Elbert R. Nuttle Jr., 70, mechanical engineerElbert R...

May 27, 1999

Elbert R. Nuttle Jr., 70, mechanical engineer

Elbert R. Nuttle Jr., a retired mechanical engineer, died Saturday of cardiac arrest at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 70 and lived in Towson.

He joined Ellicott Machine Corp., the largest producer of dredging equipment in the United States, in 1967 as an engineer. He designed parts for dredges and managed the field service department for nearly 30 years.

His managerial duties took him all over the world to service the company's dredges, which are used for underwater excavation in harbors, channels and canals. He retired in 1994.

Born in Cedarcroft, he was a 1947 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Duke University in 1950.

He was a deacon, trustee and elder of Towson Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the retired men's group and performed odd obs. He was a volunteer at Meals-On-Wheels, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Light Street Housing, where he helped rehabilitate houses for the needy.

He carved songbirds and ducks and made detailed, wooden model facades of area churches.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jayne Rowe, whom he married in 1952; a son, Elbert R. Nuttle III of Towson; two daughters, Janet N. Collett of Hamilton, Mass., and Joan N. Wedell of Fairfax, Va.; three brothers, John C. Nuttle of Ruxton, William R. Nuttle of Chestertown and Thomas O. Nuttle of Towson; and six grandchildren.

Annie E. Jones, 67, ran day care center in home

Annie E. Jones, who cared for children in her Northwest Baltimore home for more than three decades, died Friday of cardiac arrest at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 67.

Mrs. Jones, known as "Miss Sis," operated a day care center that she established in 1966. Earlier, she was a production worker at London Fog Co.'s old Mount Washington facility and a city public school custodian.

The former Annie E. Rowlette was born and raised on Rutland Avenue and was a graduate of Douglass High School. She attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church on Park Heights Avenue and enjoyed traveling.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at New Union Baptist Church, 510 N. Monroe St.

She is survived by her husband of many years, Narvie Samuel Jones Sr.; two sons, Narvie Samuel Jones Jr. of Baltimore and Walter J. Jones of Washington; three daughters, Sarah J. Foster, Towanda Y. Jones and Bernadette P. Bennett, all of Baltimore; three brothers, Harold Rowlette, Frank Rowlette and Charles Rowlette, all of Baltimore; a sister, Dorothy Shields of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Monroe H. Martin, 86, master mechanic

Monroe H. Martin, a retired master mechanic and longtime Stoneleigh resident, died Tuesday of acute leukemia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 86.

Born and raised on a farm in Sparks, Mr. Martin attended Baltimore County public schools and left in the seventh grade to help support his family. He joined C. J. Langenfelder & Son Inc., a Baltimore contracting firm, in 1945 as a heavy equipment operator. He was a construction superintendent before he retired in 1986.

He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 37 and the Elks Club in Towson.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Betty Marguerite Almony; two sons, Maurice Hamilton of Severna Park and John L. Martin of Lutherville; a daughter, Mary Jane Hampson of Catonsville; a brother, Webster Martin of Towson; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Diane Leslie Waite-Case, 47, English, reading teacher

Diane Leslie Waite-Case, a former English and reading teacher in Baltimore public schools, died of cancer Saturday at her Lafayette Square home. She was 47.

She taught for five years in city schools and also in the school systems in Baltimore and Howard counties.

Born in Philadelphia, she earned a degree in elementary education at Goucher College in 1974, and master's degrees from Loyola College and the University of Baltimore.

She was a member of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD), the Harlem Park Community Association, Healthy Start and the Women's Soccer Association of Columbia. She was co-editor of the Friends of Goucher College Library Newsletter.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Arlington and Lafayette avenues, where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by her husband, J. Gregory Case, whom she married in 1984; her mother, Beatrice Waite of Perkasie, Pa.; two brothers, Randall Waite of Raleigh, N.C., and Cameron Waite of Quakertown, Pa.; and a sister, Robin Steinwand of Silver Spring.

Gisela C. Krouse, 64, homemaker

Gisela C. Krouse, a Dundalk homemaker, died Tuesday of liver disease at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 64.

The former Gisela C. Schmidchen was born in Berlin, Germany, where she met her husband, William Mack Krouse Sr., an Army sergeant. They were wed in 1952 and moved to Dundalk about 35 years ago. Mr. Krouse died in 1983.

No funeral services are planned.

She is survived by a son, William Mack Krouse Jr. of Dundalk; a daughter, Heidi K. Wahrhaftig of Bear, Del.; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 5/27/99

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