Sylvia S. Davis, 69, English teacher, librarianSylvia S...

November 30, 1997

Sylvia S. Davis, 69, English teacher, librarian

Sylvia S. Davis, who was an English teacher in Baltimore and a librarian for Catonsville Community College, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital after undergoing brain surgery. Mrs. Davis had been suffering from cancer. She was 69.

A native of Baltimore, the former Sylvia Smeyne graduated from Western Senior High School in 1946. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1950 from Goucher College, a master of liberal arts degree in 1975 from the Johns Hopkins University, and a master of library science degree in 1982 from the University of Maryland, College Park. From the 1950s until joining Catonsville Community College 10 years ago, she taught English at several area schools.

She is remembered as a devoted educator.

"She was a gracious lady and did more than anyone to help her students," said Margalee Baker, a fellow librarian at the community college library. "She had a great rapport with them."

Contributions may be made to the Sylvia S. Davis Library Fund, Attention: Suzanne Hill, Catonsville Community College, 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville 21228.

Services were Friday at Sol Levinson & Brothers Funeral Home in Pikesville.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. Marvin H. Davis; a son, Jonathan S. Davis of Houston; and a daughter, Ellen L. Davis of Brookline, Mass.

LeRoy Stanton III, 18, aspiring sports broadcaster

LeRoy Stanton III of Pikesville died in his sleep Tuesday. He was 18.

An autopsy was performed but results were pending.

Mr. Stanton, an aspiring television sports commentator, was taking classes at Catonsville Community College. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Stanton attended Northwestern High School in the city for three years before his family moved to Pikesville in 1995.

Mr. Stanton then transferred to Milford Mill Academy and graduated this year. He played varsity baseball at both schools.

Mr. Stanton worked part time at a Blockbuster Video store in Pikesville and twice was named Employee of the Month.

Burial services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Druid Ridge Cemetery at Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road.

Mr. Stanton is survived by his parents, LeRoy Jr. and Pamela Stanton of Pikesville; a sister, Lauren Stanton, at home; four grandparents; five aunts; and four uncles.

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