Lillian H. HughesActress, office workerLillian H. Hughes...

March 18, 1995

Lillian H. Hughes

Actress, office worker

Lillian H. Hughes, who had done office work as a younwoman and later appeared in dinner theater and television productions, died Wednesday of cancer at her home in Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 73.

Mrs. Hughes, a longtime Catonsville resident, had worked for the Social Security Administration and in business offices before marrying Joseph F. Hughes in 1942.

She was born Lillian Hamrick in Norfolk, Va., and was reared in Baltimore. She graduated from Seton High School and attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

In addition to dinner theater appearances, she played the mother of a troubled teen-ager on a local television program, "The Family Counselor."

She also did needlework, played bridge, painted in water colors and collected antique furniture.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane.

In addition to her husband, survivors include five sons, P. Michael, Stephen J. and Brian L. Hughes, all of Catonsville, J. Barry Hughes of Westminster and T. Kevin Hughes of Eldersburg; three daughters, Kathleen M. Heilman of Eldersburg, Lillian M. Knipp of Catonsville and Maureen A. Shields of Wilmington, Del.; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bruce T. Hughes, a retired vice president of Mercantile SafDeposit and Trust Company, died March 11 of heart failure at his home in Catonsville. He was 68.

He retired in 1991 after nearly 20 years at the Baltimore bank. A specialist in construction financing, he earlier worked for Philadelphia and New York mortgage and banking companies, and owned and operated Construction Control in Las Vegas.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Claude V. Hughes of Salisbury, who was captain of the family schooner, the R. E. Powell, before becoming a partner in Vane Brothers Co., a Baltimore ship chandlery started in 1898.

He was a 1944 graduate of Forest Park High School and he served in the Army in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

He is survived by a son, Kim S. Hughes of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Kathleen L. Hughes of Wayne, Pa.; a sister, M. Virginia Hughes of Sacramento, Calif.; and two granddaughters.

Gary Ralston Long

Reading, language teacher

Gary Ralston Long, a reading and language arts teacher aParkland Middle School in Wheaton, died March 11 at the University of Maryland Medical Center of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 56 and had lived in Columbia since 1976.

He had taught in Montgomery County schools for nearly 29 years.

He belonged to the Potomac River Jazz Club and played trombone with the Columbia Community Band and several jazz bands.

He was a member of the Kittamaqundi Community, a religious congregation.

A native of Latrobe, Pa., he was a graduate of Ohio State University and held a master's degree from George Washington University.

A memorial service was to be held at noon today at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, in Columbia.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Mayer; a son, Lance Tarbell of Baltimore; a daughter, Christina Tarbell of Brookline, Mass.; his mother, Martha Ralston Long of Columbia; and a brother, Keith Long of Cambridge, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to the Potomac River Jazz Club, 10005 Evergreen Ave., Columbia 21046.

Adelaide Stevenson

Homemaker, sailor

Adelaide Dolores Doyle Stevenson, a homemaker and sailordied in her sleep Wednesday at her Catonsville residence. She ** was 78.

Known as "Dorsey," she and her husband, Francis Murrell "Buck" Stevenson Jr., sailed their 50-foot sailing vessel, the Lorelei, throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

They were members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary during World War II and the Patapskut Sailing Association.

Born and reared on Chilton Street in Northeast Baltimore, Mrs. Stevenson graduated from Seton High School in 1934 and went to work for the Buck Glass Co. In 1936, she married Mr. Stevenson, who was president of the F. M. Stevenson Awning Co., sailmakers. He died in 1973.

Mrs. Stevenson was an accomplished seamstress who made dresses for her nieces.

She was a member of the mothers clubs at Mount St. Joseph High School and St. Mark's Parochial School.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Melvin Avenue in Catonsville.

Her son Francis Murrell Stevenson III was killed in a 1967 air crash in North Adams, Mass., and her second son, Michael Stevenson, was killed in a 1993 air crash in Ohio.

She is survived by a daughter, Lorelei S. Usher of Catonsville; a brother, John F. Doyle of Catonsville; and two sisters, Evelyn D. Frederick of Pasadena and Mary Jo Thomas of Bartow, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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