Fred L. Hawkins, 63, contractor owned golf clubFred L...

February 16, 1996

Fred L. Hawkins, 63, contractor owned golf club

Fred L. Hawkins, a contractor and owner of the Golf and Country Club of Swan Creek, died Jan. 15 of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 63 and lived in Oakington.

The Scranton, Pa., native later moved to Shenandoah, Pa. and graduated from schools there. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1954.

In 1955, he established the Fred L. Hawkins Co. Inc., a construction firm. He had owned the country club since 1982.

He was a member of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post, the Aberdeen Moose Lodge, the Havre de Grace Elks Club, the Maryland Golf and Country Club, the North East River Yacht Club and the Chantilly Country Club.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Jan. 20. He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Karahuta; a brother, George W. Hawkins of North Brunswick, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

George Joseph Gavin, 91, Baltimore police sergeant

George Joseph Gavin, a retired Baltimore police sergeant, died Monday of pneumonia at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center. He was 91.

The East Baltimore native left school as a teen-ager to work to help support his parents and younger brothers and sisters. He joined the Police Department in 1933 and retired in 1960.

In 1937, he married Alice Beatrice Jones, who died in 1986.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Thomas Aquinas parish at Hickory Avenue and 36th Street and the Baltimore City Retired Policeman's Association.

He also was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 103 Church Lane in Texas, where a funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by a son, Robert George Gavin Sr. of Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; two daughters, Patricia Phebus of Cedarcroft and Joan Hillier of Pasadena; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Richard J. Watson, 57, architect, interior designer

Richard J. Watson, an architect, died of a bronchial infection Feb. 2 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 57 and lived in Baltimore.

A native of New York City, he moved to the Annapolis area with his family in 1952 and graduated from Annapolis High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a master's degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

He worked for architectural firms in Norfolk, Va., Washington, Philadelphia and New York before returning to Maryland in 1970. He worked for several Baltimore architectural firms and did free-lance work in historic restoration and interior design.

He was a resident of Mount Vernon, Bolton Hill, Guilford and finally, Butchers Hill. He was a founding member and president of the Coalition of Historic Neighborhoods. One of his pet projects was the restoration of the historic President Street Railroad Station, an undertaking that still hasn't begun despite years of effort by him and others.

A memorial service was to be held at 4 p.m. today at 1801 Eutaw Place.

He is survived by two sons, Anthony J. Watson of Sydney, Australia, and Alexander P. Watson of Bolton Hill; his former wife, Micheleen M. McNeill of Baltimore; a brother, Robert A. Watson of Washington; his stepmother, Champ F. Watson of Annapolis; his stepsister, Ann M. Tasi of Annapolis; and his companion, David L. Gaines of Randallstown.

Rose G. D. Clark, 81, longtime social worker

Rose G. D. Clark, a former social worker, died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 81 and had lived at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville since 1991.

From the late 1930s through the early 1960s, she was a social worker for the old Family and Children's Society, now Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.

Born in Waterbury, Conn., the former Rose G. Davis earned a bachelor's degree at Bryn Mawr College in 1934 and moved to Baltimore in 1937 after earning a master's degree in social work at Smith College.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, where she lived for 50 years, the League of Women Voters and the Smith and Bryn Mawr alumni associations.

Her husband, J. Rutledge Clark, whom she married in 1940, died in 1976.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where she was a communicant.

She is survived by a son, Douglas G. Clark of Cascade; a daughter, Carol Clark Coolidge of Wilmette, Ill.; a sister, Ruth Tapley of Jupiter, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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