Memorial service tomorrow for Paul A. Banker
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the chapel of St. Paul's School, Falls Road and Seminary Avenue, for Paul A. Banker, 77, retired managing editor of The Sun and Sunday Sun, who died Thursday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital. A reception will follow the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's School, 11152 Falls Road, P.O. Box 8100, Baltimore 21022.
Mary Florence Bourne, 87, artist and homemaker
Mary Florence Bourne, an artist and homemaker, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at the Ruxton home of her daughter. She was 87 and a Homeland resident.
Mrs. Bourne was the great-great granddaughter of Thomas Kemp, a Baltimore clipper ship builder who constructed the Chasseur, the original Pride of Baltimore, which successfully battled the British during the War of 1812.
The former Mary Florence Kolb was born and raised in West Baltimore. She was a graduate of city schools and earned her bachelor's degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.
Mrs. Bourne was an accomplished artist who worked in pastels and was known for her charcoal sketches, silhouettes, portraits and still lifes.
She was also a self-taught pianist.
Mrs. Bourne was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution, the Magna Carta Dames, the Daughters of the American Colonists, the Baltimore Opera Guild and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.
She was married for many years to the late Kenneth Allen Bourne Sr.
Services are private.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth Allen Bourne Jr. of Roland Park; two daughters, Caroline Bourne Davies and Virginia Bourne Nickerson, both of Ruxton; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Joseph Clifton Kidd Jr., 67, builder and carpenter
Joseph Clifton Kidd Jr., a builder and carpenter, died of a heart attack Jan. 27 at Franklin Square Hospital. The Perry Hall resident was 67.
He learned carpentry from his father and passed it on to his sons, with whom he formed J. Clifton Kidd and Sons. The firm constructed churches, custom-built homes and commercial complexes in the Baltimore area.
Mr. Kidd was a 1951 graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where he received a degree in architectural drawing. After graduation, Mr. Kidd joined the Marines and served three years of active duty.
Mr. Kidd enjoyed taking trips to antique shops with his wife, hunting with his sons and spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 31.
Mr. Kidd is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Margaret A. Busch; four sons, Joseph C. Kidd III and Clifton J. Kidd of Perry Hall, W. David Kidd of Baldwin and Brian E. Kidd of Joppa; a daughter, Tricia K. Selvage of Kingsville; a brother, Donald G. Kidd of Kingsville; a sister, Lois K. Akehurst of Perry Hall; and 12 grandchildren.
Charles P. Kilduff, 86, owned optical firm
Charles P. Kilduff, retired owner of a Baltimore area optical firm, died of stroke complications Jan. 25 at the Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville. He was 86.
A former Towson resident, Mr. Kilduff retired in 1981 from Chas. A. Euker Opticians. He started as an apprentice in the late 1920s at the Saratoga Street business and became its owner in 1956.
During his 35 years as owner, he established a second location on York Road in Baltimore County.
He devoted weekdays, two nights and Saturday morning each week to the optical shops. But the opera lover rarely missed a chance to hear the Metropolitan Opera Company's radio broadcasts from New York on Saturday afternoons.
Mr. Kilduff was a member of the Baltimore Yacht Club and the Sue Island Power Squadron, for which he taught navigation for many years.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Jan. 27 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Helen E. Neary; two daughters, Betty Luhrman of Baltimore and Joan Edgar of Baltimore; a sister, Thelma Schultz of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pub Date: 2/14/98