Charles E. Danner Jr., 76, Episcopal priestCharles Eugene...

April 02, 1997

Charles E. Danner Jr., 76, Episcopal priest

Charles Eugene Danner Jr., a retired Episcopal priest, died of a blood disorder Saturday at Roland Park Place. He was 76.

Mr. Danner was pastor of St. Christopher-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Gibson Island from 1976 until he retired in 1994. Earlier, he was vicar of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Lutherville, assistant rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in downtown Baltimore and rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Franklintown.

He also had been lay chaplain at the old Hannah More Academy in Reisterstown and the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills.

The Philadelphia native was raised in Baltimore and was a graduate of City College. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1941.

He was registrar, librarian and head of the science department at St. Paul's School for Boys from 1942 to 1947, when he joined the faculty of Wroxeter-on-the-Severn School. In 1950, he joined the library staff of Johns Hopkins.

He attended Bexley Hall Divinity School at Kenyon College in 1953 and was ordained a deacon in 1954 and a priest in 1955. He also completed additional theological studies at Mansfield College at Oxford University.

Mr. Danner spent his summers touring England and was well-known for his illustrated lectures on that country's gardens and cathedrals, which he presented to area groups.

"He was an Anglophile of the first order and had accumulated thousands and thousands of slides," said the Rev. Frederick J. Hanna of Baltimore, a longtime friend.

Services were held yesterday.

There are no close survivors.

Charles W. Reinhardt II, 71, public schoolteacher

Charles W. Reinhardt II, who taught in Baltimore public schools, died of a heart attack Monday at his West Baltimore home. He was 71.

Mr. Reinhardt, a 1943 graduate of Southern High School who started his teaching career there in the early 1950s, retired in the mid-1970s as a teacher at the former Community College of Baltimore. Before he left the city school system for CCB in the late 1960s, he had been head of the social studies department at Northwestern High School.

After he retired, he was coordinator of the continuing education department at Anne Arundel Community College until the mid-1980s.

The Baltimore native served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, and then earned a bachelor's degree in 1949 and a master's in 1953, both from the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1961, he won the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Classroom Teacher's Medal and was awarded the History Teachers Association of Maryland Distinguished Service Award in 1970.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave.

He is survived by an aunt, Marie Kuehn of Baltimore; and two cousins, Charlotte Blum of Baltimore and Carol Moore of Davidsonville.

Helen G. Patterson, 77, reading teacher

Helen G. Patterson, who enrolled in college after raising two sons and became a reading teacher, died of cancer Sunday at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. She was 77.

The longtime Bel Air resident had lived at Fairhaven since 1987.

Mrs. Patterson earned a bachelor's degree from then-Towson State College in 1972 and a master's degree in special education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975. She taught reading for 11 years in Harford County schools and retired in 1983.

The former Helen Gaines was born in Washington and raised on Cokesbury Farm in Abingdon. She was a 1937 graduate of Bel Air High School and was a Red Cross volunteer during World War II.

In 1942, she married Paul W. Patterson Sr., a violinist, music teacher and piano tuner. For many years, the couple owned and operated the Patterson Piano and Organ store on Kenmore Avenue in Bel Air. The business was closed after Mr. Patterson died in 1979.

Mrs. Patterson did needlework and weaving and was a member of the Constellation Chapter of the Embroiders' Guild of America. She also enjoyed art museums and the theater.

She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Route 24 and St. Mary's Road in Emmorton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by two sons, John Gaines Patterson of Baltimore and Paul Wilton Patterson Jr. of Evanston, Ill.

Francesca R. Schiavone, 74, homemaker, data processor

Francesca R. Schiavone, a homemaker and former data processor, died of cancer March 25 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 74 and lived in Essex.

Mrs. Schiavone, who was known as Frances, worked from 1960 until 1969 as a data processor for Martin-Marietta Corp. in Middle River and earlier for the Social Security Administration.

The former Francesca Muolo was born and raised in Atlas, Pa., and was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School there.

During World War II, she was an inspector in an ordinance plant in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and moved from there to Essex after marrying Orlando "Chuck" Schiavone in 1947.

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