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February 03, 1995

Thomasine Johnson


Thomasine Finley Johnson, a nurse in Baltimore and other cities, died Jan. 27 of cancer at a hospital in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 48.

She had worked at Spring Grove Hospital Center, Provident Hospital and its successor, Liberty Medical Center, in the 1980s.

In the early 1990s, she worked briefly at a Navy hospital in San Diego, as a visiting nurse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and most recently at mental hospitals in Miramar, Fla.

Born in Moundsville, W.Va., she was a 1977 graduate of a licensed practical nursing program in Pittsburgh. In 1982, she earned an associate's degree and completed her training as a registered nurse at the Community College of Allegheny County, also in Pittsburgh.

Services were planned for 11:30 a.m. today at the Leroy O. Dyett & Son Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore.

Survivors include three sisters, Carolyn Livingston of Baltimore, Renee Johnson of Pittsburgh and Shirley Butler of Wheeling, W.Va.; and her fiance, Edgar L. Early of Pompano Beach. The Rev. J. Calvert Brown, S.J., a native of Baltimore, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Loyola Center, the Jesuit Community at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He was 88 and had lived there since 1985.

Father Brown retired in 1985 as a hospital chaplain in Charlotte, N.C. He had been assigned there and to several North Carolina parishes since 1966. In the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, he was assigned to churches in Leonardtown, La Plata and Chaptico, all in Southern Maryland.

In the 1950s, he was treasurer at the now closed Woodstock (Md.) College and at his order's novitiate in Wernersville, Pa., and was assigned to a church in Philadelphia.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Loyola High School who entered a novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1924. He completed his studies for the priesthood at Woodstock College and was ordained in 1934.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 8 p.m. today at Loyola Center.

He is survived by several cousins.

H. P. Brinsfield Jr.

Administrative law judge

Harley P. Brinsfield Jr., a retired state administrative law judge, died Monday of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 58 and had homes in Catonsville and Ocean Pines.

He retired in 1992 from the Office of Administrative Hearings after about 30 years of state service. Earlier, he was a deputy clerk of the old Criminal Court of Baltimore.

The Air Force veteran also had managed Harley's Sandwich Shops in the restaurant chain owned by his late father, who also was known for his jazz radio program.

The son was a Baltimore native who graduated from McDonogh School and the University of Baltimore law school.

He was a member of Catonsville United Methodist Church, the Ocean Pines Country Club and the Rolling Wood Swim Club.

Services were planned for 11 a.m. today at Sterling Ashton Funeral Home, 736 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Mary Ann Dyche; two daughters, Krista Ann Chism and Jennifer Lynn Brinsfield, both of Catonsville; a brother, Robert Lee Brinsfield of Corpus Christi, Texas; and a granddaughter.

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