George N. Webb, 76, assistant professorGeorge N. Webb, a...

July 27, 1996

George N. Webb, 76, assistant professor

George N. Webb, a retired assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 20 of complications from pneumonia. He was 76 and lived at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville.

He joined the Hopkins medical school in 1952 after earning a master's degree at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering. In 1964, he was appointed an assistant professor.

Born in Fredericktown, Ohio, he graduated from the University of Toledo in 1947. A conscientious objector, he spent World War II in the Civilian Public Service, fighting forest fires and working in a mental hospital.

He was active in professional engineers organizations and in Quaker affairs, especially the Friends General Conference.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. today at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Brooks; a son, Randall Lawrence Webb of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a daughter, Alison Elaine Webb Schweiger of Baltimore; a sister, Katherine Foote of Ravenna, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Joseph S. Rigell, 78, pastor emeritus

The Rev. Joseph S. Rigell, pastor emeritus of the Little Tabernacle Church of the Saviour in East Baltimore, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from a recent heart attack. He was 78 and lived in Baltimore.

The native of Milligan, Fla., served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1948 and a degree in theology from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1951.

A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Little Tabernacle Church of the Saviour, 1503 E. Baltimore St.

Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth Joyce White, whom he married in 1946; six sons, Craig Rigell of Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Rev. Kirby Rigell of Inola, Okla., Joseph S. Rigell Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Christopher Rigell of Knoxville, Tenn., Brian Rigell of Alcoa, Tenn., and Ralph Miller of Laurel; a sister, Judith Gaunt of Lynn Haven, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

R. Bruce McPhail, 40, M & M Controls founder

R. Bruce McPhail, a Baltimore native and founder of an energy-management business, died Tuesday of cancer at home in New Freedom, Pa., where he had lived since 1993. He was 40.

In the early 1980s, he founded M & M Controls Inc., based in East Baltimore.

He graduated from McDonogh School in 1973 and Washington and Lee College in Virginia four years later. He was a sales representative for Honeywell Corp. before starting M & M Controls Inc.

Services were held yesterday. Survivors include his wife, the former Dianne King, whom he married in 1986; two daughters, Lindsay McPhail and Jennifer McPhail; his mother, Patricia McPhail; a brother, Charles Richard McPhail; and a sister, Bonnie Jean McPhail, all of Hunt Valley.

John B. Maenner, 81, licensed physical therapist

John B. Maenner, a retired licensed physical therapist, died July 20 of cancer at his home in Cross Keys. He was 81.

The Baltimore native began training for a career in physical therapy at Children's Hospital in 1934. About two years later, he helped manage Forlifer's Health Club in Baltimore. When the club's president died, he bought the business and worked nights as a physical therapist.

After selling the club in 1962, he worked for physical therapists, then opened a practice at 100 W. University Parkway in 1968. He retired in 1985.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary L. Hanssen, whom he married in 1934; a sister, Mae Maenner Schwandtner of Fallston; a brother, James A. Maenner of Forest Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Arthur W. Kac, 91, Poland native, radiologist

Dr. Arthur W. Kac, a Polish immigrant and radiologist, died Monday of heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore. He was 91 and lived in Timonium.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, he came to the United States in 1927, first to New Jersey and then to Walkersville in Frederick County, where he had a private practice until 1948. That year, he went to work for the Veterans Administration regional office in Baltimore. He retired in 1971.

Services were held yesterday. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Kligerman, whom he married in 1935; a daughter, Sandra K. Emala of Cockeysville; and a granddaughter.

Mary L. M. Fitzpatrick, 67, homemaker, volunteer

Mary Louise Mallonee Fitzpatrick, a homemaker and volunteer at Spring Grove Hospital Center and the American Red Cross, died July 20 of complications from heart disease at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 67.

In 1945, she graduated from Catonsville High School, then was an executive secretary for two years. In 1946, she married Clarke Joseph Fitzpatrick.

Services were held Wednesday. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Clarke Joseph Fitzpatrick III of Ellicott City, Peirce Conrad Fitzpatrick of Catonsville and Philip John Fitzpatrick of Garfield, N.J.; a daughter, Mary Margaret Krawiec of Hillsdale, N.J.; two brothers, George P. Mallonee of Catonsville and John P. Mallonee of Alamo, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/27/96

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