Robert S. Harner, 54, Alex. Brown partnerRobert S. Harner...

June 12, 1998

Robert S. Harner, 54, Alex. Brown partner

Robert S. Harner, a retired partner at Alex. Brown & Sons Inc., investment bankers, died May 25 of a heart attack at his Monkton home. He was 54.

The Baltimore native graduated from Calvert Hall College high school in 1961 and Clemson University in 1966 with a degree in industrial management.

He taught advanced mathematics and coached baseball and football at John Carroll High School in Bel Air from 1966 to 1970, and was a salesman for Xerox Corp. from 1971 to 1972, when he joined Alex. Brown.

Mr. Harner was branch manager of Alex. Brown's Bel Air office from 1977 to 1983, when he moved to the Baltimore headquarters. He retired in 1995.

He played squash at the Maryland Club and was a member of the board of trustees of John Carroll High School, and the board of directors of the Upper Chesapeake Health System and Columbian Bank of Havre de Grace.

Services were held last month.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce Sama, whom he married in 1967; two daughters, Donna M. Harner of Monkton and Deborah H. Arminger of Sparks; his mother, Kathleen Yakel Harner of Lutherville; a brother, John Carroll Harner of Baltimore; and a sister, Kathleen Harner Carrigan of Pittsburgh.

Regina G. Gadomski, 89, newspaper phone operator

Regina G. Gadomski, a retired telephone operator and longtime Dundalk resident, died of a heart attack Sunday -- her birthday -- at her daughter's home in Dundalk. She was 89.

Mrs. Gadomski, who was known as Jean, was a switchboard operator at the News American newspaper from 1967 until her retirement in 1976. Earlier, she had owned and operated a beauty shop.

After she retired, she lived in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She returned to Dundalk in 1982.

The former Regina Gill was born in South Baltimore and raised in West Baltimore. She attended parochial schools and earned a high-school equivalency diploma when she was 69.

She was a member of the Altar Guild and Sodality of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk and was a communicant of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, also in Dundalk, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Her marriage to Bernard Gadomski ended in divorce.

She is survived by a son, Warren Gadomski of Ocean Pines; two daughters, Victoria Spallone of Dundalk and Cassie Mead of Ocean Pines; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 6/12/98

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