Meyer Sokolow, 70, Jewish Times columnistMeyer Sokolow, a...

August 14, 1999

Meyer Sokolow, 70, Jewish Times columnist

Meyer Sokolow, a Jewish Times veterans affairs columnist, died Sunday of complications of diabetes and pneumonia at Future Care Homewood Nursing Home in Charles Village. He was 70 and lived in Owings Mills.

Retired after 40 years with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. in the employee services division, he had been a Jewish Times columnist for the past 15 years.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Patterson Park High School and the University of Baltimore, where he earned a degree in business management.

He held numerous memberships in veterans associations. Among them were the Maryland Free State Post of the Jewish War Veterans.

Mr. Sokolow was named Outstanding Maryland Veteran of the Year in 1971 and was a past president of the Maryland War Memorial Commission.

He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and served in Guam, Iwo Jima and Japan. During the Korean War, he worked at the Fort Meade separation center.

Mr. Sokolow was a member of Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jacqueline Hubberman, a Jewish Vocational Services receptionist, whom he married 34 years ago.

Services were conducted Tuesday at Sol Levinson and Bros.

He is also survived by two sons, Dr. Marc Sokolow and Steven Sokolow, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Caryn Sokolow of Owings Mills; a brother, David Sokolow of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; a sister, Rae Rossen of Randallstown; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy Carter Jones, 76, Trinity Baptist member

Dorothy Carter Jones, a homemaker who had been an Edgewood Arsenal employee, died of cancer Aug. 7 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 76 and lived in Randallstown.

Born in Baltimore, the former Dorothy Carter was a 1942 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She then graduated from Cortez Peters Business School and worked at Edgewood Arsenal as a timekeeper and later as a key punch operator. She also took LaSalle University correspondence courses and worked as a First National Bank teller.

In 1945, she married Charlie Jones Sr., a Fort Meade federal employee. He died in 1970.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church. She taught at its Sunday school and volunteered in its flower circle. Services were held there Thursday.

She is survived by a son, Charlie Jones Jr. of Beaver Creek, Ohio; three daughters, Patricia Claggett of Baltimore, Peggy Byrd of Columbia and Janice Simmons of Elkridge; a brother, Robert Carter of Baltimore; five sisters, Blanche Carter, Ruth Carter, and Beatrice Broadway, all of Baltimore, Marjorie Jefferson of Pontiac, Mich., and Jeanette Stovall of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Richard E. Davis, 68, police sergeant

Richard E. "Digger" Davis, the Anne Arundel County Police Department's first polygraph examiner, died Monday of cancer at his Brooklyn Park home. He was 68.

Mr. Davis was sergeant of detectives for the Police Department for 26 years before retiring in 1982. He simultaneously served as a funeral director for George J. Gonce Funeral Home in Brooklyn Park for 41 years. He was given the nickname Digger.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Brooklyn Boosters, the Maryland State Funeral Director's Association and St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, where a funeral Mass was offered Thursday.

His hobbies included traveling and shopping.

Born and raised in Altoona, Pa., Mr. Davis graduated from Altoona Area High School. He earned a degree in law enforcement from Anne Arundel Community College and a degree in mortuary science from then-Catonsville Community College.

In 1982, he married Irene Szymanski, also a Gonce employee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons, Richard Davis Jr. of Waldorf, Christopher Davis of Baltimore, Timothy Davis of Pasadena, Kevin Agee Sr. of Baltimore, Robert Yoder of Brooklyn Park and Tim Yoder of Ocean City; three daughters, Connie Yoder and Bobbi Yoder, both of North Willsboro, N.C., and Gerri Yoder of Glen Burnie; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Henry Cassagne, 78, HUD chief appraiser

Henry Frellsen Page Cassagne, retired HUD chief appraiser, died Thursday of a cardiac ailment at his Columbia home. He was 78.

Until his retirement in 1979, he was the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development's chief appraiser, a post he had held since 1971. His entire career was in federal service; he joined the Federal Housing Administration in 1946. He was a member of the Real Estate Appraisal Institute.

Born in New Orleans, he was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School there and served in the Navy during World War II.

He moved to Columbia in 1971 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Howard County.

He married Shirley Hurst, a homemaker, in 1953. She survives him.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia.

He is also survived by a son, Gregory Cassagne of Columbia; three daughters, Janet Maffey of Columbia, Lisa Hugus of Polk, Pa., and Kathy Ashley of Westminster; a sister, Shirley C. Fontana of New Orleans; and six grandchildren.

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