Mary Margaret D. Bourgeois, 74, executive secretaryMary...

January 20, 1996

Mary Margaret D. Bourgeois, 74, executive secretary

Mary Margaret D. Bourgeois, a former Academy Heights resident and retired executive secretary, died Jan. 5 of respiratory failure at a hospital in Largo, Fla. She was 74.

Known as "Peg," she had been an executive secretary for a Catonsville attorney and First National Bank before retiring in the early 1970s. She moved to Florida in 1980.

Mrs. Bourgeois moved to Baltimore in 1949, where she raised her family and was a Girl Scout leader.

She was born Mary M. Doyle in Norwood, Pa., where she was educated. In 1942, she married Ralph Bourgeois, an auditor for the Aetna Insurance Co. He died in 1984.

A communicant of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church in Largo, she was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the hand bell choir.

She was a member of the Sun Coast Hospital Guild, the St. Petersburg New Neighbors and the Suncoast Sandpipers.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Lucas of Roland Park and Anamarie Bourgeois of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Joseph Doyle of King of Prussia, Pa.; a sister, Bernadette Sherm of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held in Florida on Jan. 8. William L. Dougherty, a former state auditor who operated a home improvement business and was active in veterans' affairs, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 71.

After retiring from the state in 1981, Mr. Dougherty continued painting, remodeling and building additions until last year.

He fought in the Army infantry -- winning a Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts -- during World War II at the Battle of the Bulge and became a prisoner of war.

He was a longtime member of the Govans Veterans of Foreign Wars unit and American Legion Post 22 in Towson, where he had been an officer and executive committee member. He organized a shuttle service for veterans who needed to visit doctors or the Veterans Hospital. He also organized cookouts and other events for patients at Fort Howard Veterans Hospital.

He volunteered at Bykota Senior Center in Towson.

Born and raised in Govans, he attended parochial schools and was a 1946 graduate of City College. He attended the University of Baltimore.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Patricia Scharf; three sons, Kevin L. Dougherty of Lutherville and Dana W. Dougherty and Brian C. Dougherty, both of Towson; five daughters, Melissa A. Dean of Cockeysville, Joanne P. Glaeser of Rodgers Forge, Donna M. Gussio of Baltimore, Melanie J. Flynn of San Diego and Stephanie L. Dougherty of Maui, Hawaii; a sister, Patricia Tammany of Catonsville; and 14 grandchildren.

Robert L. Beaman, 60, lawyer, aided housing group

Robert L. Beaman, an attorney and tenant-landlord counselor who was an adjunct faculty member of the University of Baltimore School of Law, died Monday of heart failure at his residence in Charles Village. He was 60.

Mr. Beaman, who maintained a general legal practice from his home, also was supervising attorney for the tenant-landlord counseling program of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., a fair-housing organization founded in 1959 by William Boucher, Sidney Hollander and James Rouse.

"He actually prevented many people from becoming homeless," said Joseph Coffey, the organization's executive director.

Jill Tarnoff, a tenant-landlord counselor with Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., called him "a man who really cared about the people we were trying to help. We're going to miss him terribly."

Mr. Beaman was known for his pro bono work and served on the board of the Maryland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and volunteered with Prisoners Aid Inc.

The lawyer, who moved to Baltimore in 1963, worked until 1972 as personnel director for Bon Secours and later Franklin Square hospitals before deciding to attend law school.

"He was very much concerned about social justice and civil rights," said Barbara Mello, a Baltimore attorney who met him on the first day he was in law school and became a close friend. "He thought that the practice of law would help improve conditions in those areas."

Born and raised in Coraopolis, Pa., Mr. Beaman earned his bachelor's degree in 1963 from the University of Ohio. He earned his law degree from UB and was admitted to the bar in 1975.

Mr. Beaman attended both the Lutheran church and Masses at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church.

He enjoyed visiting galleries and collecting Expressionist, Abstract and Modern art. He was also a film buff.

He is survived by a brother and sister, Edward Beaman and Betty Beaman, both of Coraopolis; a nephew and two nieces.

A memorial service will be held today in Pittsburgh. Plans for a local memorial service are incomplete.

B. Bayne Joyes Sr., 91, who retired in 1993 after 50 years in sales, mostly as a hardware manufacturers' representative, died Monday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from cancer. He had been a vice president of Pierce & Hebner liquor wholesalers.

The Guilford resident, a 1922 graduate of Gilman School, attended the University of Virginia and served with the Army in Italy during World War II. He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the St. George's Society, as well as a lifelong communicant of St. David Episcopal Church in Roland Park, where services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Jacqueline Fewster; a son, B. Bayne Joyes Jr. of Mount Washington; and a cousin, Virginia Wake of Cockeysville.

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