Dr. Andrew Herbert Foster, 42, cardiac surgeonDr. Andrew...

July 20, 1999

Dr. Andrew Herbert Foster, 42, cardiac surgeon

Dr. Andrew Herbert Foster, head of cardiac surgery at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, died Friday of complications of lymphoma at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 42 and lived in Severna Park.

Dr. Foster was appointed head of the cardiac unit in 1998. From 1991 to 1998, he was assistant professor and then associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. From 1989 to 1991, he was cardiothoracic resident for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan in 1975, he performed as a concert flamenco guitarist with the Jose Greco Spanish Dance Company, and in 1976 he toured with the company in the United Kingdom and in Spain.

Born in Hackensack, N.J., he graduated as an honors student from the University of Michigan in 1978 and received his medical degree in 1982 from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

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

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Marshall, whom he married in 1979; two sons; his parents, Alan A. and Cynthia A. Foster of Ann Arbor; and a brother, Mark Foster of Naperville, Ill.

Thomas N. Gannon, 56, ran lumber, construction firms

Thomas Nathaniel Gannon, who operated lumber and construction companies for more than 20 years with his wife in Centreville, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 56.

The Easton native and Centreville resident began his career as a carpenter, renovating homes and buildings in Queen Anne's County for his father's family business, Gannon & Son Inc.

Some of the buildings and renovation projects he worked on included the Old Queenstown Courthouse, Fisherman's Inn of Grasonville and Farmer's Bank in Centreville. He and his wife ran Centreville Lumber and Gannon & Son Inc.

In recent years, he served on the Farmer's Bank of Maryland Advisory Board in Centreville. He was also a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Centreville, the Choptank River Yacht Club and Kent Island Elks Lodge No. 147.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Gannon was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Pamela Nelson; a son, Thomas Nelson Gannon of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Stephanie Jane Gannon of Amherst, Mass.; a brother, John "Jack" F. Gannon of Centreville; and two sisters, Betty Woodford of Centreville and Dottie G. Gohr of Atlanta.

Irene Johnson, 90, co-founder of church

Irene Johnson, co-founder of St. James Church of Apostolic Faith in Glen Burnie, died in her sleep July 13 at her Randallstown home. She was 90.

Born in Florence, S.C., the former Irene Brockington moved to Baltimore in the 1930s.

In 1937, she married Gene Johnson, with whom she founded St. James Church on East Howard Road. He died in 1977.

Funeral services were held yesterday.

She is survived by four daughters, Sheila Coleman of Randallstown, and Doretha McDowell, Karen Brockington and Mary Hoover, all of Baltimore; a son, Anthony Symons of Baltimore; and a sister, Gladys Keys Brockington of Baltimore.

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