Dr. David G. Simpson, 76, internist, UM professor
Dr. David G. Simpson, an internist and former head of the division of pulmonary diseases at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died Feb. 25 of a stroke at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Roland Park resident was 76.
Dr. Simpson, who had a private practice in the Medical Arts Building downtown, joined the medical school as an associate professor in 1964. He retired in 1985.
The native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, came to the United States in 1952. He was an authority on respiratory diseases and was widely published.
No services were held.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Elizabeth Martelli; three sons, A. Gordon Simpson of Baltimore, Robert W. Simpson of Milwaukee and Ian B. Simpson of Paris; a daughter, Ann Elizabeth Beirne of Reisterstown; a brother, Samuel Simpson of County Antrim, Northern Ireland; and four grandchildren.
Henry "Hank" Landergren Jr., owner of a Baltimore commercial and industrial painting firm and an avid power boater, died of cancer Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 60 and lived in the Milford section of Baltimore County.
Born in Queens, N.Y., he graduated from Forest Park High School in 1953 and joined the company his father founded, H. Landergren Painting and Decorating Inc. He became head of the firm after his father retired in the mid-1960s. He closed the business in 1987.
He was a past commodore of Belvedere Yacht Club and a member of Kent Island Yacht Club and the Chesapeake Commodores Club. He also was a member of the Boumi Temple and the Rockdale Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous meeting since 1980.
Services were held Tuesday. Survivors include his wife, Diana Wise Landergren; two daughters, Regina Ittner of Henniker, N.H., and Lisa Finnegan of Westminster; a sister, Dolores Albiker of Selbyville, Del.; and three grandchildren.
Dr. John M. Haws, 91, Union Memorial obstetrician
Dr. John M. Haws, who was chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Union Memorial Hospital for more than three decades, died March 4 of heart failure at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 91.
Dr. Haws, a former Northwood resident, was associated with the hospital from 1941 to 1975. He began his medical career in 1933 and retired from private practice in 1985.
"He once estimated that during his career he had delivered over 10,000 babies, including Boog Powell's and Johnny Unitas' children," said a son, Dr. James R. Haws of Austin.
The native of Birdsboro, Pa., earned his medical degree in 1930 ** from the Johns Hopkins Medical School and completed his residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Hopkins, Union Memorial and the old Hospital for the Women of Maryland.
A memorial service was held March 8. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Margaret Smith; another son, Dr. John P. Haws of Boulder, Colo.; and 11 grandchildren.
Ada Snyder Kling, who had owned a pharmacy, died of heart failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. She was 88 and lived in Pikesville.
After marrying Herman Kling, a pharmacist, in 1930, she oversaw the operation of their drugstore, Kling's, at Park Heights and Virginia avenues.
In 1956, they sold the store and bought Flom's Pharmacy in East Baltimore. Mr. Kling died in 1969, and she continued operating the business until the mid-1970s when it closed. She managed several downtown apartment buildings for a real estate company and retired in the late 1980s.
The Pikesville resident was a fund-raiser for the Azonas, an organization of pharmacists' wives, the Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood and the Pikesville Senior Center.
She was born Ada Snyder in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School in 1925. She also attended the Johns Hopkins University. Services were held yesterday. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Cohen and Suzanne Schwartz, both of Pikesville; two sisters, Lillian Hoffman of Pikesville and Rose Rosengarden of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Alice R. Whitmore, 82, social services caseworker
Alice R. Whitmore, a retired social services caseworker who was active in Annapolis cultural groups, died of intestinal complications Feb. 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was The former Alice Reid, a native of Statesville, N.C., retired in 1981 as a supervisor of the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services.
In 1940, she married Paul H. Whitmore, who died in 1994.
In Annapolis, she and her husband were founding members of the Colonial Players Inc. She also was active in other organizations, including Historic Annapolis, the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony and the Anne Arundel Medical Center Auxiliary.
Services were held March 2. She is survived by two daughters, Anne M. Whitmore of Baltimore and Jane Whitmore Davies of Canberra, Australia; a sister, Mary Reid of Statesville; and two grandchildren.
Mathilde D. Hopkins, 82, led poultry companies