Robert F. Lee, 76, owner of business, ad art...

June 23, 1998

Robert F. Lee, 76, owner of business, ad art director

Richard F. Lee, a former advertising agency art director, died of a heart attack June 15 at his Towson home. He was 76.

Mr. Lee, who had worked at advertising agencies in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, came to Baltimore in 1968 as art director at VanSant Dugdale advertising agency.

In 1971, he started his own layout, design and typesetting business in Towson. He retired in the mid-1980s.

He was born in Denison, Texas, and raised on Long Island, N.Y. During World War II, he was an Army Air Forces pilot and flew bombers over Europe.

Mr. Lee played the guitar, organ and piano. He also was a watercolorist. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Services were Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Grace Avila; three daughters, Suzanne Reter of Owings Mills, Lauren Lee of Cockeysville and Barbara A. Wilson of Felton, Pa.; a brother, Charles Lee of New York City; and three grandchildren.

Hugh Dean Nevin Jr., 53, hairstylist

Hugh Dean Nevin Jr., a Baltimore hairstylist, died Wednesday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 53.

For 10 years, he had worked at Headlines, a North Baltimore beauty salon.

The longtime resident of the Broadview Apartments in Homewood began his career at Gary Hashagen's Salon in downtown Baltimore in 1966.

Mr. Nevin was born at 27th Street and Maryland Avenue, graduated from City College high school in 1963 and was a licensed cosmetologist.

He was a communicant of SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St., where a Memorial Mass will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday.

He is survived by two sisters, Audrey N. Nohe of Bel Air and Shirley A. Cossentino of Fells Point; seven nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

John G. McDade, 86, radio engineer

John G. McDade, a retired radio engineer and World War II veteran, died Saturday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Towson resident was 86.

L An engineer for WCAO Radio for 40 years, he retired in 1985.

Born in Lancaster County, Pa., he was reared in Florida and Southern Maryland, where he attended public schools. During World War II, he was a Signal Corps radio operator.

He was a ham radio operator and enjoyed restoring old radios and ham radio equipment.

He was married for many years to the former Margaret Topper, who died in 1990.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

He is survived by several nephews.

Pub Date: 6/23/98

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