Dr. Lonnie RussellDentistDr. Lonnie Russell, who had been...

September 10, 1995

Dr. Lonnie Russell

Dentist

Dr. Lonnie Russell, who had been a dentist in Baltimore for 18 years, died Tuesday of cancer at Mercy Medical Center. He was 52.

Dr. Russell maintained an office at his home on York Road. He also had practiced in Northwest Baltimore, on Harford Road and in the Northwood Shopping Center.

The native of Brooklyn, N.Y., was a graduate of what is now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1973 and the UM dental school in 1977.

Known to friends and relatives members as Butch or Doc, he was a member of several professional organizations and the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Services were held yesterday at the Church of the Redeemed of the Lord, 4617 York Road.

He is survived by three sons, Lonnie Russell III of Dallas and Alvin and Joshua Russell, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Aneesah Russell of Salisbury and Stephanie Russell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a stepson, Quest C. Smith of Baltimore; his mother, Georgia Russell-Cohen of Spartanburg, S.C.; two brothers, Lionel and Gerald Russell, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Rosalind Blackwell and Nellie Taylor, both of Brooklyn; and two grandchildren.

Herman W. "Lefty" Neumyer, a professional gambler and bookmaker who turned to religion at the end of his life, died Sept. 3 of emphysema in Las Vegas, where he had lived for five years. The former Baltimorean was 66.

He was described in a recent Las Vegas newspaper article as "an honorable, old-fashioned poker player and bookie who paid his debts."

His sister Dorothea Wehland of Ellicott City said, "At the end of his life, he came to know and experience Christ, and it meant a great deal to him."

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Neumyer moved to Baltimore as a child, attended Forest Park High School and earned his high school equivalency certificate. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Services were held yesterday at Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, Woodlawn.

Other survivors include his wife of 19 years, the former Loretta Adkins; two brothers, Bruce Neumyer of Joppatowne and Richard Neumyer of Orlando, Fla.; another sister, Joan Pardoe of Woodbine; his mother, Emma Neumyer of Ellicott City; and two stepchildren, Michael DeMartino and Donna Byrd, both of Las Vegas.

Janice L. Sands, 73, a retired accountant for several companies, died of cancer Monday at Edenwald. She had moved from Lutherville to the Towson retirement community in December, shortly before the death of her husband, Douglas Haig Sands.

In 1967 and 1968, the Eastern High School graduate, who studied accounting at Towson State, was national president of the Beta Gamma Phi service sorority. She was a former president of the Shetland Hills Association and the Shetland Hills Garden Club.

Mrs. Sands, for whom services were held Friday, is survived by a sister, Catherine Honemann of Towson; and many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Christian B. Anfinsen, 79, a winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize in chemistry and a professor of biology at the Johns Hopkins University, was to be remembered at a memorial service at 2 p.m. today in Mudd Auditorium on the university's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Dr. Anfinsen died in May.

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