Julian W. BennettCountry club employeeJulian W. Bennett, a...

January 27, 1995

Julian W. Bennett

Country club employee

Julian W. Bennett, a retired country club employee, died Sunday of cancer at Forest Haven Nursing Home in Catonsville. He was 72.

In 1989, he retired as locker room supervisor of the Towson Golf and Country Club, where he had worked for 16 years.

He had also worked at Chestnut Ridge Country Club and Hillen dale Country Club, where he began working in 1954 as a waiter, eventually becoming maitre d'hotel of the dining room. Earlier, he had worked as a landscaper at the then-Morgan State College from 1946 to 1954.

The lifelong West Baltimore resident was a 1940 graduate of Carver Vocational High School. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and, as a cargo checker, participated in the D-Day invasion. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1946, and his medals included the European-African-Middle East Ribbon, the Victory Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a member of American Legion Federal Post No. 19, the VIST Blind Veterans Group and the High Bidders Pinochle Club.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Pennsylvania Avenue AME Zion Church, 1128 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, the former Jennifer Murphy; three sons, Julian W. Bennett Jr., Gerald Bennett and Mayo Bennett, all of Baltimore; three daughters, Shirley Paige and Jewel and Crystal Bennett, all of Baltimore; three brothers, William J. Bennett of New York City, C. Reginald Bennett Jr. and Donald F. Bennett, both of Baltimore; a goddaughter, Lorraine Williams of Rochester, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grand- children.

Memorial donations may be made to VIST, Blind Veterans Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10 N. Greene St., Baltimore 21201. Sgt. Thomas W. Pugh of the Harford County sheriff's office died Monday at Fallston General Hospital after a heart attack. He was 52 and lived in Forest Hill.

He became a deputy sheriff 22 years ago and at the time of his death was the sheriff's office liaison with the county Department of Emergency Operations.

He had earlier served in the patrol division where he became a supervisor, taught in the Sheriff's Office Training Academy and was a charter member of the office's Tactical Section, made up of deputies from various units who had been trained in crowd control.

The Harford County native was a graduate of Bel Air High School and served in the Air Force Reserve. He had worked for the Corbin Fuel Co. in Bel Air before becoming a deputy sheriff.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at the McComas Funeral Home, Abingdon.

He is survived by his wife, the former Linda Ann Gross; a son, Michael Scott Pugh of Bel Air; his mother, Wylene Pugh of Abingdon; a sister, Carolyn Wright of Newport News, Va.; and a grandson.

Gwendolyn Brown

Clerical worker

Gwendolyn Brown, a retired clerical worker for CSX Transportation, died Monday of cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 47.

She had worked for the railroad in Baltimore for many years but lived and worked in Jacksonville, Fla., for about two years before she retired due to ill health last summer and returned to the Baltimore area.

The former Gwendolyn Jackson was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Southern High School.

Services were set for 7:30 p.m. today at the Miracle Deliverance Church, 3108 Walbrook Ave., Baltimore.

She is survived by three daughters, Doreen Johnson and Victoria Goodman, both of Baltimore, and Vanessa Brown of Pikesville; three sons, Robert Brown of Woodlawn, Tyrone Brown of Tallahassee, Fla., and Anthony Brown of Catonsville; her mother, Beatrice Brown of Baltimore; three sisters, Gloria Gamble of Pikesville, the Rev. Patricia Kelley of Randallstown and Yvonne Massey of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

Merle A. Manning

Served in state Senate

Merle A. Manning, who served briefly in the Maryland Senate, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center after a stroke. She was 90 and had moved from Homeland to the Stella Maris Hospice about a year ago.

She filled out the remainder of the term of her husband, Joseph L. Manning, who died in January 1970. He was managing director of the Retail Grocers Association and had been active in Democratic politics in Northeast Baltimore.

The former Merle Ann Hall was a native of Baltimore who had been active in the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, political groups and auxiliaries of groups in which her husband was active, including the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, whom she had helped raise.

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