Ann C. Beeler, 85, homemaker, GBMC volunteerAnn C. Beeler...

September 20, 1997

Ann C. Beeler, 85, homemaker, GBMC volunteer

Ann C. Beeler, a homemaker and longtime Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer, died Thursday at GBMC of peritonitis. The Broadmead Retirement Community resident was 85.

Mrs. Beeler, who lived in the Pinehurst area for more than 35 years until moving to the Cockeysville retirement community in 1988, also was active in Meals-On-Wheels.

The former Ann Corckran was born and raised in Forest Park and was a 1929 graduate of Forest Park High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1933 from Goucher College, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Sorority.

She taught third grade at Friends School from 1933 to 1938, when she married F. Henry Beeler, who survives her.

She was a former member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. At her death, she was a member of Ashland Presbyterian Church in Cockeysville.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Broadmead Center, 13801 York Road.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Caroline Beeler Ehrhardt of Baltimore; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

Another daughter, Susan Ross Beeler, died this year.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gilchrist Center, Susan Ross Beeler Memorial Fund, 6601 N. Charles St., Towson 21204.

Lucile H. Gibson, who worked in the classified advertising department of The Baltimore Sun for 25 years, died Monday of pneumonia at Northwest Medical Center in Randallstown. She was 91.

Mrs. Gibson, who lived at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville at the time of her death, was employed by the newspaper company from 1922 until 1947.

Formerly of Catonsville, she was a member for 67 years of the Catonsville Presbyterian Church.

She was born Lucile Harrison in Baltimore and graduated from city schools. She and Paul Gibson were married in 1922. He died in 1980.

Services were private.

She is survived by a son, Charles H. D. Gibson of Lake Forest, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Catonsville Presbyterian Church, 1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 21228.

John H. O'Brien, 71, Hopkins office manager

John H. O'Brien, a retired Johns Hopkins University office manager and an amateur stargazer, died Sept. 11 at Franklin Square Hospital Center after surgery for an aortic aneurysm. He was 71 and an Overlea resident.

For 35 years, Mr. O'Brien was office manager of the Johns Hopkins University physics department until his retirement in 1986. He had been employed earlier as a postal worker.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, Mr. O'Brien was a 1944 graduate of Patterson Park High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and had completed training at Kelly Field, Texas, as a B-29 flight engineer when the war ended.

"The war ended one day, and he was discharged the next," said his wife of 49 years, the former Lucille Lane.

Mr. O'Brien enjoyed building detailed model airplanes and observing the stars with one of the several telescopes he owned.

Services were held Monday.

He also is survived by five sons, John M. O'Brien of Fallston, Stephen A. O'Brien of Towson, Lawrence F. O'Brien of Fullerton, Thomas G. O'Brien of Monument, Colo. and James R. O'Brien of Wyoming; a sister, Patricia Owings of Timonium; and nine grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/20/97

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