Parker D. Dix III, 84, plastics company managerParker D...

October 03, 1997

Parker D. Dix III, 84, plastics company manager

Parker D. Dix III, a retired plastics company manager, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Fallston General Hospital. He was 84 and had lived in Bel Air since 1985.

The former Roland Park resident retired as regional manager of the Nevamar division of Exxon Chemical Co. USA in 1976. The division, located in Odenton, manufactures laminates for kitchen counter tops. He joined Nevamar when it was created in 1951.

He worked for Bendix Corp., now AlliedSignal Aerospace, in Towson before joining the plastics company.

Born and raised in Roland Park, he attended Gilman School and graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. in 1931.

He was married for 45 years to the former Anne Beard, who died in 1987.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road, Pikesville.

He is survived by a daughter, Anne Dix Blalock of Black Horse; and two grandchildren.

Bernard J. Murphy, 65, Westinghouse manager

Bernard J. Murphy, a former manager at Westinghouse Electric Corp., who built radio-controlled model airplanes as a hobby, died of multiple myeloma Tuesday at Hospice of the Chesapeake. He was 65 and lived in Linthicum.

Murphy, an expert in radar design and installation, retired from Westinghouse in 1988. He joined the firm in 1954 and left in 1960 to pursue other interests. In 1972, he joined T-Com, a Westinghouse subsidiary, as a mechanical designer, helping to design and develop tethered communications satellites.

Between his jobs at Westinghouse, he served in the Army in Europe as a radar specialist.

In 1960, he opened a hobby shop in Harundale Mall and closed it in 1963 and returned to Westinghouse. He built radio-controlled airplanes and served as photography editor of R/C Modeler Magazine from 1964 to 1976.

He was a ski instructor at Ski Liberty in Fairfield, Pa., from 1980 to 1993. He also enjoyed boating and spending time at a vacation home in Ocean City, where he was a member of the Caine Woods Community Association.

The West Baltimore native was a 1950 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and studied mechanical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

Services for Mr. Murphy will be at 11 a.m. today at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Shirley Dewling; two sons, Republican Del. Donald E. Murphy of Catonsville and Steven M. Murphy of Clarksville; and three grandchildren.

Charles H. Neal Jr., 61, headed electrical firm

Charles H. Neal Jr., CEO and president of Charles H. Neal & Son Electrical Contractors, died of cancer Tuesday at his Catonsville home. He was 61.

In 1956, Mr. Neal joined the residential and commercial electrical contracting firm that was founded by his father in 1946.

Born and raised in Catonsville, he was a 1956 graduate of Catonsville High School and served in the Air Force from 1958 until 1968. He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant.

He was a lifelong member of Catonsville United Methodist Church, where he was an usher and member of the property committee, administrative board and Men's Club.

He was also a member of the Baltimore Bandit Hockey Club.

Mr. Neal collected model trains and built a model railroad layout in his garage. He also enjoyed restoring and driving his vintage 1968 turquoise Ford Mustang.

Services for Mr. Neal will be held at 1 p.m. today at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Helen Wagner; his mother, Margaret Neal of Catonsville; a brother, Robert J. Neal of Chesapeake, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

George Phillips, 88, Beth Steel superintendent

George Phillips, retired superintendent of outfitting at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard, died of pneumonia Monday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 88.

Mr. Phillips, who had lived in Sherwood Forest for 48 years, recently moved to Annapolis.

He retired in 1974 after 38 years at the shipyard.

"He loved the sea, and he loved ships," said his wife of 58 years, the former Loretta Coyle.

Mr. Phillips was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where he was a 1928 graduate of Kingston High School. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania in 1932 and 1934, respectively.

Mr. Phillips, who had taught evening adult education courses in Baltimore County public schools, was a member of the Sherwood Forest Club, Maryland Marine Club and the Engineering Society of Baltimore.

For 48 years, he was a communicant of Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, 1070 Cecil Ave., Millersville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Other survivors include two daughters, Patricia Chilcoat of Towson and Mary Lou Donlin of Sherwood Forest; and four grandchildren.

Terry A. Dunn, 45, managed Kmart stores

Terry A. Dunn, who managed Kmart stores, died of undetermined causes Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Pasadena resident was 45.

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