Lucille Wilson, 82, combat nurse, Red Cross...

May 26, 1998

Lucille Wilson, 82, combat nurse, Red Cross volunteer

Lucille A. Wilson, a World War II combat nurse and 50-year Red Cross volunteer, died May 18 of coronary artery disease at Harford Memorial Hospital. She was 82 and lived in Perryman.

During World War II, Miss Wilson, known as Captain Willie, served in the Pacific and was discharged with the rank of captain.

The Aberdeen Proving Ground Red Cross chapter gave her the Clara Barton Award for meritorious volunteer leadership in 1985 and, in 1992, the chapter honored her for 50 years of service.

Miss Wilson was a charter member of the Susquehanna Chapter Retired Officers' Association and a member of the Retired Army Nurse Corps, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Legion Post No. 128.

An animal lover, Miss Wilson was a charter member of the World Wildlife Federation, a member of the Sierra Club, a trustee of the Maryland Ornithological Association and a founding member of the Forest Green Community Association.

The native of Black River, N.Y., earned a bachelor's degree in nursing at Mount St. Mary's College in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

She was a a lay reader and chalicist at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Aberdeen, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

She is survived by a nephew, Larry Clark of Ohio; and a cousin, Jill Mussen of Abingdon.

John Bailey, 61, truck driver for Praxair

John "Jack" Bailey, a retired truck driver from East Baltimore who spent decades hauling oxygen to hospitals up and down the East Coast, died of pneumonia on his way to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Wednesday. He was 61.

Born in Hobson, Va., Mr. Bailey graduated from East Suffolk High School and worked on an oyster boat for several years before moving to Baltimore, his home for the next 39 years.

He became a truck driver for Liquid Carbonic Corp., now Praxair Distribution Inc., hauling liquid oxygen and compressed gases to hospitals and semiconductor businesses for nearly four decades -- interrupted by a six-year stint at Bethlehem Steel Corp. He retired last month.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Baltimore.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his son, Darnell Fields of Baltimore; his parents, Lillian Bailey of Pleasantville, N.J., and Christopher Bailey of Philadelphia; a brother Freddie Bailey of Hopewell, Va.; three sisters, Agnes B. Kearney of Pleasantville, N.J., Emma V. Bailey of Atlantic City, N.J., and Dennie M. Bailey of Washington; two grandchildren; and his companion, Carolyn Crosby of Baltimore.

Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church in Atlantic City. A viewing will be held in Baltimore from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the William C. Brown Community Funeral Home, 1206 W. North Ave.

Matilda R. Adams, 79, worked at The Doll Shop

Matilda R. Adams, an East Baltimore native, died in her sleep Sunday at her home in Lancaster, Pa. She was 79.

Mrs. Adams graduated from Eastern High School in the mid-1930s and worked in her father's Monument Street toy and doll shop -- called The Doll Shop -- before marrying George P. Adams, a tool design engineer for Western Electric Co.

Mrs. Adams was active in the Ladies Aid Society of General German Aged Peoples Home and the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Lutheran Church in Baltimore before moving to Pennsylvania 12 years ago.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Phillip A. Adams of Hunt Valley and Mark S. Adams of Bel Air; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Willow Valley Manor, 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, Pa.

Pub Date: 5/26/98

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