Robert H. McIntire, 84, Navy officer, genealogistRobert H...

July 01, 1999

Robert H. McIntire, 84, Navy officer, genealogist

Robert H. McIntire, a retired career Naval officer and regional director for a business consulting service, died Saturday of pneumonia at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 84.

The former Severna Park resident moved to Charlestown in 1990.

He was mid-Atlantic regional director for General Business Services from 1963 until 1971.

He was a school teacher in Hawaii when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He worked as a civilian assistant to the industrial manager of the Navy Yard there for nearly a year and was commissioned a Navy officer in 1942. He retired as a lieutenant commander in 1964.

FOR THE RECORD - Robert H. McIntire: The time of the memorial service for Robert H. McIntire was reported incorrectly in yesterday's editions of The Sun. The service will be held at 10: 30 p.m. Tuesday in Our Lady's Chapel at Charlestown Community, 713 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville. The Sun regrets the error.

He was president of the John Paul Jones chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and had been treasurer of the Maryland State branch. He was also genealogist general of the national group.

He published the first volume of the genealogy "Annapolis, Maryland Families" in 1979 and the second volume in 1989.

He had been president and treasurer of Civitan International, Annapolis Chapter and treasurer and chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Annapolis.

Born in Hershey, Pa., he earned a bachelor's degree in education from Temple University in 1937 and a master's degree from the University of Vermont in 1941.

A memorial service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady's Chapel at Charlestown, 713 Maiden Choice Lane.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Helen Annette McIntire; a son, David D. McIntire of San Dimas, Calif.; three daughters, Marla Fay Kohne of Parkville, Carole Louise Prosser of Reston, Va., and Lynne Avis Martin of Manteo, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Frederick `Dave' Davis, 91, cabinetmaker, musician

Frederick Milton "Dave" Davis, a retired cabinetmaker, clarinetist and tenor saxophonist, died Monday of cancer at his Lineboro home. He was 91.

Classically trained at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he traveled the country performing with the Bill Barto Band before leaving the road in 1945.

Locally, he performed with the studio orchestras at radio stations WBAL and WFBR; the Hippodrome Theater pit orchestra; the orchestras at the Southern and Lord Baltimore hotels and the band at the Chanticleer, the famous North Charles Street nightclub.

The self-taught cabinetmaker, who painstakingly restored museum quality antiques and built furniture, opened the Encampment Cabinet Shop near Manchester, Carroll County, in 1959.

The business took its name from the stopover of Union Gen. John Sedgwick, who camped there on his way to the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was killed. Mr. Davis later moved the shop to Lineboro and retired in 1997.

Born on Calhoun Street and raised in Forest Park, he was a graduate of Baltimore public schools.

Services will be held at 2: 30 p.m. today at Geiple Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Glen Rock, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Monica V. Wilson; a daughter, Ann L. Corum of Glen Rock; two brothers, Marshall Davis of Linthicum and Warren T. Davis Sr. of Hanover, Pa.; a sister, Louise Flayhart of Ferndale; and nephews and nieces.

Charles Daniel Hobbs, 75, Hochschild's electrician

Charles Daniel Hobbs, a retired department store electrician, died Tuesday of a heart ailment at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Va. He was 75.

The former Catonsville resident moved to Front Royal several years ago.

For many years, he worked at Hochschild Kohn & Co. department stores as an electrician and maintenance man. In 1977, after the store at Howard and Lexington streets closed, he worked for Maryland Properties, from which he retired five years ago.

He married the former Ola Inez Still, a retired Hochschild's sales clerk, in 1949. She survives him.

He enjoyed music, sports and ham radio work.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Loring Byers Funeral Directors Inc., 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

He is also survived by a daughter, Linda Diane Lentz of Rileyville, Va.; a brother, Arthur B. Hobbs of Millers; two sisters, Virginia Harry of Hampstead and Lillian Weckesser of Largo, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Martin Lennig, 76, G.E. electrical engineer

Martin Lennig, a retired electrical engineer who was active in the Religious Society of Friends, died Sunday of cancer at his daughter's home in Ellicott City. He was 76 and lived in Columbia.

He retired in 1981 after 33 years with General Electric Corp. in New York and Columbia, where he moved in 1972.

He was an active member of the Sandy Springs Monthly Meeting of Friends in Montgomery County and was a founder of the Patapsco Friends Preparative Meeting in Ellicott City.

During the past 20 years, he served on the finance committee of Friends General Conference and the Friends' House retirement community in Sandy Spring.

A recovering alcoholic, he worked with other alcoholics to help them achieve sobriety.

The New York City native received a degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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