Fred H. Levinsky, 80, retired Martin executiveFred H...

July 08, 1999

Fred H. Levinsky, 80, retired Martin executive

Fred H. Levinsky, a retired aerodynamics industry executive and former Perry Hall Recreation Council official, died yesterday of Parkinson's disease at Mariner Health of Bel Air Nursing and Rehabilitation Inc. He was 80.

He retired in 1983 as a projects engineer and deputy director of Martin-Marietta Corp. He began his career in 1939 as a tool and dye engineer at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

He moved to Perry Hall about 1960 and became involved with the Perry Hall Recreation Council as a coach, sports official, chairman and president. When he left the organization in 1985, he had compiled 13,000 volunteer hours. He spearheaded many fund-raising efforts that led to additional recreational facilities in the community.

After serving as president of the group for 25 years, Baltimore County honored him with a "Fred Levinsky Day," recognizing him for his involvement with the Beltway Sports Leagues, the development and construction of the Perry Hall swimming pool and his support of high school football.

Born and raised in Curtis Bay, where he was a founder of the Curtis Bay Athletic Club, he graduated from Southern High School and the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where he studied drafting.

During World War II, he served in the Army and was discharged as a sergeant in 1946.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road, Fullerton, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Margaret "Marge" Borkoski; a son, Fred P. Levinsky of Baldwin; two daughters, Sheila Bowser of Westminster and Gail Valenti of Kingsville; a sister, Sophia Hartlove of Timonium; and six grandchildren.

James Harvey Lindsay, 84, bank vice president

James Harvey Lindsay, a retired banker, died Sunday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 84 and lived in Pinehurst.

Mr. Lindsay joined Equitable Bank as a teller and retired as a senior vice president in 1980.

The Hampden native graduated from Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946 during World War II.

He had been a director of the American Jewelry Corp. and was a pension plan trustee for Hopkins Stevedoring Corp. He also was on the board of the Council of Economic Education in Maryland and the Naval Academy Committee of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

He had been chairman of the board of trustees of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church and chaired the construction committee that built a branch of the church in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. He also was a trustee of Church Home and Hospital and St. Peter's School and Asylum.

His memberships included the Center Club, Hillendale Country Club, Mount Washington Club, and Seaview Country Club in Absecon, N.J.

Graveside services were held yesterday.

Mr. Lindsay is survived by his wife, the former Wilma Luden, whom he married in 1938; two sons, William H. Lindsay of Lutherville and James L. Lindsay of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, Ronald Lindsay and Robert Lindsay, both of Baltimore; a sister, Edith Allen of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rev. Robert G. Hawkins, 66, archdiocesan priest

The Rev. Robert George Hawkins, an archdiocesan priest for over three decades, died Saturday of a heart attack at St. Martin Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 66.

Father Hawkins had been chaplain at St. Martin's, a ministry of the Little Sisters of the Poor, since 1995. Before then, he was pastor of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk from 1981 to 1995 and St. Peter the Apostle in West Baltimore from 1977 to 1981.

"He really shaped up St. Peter's physically, which allowed it to survive," said the Rev. Michael J. Roach, pastor of St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Manchester and his successor at St. Peter's. "He was a financial genius who stabilized the parish, and we owed him a great debt."

Father Roach described him as a man who had "a great capacity for friendship."

"He was always looking out for us and even though he had moved on to St. Rita's, he never forgot our needs," the priest said.

Born and raised in Towson, Father Hawkins graduated from Towson Catholic High School in 1951, and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Loyola College in 1955, and a philosophy and theology degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University School of Theology.

He was ordained in 1965.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by two brothers, Alfred Charles Hawkins of Rodgers Forge and Thomas W. Hawkins of Rosedale; two sisters, Faith Welsh of Silver Spring and Alice J. Hawkins of Rodgers Forge; and many nieces and nephews.

Francis H. James Jr., 38, bay waterman

Francis H. James Jr., a Chesapeake Bay waterman and lifelong Annapolis resident, died there Monday of cancer at a friend's home. He was 38.

He owned James Seafood in Annapolis, where he sold crabs and fish that he and his father -- also a waterman -- caught from his boat, the Raider.

The 1979 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School was a waterman for 20 years.

A memorial service for Mr. James will be held at 7 p.m. today at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis.

He is survived by his wife, the former Wendy K. McLeod, whom he married last month; his father, Francis H. James Sr. of Stevensville; and a half-brother, Robbin Morrison of Centreville.

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