George F. Woodland, 75, Baltimore dentistDr. George...

January 25, 1998

George F. Woodland, 75, Baltimore dentist

Dr. George Frederick Woodland, a Columbia resident and Baltimore dentist for more than 50 years, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Howard County General Hospital. He was 75.

Since 1947, Dr. Woodland had practiced in Baltimore, first in West Baltimore, then in Northwest Baltimore.

Dr. Woodland, a Baltimore native, graduated from Douglass High School in 1940 and from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Howard University Dental School in 1946 and opened his practice in Baltimore the following year.

Dr. Woodland served in the Army as a captain during the Korean War.

He was a past president of the Maryland Dental Society and a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners. He was appointed in 1979 by Gov. Harry R. Hughes to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and served three six-year terms.

Dr. Woodland enjoyed playing cards and golf and traveling. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi and Chi Delta Mu fraternities, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Northwest Protective Association and the Swags.

He married Ada Hope Chism in 1954 and had lived in Columbia since 1968.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Beth Woodland Hargrove of Baltimore and Kelley Woodland Gittens of Phoenix; a sister, Catherine Elizabeth Brooks of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

Aaron Willard Ellis, 49, HUD official in Baltimore

Aaron Willard Ellis, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development official in Baltimore, died of cancer Jan. 17 at his home in Ashburton. He was 49.

Mr. Ellis was a 1966 graduate of Douglass High School and received a scholarship to study music at the Peabody Conservatory. He earned a bachelor's degree in urban planning from Morgan State University in 1976 and a master's in urban geography from Kent State University in 1979.

He joined HUD in Baltimore in 1987 after holding jobs in Ohio as executive vice president of a community development agency and market researcher for a cable television company. He returned to Baltimore in 1985 as a consultant with Otis Warren Development Co.

He was a lifelong member of Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was secretary to the board of trustees and recipient of the Man of the Year Award in 1997.

As a member of the Mount Auburn Cemetery board of directors, he was active in efforts to restore the historic burial ground.

His marriage to the former Helen Patterson ended in divorce.

Services were held Thursday.

He is survived by two daughters, Helena Ellis and Marla Ellis; his parents, Aaron and Mary Ellis; and a special friend, Cynthia Moore. All are of Baltimore.

Patrick Leo Loughney, 81, construction superintendent

Patrick Leo Loughney, a retired construction superintendent who supervised such projects as the Equitable Bank Building in Towson and Timonium Corporate Center, died Jan. 17 of a heart attack at his Parkville residence. He was 81.

For more than four decades until he retired in the early 1980s, he worked for various builders, including William Barnes Hall Inc., C. W. Jackson Inc., and Carl and Ed Julio. He supervised residential and commercial developments.

Born in Frostburg, he was a graduate of Beall High School. He moved to Baltimore in 1944 and worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant. He enlisted the next year in the Marine Corps, and served aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific before his discharge in 1947.

He was a communicant and usher for a half-century at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Frances Hunter; two daughters, Mary P. Willette of Woodlawn and Carole Lynn Lucas of Gainesville, Ga.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

John C. Howes, 51, Westinghouse director

John C. Howes, a retired director of the material management accounting system at Westinghouse Electric Corp. and former Columbia resident, died of cancer Jan. 7 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 51.

Mr. Howes worked at the Westinghouse division in Linthicum from 1969 to 1994 and moved to Fullerton the following year.

He was born in Washington and raised in Baltimore, where he was a graduate of city schools. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1969.

His first marriage ended in divorce.

He is survived by his wife of three years, the former Yoon Ja Lee; his mother, Katherine C. Smith of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a son, John C. Howes Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Gretchen Howes of Baltimore; a brother, Robert F. Howes of Washington; a sister, Betty A. Nixon of New Smyrna Beach; a stepson, Bon Jin Koo of Fullerton; a stepdaughter, Bon Young Koo of Fullerton; and a granddaughter.

Plans for a memorial service in Baltimore were incomplete.

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