J. Carroll FowbleVeterinarianDr. J. Carroll Fowble, a...

January 17, 1995

J. Carroll Fowble


Dr. J. Carroll Fowble, a veterinarian in Baltimore County for about 50 years, died Friday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 83.

The Timonium native was born on property that is now part of the state fair grounds and lived in the same community at the time of his death.

In 1938, Dr. Fowble began his practice and specialized in treating cattle and racehorses. He retired about seven years ago.

He was a life member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and a former president of the group.

Dr. Fowble was a member of the Towson Lodge of the Elks, an adult leader of Cub Scout and 4-H Club groups and a manager of youth baseball teams of the Cockeysville Recreation Council, and he was active in groups concerned with dyslexia.

He was a 1937 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Louise Miller; two sons, James A. Fowble of Waldorf and Dr. John F. Fowble, also a veterinarian, of Phoenix; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Class of '37 Fund at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3850 Spruce St., Philadelphia 19104.

Larry G. Bruce

Master sergeant

Larry G. Bruce, a native of Baltimore and a retired Marine Corps master sergeant, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Wilmington, Del. He was 54.

After he retired from the Marine Corps with 20 years' service in 1979, he settled in Wilmington, where he was a member of the Thomas Holcomb Detachment of the Marine Corps League and the Marine Corps Cryptologic Association.

Reared in Arbutus, he was a 1959 graduate of Catonsville High School, where he played on the lacrosse and basketball teams and on the Arbutus Athletic Association football team.

After his retirement, he worked as a manager for exterminating companies and, for the past 10 years, as an environmental specialist on hazardous waste for Rollins Environmental Services.

Services were set for 2 p.m. today in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Summit.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former Carolyn May Southcomb; a son, Ryan Gifford Bruce of Wilmington; his mother, Hilda Sadofsky Bruce of Ocean Pines; and a sister, Linda Darlene Bruce of Pasadena.

Gerald M. Harley

Housing inspector

Gerald M. Harley, a Montgomery County housing inspector who formerly worked for the Baltimore City housing department, died Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis of lupus and kidney failure. He was 47.

The Baltimore native and Severna Park resident had been a housing inspector for Montgomery County for the last six years. Before that, he had held a similar position in Baltimore for about 15 years.

He was a graduate of Edmondson High School and attended the Baltimore City Community College. He served in the Army for three years during the Vietnam War.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Bernardine's Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue and Mount Holly Street.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, the former Debra L. Scott; two daughters, Kim Y. Hood and Kristy J. Harley, both of Severna Park; a son, Army Pfc. Aaron C. Harley, who is stationed in Hawaii; his mother, Gloria Cooper of Baltimore; and a brother, Samuel A. Harley of Baltimore.

Dorothy Odenheimer

Volunteer, homemaker

Dorothy Evans Odenheimer, a volunteer and homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 83.

The longtime resident of the Kernwood section in North Baltimore had been a volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels for over 20 years and had served on the board of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Born in Baltimore, she was reared on Mount Royal Avenue and was a graduate of city schools. She worked as a reporter for Dun & Bradstreet during the 1930s and the early 1940s, and she later was a credit manager for Sherwin-Williams Co. before leaving in 1945 to rear a family.

She was a longtime communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church, where she was active in the altar guild, and more recently of St. John's Episcopal Church-Huntingdon in Waverly, where services were set for 10:30 a.m. today.

Survivors include her husband of more than 50 years, Calvert E. Odenheimer, a retired Exxon accountant; and a son, Burr Powell Odenheimer of Baltimore.

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