Ruth Osborn Remmell, 73, city substitute teacherRuth...

March 19, 1998

Ruth Osborn Remmell, 73, city substitute teacher

Ruth Osborn Remmell, a former state worker and substitute teacher in Baltimore, died of cancer Feb. 22 at the home of a daughter in Norrisville. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 73.

A Baltimore native, the former Ruth Osborn graduated from the old Eastern High School in 1941 and attended a local business school. She worked as an interviewer for the Maryland State Employment Service from 1943 to 1954.

In 1953, she married Eugene Remmell, an Air Force master sergeant, and the couple lived for many years at an air base in Hawaii. Mr. Remmell survives.

She returned to Maryland in the early 1960s and worked as a substitute public school teacher from 1966 to 1988. She also sold encyclopedias.

Mrs. Remmell enjoyed ice skating and dancing and was a longtime member of Northwood Appold United Methodist Church.

Services were held in February.

She also is survived by a son, Harry Remmell of Middleton; two daughters, Nancy Hanrahan of Norrisville and Peggy Remmell of Baltimore; a sister, Anna May Smith of Mount Airy; and eight grandchildren.

Clarissa Tilghman Yost, a descendant of several prominent Maryland families who was active in numerous patriotic organizations, died of Lyme disease March 11 at Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 95.

For the past 48 years, she resided at Ferrybridge Farm on the Miles River, a 50-acre farm where her family has lived since 1894 and where she was born in 1902.

The former Clarissa Tilghman Goldsborough was the daughter of Mackenize Goldsborough of Washington and Talbot County, and Julia Prosser Fleming, a cousin of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Through her father, she was descended from several families including the Lloyds, Tilghmans, Goldsboroughs and Turbutts that settled in Talbot County in the 17th century.

A graduate of Easton High School and a Baltimore finishing school, she married John Stevenson Long Yost, an attorney, in 1933. He died in 1977.

The couple lived in Bolton Hill before returning to Ferrybridge Farm in 1950.

For more than 40 years, she was an active member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland, the Historical Society of Talbot County and the Society of Lees of Virginia. She was also a member of the Harbor Club, Tred Avon Yacht Club and the Talbot Garden Club.

She was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church in Easton, where services were held yesterday.

She is survived by two daughters, Clarissa Tilghman Yost White of Talbot County and Julia Goldsborough Yost of Newfoundland, Pa.; two grandchildren; and a stepson, Stevenson Yost of St. Helena, Calif.

LeRoy J. Sheats, 91, C&P supervisor

LeRoy J. Sheats, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland supervisor who as president of the Severna Park Community Association led the effort to restore an old railroad station, died of Alzheimer's disease March 10 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 91.

He began his career at C&P in 1928 and later supervised operators in the traffic department. Before his 1971 retirement, he was in charge of negotiating a union contract for the traffic department.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College in 1924 and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1928.

In 1936, he married Helen Wollman.

Long interested in Scouting, he had been president of the Anne Arundel Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a board member of the Baltimore Council.

While serving as president of the Severna Park Community Association, Mr. Sheats led the effort to restore the Severna Park depot of the old Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad, which was built in 1919, and get it recognized by the Maryland Historic Trust.

He carved songbirds and decoys and played the piano.

He was an elder of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., where a memorial service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife; and several nieces and nephews.

Ernest W. Berbes, 78, Bethlehem Steel foreman

Ernest W. Berbes, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. foreman, died of cancer Sunday at Church Home. The Dundalk resident was 78.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 42 years and retired in 1976 as a foreman in the electrolytic department, where steel was rolled, said his brother, Pete Berbes of Highlandtown.

Mr. Berbes also bowled in the Monday night men's league at Eastpoint Bowling Center.

After he retired, his friends called him "the mayor of Eastpoint because he always was at Eastpoint Mall. He had many friends who would meet there and reminisce about the good old days," '' his brother said.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave.

In addition to his brother, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Anna Winkleman; two sons, William Berbes and Steve Berbes, and a daughter, JoAnn Jarozinski, all of Baltimore; another brother, Gus Berbes of Harrisonburg, Va.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/19/98

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