Blanche E. McDade, 85, owned construction companyBlanche...

November 28, 1996

Blanche E. McDade, 85, owned construction company

Blanche E. McDade, who had owned McDade Rigging & Steel Erection Corp. in Baltimore, died Nov. 12 at York Hospital in York, Pa., of cardiac arrest. She was 85 and had lived in Lancaster, Pa., since 1981.

In 1962, her husband, William S. McDade Sr., died, and she took over the company that he had founded. The former Homeland resident retired in 1972 after selling the business.

She was born Blanche E. Rice in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Nov. 15.

She is survived by two sons, William S. McDade Jr. of New Freedom, Pa., and David P. McDade of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Sharon S. Strassner of Lancaster and Jeanne J. Shehan of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

Mary Yearley Donovan, 77, who retired as a Baltimore County public school teacher in 1978 and moved to Fayetteville, N.C., died at home of respiratory failure Nov. 22.

No services were held for the native of Woodstock in Howard County.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Louise Donovan of Fayetteville, and several nephews and nieces.

Pub Date: 11/28/96

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