Robert Eddy Magladry, 70, nuclear physicistRobert Eddy...

January 13, 1996

Robert Eddy Magladry, 70, nuclear physicist

Robert Eddy Magladry, a retired nuclear physicist who held many patents and twice was named Martin Marietta Corp.'s inventor of the year, died of a pulmonary embolism Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 70.

The Lutherville resident, who lived in Overlea for 30 years, retired 1992 from Weiner & Associates, a safety engineering firm in Towson, where he worked for 17 years as an applied mathematician and engineering physicist. His work involved safety problems as applied to new and advanced technology.

He began his career at Lightning & Transcience in Minneapolis. The firm created artificial lightning in the laboratory to examine its effect on aircraft. In 1950, he went to work for Martin Marietta Corp. in Middle River as the company president's chief technical adviser.

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Minn., he attended the University of Minnesota. He was a Navy pilot from 1943 to 1946 and was was discharged with the rank of lieutenant commander.

He and the former Esther Struxness were married 42 years, until her death in 1990.

Graveside services for Mr. Magladry are planned for 1 p.m. today at Lake View Cemetery, 2724 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

He is survived by three sons, Bruce A. Magladry of Hampstead, Ross E. Magladry of El Paso, Texas, and Peter T. Magladry of Venice, Calif.; five daughters, Carol Wilson of Mount Airy, Nancy Mengel of Overlea, Mary Arnold of Perry Hall, Lisa Magladry of North Point and Jean Magladry of Seattle; a sister, Alice Springs of San Antonio; 21 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Jessie M. Richardson, a retired social worker who worked in the United States and abroad for the Red Cross and then at Fort Howard Veterans Administration Hospital, died of a heart attack Jan. 5 in Tacoma, Wash. She was 80.

After a year with the city social-services department in the 1940s, she became the first black social worker hired by the Baltimore chapter of the Red Cross. In 1950, during the Korean War, she was named Far East assistant field director, a job that took her to U.S. military hospitals in Tokyo and Korea. After a 13-month tour, she returned to her job with the Baltimore chapter.

In 1964, she competed work at Atlanta University on a master's degree in social work.

That year, she became a medical social worker at the Fort Howard hospital in Baltimore County, retiring in 1974.

A year after retiring, she moved to Tacoma to be near a niece. From 1975 until 1982, she was administrator of the CHORE Program, a federally funded housekeeping program for disabled senior citizens in .

Born and raised in Baltimore, Miss Richardson was a member of the 1933 graduating class of Douglass High School and graduated from what is now Morgan State University in 1937. She received a certificate of social work from Atlanta University in 1939.

A memorial service will be held today in Tacoma.

Survivors include, a brother, Edward M. Richardson of Baltimore; four nieces, and a nephew.

F. Ernest Lindner will be buried today after a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Ave., Hamilton. Mr. Lindner, 71, a retired stationery company executive, died Jan. 3.

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