Francis B. Callahan, 85, railroader, fire inspectorFrancis...

April 16, 1999

Francis B. Callahan, 85, railroader, fire inspector

Francis Bernard Callahan, a retired railroader, died Wednesday of kidney failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 85 and lived in Timonium.

The former Ellicott City resident worked as a car inspector at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Riverside Terminal in Baltimore for 25 years and retired in 1972. Earlier, he was a fire inspector at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Key Highway shipyard for 15 years.

He was born in Irvington, raised in Catonsville and graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School. He enjoyed working in his perennial garden and, according to family members, liked cooking and arranging family parties.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Callahan will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow in the Stella Maris Chapel, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Virginia Dowling; a son, the Rev. Francis X. Callahan of Bel Air; two daughters, Kathleen Roche and Virginia Ebner, both of Ellicott City; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Margaret Walsh, 88, homemaker and volunteer

Margaret Walsh, a homemaker and volunteer, died Wednesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 88 and lived in Lutherville after spending many years in Mount Washington.

Mrs. Walsh, 1993 PHOTO who worked briefly for Noxzema Corp., conducted March of Dimes campaigns out of her Cheswolde Road home when she resided in Mount Washington.

Born on Windmar Farm between Tall Timbers and Piney Point in St. Mary's County, the former Margaret Burch moved to Baltimore as a child.

She attended the College of Notre Dame and the Woman's Hospital School of Nursing.

Her husband, Jefferson James Walsh III, a Western Electric executive, died in 1988.

A funeral Mass for Mrs. Walsh will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrowat the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church, 5800 Smith Ave., where she was a longtime parishioner.

She is survived by two sons, Jefferson J. Walsh IV of Juneau, Alaska, and W. Michael Walsh of Forest Hill ; two daughters, Margaret Walsh Dickson of Somerdale, N.J., and Sheila Ann Walsh of Reisterstown; a sister, Susan Burch Amrein of St. George Island; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Elaine L. Crocker, 73, hospital nutritionist

Elaine L. Crocker, former chief nutritionist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Saturday of a brain tumor at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 73 and lived in Ellicott City.

The author of scholarly articles on health and foods, she worked for the hospital for 19 years, most of that time as its nutritionist. She and her staff planned menus for patients.

Born in Rutland, Iowa, the former Elaine Lenor Laursen was a 1947 honors graduate of Iowa State University. She joined the hospital a year later.

She was a member of the American and Maryland dietetics associations.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Frederick Road and Beechwood Avenue.

She is survived by her husband, George Crocker, whom she married in 1965; a son, Eugene W. Crocker of Bel Air; four daughters, Alice L. Noland of Beaverdam, Va., Judith E. Fell of Berlin, Janet E. McIntosh of Homestead, Fla., and Susan F. Hanneman of Loveland, Colo.; and 16 grandchildren.

David Matthews, 68, SSA claims technician

David Matthews, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died Saturday of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 68 and lived in Northwood.

He joined SSA in 1954 and was a claims technician and held other posts until he retired in 1982. He was a driver for Disabled American Veterans until last year.

A 1949 graduate of Carver Vocational-Technical High School, he was born in Dunn, N.C., and moved to Baltimore as a child. He joined the Marine Corps in 1951.

His marriage ended in divorce.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by a daughter, Gertrude M. Baskerville of Dunkirk; a sister, Frances M. Scott of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Matthews of Philadelphia; a friend, Joyce K. Somerville of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.


Jasmine L. Gunthorpe: The time of funeral services for Jasmine L. Gunthorpe, 43, a community activist in Harlem Park, was reported incorrectly in yesterday's editions of The Sun. Services will be held at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow at St. James Episcopal Church, 1020 W. Lafayette Ave. The Sun regrets the error.

Pub Date: 4/16/99

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