Charles F. Adams, 73, Beth Steel pump operatorCharles F...

March 09, 1996

Charles F. Adams, 73, Beth Steel pump operator

Charles F. Adams, who worked for 25 years for Bethlehem Steel Co. at Sparrows Point before retiring in 1988 as a boiler-pump operator, died Tuesday of a stroke at his home in Hamilton. He was 73.

In retirement, he had worked part time for two florists, Michael's and Regester's.

Mr. Adams' career began in the 1930s at Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. on Key Highway.

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to the USS Ariel, which transported troops and supplies to England before the D-Day invasion. During one trans-Atlantic trip, the ship was torpedoed by a German submarine but did not sink.

After discharge, he returned to Maryland Drydock for a year, then worked from 1946 to 1963 as a deliveryman for Cloverland, Sealtest and Green Spring dairies in Baltimore.

Born in Highlandtown, Mr. Adams graduated from Patterson Park High School, where he was a letterman in several sports.

Mr. Adams was a member of VFW Post 1529 and played on adult softball teams.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be held at 9: 30 a.m. today at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 5600 Harford Road.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Evelyn J. Whitley; three sons, Craig G. Adams and Charles W. Adams, both of Hamilton, and Chris S. Adams of Rochester, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

Ann Elizabeth Norton, 60, ambulatory nursing director

Ann Elizabeth Norton, a nurse for 40 years and former faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, died of cancer Tuesday at her home. She was 60.

Her career included work in three Baltimore hospitals and one in England. She worked first at Mercy Hospital, then, from 1956 through 1958, at University Hospital. She did a research project as a public health nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1963 through 1965, then spent three years in London working at St. George's Hospital.

She returned to Baltimore to work at University Hospital, where she was assistant director of ambulatory nursing from 1968 through 1976. She was promoted to director of the unit in 1976 and held that position until she retired in 1989. She also held an associate faculty position with the university's School of Nursing.

In retirement, she continued nursing part time until 1993 at the Woodbourne Center in Baltimore.

She was born and grew up in Baltimore, graduating from the Institute of Notre Dame. She earned a registered nursing degree at Mercy Hospital in 1953 and a bachelor's degree in 1964 from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 42nd Street and Old York Road, Baltimore.

Survivors include a brother, James Norton of Baltimore; and two sisters, Margaret Fiocco of Westminster and Ellen Cullen of Lutherville.

George R. Stone III, 29, a 1993 graduate of the Baltimore International Culinary College and a chef at Cacao Lane Restaurant in Ellicott City, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Services were held yesterday in his hometown of Pottsville, Pa.

Survivors include his parents, George R. Stone Jr. of Richmond, Va., and Carol Minnig Stone of Orwigsburg, Pa.; two sons, George R. Stone IV of Ellicott City and Thomas Stone of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Eric Stone of Budd Lake, N.J.; a sister, Karissa Stone of Chambersburg, Pa.; a grandmother, Emmeline Stone of Pottsville, Pa.; his stepmother, Wendy Stone of Richmond; and his fiancee, Heather Berka of Ellicott City.

Memorial service

Victor Crawford,63, former Maryland legislator, lawyer and tobacco lobbyist who died March 2, will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Chapel at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mr. Crawford, who was diagnosed with cancer in 1991, spent his last years campaigning against the harmful effects of smoking.

! Pub Date: 3/09/96

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