Frank T. "Doc" Fink, 84, pharmacist over 50 yearsFrank T...

March 25, 1998

Frank T. "Doc" Fink, 84, pharmacist over 50 years

Frank T. "Doc" Fink, a retired pharmacist who owned and operated pharmacies for more than 50 years, died of cancer Monday at Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Va., where he had lived for a year. He was 84.

The former Parkville resident began his career in the 1930s after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He had owned Fink's drug and variety stores in Middle River and in Baltimore, the Blackstone Pharmacy at 33rd and St. Paul streets, and Paul's Pharmacy in Parkville.

The Baltimore native, a 1931 graduate of City College, worked for several years as a pharmacist at Eudowood Plaza Drug Fair and retired in the late 1980s.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Fosler, whom he married in 1936; a son, Frank Curtis of Timonium; a daughter, Cecelia Leatherman of Elkton, Va.; a brother, John Fink of Towson; two sisters, Mildred Callahan of Towson and Mary Capley of Bel Air; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Francis H. Beeler, 86, sales executive, Olympian

Francis H. Beeler, a retired sales executive and member of the 1932 Olympic lacrosse team, died March 12 of pneumonia at Broadmead, the retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 86.

The former Pinehurst resident joined American Bank Stationary Co. in 1934 and retired in 1975.

The Baltimore native graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1930 and the Johns Hopkins University in 1934. He was a member of the 1932 Hopkins lacrosse team that represented the United States at the Olympics in Los Angeles.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Broadmead Center, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville.

His wife, the former Ann C. Corckran, whom he married in 1938, died last year. He is survived by a daughter, Caroline Ehrhardt of Baltimore; a brother, John H. Beeler of Newtown Square, Pa.; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

Mary Boose Zumbrun, 100, homemaker, volunteer

Mary Boose Zumbrun, a homemaker and volunteer, died of heart failure Monday at St. Agnes Hospital. The Hampstead resident was 100.

Mrs. Zumbrun was active in many volunteer activities and was president of the Navy Mothers Club of Maryland during World War II.

The former Mary Sprinkle, who was born in Carroll County and raised in Hampstead, married Orrell Zumbrun in 1916; he died in 1968. In 1974, she married Walter Boose, who died in 1984.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Trinity United Church of Christ, 3229 York St., Manchester.

She is survived by three sons, Francis Zumbrun and Alvin Zumbrun, both of Catonsville, and Sylvester Zumbrun of Middletown, Va.; two daughters, Helen Lively and Genevieve George, both of Fontana, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Louise Dena Hyman, 78, research assistant

Louise Dena Hyman, a retired Johns Hopkins University research assistant, died of cancer Friday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 78 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

She joined Hopkins' School of Hygiene and Public Health in the early 1960s and retired in 1985. Earlier, she was a teacher in Baltimore public schools for 20 years.

A Baltimore native, the former Louise Cavalier was a 1941 graduate of Towson State College. She also was a member of Har Sinai Congregation and its Sisterhood and the Sterling Club.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at 7211 Denberg Road, Pikesville.

Her husband, Manuel Hyman, whom she married in 1940, died in 1980. She is survived by a daughter, Lois Hyman Jefferson of Denver.

Mary Joe Hills, 91, activist and homemaker

Mary Joe Hills, a homemaker and civic activist, died of heart failure Thursday at her Roland Park home. She was 91.

She was active for many years in the Family and Children's Society of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital Woman's Auxiliary Board and the Junior League.

The former Mary Joe Dixon was born in Missoula, Mont. Her father, Joseph M. Dixon, served Montana as governor and as a senator.

Mrs. Hill earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana at Missoula in 1927 and the next year married Dr. Ralph G. Hills, and moved to Baltimore. Dr. Hills died in 1977.

There are no services for Mrs. Hill, who is survived by two sons, Dr. J. Dixon Hills of Oakenshaw and R. Warren Hills of Parkton.

Ethel A. Lovette, 101, Social Security employee

Ethel A. Lovette, a longtime Ellicott City resident, died of heart failure March 18 at St. Agnes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City. She was 101.

The former Ethel Fisch was born in Venton, Somerset County, and worked for many years for the Social Security Administration and Becker's Potato Chip Co., both in Baltimore.

Her husband, Hugh Worthington Lovette, died in 1958.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by a son, Hugh Lovette Jr. of Ellicott City; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/25/98

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