Margaret Grace Dove, 50, civilian employee at NSAMargaret...

June 14, 1998

Margaret Grace Dove, 50, civilian employee at NSA

Margaret Grace Dove, a retired federal employee and lifelong Anne Arundel County resident, died of cardiac arrest June 9 at Harbor Hospital Center. She was 50.

A Pasadena native, the former Margaret Shipp graduated from St. Michael's Business School in Baltimore in 1964 and worked for attorneys and businesses before entering government service.

She was an administrative assistant for the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense at the National Security Agency for about eight years, and retired from NSA in 1989.

She was a former president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters' Association, and served as historian, chaplain, secretary, treasurer and vice president.

Her husband, Glenn P. Dove, died in the early 1970s.

Mrs. Dove enjoyed crocheting and traveling around the country with her mother, Lillian E. Mock of Pasadena.

In addition to her mother, survivors include a son, Scott Dove, and a brother, Lloyd J. Shipp, both of Pasadena.

Services were held yesterday.

Stephen Compton Crook, 51, worked in television

Stephen Compton Crook, a former Baltimore County resident who had worked for several television stations, died of pulmonary fibrosis Friday at a hospital in Norfolk, Va. He was 51.

A county native, Mr. Crook grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Dulaney High School. He served with the Army in Germany.

He worked for WBFF-TV (Channel 45) and WPOC-FM radio in Baltimore and had a consulting business before leaving Maryland for jobs in South Carolina, Arizona and Texas, said his mother, Beverly Courtney Crook of Phoenix.

Mr. Crook settled in Portsmouth, Va., three years ago and was assistant chief engineer at WAVY-TV and WBBT-TV in the Portsmouth area.

His father, Compton Crook, a noted Towson State University biology professor and science fiction writer, died in 1981.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Donna McGuire Crook, and a son, Timothy Stephen Crook, both of Portsmouth; three stepchildren, Donna Haslam of Clarington, Ohio, Ronald Shipley of Fort Knox, Ky., and Patrick Turner of Portsmouth; two sisters, Jennifer Atkins of Tucson, Ariz., and Judith Knight of Florissant, Mo.; and nine step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Simonsdale Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth.

Ronald K. Regan Sr., 75, postal official, auto dealer

Ronald K. Regan Sr., retired chief of real estate for the U.S. Postal Service and a former Chrysler Corp. regional manager, died of cancer June 7 at Chesapeake Woods Center in Cambridge. He was 75.

Mr. Regan, a longtime Catonsville resident before he moved to Cambridge in 1992, joined the Postal Service in 1967 as real estate chief in Washington and was a consultant to the agency after he retired in 1992.

Earlier, Mr. Regan established Regan Motors, a Studebaker dealership on Wilkens Avenue, which he operated until Studebaker Corp. ended auto production in 1963. He later worked for Chrysler Corp., becoming Eastern regional manager.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he was a 1939 graduate of McDonogh School. He studied at the Johns Hopkins University before enlisting in the Navy in 1941.

He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a 50-year member of Oriental Lodge 158. He also was a member of several other lodges and Masonic, civic and professional organizations.

In 1940, he married Doris Linthicum, who died in 1975.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Melva Kerger Loughran Trautfelter; two sons, Ronald K. Regan Jr. of Ellicott City and Dr. Bruce L. Regan of Catonsville; a stepson, Jack Kerger of Madison, Dorchester County; a stepdaughter, C. Ellen Thomas of Trappe; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild;

Services were held Thursday at the McDonogh School chapel.

Pub Date: 6/14/98

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