer, he decided to visit Bermuda and traveled across country visiting friends in his blue Toyota pickup, which was his trademark," Ms. Bohonowicz said.

"He wanted to squeeze everything he could into his life. He had a great influence on people's lives and had hundreds of friends. He was a very wealthy man in terms of the numbers of friends he had."

A recovering alcoholic, he was proud, friends said, that he had been sober for the past seven years.

He was born in West Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., and was educated there.

A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at 21 Meadowridge Court, Sparks. He had no immediate survivors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Baltimore, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson 21204; or The Wellness Communities of Baltimore, Dulaney Center II, 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 710, Towson 21204.

Leonard Goodman, a retired laundry consultant, died Wednesday of prostate cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Hadley Square resident was 70.

Mr. Goodman was part owner of the Victor Kramer Co., which designed laundries for hospitals and hotels in the United States and abroad. He retired in 1988.

His firm designed the Maryland Hospital Laundry Inc. near Johns Hopkins Hospital and laundries for correctional institutions throughout Maryland.

He began his career in the late 1940s managing laundries operated by Consolidated Laundries in New York City.

Mr. Goodman, who was born and reared in New York City, served with the Army Air Corps in the European Theater during World War II as a photographic mapping specialist as signed to an intelligence unit. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of sergeant.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1948 from New York University.

He enjoyed traveling and playing chess.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Ruth Teplitz; a son, Daniel W. Goodman of Reston, Va.; a daughter, Judith C. Goodman of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Alvin Goodman of Albany, N.Y.; and a granddaughter.

At his request, there were no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center.

Mary L. B. Denning

Won needlepoint prizes

Mary Lenore Bartlett Denning, a homemaker who did prize-winning needlepoint, died of cancer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center on Wednesday.

Mrs. Denning, who was 67, had lived in Severna Park for 14 years before moving to Annapolis six years ago.

Her work won many prizes in competitions in the Anne Arundel County area.

She was born Mary Lenore Bartlett in McKeesport, Pa., and graduated from Sullins College in Bristol, Va.

From 1955 until 1965, she was an executive secretary for the Aluminum Company of America in Pittsburgh.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Peter H. Denning; a sister, Helen McGrann of Pittsburgh; a brother, Henry Bartlett of Pittsburgh; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Roy A. "Fuz" Evans

Baltimore postal clerk

Roy A. "Fuz" Evans, a decorated World War II veteran who worked for 20 years as a postal clerk at the Baltimore post office, died Thursday of congestive heart disease at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. The Hyndman, Pa., resident was 69.

Mr. Evans, a staff sergeant with the 822nd Bomb Squadron in the Pacific during World War II, was a tail gunner in a B-25 when his plane was shot down near the Philippines. He was in the Pacific Ocean about 36 hours before being rescued by an American submarine. He received many medals, including the Air Medal with bronze star and the Purple Heart.

After the war, the Cleveland native was a laborer for the Celenase Silk Corp. in Cumberland and a firefighter for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Hyndman, north of Cumberland.

He came to Baltimore to work as a mechanic with Glenn L. Martin Co. in 1954, then joined the Postal Service in 1956. He retired in 1976, and later moved back to Hyndman, where he had attended high school.

He met his wife of 49 years, the former Edna Lee Clark, in the seventh grade, and worked with her at the silk factory and the post office. They lived in Baltimore for 32 years.

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