Charles E. Jackson Sr., 78, schoolteacher...

August 08, 1999

Charles E. Jackson Sr., 78, schoolteacher, photographer

Charles E. "Buster" Jackson Sr., a retired educator who was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, died July 30 of a heart attack at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 78.

In 1982, he retired from Walbrook High School, where he had taught physical science, photography and driver education since 1975. He began his teaching career at Douglass High in 1950. Mr. Jackson also worked as a professional photographer, covering weddings and proms.

An avid boater, he enjoyed sailing the bay in his 34-foot boat, Jackpot. As a member of the auxiliary, he often answered distress calls from boaters.

Born and raised on North Carey Street, he graduated from Douglass and earned a bachelor's degree from Morgan State College in 1949.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Margaret Udella Wilson; two sons, Charles E. Jackson Jr. of Randallstown and Craig W. Jackson of Baltimore; a daughter, Marsha A. Banfield of Mount Washington; a brother, James Booth of Annapolis; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Dr. J. Richard Myers, 85, Westminster dentist

Dr. J. Richard Myers, a retired Westminster dentist, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 85.

Dr. Myers was born in New Windsor and graduated from Westminster High School. He attended Western Maryland College and graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School.

In 1936, he opened a dental practice on East Main Street in Westminster with his father, Dr. John Edgar Myers.

In 1971, he opened a practice with his son, Dr. James R. Myers Jr., at the Washington Heights Medical Center in Westminster. He retired in 1989 at age 75.

Dr. Myers was instrumental in bringing fluoridated water to Westminster.

He was a member of the Westminster Kiwanis Club and St. Paul's United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Maryland Dental Association and a charter member of the Carroll County Dental Society.

He enjoyed photography, traveling and writing poetry.

In addition to his son, Dr. Myers is survived by his wife, Dorothy Rutledge; another son, Robert A. Myers of Westminster; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bond and Green streets in Westminster.

Abbie Marie Sullivan, 91, former deputy comptroller

Abbie Marie Sullivan, one of the longest-serving employees of the Maryland Office of the Comptroller and an avid singer, died Thursday of heart failure at the Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville. She was 91.

Born and raised in South Baltimore, Sullivan graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame and studied voice at the Peabody Institute. In 1929, she was hired as a stenographer in the comptroller's office. She rose through the ranks to deputy comptroller in 1947.

She held that position until she retired from the office in 1971. She had worked there for 42 years.

Miss Sullivan sang for years in choirs at St. Bernadine and St. Ignatius Roman Catholic churches in Baltimore.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 719 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville.

She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.

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