Ronald L. Richards, 56, construction foremanRonald L...

October 09, 1998

Ronald L. Richards, 56, construction foreman

Ronald L. Richards, a retired Army sergeant and construction foreman, died Wednesday of heart failure at his Cockeysville home. He was 56.

The Manchester native graduated from North Carroll High School in 1960 and served in the Army until 1980. He then worked for several general contractors and retired in 1995.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Roberts, whom he married in 1978; three sons, Ronald L. Richards II of Owings Mills, Edward L. Richards of Orlando, Fla., and Bruce E. Covahey of Cockeysville; two daughters, Rhonda J. Sullivan of Orlando and Brenda Beall of Cockeysville; his father, Lewis C. Richards of Manchester; two brothers, Lewis Richards of Manchester and Wayne Richards of Hanover, Pa.; a sister, Jane Dietz of Manchester; and 11 grandchildren.

Henry Eugene Niblack, an insurance broker, died Oct.2 of cancer at his Columbia residence. He was 49.

Mr. Niblack, who was known as Gene, had been employed at the Stanley Page Insurance Agency in Hunt Valley since 1995. He started his insurance career in 1974 in Philadelphia and had worked for several agencies.

The Philadelphia native graduated from high school there and served in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1971.

He was active in the Black Student Achievement Program at Howard County High School and enjoyed gourmet cooking.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5901 Cedar Fern Court, Columbia.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Loretta C. Bryant; two daughters, Stephanie Niblack and Genelle Niblack, both of Columbia; his mother, Loretta Johnson; three brothers, the Rev. Thomas Niblack, Charles Johnson Jr. and Eric Johnson; and two sisters, Estelle Wyatt and Verna Niblack, all of Philadelphia.

Patricia J. Tucker, 63, homemaker, churchwoman

Patricia J. Tucker, a homemaker and churchwoman, died Tuesday of complications from liver disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Glen Arm resident was 63.

For many years, Mrs. Tucker was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Long Green, where she was an assistant in the Decision for Christ classes that help prepare youths for Confirmation. She also had been an acolyte mother, a member of Tuesday's at Trinity, a women's social organization, and a volunteer at church dinners, bake sales and fairs.

The former Patricia Smith was born in Hamilton and graduated from Eastern High School in 1953 and Baltimore Business College the next year.

Services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 12400 Manor Road.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, George M. Tucker Jr.; and two sons, Michael Spencer Tucker of Baltimore and Barnett Lee Tucker of Warrenton, Va.

William E. Debaugh, 85, heavy-equipment mechanic

William E. Debaugh, a retired heavy-equipment mechanic and a longtime Catonsville resident, died Sunday after a fall at home. He was 85.

He was a shop foreman at McClung-Logan Equipment Co. Inc. in Halethorpe for 35 years and retired in 1980.

Born and raised on a farm in Oella, Mr. Debaugh learned auto mechanics at a trade school.

During World War II, he was an Army sergeant in charge of a motor pool in the Philippines.

In 1942, he married Agnes Miller, who died in 1980.

He was a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by a nephew, Henry A. Debaugh Jr. of Oella; three nieces, Patricia D. Jauquet of Halethorpe, Elizabeth D. Blake of Ellicott City and Juliana T. Heath of Mechanicsville; and nine grandnephews and grandnieces.

Memorial service set Nov. 1 for Elizabeth 'Toots' Barger

A memorial service for Elizabeth "Toots" Barger, 85, the legendary champion duckpin bowler, will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Mount Olive United Methodist Church, 5115 Old Court Road in Randallstown.

Mrs. Barger, who formerly lived in Pasadena, died of cancer Sept. 28 in Frederick.

Pub Date: 10/09/98

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