Dale W. Davis, 64, audio-visual firm ownerDale Warren...

July 22, 1998

Dale W. Davis, 64, audio-visual firm owner

Dale Warren Davis, president and owner of an Arbutus audio-visual equipment and educational software firm, died of complications from heart surgery Monday at his Timonium home. He was 64.

Mr. Davis began working for Kunz Inc. while a student at Polytechnic Institute. After graduating in 1953, he attended the University of Maryland before joining the firm full-time.

He eventually became owner of the company, a major supplier of audio-visual equipment and educational software to school systems throughout Maryland and the Middle-Atlantic region.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he moved to Baltimore in 1941 when his father went to work at Glenn L. Martin Co., aircraft maker, in Middle River.

He enjoyed surf fishing and spending time at a second home in Ocean City.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Wille Kate Waters; two daughters, Christa L. Meyer of Timonium and Cynthia L. Davis of Perry Hall; a brother, John G. Davis Jr. of Lutherville; and two granddaughters.

Lynn Randolph Mason, 82, railroad inspector

Lynn Randolph Mason, a retired railroad construction and safety inspector, died Friday of cancer at Good Samaritan Nursing Center. He was 82.

Known as "Randy," he joined the chief engineer's office of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1940.

He was overseeing the construction of rail sidings that connected with Washington's Metro subway system when he retired from Conrail, successor to the Pennsylvania Railroad, in 1979.

He then served as a legislative aide in the national office of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees. He had also been president, treasurer and secretary of the local chapter of NARVRE.

The longtime Northeast Baltimore resident was a licensed Realtor and was associated with the firm of William F. Gebhardt & Co.

Mr. Mason was born in Hancock, Washington County, where he graduated from high school in 1936. He attended business school in Cumberland.

During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marine in the Atlantic and the Pacific, and was discharged in 1945.

He was a member of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Relations and enjoyed dancing, cooking and entertaining at backyard cookouts.

His 1941 marriage to Rose Deimel ended in divorce.

He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Pelham Avenue, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Carrie Anne Schott; two daughters, Linda Banta and Beverly Zukas, both of Baltimore; a stepson, Navy Capt. Drew Wentz Beasely of Orlando, Fla; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services for Terry H. Treadway, chief financial officer for a Laurel real estate firm, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

Mr. Treadway drowned Saturday while swimming in the Magothy River. The Laurel resident was 47.

The former 20-year Severn resident, who was a licensed certified public accountant, had been chief financial officer of Better Homes Realty Co. since 1996. Earlier, he had been president and CEO of the Annapolis Investment Group. In the 1980s, he worked as an accountant for Bendix Corp. in Saudi Arabia.

He was born in Tokyo and reared in Glen Burnie, where he graduated from high school in 1968. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and computer science from Loyola College.

His marriage to Carrie Ivan ended in divorce.

He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Treadway and Shelley Treadway, both of Marriottsville; his mother, Lorena Martini of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two brothers, David Treadway of Laurel and Tracy Treadway of Vineland, N.J.

Karin Ruth Johnsen, 52, human resources director

Karin Ruth Johnsen, human resources director at Sunrise Assisted Living in Columbia, died in her sleep Sunday at her Clarksville residence. She was 52.

Mrs. Johnsen had been human resources director at the assisted-living facility for senior citizens since 1996. She had worked as a field accountant at Laurel Centre Mall from 1983 to 1992.

She was a former member of the Route 1 Corridor Association and a volunteer at Fidos for Freedom, a group that donates seeing-eye dogs to the visually impaired.

The former Karin Enander was born in Queens, N.Y., where she graduated from high school. She married Gerald LaRock in 1961 and moved to Bowie. The marriage ended in divorce.

She enjoyed raising tropical birds and gardening.

Services will be held at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Donaldson Funeral Home, 313 Talbot Ave., Laurel.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Roy B. Johnsen; a son, Donald LaRock of San Diego; two daughters, Sister Denise LaRock of Emmitsburg and Nicole LaRock of Los Angeles; and a brother, Ralph Enander of Clarksville.

Eleanora Dorthea Wilson, 55, homemaker

Eleanora Dorthea Wilson, a homemaker, died Saturday of heart failure at her West Baltimore home. She was 55.

The former Eleanora D. Griffin was born in West Baltimore and graduated from Douglass High School in 1960.

She had worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital and as a home care provider for the elderly.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church, 1263 E. North Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

She is survived by a son, Robert T. Mills Sr. of Baltimore; her mother, Esther Roberta Griffin of Baltimore; two brothers, Leon Griffin of Ellicott City and Charles K. Griffin of Woodlawn; two sisters, Lorraine C. Autry and Marsha D. Thomas, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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