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March 31, 1998

Irvin Barry Levinson, 49, funeral director

Irvin Barry Levinson, vice president of Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., funeral directors, died of a heart attack yesterday at home in Pikesville. He was 49.

Mr. Levinson was a fourth-generation member of the family-owned funeral establishment that was founded in Baltimore in 1892 and moved to Pikesville about two years ago. He had worked at Levinson's since 1973.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville and Miami, Mr. Levinson graduated from Pikesville High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1970. Mr. Levinson also graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy.

His professional memberships included the Jewish Funeral Directors of America, National Funeral Directors of America and the Maryland State Funeral Directors.

He was board member of Northwest Hospital Center and the Wellwood Baseball Leagues, which he also served as commissioner, and a member of Woodholme Country Club.

He was a member of Temple Oheb Shalom and its Brotherhood $$ and Beth Israel Congregation and ZOA.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, the former Susan Bernstein; two sons, Adam Sol Levinson and Brett Alexander Levinson, both of Pikesville; his mother, Phyllis Hecht of Denver; two sisters, Bonnie L. Sussman of Tucson, Ariz. and Alyson H. Oatis of Denver; his stepmother, Lottie Levinson Carnell of LTC Naples, Fla.; and two stepsisters, Linda Smith of Seattle and Terry Moehler of Naples.

Bryan Marshall Koger, a native Baltimorean, died of cancer Thursday at his West Baltimore home. He was 32.

Mr. Koger graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1983 and attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University in Washington. He played basketball at Poly and UMBC.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave.

He is survived by his parents, O'Neal Koger and Alice Koger, both of Baltimore; and two brothers, O'Neal Koger Jr. of Detroit and Allyn Koger of Baltimore.

Ernest L. Temple Jr., former assistant chief electrician at the Baltimore Sun Co., died of a heart attack Saturday at home in Glen Burnie. He was 70.

Mr. Temple began his career with the newspaper publishing company in 1966 and retired last year.

The Canton native was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and an Army veteran.

He was known as "Mr. Fix-It" on and off the job and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 60 in Laurel.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Raymond C. Fink Funeral Home, 426 Crain Highway S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Betty Greenwell; a son, Ernest L. Temple III of Linthicum; a daughter, Shirley J. Kappler of Arnold; and a sister, Ruth Ross of Ferndale.

Elizabeth A. Harmon, a manicurist for 41 years at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, died Sunday of complications from an aneurysm at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 81.

The longtime Catonsville resident began her career at the downtown hotel in the late 1940s.

Mrs. Harmon retired in the mid-1980s.

The former Elizabeth Andrew was born and raised in Cordova, Talbot County, where she graduated from high school.

She moved to Baltimore in 1930.

Her marriage to James Harmon ended in divorce.

She was a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 26 Melvin Ave. in Catonsville.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at the church at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by a brother, George Emerson Andrew of Catonsville; three nephews; and her companion of many years, Lloyd Francis.

Pub Date: 3/31/98

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