Kathryn Major, 48, health services workerKathryn Major, a...

July 31, 1996

Kathryn Major, 48, health services worker

Kathryn Major, a health services worker and longtime Turners Station resident, died of a heart attack Saturday at home. She was 48.

Since 1966, she worked in various medical and health services capacities, most recently as an adult day care provider at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills.

Born in East Orange, N.J., she moved to Turners Station in eastern Baltimore County as a child. She graduated from the old Sollers Point High School in 1966 and went to work as a medical technician at what now is Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The former Kathryn Swann married Curt Major in 1972; he died in 1990.

As a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Turners Station Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, she visited patients at local hospitals. She enjoyed bowling and cooking.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church, 307 Avondale Road in Turners Station.

Survivors include a son, Carl Lamont Swann; a sister, Diane Louise Bannerman; and three brothers, Carl Haywood, Kenneth Lee and Donald Lewis Swann. All are of the Baltimore area. Zenas Monroe Sykes Jr., professor emeritus in the Department of Population Dynamics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, died of cancer Sunday at home in Towson. He was 64.

Born in Hackensack, N.J., Dr. Sykes joined the Hopkins faculty in 1968 to study populations worldwide. Before then, he was an actuary with the Social Security Administration and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

From Hopkins, he received a doctorate in biostatistics in 1966 and a bachelor's degree in history in 1954.

He was a member of the American Society for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, the Biometric Society, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and the Population Association of America.

Services were private. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Elizabeth M. Teskey; his mother, Lillian M. Sykes of Towson; two sons, Zenas B. Sykes of Baltimore and Stephan D. Sykes of San Carlos, Calif.; a daughter, Alisen Wilkinsen of Irvine; a sister, Lynne Zurcher of New York City; seven grandchildren; and his first wife, Dorothy J. Sykes of Orange, Calif. William John Waldron, a retired carpenter and a Howard County Boy Scout leader, died Sunday at Howard County General Hospital from complications of liver disease. He was 83.

Mr. Waldron worked as a carpenter at Laurel Race Course for 25 years and during retirement became a Boy Scout leader.

Born in Cornwall, England, he served in the Duke of Cornwall Regiment in the British Army during World War II.

He married Viola Collings in 1947, and the couple immigrated to the United States in 1950. They settled in Ellicott City in 1954.

No services were held. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Robin W. Waldron of Dubois, Wyo.; a daughter, Jean Maliuat of Ellicott City; two sisters, Eileen Eddy and Pat Seville, both of England; and three grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/31/96

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