Frank C. McNamee, 79, All Brite executiveFrank C. McNamee...

November 13, 1997

Frank C. McNamee, 79, All Brite executive

Frank C. McNamee, former president and chief executive of All Brite Inc. in Perry Hall, died Nov. 3 of a coronary thrombosis while vacationing in Spain. The Sparks resident was 79.

Mr. McNamee became a co-owner of the commercial and residential cleaning service in 1980, and retired in 1986. He was a salesman for the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 1940s and then Columbia International of New York, which in 1961 named him sales manager for the mid-Atlantic region, prompting his move to Cub Hill in Baltimore County.

The Philadelphia native served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1955.

He was a member of Parkville Post 9083 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 183. He was also active in the Unity Democratic Club, Parkville Recreation Council, Greater Parkville Community Council and St. Ursula Advisory Council.

In 1942, he married Dorothy E. Hemphill, who died in 1991.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 9215 Old Harford Road.

He is survived by his wife of four years, the former Kay L. Borkowski; a son, Thomas J. McNamee of Bel Air; three daughters, Patricia A. Dougherty, Kathleen M. Brown and Joan E. DuHaime, all of Perry Hall; a stepson, John W. Borkowski of Mount Airy; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Lucy D. Gerr, 71, Harper's magazine editor

Services were private for Lucy D. Gerr, a retired Harper's magazine editor and Eastern Shore native who died of heart failure Nov. 3 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, where she lived. She was 71.

The former Lucy Donaldson was born and raised in Centreville, Queen Anne's County; graduated from Hannah More Academy in 1945; and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Goucher College in 1949.

In 1967, she married Stanley Gerr, a highly regarded United Nations translator, who died in 1983. Her first marriage, to James Moss, ended in divorce.

She is survived by a daughter, Anne Jaffe Gerr of Wilmette, Ill.; a brother, Thomas Donaldson Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Ann D. Tamlyn of Centreville; a stepson, Carl Gerr, and a stepdaughter, Lorelei G. Byfield, both of Old Lyme, Conn.; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/13/97

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