C. Austin McDonnell Sr., 93, owned food brokerageC. Austin...

March 07, 1996

C. Austin McDonnell Sr., 93, owned food brokerage

C. Austin McDonnell Sr., founder of a wholesale food brokerage business, died of complications of cancer Mondayat Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Roland Park resident was 93.

In 1930, he founded McDonnell and Blankfard Co. -- located in Jessup and managed by a son, James E. McDonnell II of Homeland -- and retired in 1970.

Born and raised on Reservoir Hill, he was a 1918 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in 1922 from St. John's College in Annapolis.

Mr. McDonnell, who played golf until he was in his mid-80s, was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Sea View Country Club.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Smith and Greely avenues in Mount Washington, where he was a communicant.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, the former Kathryn Eisenhardt; another son, C. Austin McDonnell Jr. of Ruxton; three daughters, Elinor McD. Smith of Baltimore, Dorothy McD. Rodgers of Riderwood and Irene McD. Greeley of Homeland; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

Moses Arthur Washington, assistant director of custodial services for the Johns Hopkins University, died Sunday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 55 and lived in Randallstown.

He was born in Anderson, S.C., and graduated from high school there. He served in the Army from 1963 to 1966. After his discharge, he worked in New York, Atlanta and College Park, XTC Ga., where he was housing director for Woodward Academy. He met President Jimmy Carter, whose daughter, Amy, was a student there.

He came to Baltimore in 1986 to work for the Marriott Corp. as executive house manager of USF&G's Mount Washington training center. In 1989, he took the Hopkins position.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Royal Baptist Church in Anderson, S.C. A memorial service was held yesterday in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, the former Janice Johnson; a former wife, Gloria Brooks Washington; three sons, Derek Washington of Atlanta, Moses Anthony Washington of Baltimore and Chris Thomas of Detroit; two daughters, Tonja Daughtry of Atlanta and Candice Marie Washington of Baltimore; his stepfather, Clyde Wiley of Anderson; four brothers, Bracie Washington Jr. of Gastonia, N.C., Clifton Washington of Jamaica, N.Y., Walter Washington of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Joel Washington of Silver Spring; two sisters, Dorothy Watson of Anderson and Anita Wiley of Alexandria, Va.; and a granddaughter.

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