Katherine Harper, 57, substitute teacherKatherine Harper...

November 04, 1997

Katherine Harper, 57, substitute teacher

Katherine Harper, a substitute teacher in private and public schools on the Eastern Shore, died of breast cancer Thursday at Gilcrest Hospice in Towson. She was 57.

Miss Harper, who resided in Severn beginning in 1989, moved to Glen Burnie earlier this year.

Born in Spokane, Wash., and raised in Washington, D.C., she graduated from American University with a degree in elementary education in 1963. After teaching in Washington for five years, she moved to Ocean City and served as a substitute teacher in Snow Hill and Berlin from 1968 until 1989.

She was a volunteer for the Humane Society in Ocean City and the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary in Salisbury.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road in Odenton, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by two brothers, John Harper of Ocean City and Frank Harper Jr. of Pocomoke City.

Gerald M. MacNeish, 70, maintenance supervisor

Gerald M. MacNeish, a retired oil company maintenance supervisor, died of heart failure Friday at Fallston General Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 70.

The native of Long Island, N.Y., came to Baltimore with his family in 1966, when he was transferred by Sinclair Oil Co., where he worked as a maintenance supervisor until he retired in the late 1970s. He joined Sinclair in 1952.

In 1950, he married the former Rita Curtis, who survives him.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 9533 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

Other survivors include a son, Gerald Curtis MacNeish of Randallstown; two daughters, Barbara Jean MacNeish of Santa Monica, Calif., and Rita Margaret MacNeish of Glen Arm; and two brothers, William MacNeish of Cornwath, Scotland, and Lachlan MacNeish of Wilmington, N.C.

Pub Date: 11/04/97

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