Joseph Merryman Coale Jr., 78, bank managerJoseph Merryman...

March 17, 1996

Joseph Merryman Coale Jr., 78, bank manager

Joseph Merryman Coale Jr., a retired banker, died in his sleep Wednesday at his Roland Park residence. He was 78.

He retired in 1984 as a manager at the Federal Reserve Bank, where he had been employed for 12 years. Earlier, he worked for many years in retail and branch management for Maryland National Bank. He began his banking career with the Federal Reserve Bank during the 1940s.

The Baltimore native was a 1935 graduate of McDonogh School and attended St. John's College in Annapolis. A resident of Roland Park for 50 years, he was a member of St. David Episcopal Church and active in alumni affairs at McDonogh.

Services were held Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Selby Martin; two sons, Joseph M. Coale III of Ruxton and John S. Coale of Stoneleigh; a daughter, Nancy M. Levy of Rodgers Forge; a sister, Helen DiBlasi of Timonium; and seven grandchildren. Another son, Robert Hooper Coale, died in 1968.

Susan Booth McMann, 47, Baldwin Industries worker

Susan Booth McMann, a longtime employee at Baldwin Industries in Arnold, died yesterday at her Glen Burnie home of complications from a stroke. She was 47.

Ms. McMann was born in Danville, Va., and grew up in Severna Park. She earned a special education certificate from the Millersville Special School, then began work at Baldwin Industries, where she remained for 20 years until shortly before her death.

Ms. McMann was active in the Special Olympics, attended the church school at Glen Burnie United Methodist Church and was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Southmayd of White Stone, Va.; and a brother, John McMann of Severna Park.

Donations may be made to the Providence Center, 80 West St., Annapolis, 21401 or Bello Machre, P.O. Box 979, Pasadena, 21122.

G. Leo Hunt, 76, jazz, Ellington enthusiast

G. Leo Hunt, a jazz enthusiast and Duke Ellington devotee, died of heart failure Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 76.

Mr. Hunt, who lived in Northwest Baltimore, was a founding member in the late 1940s of the Interracial Jazz Society and was a member for many years of the Left Bank Jazz Society.

He was a member of the Duke Ellington International Jazz Society, and friends said he amassed one of the largest Ellington record collections on the East Coast.

Mr. Hunt retired last year from the office of the city register of wills, where he had worked 12 years. Earlier, he was an insurance agent with the Prudential and Golden State Mutual insurance companies and had been an accountant for Parks Sausage Co.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he was a graduate of Douglass High School and attended what is now Morgan State University.

He had polio in his youth, and because of his personal knowledge of the difficulties that disabled people face, he worked for their cause as a member of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's Commission on Disabilities.

He was a communicant of St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by three brothers, Martin Hunt of Reisterstown, and Howard Hunt and Donald Hunt, both of Baltimore; a sister, Jacqueline Howard of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 3/17/96

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