John E. Minahan, 81, Army colonelRetired Col. John E...

August 02, 1996

John E. Minahan, 81, Army colonel

Retired Col. John E. Minahan, who served in the Army Corps of Engineers, died July 23 of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 81 and lived at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville.

His 30-year Army career began after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1940. He served in Europe during World War II and later held command positions in Europe, the Philippines and Korea.

He retired from the Army in 1968 and worked for engineering companies before becoming a project engineer for Prince William County, Va., in 1977. He retired in 1985.

Colonel Minahan, a native of Milwaukee, earned a master of science degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute Technology in 1948.

A memorial service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. today at Charlestown, 719 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Eugenia Murphy; a son, Army Lt. Col. John Richard Minahan of Springfield, Va.; two daughters, Milly Minahan Miller of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jeanne Minahan Robinson of Annandale, Va; two sisters, Katherine Minahan Durkin and Margaret Patricia Minahan, both of Milwaukee; and four grandchildren.

Joseph W. Aston, 73, owned realty, insurance company

Joseph William Aston, owner of Aston Realty and Insurance in Perry Hall since 1959, died Monday of lymphoma at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 73 and lived in Perry Hall.

He was born in Alberta, Canada, and immigrated to Detroit in 1947. Stationed in Maryland while in the Army during World War II, he settled in Baltimore in 1950 and became a United States citizen four years later.

He married Martha Robinson Tilley in 1951.

Mr. Aston, who enjoyed rock fishing and goose hunting, was active in many civic organizations. He was president of the Overlea Lions Club in 1961, president of the Baltimore County Republican Club in 1968 and a founder of the Perry Hall Swim Club in 1961.

He made an unsuccessful bid for the Baltimore County Council in 1966.

RF Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Perry Hall Presbyterian

Church, 8848 Belair Road.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Daniel Whitmore of Dallas; and two daughters, Terry Lynn and Tracy Lee, both of Baltimore.

Peyton J. Marshall Jr., 68, Westinghouse engineer

Peyton Jaquelin Marshall Jr., a retired engineer, died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 68.

The native of Winchester, Va., served in the Navy from 1946 until 1948. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute, where he was class president, in 1952.

That year, he married Lucy Lunn of Winston-Salem, N.C. In 1954, he came to Baltimore to work for the Westinghouse Defense and Electronic Systems Center. He retired in 1986.

Mr. Marshall was a member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore. He was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and taught camping and outdoor cooking to regional Girl Scout troops.

He was a member of the vestry at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church and an usher at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today.

nTC In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Peyton J. Marshall III of Richmond, England; a daughter, Lucy Marshall Davis of Dallas; and five grandchildren.

Dolores Dorado Miranda, 80, homemaker

Dolores Dorado Miranda, 80, a homemaker and Baltimore native, died July 22 of a heart attack in Puerto Rico, where she had lived since 1959.

Services were held July 24.

She is survived by her husband, Estaquio Miranda, whom she married in 1946; three sons, John Miranda, Richard Miranda and Francis Miranda, all of Puerto Rico; three daughters, Emma Rivero Jerscheid and Manuela Rivero Zwick, both of Baltimore, and Carol Martinez of Puerto Rico; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Clarence M. "Buzz" Johnson,70, a Towson resident and retired engineering technician, died of cancer July 26 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

The Baltimore native, who served in the Army Air Force from 1944 to 1945 during World War II, was a collector of big-band music and a member of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church in Timonium.

Services were held Tuesday. He is survived by a brother, Arthur E. Johnson of Ocean City; and two sisters, Alice A. Johnson of Towson and Florence M. Burrows of Lutherville.

Pub Date: 8/02/96

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