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October 03, 1996

Woodfin Donald Rowe, 71, Westinghouse manager

Woodfin Donald Rowe, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. manager, died Sunday of complications of a stroke and Asian tick disease at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 71 and lived in Cockeysville.

A Baltimore native who attended Forest Park High School, Mr. Rowe put his education on hold to join the Army Air Forces in 1942 during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater and earned many decorations, including the Bronze Star and the Air Medal with the Oak Leaf Cluster. He was honorably discharged in 1945, and served in the Air Force Reserve until 1955.

After the war, he earned a general equivalency diploma from the Polytechnic Institute. In 1949, he graduated from the University of Baltimore with a bachelor's degree in accounting and went to work in the private sector.

In 1955, he joined Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River and in 1966, the Westinghouse Electric Corp. from which he retired as an administrative manager in 1990.

An avid bowler, he was a member of the Fountain Hill League for 31 years. He also enjoyed traveling and contracted Asian tick disease while on a cruise to Alaska, Russia, Japan and Korea.

Mr. Rowe attended the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity in Timonium and was a member of the Fountain Hill Community Association, the Parkville American Legion, the Dulaney Gate Community Association and the Ramms Club of Martin Marietta Retirees.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel at Stella Maris on Dulaney Valley Road.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Anne Mihm; three daughters, Donna A. Rowe of Cockeysville, Darlene Rowe Weaver of Cub Hill and Denise Rowe Malbrough of Hampstead; and three grandchildren. Thomas Carnes Price Jr., a salesman, died of a neurological disease Sunday at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He was 72 and lived in Rodgers Forge.

The Baltimore native attended Friends School and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1947.

Mr. Price was an executive in the paper industry in Ohio and was a salesman for Budeke's Paints Inc. in Fells Point.

He had been president of the Friends School Alumni Association for several years and president of the Craftsman's Club in Baltimore. He was a member of the Baltimore Rotary Club and the Indian Landing and Glenmar sailing associations and was active in scouting.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church in Monkton.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Elizabeth Jones; two daughters, Diana Denson Matthews of Baltimore and Elizabeth Carnes Price of Fairfax, Va.; two sons, Thomas Carrington Price of Sillery Bay and Christopher Jones Price of Dauphin, Pa.; a sister, Ellen Price Eckhardt of Reisterstown; his mother, Ruth Hennighausen Price of Baltimore; and 12 grandchildren.

Mary Cronin Gardiner, 62, retired nurse

Mary Cronin Gardiner, a retired nurse and former Baltimorean, died Monday of cancer at home in East Harwich, Mass. She was 62.

She was born in Fall River, Mass., and graduated from that city's Truesdale Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. She began her career in nursing at the New England Medical Center in Boston.

After marrying in 1965, she moved to Baltimore and worked as a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital. She retired last year and moved to East Harwich, where services will be held today.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, J. Martin Gardiner; three daughters, Beth Gardiner of Brooklyn, N.Y., Alison Gardiner of Portland, Ore., and Kathryn Gardiner of Baltimore; a son, James Gardiner of Baltimore; her mother, Philomena Cronin of Fall River; two sisters; and a brother.

William F. Crowe Sr., 62, truck driver

William Frederick Crowe Sr., who retired in 1977 after many years as a truck driver, died Saturday of cancer at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 62 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, he lived in several areas of the city and Baltimore County before he settled in the Govans area in the 1980s.

He served in the Army from 1952 to 1956 and married Barbara Long after he was discharged.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock.

Besides his wife, Mr. Crowe is survived by a son, William F. Crowe Jr. of Valdosta, Ga.; three daughters, Marlene Crowe of Hanover, Pa., and Frances Miller and Jeanne Pfister, both of Baltimore; a brother, James Michael Crowe of Baltimore; a sister, Catherine Walker of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/03/96

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