Dorothy McDorman Maslin, 88, nursing home workerDorothy...

June 18, 1999

Dorothy McDorman Maslin, 88, nursing home worker

Dorothy McDorman Maslin, a former Betterton resident and nursing home employee, died in her sleep Sunday at a nursing home in Asheville, N.C. She was 88.

Mrs. Maslin, who moved to Asheville in 1995 from Betterton, had been assistant to the secretary of Magnolia Hall Nursing Home in Chestertown at its founding in 1970.

The former Dorothy McDorman, who was born in Baltimore, graduated from Friends School in 1926 and earned a bachelor's degree in fashion design from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1930.

A mezzo-soprano, she studied voice with Edmund Ender and Eugene Martinet, who assigned her to supporting roles in the early days of the Baltimore Opera Company. She also appeared in productions of the Paint and Powder Club and The Vagabonds.

In the 1950s, she moved to Betterton into a house built on the foundations of "Fishall," a home constructed in 1698 by her ancestors and the Tockwogh Indians.

She was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church IU Parish in Worton, Kent County, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.

She is survived by her brother, R. Donald McDorman of Chestertown; a sister, Esther McDorman Stone of Asheville; and many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth J. Fox, 59, pilot, Naval Reserve officer

Kenneth J. Fox, a retired airline pilot and Naval Reserve officer, died Sunday of cancer at Genesis Eldercare-Spa Creek Center. He was 59 and had lived in Annapolis since 1983.

Mr. Fox, who served in the Navy in the 1960s, flew for Pan American Airlines from 1967 to 1986. In the Naval Reserve, he flew F-8 Crusaders and F-4 Phantoms and commanded a unit in Dallas, where he was a test pilot for Vaught Corp. from 1977-1979.

Born in Evanston, Ill. he joined the Naval Preflight School in Pensacola in 1961 and earned a bachelor of science degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1991.

He was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake, the Society of Air Safety Investigators, the Airline Pilots Association and the Association of Naval Aviators.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. today at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sidsel Engebretsen, whom he married in 1968; a son, Jason Rick Fox of Annapolis; two brothers, Tom Fox of Truetown, Ohio, and William Fox of Crossville, Tenn.; and two sisters, Bonnie Fox of Pittsburgh and Glory Fox Dierker of McLean, Va.

John Richard Tyrie, 71, salesman, church teacher

John Richard Tyrie, a retired salesman and Sunday school teacher, died of leukemia Sunday at his Stoneleigh home. He was 71.

Known as Jack, he retired 12 years ago as a salesman at DA Lubricants, a firm that supplies the heavy construction industry.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1946 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and a 1952 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

He was an Army paratrooper and glider man during World War II.

He was an elder and taught Sunday school classes for many years at Towson Presbyterian Church, where services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Miriam "Mitzi" Knibb; a daughter, Paige Tyrie-Callegary of Baltimore; three sons, Andrew Webster Tyrie of Littleton, Colo., Stuart Adams Tyrie of Ellicott City and Ross McDowell Tyrie of Stoneleigh; a brother, Andrew A. Tyrie of Perry Hall; a sister, Nancy T. Schmelz of Parkville; and six grandchildren.

Clarification

Jessie M. Hudgins: In an obituary for retired school teacher Jessie M. Hudgins in Wednesday's editions of The Sun, the name of her son, Kevin Hudgins of Baltimore, was omitted. The Sun regrets the error. (More obituaries, next page)

Pub Date: 6/18/99

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