Carl E. Hershberger, 78, instructor at GM plantCarl E...

May 20, 1999

Carl E. Hershberger, 78, instructor at GM plant

Carl E. Hershberger, a retired instructor at General Motors Corp.'s Broening Highway plant, died in his sleep Saturday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 78 and lived in Middle River.

Mr. Hershberger joined GM's Chevrolet division as an assembly line instructor and trainer in 1952. He retired in 1982.

In 1947 he went to work firing steam engines at the B & O Railroad terminal in Cumberland but lost his job in 1952 with the arrival of diesel locomotives.

He was born and raised in Westernport and attended school until the eighth grade, leaving to help support his family.

During World War II, he was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in Europe and attained the rank of sergeant.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Beatrice Walker; two daughters, Connie Sue Keuski of Jacksonville, Fla., and Norma Jean Black of Fallston; three stepbrothers, Archibald Broadwater of Dundalk, Daniel Broadwater of Middle River and Herman Broadwater of Baltimore; a stepsister, Evelyn Fazenbaker of Westernport; a half-brother, Clem Broadwater of Westernport; two half-sisters, Mary Jane Broadwater and Janet Lee Bradley, both of Westernport; and three grandchildren.

Lee A. Powell, 44, correctional officer

Lee A. Powell, a Caroline County correctional officer, died Saturday at home in Federalsburg of complications from surgery. He was 44.

Since 1998, he had been a correctional officer at the Caroline County Detention Center in Denton. Previously, he had been a police officer in Denton from 1978 until 1987, and a deputy for the Caroline County Sheriff's Department from 1987 until early last year.

The Pasadena native was a graduate of Northeast High School and earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from Anne Arundel County Community College.

Services for Mr. Powell will be held at 11 a.m. today at Moore Funeral Home, 12 S. Second St., Denton.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Scudder, whom he married in 1980; a son, Marshall A. Powell, and three daughters, Kristen M. Powell, Lauren L. Powell and Megan E. Powell, all of Federalsburg; his mother, Sophie Blahut Soustek of Pasadena; three sisters, D. Jean Powell, Mamie M. Furrow and Nancy E. Schwoerer, all of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen P. George, 74, Baltimore County worker

Helen P. George, who worked for the Baltimore County Housing Office for 40 years, died Monday of a ruptured coronary artery at her Towson home. She was 74.

Mrs. George, who began her career with the housing office in 1949, was assistant to the director of the application division for many years and retired in 1989.

The former Helen Pappaioanou, the daughter of immigrant parents, was born and raised in Springfield, Mass. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1948.

Her 1948 marriage ended in divorce .

Mrs. George enjoyed traveling, the theater and opera, and was an avid gardener.

She was an active member and volunteer at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street, where she was a member of Philoptochos, a women's service organization. A funeral liturgy will be offered at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the cathedral.

Mrs. George is survived by a nephew, James Paige of Campbell, Calif.; two nieces, Marguerite Pappaioanou of Atlanta and Denise Calef of Sausalito, Calif; and several grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

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