Llewellyn G. Longstaff, 82, oversaw civil service...

October 31, 1998

Llewellyn G. Longstaff, 82, oversaw civil service exams

Llewellyn G. Longstaff, former director of civil service examinations for Baltimore City, died Wednesday of heart disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 82 and lived in Guilford.

Mrs. Longstaff was in charge of overseeing city civil service examinations from 1967 until she retired in 1987.

Earlier, she had worked from 1960 to 1967 as director of personnel for the Hochschild-Kohn department store.

She was a 38-year communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church in Roland Park where she was a member of the Altar Guild.

The former Llewellyn Griffith was born and reared in West Baltimore, was a graduate of the Roberts Beech School and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Sweet Briar College in 1938.

She taught school briefly before her marriage to Dr. George Longstaff, which ended in divorce.

A memorial service for Mrs. Longstaff will be held at 10 a.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

She is survived by a son, G. Geoffrey Longstaff of Lake Mary, Fla.; two daughters, Sue-Caroll Silverwood of Towson and L. Ray Earnest of Preston; and seven grandchildren.

Jeffrey H. Lanier, 47, SSA systems analyst

Jeffrey H. Lanier, a Social Security Administration systems analyst, died Tuesday of cancer at his Catonsville residence. He was 47.

Mr. Lanier began his career with SSA in 1973 as a claims representative in Tennessee, and was later promoted to operations supervisor in Warner Robbins, Ga. He had worked at the agency's Woodlawn headquarters since 1993.

Born in Greenville, Miss., the son of a career Air Force officer, Mr. Lanier earned his bachelor's degree in theater from Auburn University in 1974.

Mr. Lanier had been active for many years with the Boy Scouts and was active in community theater, where he directed and acted. While living in Georgia, he had been active in the Civil Air Patrol.

He also volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels and was a member of the Christian Businessmen's Prayer Group.

Mr. Lanier enjoyed hiking and camping.

He was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Catonsville, where services were held Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Gail Creel; two sons, Dylan G. Lanier of Catonsville and Ian D. Lanier of Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Katherine Leigh Lanier of Catonsville; his parents, Les D. and Sybil Lanier of Germantown, Tenn.; a brother, Dr. Boyd L. Lanier of Beaumont, Texas; and a granddaughter.

Mildred K. Brown, 95, employed by USF&G

Mildred K. Brown, who worked in the statistical department of the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. and was active in her church, died in her sleep Tuesday at Manokin Manor Nursing Home in Princess Anne. The former Middle River resident was 95.

Mrs. Brown retired in 1967 from USF&G after working 15 years in the statistical department.

She was active for many years in Orems United Methodist Church in Middle River until 1996 when she moved to the nursing home.

She was a 50-year member of Parkville Chapter No. 100, Order of the Eastern Star, the Womens Club of Middle River and the Auxiliary of Railroad Trainmen.

The former Mildred Bowes was born in Clearfield, Pa., where she graduated from high school. She was married in 1922 to Clair Brown, who died in 1957.

Services for Mrs. Brown will be held at 11 a.m. today at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Eastern Ave., Essex.

She is survived by a son, Dan Brown of Peoria, Ariz.; four daughters, Jean Corbett of South Chicago Heights, Ill., Dona Larkins of Salisbury, Norma Tull of Marion Station, Somerset County, and Charlotte West of Essex; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/31/98

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