Andrew McNeill, 64, founded, ran machine firmAndrew...

November 25, 1996

Andrew McNeill, 64, founded, ran machine firm

Andrew McNeill, the founder and chief executive of an East Baltimore precision machine company, died Wednesday of a heart attack in his office. He was 64.

In 1969, he founded AM Machine Co. Inc. on Curtain Avenue, making precision parts for defense contractors.

"This was his dream," said Anna Peace, a former machinist and now office manager for the company, which employs six. "He knew from the age of 15 that he wanted to own his own business and lived to fulfill that dream."

Mr. McNeill was born in Maxton, N.C., and moved to Baltimore when he was 12. The 1950 graduate of Carver Vocational-Technical High School enlisted in the Army in 1954 and served as an artilleryman in Korea.

After being discharged in 1956, he worked days at Koppers Co. and attended Morgan State University at night, studying business.

Mr. McNeill, who lived in East Baltimore, was unmarried. He was a member of the National Tooling and Machining Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Caroline and Oliver streets, Baltimore.

He is survived by several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Mary Christine Glover, 32, financial analyst

Mary Christine Glover, a financial analyst and homemaker, died Thursday of brain cancer at Gilchrist Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 32 and lived in Rodgers Forge.

She was a financial analyst at USF&G and previously worked in telemarketing for MCI.

Born Mary C. Nolan in Baltimore and raised in Finksburg, she was a 1982 graduate of Westminster High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

A memorial service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave., where she was a member. A memorial Mass will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. Nov. 30 at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Glover, whom she married in 1986; a son, Brian A. Glover, and a daughter, Robyn Jean Glover; her mother, Thea G. Nolan of Finksburg; a brother, Bernard M. Nolan of Ellicott City; and two sisters, Frances Cadden of Union Mills and Patricia Fisher of Westminster.

Michael J. Murphy Sr., 56, Sun distribution manager

Michael J. Murphy Sr., a distribution manager in the transportation department of The Baltimore Sun, died Thursday of lung cancer at North Arundel Hospital. The longtime Glen Burnie resident was 56.

He began his career at the newspaper company as a part-time truck driver in 1972. Earlier, he worked for a grocery chain from 1958 until 1981.

He was born in West Baltimore, graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1958 and married Sandra L. Kestler that year.

He enjoyed gardening and landscaping and doing home-improvement projects.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church, 801 Stevenson Road, Severn.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael J. Murphy Jr. of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Colleen Morgan of Glen Burnie; two brothers, Thomas Murphy of Baltimore and Luke Murphy of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Beck of Baltimore and Agnes Sands of Jarrettsville; and a granddaughter.

Joyce Martin Valentine, 61, insurance administrator

Joyce Martin Valentine, a human resources administrator for insurance companies for 25 years, died Thursday of a stroke at her home on Cunninghill Cove Road in Chase. She was 61.

Born Joyce Martin in Vineland, N.J., she married Dennis Robert Valentine in 1956 and they moved to Baltimore in 1959.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

A son, Ronald Dennis Valentine, died in 1992. She is survived by her husband; another son, Bryan Richard Valentine of Forest Hill; her mother, Ruth Farley Roork, and stepfather, James Roork, of Woodbury Heights, N.J.; a brother, Ronald Martin of Mays Landing, N.J.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Nelson R. Nottingham, 85, Lucas Bros. designer

Nelson Randolph Nottingham, a commercial interior designer and salesman for Lucas Bros., died Thursday of apparent kidney failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. He was 85 and had lived at the home since last year.

He joined Lucas Bros., a Baltimore stationery company, in 1941 and retired in 1981. He then operated his own design business, Nelson R. Nottingham Inc., for about 10 years.

Born in Chesapeake, Va., he came to Maryland as a boy and graduated from the Tome School in Port Deposit.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Druid Ridge Cemetery mausoleum, 7900 Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Dartha Harrison; and a niece, Sylvia Nottingham Allison of Jupiter, Fla.

Pub Date: 11/25/96

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