Frank Terenty Boyko, 106, Russian immigrant, farmerFrank...

November 09, 1998

Frank Terenty Boyko, 106, Russian immigrant, farmer

Frank Terenty Boyko, a Russian immigrant who fled his homeland before the Russian Revolution and lived to see the fall of communism there, died Thursday of heart failure at his Pasadena farm. He was 106.

After arriving in the United States in 1914, Mr. Boyko worked for 35 years as a dock master for Continental Oil Co. and then began a second career as a farmer. He sold produce from a stand in Arnold until he was in his late 80s and farmed modest tracts until he was 100.

"He was a remarkable man," said his daughter Donna Boyko of Pasadena. "He lived long enough to see Russia become part of the Soviet Union and then become Russia again. It's only in the last five years that he slowed down at all."

Born June 20, 1892, in Podolsk, Russia, Mr. Boyko emigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in 1914 and settled in the Curtis Bay section of Baltimore.

"He always talked about the ship he came over on -- the Kaiser Wilhelm," his daughter said. "He talked about the conditions [in steerage] not being too favorable, about how hard it was coming into Ellis Island not speaking English.

"I believe Frank was not his given name, because of the Russian alphabet," she added, "so they said, 'How about Frank?' Shortly after he arrived here, he began taking English lessons. One of the first phrases he learned was, 'Mister, I need a job.' "

Mr. Boyko worked for Continental Oil from the early 1920s until he retired in 1957, then grew produce on a 5-acre farm in Pasadena and sold it from a stand across from the Glen Oban community.

Mr. Boyko's wife of 62 years, the former Helen Marie Ludtke, died in 1994.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Barranco & Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway at Robinson Road.

He is survived by two other daughters, Anna Marie Wiseman of Arnold and Leona Kutsner of Pasadena; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edward Carl Newman Jr., a former insurance adjuster who belonged to several community and charitable organizations, died of cancer Thursday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Perry Hall resident was 63.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Newman graduated from City College in 1952 and attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. During the 1960s and 1970s, he worked as a claims adjuster for Maryland Casualty Co.

He was a longtime member of Loch Raven Optimist Club, where he held leadership positions and organized many fund-raising activities.

He was a volunteer coach, umpire and commissioner for Little League Baseball with Greater Loch Raven Recreation Council.

Then-Baltimore County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen declared July 7, 1990, "Ed Newman Day" in recognition of his 25 years of service to local youth recreation programs.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road in Perry Hall.

Mr. Newman is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Elizabeth L. "Betty" Madigan; two sons, Edward Newman III of Annapolis and Scott Newman of Littleton, Colo.; a daughter, Kimberleigh N. Fortuna of Baltimore; his mother, Gertrude Newman of Baltimore; two sisters, Virginia Smith and Barbara Terry, both of Baltimore; three brothers, Charles Newman of Annapolis, David Newman of Norfolk, Va., and Dennis Newman of Mason, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

George N. Marshall Sr., 55, painter, produce dealer

Services for George N. Marshall Sr., a former produce dealer and painter, were held yesterday at St. Paul's Church in Millers.

Mr. Marshall was electrocuted Tuesday while preparing to paint the exterior of an apartment house in North Baltimore. He was 55 and lived in Millers.

Since the early 1990s, he had worked for Wertz Painting Contractors Co. in Hamilton.

For 33 years, until he retired in 1991, Mr. Marshall operated a produce business that was founded by his grandfather in the early 1920s. From a van, he sold fresh eggs and produce, sausage and turkeys to customers in Roland Park and Baltimore County.

He grew many of the vegetables on his 17-acre farm in Millers, where he was born and raised. He was a 1961 graduate of Hereford High School.

He was an active member of St. Paul's Church, where he was a member of the cemetery board and former treasurer and member of the pastor-parish committee.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Doris V. Wilhelm; a son, George N. Marshall Jr. of Hampstead; a daughter, Beth V. Rogers of Overlea; his mother, Frauline S. Marshall, and a sister, Ruth Y. Dillow, both of Millers; and three grandchildren.

Carole A. Cross, 59, English professor, poet

Carole A. Cross, an English professor and poet who taught at Catonsville Community College for 29 years, died Friday of a stroke caused by lung cancer at her home in Lutherville. She was 59.

Born in Pittsburgh, she grew up in Sharon, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Cabrini College in Wayne, Pa., and a master's degree in English from the University of Iowa.

In addition to teaching at Catonsville Community College, she also taught at Loyola College, Maryland Institute, College of Art and Ridgely Middle School. During the 1970s, she wrote two books of poetry.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane in Lutherville.

She is survived by her husband, Norman F. Beard, whom she married in 1978; a daughter, Elizabeth Cross-Beard of Lutherville; a brother, J. Bruce Cross of Little Rock, Ark.; and two sisters, Jeanne Heubel of Philadelphia and Constance McNamara of New Jersey.

Pub Date: 11/09/98

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