Eugene C. JohnsonPresident of S&LEugene C. Johnson, a...

January 24, 1995

Eugene C. Johnson

President of S&L

Eugene C. Johnson, a former savings and loan president, died Friday of heart failure at his Roland Park home. He was 89.

Mr. Johnson began his banking career as a messenger at the Carrollton Bank in the 1920s. He went to work for the Irvington Savings & Loan Association in 1942, and eventually became its president and chief executive officer. He resigned in 1992.

Irvington merged in 1986 with Germania Federal Savings and Loan. A change in federal rules on savings and loans later brought a takeover by the federal Office of Thrift Supervision and Irvington was sold in 1993 by the Resolution Trust Corp. to the Arundel Federal Savings Bank.

Mr. Johnson was a former member of the board of directors of Carrollton Bank of Baltimore and had served on the advisory board of St. Agnes Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today in the Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

Mr. Johnson is survived by a son, Eugene C. Johnson Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; and two daughters, Heather J. Dupont of Baltimore and Dorothy M. Johnson of Wildwood Crest, N.J.

His wife, the former Dorothy Bohn, died in 1975.

Memorial donations may be made to the Franciscan Center, 2212 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21218.

John Robinson, a Justice Department bankruptcy trustee, died Friday of undetermined causes at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 70.

The Baltimore native, who had worked for the Justice Department in Baltimore since 1979, retired in 1993. Earlier, he was a vice president of the National Association of Credit Management in Baltimore.

Mr. Robinson was a past commander of the Legion of Honor of Boumi Temple, past president of the Catonsville Shrine Club, an ambassador of Boumi Temple, and a member of the Palestine Lodge in Catonsville and the Scottish Rite of Maryland.

He graduated from the University of Baltimore.

Mr. Robinson and his wife, the former Marian "Betsy" Wood, had lived for many years in the Catonsville area, where services were held yesterday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Donna L. Caloyianis of Arbutus and Jeanne A. DeCosmo of Baltimore; two sisters; a niece; three nephews; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Transportation Fund of Boumi Temple, 4900 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.

Karen J. Baublitz

University secretary

Karen J. Baublitz, a former university secretary, died Friday of undetermined causes at Keswick, where she had lived for the past 3 1/2 years. She was 38.

The former Karen Wilder had been an executive secretary at Hampton University in Hampton, Va., until a 1980 automobile accident left her a paraplegic.

She had lived with her father, the Rev. Robert C. Wilder, a minister with the Christian Missionary Alliance, and her stepmother, Anita R. Wilder, in Rosedale until her move to the Keswick home. Her mother, the former Gertrude Tinklepaugh, died in 1989.

Ms. Baublitz was a graduate of the Eastern Vocational Technical High School in Essex, where she had been a member of the National Honor Society. The Pottstown, Pa., native had moved to Baltimore with her family in 1964.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Calvary Tabernacle Church, 6008 Old Harford Road.

She is also survived by two brothers, Robert A. Wilder of Timberville, Va., and Kevin R. Wilder of Santee, Calif.; two stepbrothers, David Gowland and John Gowland, both of Baltimore; and three stepsisters, Linda Spencer of Baltimore, Donna Dawson of Bel Air and Deborah Lovell of Cockeysville.

Ralph Arthur Small

Welder, supervisor

Ralph Arthur Small, a welder and supervisor for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for more than four decades, died Thursday of undetermined causes at his home in Ashburton. He was 72.

He had been partially disabled since an automobile accident in 1990.

Mr. Small retired in 1983 as a supervisor at Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway shipyard, where he began his career in 1941 as a welder. He also sold, owned and managed investment properties in Baltimore and Florida.

Mr. Small was married in 1945 to the former Bessie Miller, who died in 1953.

He was active in the affairs of Enon Baptist Church, where he was a member of the deacon board.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Enon Baptist, Edmondson Avenue and Schroeder Street, with graveside services and interment Saturday in Ocala, Fla., where Mr. Small was born and reared.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Small Jr. and Bryant Small, and a daughter, Renna Thornton, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Francina Hernandez and Mary Eason, both of Ocala, and Whilhelmenia Felder of San Mateo, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maryland Head Injury Foundation, 916 S. Rolling Road, Baltimore 21228.

Andrew J. Baumerich, 29, a shipper for United Parcel Service, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at his home in Monkton. The New Jersey native moved to Towson in 1983 to attend Towson State University, where he studied history. He also served four years in the Navy until 1991 as a quartermaster aboard the submarine USS Phoenix. He had lived in Monkton for the past year.

Survivors include a sister, Carol O'Hara Baumerich, and two nieces, Kathleen and Suzanne O'Hara, all of Lutherville.

Services were held yesterday in Hawthorne, N.J.

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