Patricia A. Teubner, 52, boat captain, yacht...

September 25, 1998

Patricia A. Teubner, 52, boat captain, yacht manager

Patricia A. Teubner, a licensed captain who managed several family-owned yachts, died Monday of cancer at her Annapolis home. She was 52.

Known as Trish, she developed her passion for boats and sailing while growing up near the Chesapeake Bay, where she spent summers with her family.

The former Patricia Bullock was born in Catonsville and graduated from Woodlawn High School.

In 1968, after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics, she went to work as a computer programmer for the Johns Hopkins University.

Several years later, she established her computer consulting firm, Triway System, which she sold in 1982. She joined United Computing Co., a systems software company, working in a senior sales role until 1985.

She then spent a year working with her husband, Harold C. "Chuck" Teubner Jr., managing the final construction and outfitting of the Nashira, a cutter rigged sloop. The couple then cruised the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Fla., before returning to Annapolis in 1987. During that time, Mrs. Teubner earned her captain's license from the Coast Guard.

After working for several years for Bruce Farr and Associates, a sail brokerage in Annapolis, she began managing several family-owned yachts.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to her husband of 21 years, she is survived by her parents, Joseph B. Bullock and Ruth H. H. Bullock of Baltimore and Annapolis; a brother, Joseph W. Bullock of Marriottsville; and a stepson, Charles P. Teubner of Los Angeles. Iredell Roberts, a retired steel worker, died Sept. 18 of heart failure at Manor Care Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Falls Road. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 81.

He was a bucket operator, pouring molten steel into ingots at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant for more than 30 years. He retired in 1977.

He graduated from high school in his native Creswell, N.C., and enlisted in the Army in 1941. He was a mess sergeant in Europe and was discharged in 1945.

He was a member of the Methodist Men and Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, 615 Baker St., Baltimore, where services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gertrude Davis, whom he married in 1945; three sons, Larry J. Roberts of Detroit, Iredell Alan Roberts of Washington and Timothy S. Roberts of #i Baltimore; four daughters, Marva Ann Street of Washington, Sheila G. Roberts of Fairfax, Va., and Patsy A. Stepney and Aleta G. Snowden, both of Baltimore; a brother, George Roberts of Philadelphia; a sister, Clara Owens of Williamston, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Sylvia Brown, 74, worked at Epstein department store

Sylvia Brown, a retired department store employee and longtime Pikesville resident, died Saturday of cancer at Northwest Medical Center. She was 74.

From the early 1970s until the 1990s when she retired, she was known as the "Hosiery Lady" at the Epstein department store in Fallstaff Shopping Center in Northwest Baltimore.

The former Sylvia Strauss, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., was an active member of Free State Auxiliary No. 167 and a volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center.

Services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob Brown, whom she married in 1944; two sons, Harry Brown of Sugarland, Texas, and Ira Brown of Hunt Valley; three daughters, Maxine Dickstein of Owings Mills, and Debby Weinberg and Marsha Brown, both of Pikesville; a brother, Eddie Strauss of Durham, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.

Booker T. Braddy Jr., 74, tailor, jazz enthusiast

Booker T. Braddy Jr., a former tailor and jazz record collector, died Saturday of a heart attack at Sinai Hospital. The longtime West Baltimore resident was 74.

Mr. Braddy retired in 1990 from Anders Menswear, where he had worked for nearly 20 years as a tailor. Before then, he was a tailor at Cushner's Men's Shop and Northwestern Pawn Shop on Pennsylvania Avenue.

He opened a tailoring and dry cleaning establishment in 1943 after graduating from Carver Vocational and Technical High School, where he learned his trade.

He attended Pennsylvania Avenue AME Zion Church and was active in the Park Circle Improvement Association.

Mr. Braddy collected jazz recordings of the 1940s and 1950s, especially those of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Hattie Draper; a son, Booker T. Braddy III of Baltimore; two daughters, Gwendolyn Little of Woodbridge, Va., and Colleen Chavis of Baltimore; a brother, Lemmie Braddy of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Gordon A. Gurley, 86, owned tractor repair shop

Gordon Augustus Gurley, retired owner of a tractor repair shop, died Sunday of complications of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Towson resident was 86.

The native of Memphis, Tenn., came to Baltimore in 1946 to work as parts manager for the Alban Tractor Co. on Pulaski Highway. In 1950, he started Tru-Rol Co., a tractor repair shop on Pulaski Highway. He retired in 1992.

Mr. Gurley was a charter member of the Independent Distributors Association and a member of the Long Green Lions Club. He also belonged to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Hydes, where a funeral Mass was offered Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Harris, whom he married in 1937; a son, John Harris Gurley of Towson; a daughter, Virginia Kaye Gurley Larson of Sedona, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/25/98

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