Walter Wade Brown, 80, BGE electrical engineerWalter Wade...

October 17, 1997

Walter Wade Brown, 80, BGE electrical engineer

Walter Wade Brown, a native of Baltimore and a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. electrical engineer, died of heart failure Sunday at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 80 and lived in Denton.

He went to work for BGE in the late 1930s and retired in 1981.

In 1935, Mr. Brown graduated from Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore. He was drafted into the Army in 1945 and served with the 88th Division in Italy.

In 1949, he earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Brown was a member of many organizations, including the Denton Rotary Club, of which he was a past president; the Maryland Power Engineering Society, of which he had been chairman; and the Denton Ecumenical Council, of which he was a past president.

He also was a member of Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge 213 and the Denton Chapter of the York Rites.

He was a communicant of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Fifth and Franklin streets in Denton, where a memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Nov. 1.

His wife of more than 50 years, the former Elizabeth Maxon Jones, died in 1994.

Mr. Brown is survived by a brother, Frederick Wesley Brown of Cockeysville; and four sisters, Doris Charlotte Wilson of Reisterstown and Eunice Myrta Shiller, Amy Ellen Donnelly and Alice Irene Hare, all of Catonsville.

Maggie V. Brown, 99, homemaker, churchwoman

Maggie V. Brown, a homemaker and churchwoman, died of pneumonia Monday at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northwest Baltimore. The West Baltimore resident was 99.

She was born Maggie Nelson in Pilgrim's Rest, Va. She moved to Baltimore in the 1920s but returned to Virginia in 1930. She came back to Baltimore in 1960.

In 1917, she married Thornton Brown, who died in 1946.

She enjoyed gardening, letter-writing and cooking.

She was a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church, 833 N. Bond St., where services are planned for 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by two sons, William Brown and George Norman Brown, both of Baltimore; three daughters, Elizabeth Adams of Washington, Alice Cato of Baltimore and Daisy Marshall of Shady Side; a brother, George Ferdinand Nelson of Forestville; a sister, Ardelle Barnhart of Washington; 26 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Catherine Shaw Boude, 79, librarian at Goucher College

Catherine Shaw Boude, a Goucher College librarian for 37 years, died of pneumonia Mondayat Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 79 and a longtime Towson resident.

She joined Goucher in 1945 and retired in 1982.

Ms. Boude grew up in Harrisburg, Pa. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of library science from the Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia in 1941.

She was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, where services were held yesterday.

"The church meant a lot to Kitty. She organized the library and set up a modest system so adults and children could come in and borrow books," said the Rev. Kingsley Smith, who was pastor for 39 years.

Ms. Boude was also active in the Towson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include cousins in Pennsylvania and Canada.

James Carl Kunert, 58, Social Security worker

James Carl Kunert, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died of liver cancer Oct. 7 at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 58 and lived in Catonsville.

Mr. Kunert, who attended the University of Baltimore, joined SSA in the early 1960s and retired in 1994.

In 1965, the Baltimore native married the former Lucy Brocato, who survives him.

Other survivors include a son, Kristian A. Kunert of Washington; a brother, Paul Kunert, and three sisters, Patricia Frizzera, Kathleen Lord and Susan Read, all of Carroll County.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Oct. 10.

Pub Date: 10/17/97

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