Pauline McIvor Foster, 74,telephone supervisorPauline...

April 14, 1999

Pauline McIvor Foster, 74,

telephone supervisor

Pauline McIvor Foster, a retired telephone company supervisor, died Sunday of a heart attack at home in Concord, Va. She was 74 and also lived on Ellamont Street in Northwest Baltimore.

Born in Concord, Va., she graduated from Campbell County Training School in Rustburg, Va., in 1942 and moved to Turners Station in eastern Baltimore County, where she worked in a physician's office.

She then joined the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland and worked as an operator and later supervisor in Baltimore for 30 years.

After she retired in the late 1980s, she remained active in her neighborhood -- the Hanlon Park area along Gwynns Falls Parkway -- delivering flowers for the Gwynns Falls Florist and taking senior citizens shopping and to medical appointments.

She was a member of the Dorcas Auxiliary, the White Gift Committee and the Adopt-a-Family program at Providence Baptist Church, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by two sons, George D. Scott of Washington and Randolph E. Foster of Baltimore; a sister, Nannie Bethea of Washington; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Michael P. Brown Sr., 46,

special education teacher

Michael P. Brown Sr., a special education teacher at Garrison Middle School, died Friday of cardiac arrest at Sinai Hospital. The East Baltimore resident was 46.

He had been on the faculty of the Forest Park school since 1994. He started his career in 1979 and had taught at Northern High School and Carver Vocational-Technical High School.

The East Baltimore native graduated from Dunbar High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1978 and a master's degree in 1979 from Coppin State College.

In 1984, he married Marilyn Smith.

Mr. Brown was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Eden St., where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael P. Brown Jr. of Baltimore; his mother, Sarah E. Purnell of Baltimore; seven brothers, Theodore Purnell of Randallstown, and James Brown, Anthony Smoot, Bruce Ambrose, Kenneth Ambrose, Gerrod Ambrose and Mark Ambrose, all of Baltimore; and four sisters, Frances Purnell, Gloria Brown, Mary Jones and Bessie Brown, all of Baltimore.

John Wilson Egerton, 83,

bookkeeper for banks

John Wilson Egerton, a retired bookkeeper at Baltimore banks, died Thursday of coronary artery disease at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Florida. He was 83 and lived in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Until his retirement in 1968, he worked for Baltimore banks, including the old Maryland Trust Co. and Maryland National Bank. He had lived in Ruxton.

The Baltimore native attended Boys' Latin School and Gilman School.

In 1936, he married Martha Jane Broderick, who died in 1967. In 1973, he married Edythe Elizabeth Russell, who survives him.

Funeral services will be private.

He also is survived by a son, John Wilson Egerton Jr. of Sparks; two daughters, Mary Jane Egerton of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Susan Egerton Donnon of Plainfield, Vt.; two stepsons, Russell deMena of Baltimore and Philip deMena of Parkland, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Dorothy deMena of Cape Canaveral; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


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