Eartha Lee Hill, 68, Provident Hospital nurseEartha Lee...

March 31, 1997

Eartha Lee Hill, 68, Provident Hospital nurse

Eartha Lee Hill, a retired licensed practical nurse, died of coronary disease Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. She was 68 and lived in East Baltimore.

Mrs. Hill worked at the old Provident Hospital in Baltimore for more than 35 years, most of them on the evening shift in the neonatal unit. She retired in 1991.

She was born Eartha Lee Tyson in Savannah, Ga., and moved to Baltimore in 1948. The next year she graduated from Henryton Nursing School in Reisterstown.

She was a member of the Mary McLeod Bethune Chapter of Naomi Grand Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star.

She was married to Arthur Hill Jr. for 38 years until his death in 1988. A son, Anthony Hill Sr., died in February 1996.

She was a member of Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church, 1263 E. North Ave., where she sang with the Marcus Gospel Chorus and where a funeral is planned for 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Hill, and another son, Arthur Hill III, both of Baltimore; three brothers, Joseph Tyson Jr. and Linnon Tyson, both of Detroit, and Donald Tyson of Savannah; two sisters, Mildred Tyson of Baltimore and Josie Tyson of Detroit; and three grandchildren.

Frank B. Weber Jr., 73, car salesman, volunteer

Frank B. "Bill" Weber Jr., a retired car salesman and volunteer fund-raiser, died of a heart attack Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 73 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

Mr. Weber retired in 1995 from Aero Motors Inc. in Essex, where he had been a salesman since 1979.

He began selling used cars in the 1950s at his father's business, Weber Motors, in Baltimore's Belair-Edison section. He took over the business when his father died in 1956 and operated it until he closed the lot in 1979 and went to work for Aero.

A 1941 graduate of Loyola High School, he studied at the University of Baltimore for a year before joining the merchant marine.

Friends and relatives remembered Mr. Weber as a leader and tireless, dedicated fund-raiser with the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus and other organizations.

He was president of the Holy Name Society for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1981 and founded the society's Seminary Fund, raising money for men who want to enter the priesthood.

Mr. Weber had portrayed Santa Claus at Christmas functions since the 1950s.

He was parish council president of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church at Park Avenue and Saratoga Street, where he was a member for more than 45 years. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at the church at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, the former Frances Sedbaras; a son, Frank E. Weber of Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Cecilia Weber of Baltimore; a sister, Doris B. Getz of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Pub Date: 3/31/97

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