Jean T. Holden, 82, homemakerJean T. Holden, a longtime...

February 15, 1999

Jean T. Holden, 82, homemaker

Jean T. Holden, a longtime Harford County resident and homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday at her Bel Air residence. She was 82.

For many years, Mrs. Holden and her husband, Gwynne L. Holden, whom she married in 1942, owned and operated Southampton Farm, one of Harford County's largest dairy farms. Mr. Holden, who was also an attorney, died in 1994.

The former Jean Todd, who was born in Sparks, N.C., moved to Harford County in the mid-1920s when her father established a general store in Fountain Green. She was educated in county public schools.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bel Air, Broadway and Main streets, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

She is survived by a son, S. Todd Holden of Bel Air; two brothers, Eugene Todd of Bel Air and Carl Dean Todd of Havre de Grace; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mary Katherine Lynch, 92, homemaker and nurse

Mary Katherine Lynch, a homemaker and former registered nurse, died of pneumonia Friday at Carroll County General Hospital, a day after her 92nd birthday.

A resident of the Newport Assisted Living facility in Reisterstown since 1992, Mrs. Lynch formerly lived in Glyndon.

The former Mary K. Kerr, who was born in Highlandtown, earned a nursing degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1927. She was a nurse at Mercy and Sheppard and Enoch Pratt hospitals until her 1932 marriage to Charles Robert Lynch Sr., an International Harvester dealer who died in 1992.

She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by two sons, C. Robert Lynch Jr. of Eldersburg and Michael J. Lynch of Reisterstown; three daughters, Anne M. Collins and Mary C. Whitcraft, both of Reisterstown, and Elizabeth R. Myers of Westminster; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Daniel G. Hare Sr., 41, forklift sales representative

Daniel G. Hare Sr., a sales representative for a Laurel forklift company, died Thursday at St. Agnes HealthCare of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident that day in Elkridge. The Pasadena resident was 41.

Since 1988, Mr. Hare had been a sales representative with Capital Forklift. Earlier, he was a forklift mechanic.

Born in Wilmington, Del., he was raised in Linthicum and graduated from Andover High School in 1978. He enjoyed motorcycling, boating and travel.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1: 30 p.m. today at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road, Linthicum Heights.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Deborah Horky; three sons, Daniel G. Hare Jr. and Patrick J. Hare, both of Baltimore, and Matthew D. Hare of Pasadena; a daughter, Nicole S. Hare of Pasadena; his parents, William Hare Sr. and Marie Hare of Peachtree City, Ga.; three brothers, William Hare Jr. of Winston, Ga., and Christopher Hare and Timothy Hare, both of Peachtree City; two sisters, Sheri Savage of Newnan, Ga., and Donna Swanson of Peachtree City; and a grandson.

Lavada Nadine Appel, 80, managed military exchanges

Lavada Nadine Appel, who managed the Army Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Meade and Fort Myer, Va., died Thursday of cancer at Crofton Convalescent Center. She was 80 and lived in Odenton.

From 1948 until retiring in 1970, Mrs. Appel had worked for the Army Air Force Exchange Service.

The former Lavada Michael, who was born in Powell, Mo., married William Daniel Appel, a career Army enlisted man, in 1936. Mr. Appel died in 1978.

She enjoyed reminiscing about growing up in the Ozarks and was a member of the Odenton Historical Society.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1419 Odenton Road, Odenton.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna A. Donaldson of Odenton; a brother, Robert Michael of Pierce City, Mo.; five sisters, Pauline Nodine and Dema Brizendine, both of Anderson, Ind., Audrey Birkes and Vaudell Lawrence, both of Kansas City, Kan., and Betty Jo Wrobleski of Pierce City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William Herbert Gossard, 76, electrical engineer

William Herbert Gossard, a retired engineer, died of a stroke Feb. 8 while vacationing in Florida. The Grasonville resident was 76.

Born in Middletown, Ohio, and reared in North Carolina, he graduated from High Point College with a degree in mathematics and earned a master's in electrical engineering at University of North Carolina.

During World War II, the Navy lieutenant was an electronics and communications officer on a submarine in the Pacific. After he was discharged, he was a systems analyst at the National Security Agency for 27 years.

He then worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Linthicum for 11 years, lectured regularly at George Washington University and secured several patents for electrical controls and valve systems.

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