Timothy Joseph Ruth, 40, manager, Scout leaderTimothy...

November 22, 1998

Timothy Joseph Ruth, 40, manager, Scout leader

Timothy Joseph Ruth, an avid outdoorsman and Boy Scout leader, died Nov. 14 of cancer at his Dundalk home, where he lived his entire life. He was 40.

Mr. Ruth graduated from Archbishop Curley High School in 1977 and for the past 12 years worked as a branch manager for Applied Industrial Technologies in the company's Hunt Valley offices.

He was a skier, whitewater rafter and bicyclist, and for the past 10 years was Scoutmaster for Troop 650 in Dundalk.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Ruth never married. He is survived by his parents, Herman and Mirriam Ruth of Dundalk; two sisters, Mary Margaret Gernhardt of Chase and Kathleen Willet of Timonium; and a brother, Thomas Ruth of Seven Valleys, Pa.

Helen Anna Bond, 79, owner of Pump Room crab house

Helen Anna Bond, a retired telephone operator and the former owner of a Baltimore crab house, died Friday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 79.

A Baltimore native, Ms. Bond attended city schools and worked for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. for more than 30 years before retiring in 1983.

From the early 1950s through 1990, she and her brother, William "Bill" Bond, owned and operated the popular Pump Room crab house at North Avenue and Howard Street.

In addition to enjoying cooking, she was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Services are scheduled for noon tomorrow at Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

She is survived by a nephew, William Bond of Halifax, Nova Scotia; a niece, Judy Bond Brown of Edgewood; and a grandson, Matthew Brown of Edgewood.

Claudinet Mendez, 93, World War II veteran

Claudinet Mendez, a World War II veteran and a Glen Burnie barber for almost 30 years, died Thursday from complications of a stroke at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The South Baltimore resident was 93.

A native of Cuba, Mr. Mendez came to the United States in the 1920s and served in the Army from 1931 to 1945. After he was discharged, he settled in Glen Burnie, where he worked as a barber. He retired in 1971.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2: 30 p.m. Tuesday at Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Ave.

He is survived by a daughter, Myrna Mendez of Chicago.

Allen E. Holmes, 70, engineer, dog fancier

Allen E. Holmes, a former electronics engineer and dog fancier, died of cancer Tuesday at his Columbia home. He was 70.

Mr. Holmes, a longtime Charles Village resident, was a former president of the Baltimore Doberman Pinscher Club and chairman of the board of Pets on Wheels. At his death, he was a member of the board of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

A Columbia resident since 1987, Mr. Holmes had worked from 1972 until retiring in 1987 as a management analyst for the Maryland Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning.

Mr. Holmes was born in Baltimore and attended Polytechnic Institute until his junior year, when he left to study electrical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. After serving in the Navy from 1946 to 1948, he earned a bachelor's degree in theater arts in 1951, from the University of Denver.

He began his engineering career in 1956 with Glenn L. Martin Co. nTC as a liaison with the Air Force. He also assisted in the design of tools used in the space program to gather core samples on the moon. He left Martin in 1969.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Bettie S. Bowers; a daughter, Susan Carol Holmes of Baltimore; a brother, Richard S. Holmes of Catonsville; a sister, Nancy Watson of Atwater, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/22/98

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