Philip K. Davis, 32, independent filmmakerPhilip K. Davis...

September 03, 1996

Philip K. Davis, 32, independent filmmaker

Philip K. Davis, an independent filmmaker, died Saturday at his Baltimore home at age 32. The cause of death was not known.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Davis graduated from Calvert Hall College in 1982. He graduated summa cum laude from Towson State University and received his master's degree from Syracuse University. He received numerous awards for his film "Beyond the Edge of the Sea," including the 1993 Eastman Kodak Scholarship, the 1994 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Council of the Arts, Eastern Regional Students Academy Award, the Charlotte Film Festival, the Berkeley Film Festival and the Denver International Film Festival. He also worked on feature films such as "Hairspray," "Cry Baby" and "JFK."

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street.

Mr. Davis is survived by his mother, Camille Davis; a brother, Christopher Davis; a grandmother, Evelyn Soffos Greenberg; and an uncle, Philip Soffos, all of Baltimore.

Frank W. Carey, 77, phone company employee

Frank W. Carey, a 25-year employee of what formerly was Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland, died of complications from a respiratory condition Friday at Fort Howard Medical Center. The Dundalk resident was 77.

Born in Salisbury, Mr. Carey graduated from Sparrows Point High School in Dundalk in 1936. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1941, he went to work for the phone company. His career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as a naval officer from 1943 to 1946. After the war, Mr. Carey returned to the phone company and worked in several capacities, including vice president of marketing.

In 1985, Mr. Carey was involved in the financial planning for the reorganization of Sparrows Point Country Club in Dundalk, where he was a member until he died. He also was elected to the board of directors of Patapsco Federal Savings and Loan.

His wife of 42 years, the former June E. Gruderwhite, died in 1992.

Services will be held at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Dundalk United Methodist Church, 7255 Eastern Ave.

Mr. Carey is survived by two cousins, Mary Lou Hornig of Catonsville and George R. Moore of Baltimore.

Frank William Lowry, 81, Westinghouse engineer

Frank William Lowry, an electrical engineer with Westinghouse Electrical Co. who also did financial counseling, died in a car accident Aug. 26 near Grand Rapids, Ohio. The Annapolis resident was 81.

After graduating from Ohio State University in 1940, Mr. Lowry went to work as an engineer for Westinghouse and later settled in Severna Park. He left Westinghouse in 1965 and became an independent financial counselor, affiliated with local firms.

Mr. Lowry was a member of the John Paul Jones chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Annapolis Civitan Civic Club, the Annapolis Elks and the Annapolis Yacht Club.

His wife of 38 years, the former Viola Marie Bormuth, died in 1978. In 1980, he married Eloise Johnson Glenn, who died in 1981.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Solley United Methodist Church, 7600 Solley Road, Pasadena.

Mr. Lowry is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former Helen Aileen Boswell; a son, Larry Lowry of Atherton, Calif.; and two daughters, Lorilee Pollard of Dandridge, Tenn., and Carol Ann Hendler of Marco Island, Fla.

Helen Wynn Dyer, 79, collector of antiques

Helen Wynn Dyer, a mother and homemaker, died of a heart attack Friday at her home in Fairhaven. She was 79.

Born in Suitland, she graduated from Suitland High School and attended the National Law Center of George Washington University in 1935. Mrs. Dyer was an avid collector of antiques, often made jams and jellies and belonged to Friendship United Methodist Church in Friendship.

Her husband of 55 years, Wilfred M. Dyer Jr., died in 1994.

Services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. today at Rausch Funeral Home on Mount Harmony Lane in Owings in Calvert County.

Mrs. Dyer is survived by two sons, Dr. Wilfred M. Dyer III of Nanticoke and Andrew Wynn Dyer of Upper Marlboro; a brother, Richard Wynn; and four grandsons.

Contributions may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, 22 W. Friendship Road, Friendship 20758.

John Howard Birchfield, 60, owner of a roofing company

John Howard Birchfield, owner of a Brooklyn Park roofing company, died of lung cancer Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Chester resident was 60.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Mr. Birchfield moved to Brooklyn Park when he was 18. He founded John's Roofing Co. Inc. in 1959, was a member of the Moose Lodge in Cambridge and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trap shooting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Lester Church of God in Lester, W.Va.

Mr. Cox is survived by his wife of 41 years, Blanche; two sons, Michael Birchfield of Glen Burnie and Mark Birchfield of Brooklyn Park; his mother, Mildred Mahlstedt of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, David Birchfield of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and two sisters, Betty Bowen of Owings Mills and Avanell Walsh of Edgewater, Fla.

Pub Date: 9/03/96

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