Allan H. Terl, 51, assistant attorney generalAllan H...

December 23, 1997

Allan H. Terl, 51, assistant attorney general

Allan H. Terl, a former Maryland assistant attorney general and longtime gay rights activist, died of AIDS Dec. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he lived. He was 51.

The Baltimore native graduated from the University of Maryland in 1967. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1969.

Mr. Terl was an assistant Maryland attorney general from 1969 to 1982, when he moved to Fort Lauderdale, where was an assistant state attorney general. He lectured and wrote extensively on lesbian and gay rights and related issues.

A memorial service was held yesterday.

He is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Hankin of Baltimore and Fran Perry of Jupiter, Fla.

Norma Albers, 69, White Marsh homemaker

Norma Albers, a White Marsh homemaker, died Dec. 2 at Franklin Square Hospital Center after a long illness. She was 69.

The former Norma Brawners graduated from Kenwood High School in the mid-1940s and worked briefly as a key punch operator for IBM before she married Frederick Albers in 1945 and became a homemaker.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and crocheting.

No services were held.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Frederick Albers Jr. of Bel Air; and three grandchildren.

Dennis Collins, 75, parks employee

Dennis Collins, a former Baltimore County parks employee who was paralyzed on the right side from wounds he suffered in World War II, died of complications from surgery Nov. 29 at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 75.

A Lansdowne resident for 42 years, he worked at various jobs after the war and then the county Department of Recreation and Parks as caretaker of Hillcrest Park from 1974 to 1989.

The Kentucky native enlisted in the Army at 17 and trained at Fort Meade. As a tank driver with the 70th Tank Battalion, he saw action in North Africa, Sicily and the Normandy invasion before he was wounded in Germany. His decorations included the Purple Heart.

He married Mary B. Kolarek of Baltimore in 1946 and they lived on Frederick Avenue for 10 years before moving to Lansdowne.

A memorial Mass was offered Dec. 5.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Dennis A. Collins of Lansdowne; and two daughters, Laura C. McIntyre of Sykesville and Catherine S. Collins of Baltimore.

Ann Wallace Hall, 80, podiatrist's assistant

Ann Wallace Hall, who worked in a Baltimore podiatrist's office for more than 40 years, died Dec. 13 of cancer at the Church Home. She was 80.

A Baltimore native who most recently lived downtown, the former Ann Wallace graduated from Douglass High School in 1934 and married Bert Hall in the late 1930s. The couple lived in Catonsville.

She began work as a podiatrist's assistant in 1947 and retired in 1990.

She enjoyed music and singing.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 1119 W. Lanvale St.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Gowie of West Orange, N.J.; and three sisters, Florence Murray, Edna Thomas and Elsie Jones, all of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 12/23/97

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