Donna Jean Ericksen, 59, veteran Arundel teacherDonna Jean...

November 27, 1997

Donna Jean Ericksen, 59, veteran Arundel teacher

Donna Jean Ericksen, a veteran teacher, died of heart failure Sunday at home in Pasadena. She was 59.

From 1986 until recently, Mrs. Ericksen taught at Annapolis Elementary School. She had previously been a teacher at Arthur Slade Regional School in Glen Burnie and Fort Meade Elementary School.

A native of Mina, S.D., the former Donna Jean Brooks graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in 1960 and received a master's degree in counseling from Ball State University in Indiana in 1975.

She began her teaching career in Oakland, Calif., in 1961 and taught at Brady Air Force Base in Japan from 1962 to 1964.

She married Bruce M. Ericksen in 1965.

Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Brian Ericksen of Pasadena and Craig Ericksen of Baltimore; her mother, Marian Brooks of Mina; two brothers, Dale Brooks of Mina and Jerry Brooks of Watertown, S.D.; and three sisters, Helen Yetter of Duluth, Minn., Cherie Reilly of Pittsburgh and Linda Faas of Huntington Beach, Calif.

F. Glenn Buchman, an educator who taught in Baltimore public schools for 27 years, died Nov. 10 at Peninsula General Hospital in Berlin after being stricken with an aneurysm while golfing. The Ocean Pines resident was 67.

Mr. Buchman retired in 1987 after 10 years as chairman of the Lake Clifton High School vocational department. Earlier, he taught electrical construction at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, where he also coached the football and wrestling teams.

After retiring, the former Towson resident was a representative of Horace Mann Insurance Co. until 1995, when he moved to Ocean Pines near Ocean City.

The Westminster native served in the Navy during the Korean War and was discharged in 1953.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Towson State University and a master's degree from Loyola College.

A 32nd-degree Mason, he was a member of Mount Arat Lodge in Bel Air and the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. He also belonged to American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace and the Maryland Retired Teachers Association.

He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ocean City, where memorial services were held Nov. 13.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Ellie Lengerhuis; two daughters, Melissa A. B. Campasino of Stewartstown, Pa., and Dr. Sandra Buchman of Baltimore; two brothers, Lee Buchman of Charleston, S.C., and Douglas Buchman of Owings Mills; and two grandchildren.

Charles Henry Hill, 86, Bethlehem Steel employee

Charles Henry Hill, a steel worker for more than 30 years and a longtime West Baltimore resident, died of kidney failure Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 86.

Mr. Hill, who lived in Edmondson Village, worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point from 1930 until he retired in 1974.

The native of Smithfield, Va., moved to Baltimore in 1929. He married Charlotte Johnson in 1930; they were divorced in the 1940s. In 1955, he married Helen Johnson, who survives.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wildwood Parkway United Methodist Church, 700 Wildwood Parkway, Baltimore.

He is also survived by a daughter, Hazel Chaney of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Frank W. Toohey, 81, manufacturing executive

Frank W. Toohey, retired president of the Dixie Manufacturing Co., died of heart failure Nov. 14 at Mercy Medical Center. He was 81 and lived in Lutherville.

After serving in the Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II, he joined his two brothers in operating Dixie, now closed, which made metal products. The family business was begun in Baltimore by his father in the early 1900s.

He became president in the 1970s and retired in 1980.

The Baltimore native graduated from Calvert Hall High School in 1935 and the Johns Hopkins University in 1940.

He was a past president of the St. Agnes Hospital Lay Board and the Roland Park Civic League and was a member of the Baltimore Country Club.

Services were held Nov. 17.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Simms, whom he married in 1943; two sons, Frank W. Toohey Jr. and Robert Toohey, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Mary Brent Buckett of Atlanta and Dorothy Schultz of Glenwood, Howard County; and seven grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/27/97

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