Harold Martin Shade Sr., 76, bridge contractorHarold...

March 01, 1996

Harold Martin Shade Sr., 76, bridge contractor

Harold Martin Shade Sr., a retired contractor and former Ruxton resident, died Feb. 18 of cancer at his son's home in California. He was 76.

Mr. Shade was associated for many years with Kline Contractors of Frederick, where he headed the bridge division. His last project before retiring in 1988 was Baltimore's new Pratt Street bridge over the Jones Falls.

Since 1990, he had been living in Corpus Christi, Texas.

In the Baltimore area, his civic activities included serving as a trustee of Notre Dame Preparatory School and treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Towson. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Mr. Shade and his first wife, the former Evelyn Rinker, raised ponies and taught riding at their Ruxton home. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1967.

In 1975, he married Jerry Smith. They lived in Florida and Texas before her death last year.

Services for Mr. Shade were private.

He is survived by his son, Harold M. Shade Jr. of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; four daughters, Kathleen S. Hooper of Hunt Valley, Gwendolyn S. Cameron of Ruxton, Anne Cayley Shade of Baltimore and Patricia U. Volz of Darien, Conn.; a stepson, Robert Hunter of Taneytown; and 12 grandchildren.

Sarah S. Buckingham, 73, homemaker

Sarah S. Buckingham, a homemaker and longtime Guilford resident, died Tuesday of pulmonary failure at Mercy Medical Center. She was 73.

Born Sarah Speicher in Chestertown, she was a 1938 graduate of Chestertown High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Washington College when she was 19.

She continued her education at the Peabody Conservatory. An accomplished organist and pianist, she played both instruments for Chestertown's Emmanuel Episcopal Church in her youth.

In 1942, she married William A. Buckingham, who retired as senior partner at Baker Watts, now Ferris, Baker Watts Inc., a Baltimore investment house, in 1989. He died in 1993.

Mrs. Buckingham was active in garden clubs and maintained an interest in politics.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles at Saratoga streets.

She is survived by two sons, William A. Buckingham of Alexandria, Va., and John E. Buckingham of Sarasota, Fla.; and a sister, Martha S. Ogden of Sarasota.

Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Medical Center, Development Department, 301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore 21202.

Mary Lee Miller, 78, Ocean Pines resident

Mary Lee Miller, a longtime resident of Ocean Pines, died of heart failure Feb. 18 at the Sunrise of Annapolis assisted care center. She was 78.

Born Mary Lee Bauersfeld in China, where her father was a naval architect, she came to the United States as an infant and lived in Roland Park. She attended Goucher College and took courses at the Maryland Institute, College of Art before marrying Richard Ewing Miller in 1937.

She lived at Fort Benning, Ga., while her husband served in the Army during World War II, then the couple moved to Baltimore and she was a banker's executive secretary. They moved in 1949 to Rosemont, Pa., near Philadelphia, and in 1970 to Ocean Pines, where Mrs. Miller was a golfer and member of the Hole-In-One Club.

Her husband died in 1993.

She is survived by a daughter, Alexis Langsner of Annapolis; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Adelaide England of Petersburg, N.Y.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City, where she was an active member.

Thomas W. Yeager, 50, owner of hair salons

Thomas W. Yeager, who owned and operated several Pikesville hair salons for 25 years, died Feb. 19 of AIDS complications at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. He was 50.

Mr. Yeager operated Tom Yeager's Salon for a number of years at the Pickwick Apartments complex until closing the business two years ago. In the 1970s and 1980s, he styled hair in his Tom Yeager's Touch of Class Salon in Pikesville.

"During the 1970s and 1980s, his shops were considered the focal point of fashion and style in Northwest Baltimore," said Stephen E. Yeager, a brother in Baltimore.

Born and raised in Charles Village, he was a 1963 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School where he studied cosmetology. He continued his training at the Delmarva Beauty Academy in Salisbury.

Fond of the Eastern Shore, he liked piloting his motor yacht and traveling to Thailand and Southeast Asia.

A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5100 Wetheredsville Road in Dickeyville.

Survivors include a son, John C. Yeager of Catonsville; another brother, Michael C. Yeager of Baltimore; and two grandchildren. Herbert J. Blimline, a 40-year employee of General Motors and an archery enthusiast, died of heart failure Feb. 20 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 85.

The Parkville resident retired as an inspector in 1971 from GM's Broening Highway plant, where he had started his career as an assembly line worker.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, Mr. Blimline was a 1928 graduate of Patterson Park High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in the Pacific until being discharged with the rank of technical sergeant at war's end.

He was a member of the Baltimore Bowman Archery Club and enjoyed hunting with bow and arrow.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Joppa Gospel Tabernacle, 1911 E. Joppa Road, Carney.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lena Como; a sister, Evelyn McCormick of Dundalk; and a nephew, Edward McCormick of Dundalk.

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