Mary Scholl Wells, 94, teacher at Mount de SalesMary...

July 19, 1999

Mary Scholl Wells, 94, teacher at Mount de Sales

Mary Scholl Wells, a retired teacher at Mount de Sales Academy, died yesterday of a heart ailment at home in Catonsville. She was 94.

A native of Utica, N.Y., she moved to Baltimore more than 50 years ago. She taught history and social studies at Mount de Sales in Catonsville and retired in 1971.

The school's Class of 1962 dedicated its yearbook, "Ionic Columns," to her. The inscription reads: "For her distinctive qualities as a Catholic scholar, teacher and friend, for her interest and personal attention toward each of us, we, the class of '62, proudly dedicate this yearbook to Mrs. Wells, a teacher whose inspiring ways and ideals will always be a guide to our lives."

She was a parishioner of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville and St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Church, Old Frederick Road and Monastery Avenue, where a funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Her husband, Albert Wells, died eight years ago.

She is survived by three sisters, Agnes Scholl of New Hartford, N.Y.; Cecilia Shuller of Harrisburg, Pa.; and Frances Keller of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Richard Joseph Hart, 73, Locust Point longshoreman

Richard Joseph Hart, a retired longshoreman, died Friday of a massive stroke at Mercy Medical Center. He was 73.

A lifelong resident of Locust Point, he attended Our Lady of Good Counsel parochial school and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946.

He briefly worked for the U.S. Department of Revenue, then became a checker for Alcoa Steamship Co. and at Pier 3, Locust Point. He retired in 1983.

He was a member of Local 953 of the International Longshoremen's Association and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Order No. 4606 in Locust Point.

His hobbies included quilting, and he gave many quilts as gifts and to charities.

The lifelong bachelor was active in Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church at Locust Point.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by two sisters, Bernadette Hart of Locust Point and Katherine Howard of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a brother, Michael Hart of Locust Point.

Charlotte S. Gevantman, 83, bookkeeper

Charlotte S. Gevantman, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital of complications from a perforated intestine. She was 83.

She was the wife of the late Rabbi Chaim Gevantman, who founded Suburban Orthodox Congregation in Pikesville in 1958.

Mrs. Gevantman was a bookkeeper at state police headquarters in Pikesville for 25 years and retired 18 years ago.

Born in Vienna, Austria, she immigrated to Baltimore in 1927 with her family. She graduated from Western High School in 1935. She attended Strayer Business College before she joined Gordon's Sleeprite Corp.

In 1943, she married Rabbi Gevantman, a Jewish chaplain in the Canadian Army. They settled in Baltimore in the early 1950s. He died in 1982.

She was a lifelong member of Amit and Hadassah, Jewish women's charitable organizations.

A highly skilled knitter, she made sweaters for her family and for charities. Her hobbies included playing bridge and reading. In recent years, she attended programs at Northwest Senior Center.

Funeral services were held yesterday.

She is survived by three daughters, Ingrid Fishman of Great Neck, N.Y., and Judith Gevantman and Lynn Caesar, both of New York City; a brother, Rabbi Jacob Max of Baltimore; two sisters, Regina Starr of North Bergen, N.J., and Gazelle Kassel of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Vernon Gail Fleury, 81, Army veteran, teacher

Vernon Gail Fleury, a retired Army officer who had a second career as an elementary school teacher, died Friday after suffering a heart attack at his Glen Burnie home. He was 81.

Born in Randolph, Neb., he enlisted in the Army at age 19 and attended the Signal Corps Officer Candidate School. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1964 after serving 28 years.

He attended college while in the military and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. He completed courses toward a master's degree.

After leaving the Army, Mr. Fleury taught social studies, mathematics and science at Woodside Elementary School in Glen Burnie for more than 15 years.

He was a volunteer at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, a Boy Scout merit badge counselor and a member of the Reserve Officers Association.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave., S.W., in Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Mary Kozik; two sons, Richard Fleury of Catonsville and Roger Fleury of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Barbara Fleury of Parkville; a brother, Eldred Fleury of Cayuga, N.Y.; a sister, Arlene Caraher of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Charles E. Barnes Jr., 75, NIH maintenance supervisor

Charles Edward Barnes Jr., a Baltimore native and retired maintenance supervisor at the National Institutes of Health, died Thursday of a stroke at Columbia-Augusta Regional Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. He was 75.

The former Dundalk resident worked as a supervisor of plant maintenance at NIH in Bethesda for 13 years and retired in 1986. He moved to Martinez, Ga., in 1989.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946.

He was an avid golfer and was a member of Widows and Widowers Club of Augusta.

His wife of 41 years, the former Josephine Janney, died in 1989.

Funeral services were held yesterday.

He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Svehla of Martinez; two sons, Charles E. Barnes III of Los Angeles and Bruce David Barnes of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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