Louis A. Arand, 103, divinity college presidentThe Rev...

November 28, 1995

Louis A. Arand, 103, divinity college president

The Rev. Louis A. Arand, S.S., former faculty member and retired president of Divinity College at Catholic University of America, died of heart failure Wednesday at St. Charles Villa in Catonsville, his home since 1977. He was a 103.

Father Arand retired from the faculty of Catholic University in 1963 and in 1968 as president of Divinity College, which he headed for 28 years. He had been named acting president of the college in 1932 and president in 1940. A Sulpician, Father Arand's first assignment was in 1921 to St. Mary's Seminary on Paca Street, where he taught philosophy until being assigned in 1924 to the Sulpician Seminary (Theological College at Catholic University), where he remained for the next 53 years.

"He was a man of keen intelligence and integrity," said the Rev. Jerry Brown, Provincial of the Sulpician Fathers, who added that Father Arand enjoyed walking great distances daily until several years ago.

"He was an extremely engaging conversationalist whose conversation flowed with great eloquence," said Father Brown. "He was a man who never looked back -- he always kept an open eye to the future."

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Father Arand graduated from St. Fidelis College in Herman, Pa., in 1912. He entered St. Mary's Seminary that fall as a seminarian and earned his bachelor's degree in sacred theology in 1917. Ordained that year, he took graduate studies at Catholic University, where he earned his licentiate in sacred theology in 1919. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Martin's Home for the Aged, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

Father Arand is survived by a nephew, Donald Sherer of Pittsburgh; and two nieces, Sister Mary Louise Sherer of Pittsburgh and Mildred A. Schmitzer of Orlando, Fla. Addie G. Kyner, a retired nurse and health care worker at the Johns Hopkins University who early in her career had mobster Al Capone as a patient, died of a heart attack Saturday at Physicians Memorial Hospital in La Plata. The former Towson resident was 89.

After working for many years as a private-duty nurse, Mrs. Kyner was affiliated with Johns Hopkins student health services on the Homewood campus before her retirement in 1973.

She graduated from Union Memorial Hospital's Johnson School of Nursing in the late 1920s. She was working at the hospital in 1939 when Al Capone, recently released from the federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pa., entered the hospital for treatment of an advanced case of syphilis after being refused admission to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

"I think she was kind of embarrassed by it all," said her son, the Rev. Robert W. Kyner of Charlotte Hall.

Born and raised in Centreville in Queen Anne's County, the former Addie Green moved to Baltimore after her graduation from high school in 1924. A resident of Towson for many years, Mrs. Kyner moved to a La Plata nursing home in 1992.

She and Arthur B. Kyner, a paving contractor, were married in 1935. He died in 1963.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Towson and the Eastern Shore Society.

Services are planned for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

In addition to her son, she is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Maloney of Chester, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two grandchildren.

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