Charles Edward McCarthy, 62, electricianCharles Edward...

August 11, 1999

Charles Edward McCarthy, 62, electrician

Charles Edward McCarthy, a former electrician, died of a heart attack Aug. 4 at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 62 and lived in Fullerton.

In 1973, he fell from a ladder and severely injured an arm, forcing him to retire. He began working in his 20s, first for Baltimore County government and then for area electrical contractors.

Mr. McCarthy was born in Hampden and attended public schools in the North Baltimore neighborhood.

He enjoyed spending time with friends and working around the house, said his wife, the former Catherine M. Gill, whom he married in 1957. "He liked to do mechanical things and help out in the garden," she said.

Services were held Saturday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sharon Bickford of Coral Springs, Fla., and Dawn McCarthy of Baltimore; three sons, Kevin McCarthy of Perry Hall and Michael McCarthy and Steven McCarthy, both of Fullerton; three granddaughters; and a grandson.

Donald Mace, 88, owner of nursing home, gas station

Donald Mace, a self-employed businessman, died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at Mariner Health Forest Hill. He was 88 and lived in Bel Air.

He had owned a nursing home in Baltimore, a gas station in Kingsville and the Bel Air Cab Co.

The youngest of 11 children, he was born and raised on a 109-acre farm in Rossville on which Essex Community College was built. He graduated from Towson High School.

He enjoyed trips with his wife to the White Mountains in New England and to Alaska.

Funeral services were private.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Helen Stachwick; and a brother, Otis E. Mace of Annapolis.

Katherine Tillman, 95, homemaker, former teacher

Katherine Tillman, a homemaker and former home economics teacher, died Monday of heart failure at Blakehurst Life Care Community. The former Homeland resident was 95.

Born in Baltimore, the former Katherine Richards was a 1925 graduate of Western Maryland College and taught home economics at Westminster High School from 1926 to 1932. In the 1940s, she was a nurse's aide at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She married Harry Haynie Tillman, founder of American Shade Co. on Howard Street, in 1932. He died in 1989.

She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening and cooking.

Mrs. Tillman was a longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., where services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond Webster Tillman and Harry Richards Tillman, both of Baltimore; a brother, W. Carl Richards of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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