Elmer 'Mose' Adams, 85, Balto. Co. police officerElmer...

January 16, 1998

Elmer 'Mose' Adams, 85, Balto. Co. police officer

Elmer "Mose" Adams, a retired deputy chief of the Baltimore County Police Department, died of heart failure Tuesday at Oakcrest Village retirement community, where he had lived for several years. He was 85.

A Baltimore County native who lived in Towson most of his life, he graduated from Franklin High School in 1933 and served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945 during World War II.

He joined the the county Police Department as a patrol officer in 1939 and retired in 1979.

He became corporate director of safety for Cutronics, an electronics company in Timonium, and retired again in 1988.

He was a member of Hunt Valley Golf Club.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marguerite Frey; two daughters, Deborah Trone of Hanover, Pa., and Susan Law of Baltimore; two brothers, Bodie Adams of Augusta, Ga., and Ralph Adams of Finksburg; a sister, Hilda Collins of Finksburg; and three grandchildren.

Mollie E. Briggs, 84, barmaid in Woodlawn

Mollie Elizabeth Briggs, a retired barmaid, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital. The Finksburg resident was 84.

She worked for more than 30 years as a barmaid at Monaghan's Pub in Woodlawn and retired to Kissimmee, Fla. in 1970. She returned to Finksburg in 1995.

The former Mollie Klaus was born in Baltimore and graduated from Catonsville High School.

In 1931, she married Lloyd Oliver "Dutch" Briggs, who died in 1977.

Services were held Wednesday

She is survived by two sons, Lloyd Oliver Briggs Jr. of Reisterstown and Arthur W. Briggs Sr. of Westminster; a brother, Charles B. Klaus of Woodlawn; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Samuel Cohen, 84, co-owned pharmacy

Samuel Cohen, a retired pharmacist who was co-owner of a Fells Point pharmacy for nearly 40 years, died of cancer Wednesdayat Sinai Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 84.

Baltimore native, Mr. Cohen and his partner, Al Danoff, operated the Broadway Pharmacy at Broadway and Baltimore Street from the end of World War II until the late 1970s.

After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in the 1930s, Mr. Cohen opened a drugstore that he operated until 1941, when he was drafted by the Army in World War II.

As a pharmacist with the 2nd Army Air Force, he participated in the D-Day invasion and served in field hospitals in France and Germany.

A physical fitness buff, he exercised daily at the Jewish Community Center on Park Heights Avenue and played tennis and racquetball with several senior citizens, who called themselves the "Magnificent Seven."

In 1941, he married Bess Wolfe, who died in 1981. The next year, he married Dorothy Wolfe, who survives him.

Services were held yesterday.

Other survivors include a daughter, Diane Cohen of Chicago; a brother, Allen Cohen, and a sister, Sylvia Bondroff, both of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews.

Frances E. Jones, 82, homemaker

Frances E. Jones, a homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday at Genesis ElderCare in Salisbury. She was 82 and lived in Ocean City.

A Baltimore native, the former Frances Beran married Ernest Calvin Jones in 1940. They lived in East Baltimore until they moved to Ocean City in 1983.

Mrs. Jones enjoyed sewing and knitting.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon Jan. 24 at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Lombard and Wolfe streets in Baltimore.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John E. Jones and Frederick L. Jones, both of York, Pa.; a daughter, Pauline J. Romanowski of Ocean City; a sister, Margaret Brashears of Baltimore; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 1/16/98

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