Dr. James R. Ralph, 66, practiced adult psychiatry Dr...

August 20, 1999

Dr. James R. Ralph, 66, practiced adult psychiatry Dr. James R. Ralph, a psychiatrist, died in his sleep Friday at his home in Baltimore. He was 66.

The Baltimore native graduated from Dunbar High School in 1951 and from then-Morgan State College. He was trained as a doctor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., served an internship at the old Baltimore City Hospitals and completed his residency at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.

From 1971 to 1978, he was chief of the Center for Studies of Minority Group Mental Health at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda.

Dr. Ralph continued private practice in adult psychiatry in Baltimore while also seeing patients at Liberty Medical Center, Urban Behavioral Associates and Universal Counseling.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Caroline and Oliver streets.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Joan Wood; a son, James R. Ralph III; a brother, Bernard Ralph; and two sisters, Bertha Floyd and Francis Graham. All are of Baltimore.

Albert Henry Trout, 69, head of Towson company

Albert Henry Trout, retired president of the Trout Co. and an avid sailor, died of cancer Sunday at home in Ruxton. He was 69.

He was president of the Towson materials handling company from 1967 to 1997.

Since 1973, he and his wife operated Mitre Box, a custom framing business on Falls Road in Baltimore County.

The native of Roanoke, Va., graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1947 and attended the University of Virginia.

He built and restored wooden boats and participated in East Coast sailboat races. In 1996, he studied at the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine, where he taught classes on knot-tying. His death came a day before he was scheduled to receive the International Guild of Knot Tyers award for his contributions.

He was a board member of the Radcliffe Maritime Museum of the Maryland Historical Society and the Baltimore Maritime Museum. He was also a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Ave., Ruxton.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Jean K. Ellison; two sons, Philip B. Trout of Seattle and Stanley M. Trout of Piscataway, N.J.; a daughter, Phyllis R. Trout of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Alice T. Hagan of Roanoke; and five grandchildren.

Agnes B. Gurinskas, 74, registered nurse, teacher

Agnes B. Gurinskas, a registered nurse who taught at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes HealthCare. She was 74 and lived in the Beechfield section of Baltimore.

She was a teacher in the licensed practical nursing course at the nursing school from 1950 to 1986.

She enjoyed reading and raising Pekingese dogs.

The former Agnes B. Valeika was born in Pigtown and graduated from the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing in 1945 and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the UM School of Nursing.

She was married for many years to Joseph Gurinskas, now deceased.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Roman Catholic Church, 3800 Old Frederick Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by a brother, Chester Valeika of Baltimore; and several nephews and nieces.

Mary Patricia Bardman, 41, research program assistant

Mary Patricia Bardman, a research program assistant at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Tuesday of liver cancer at her Pasadena home. She was 41.

She worked in the hospital's rheumatology department from 1995 until she left on medical disability this year. Earlier, she was a medical assistant at Annapolis Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Associates from 1990 to 1995.

The former Mary Patricia Meier was born in Washington, D.C., and reared in Silver Spring. She earned an associate's degree from Montgomery County Community College.

She was a communicant of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave., Riviera Beach, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today .

She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Dennis R. Bardman; two daughters, Laura Bardman and Meghan Bardman, at home; her parents, Robert F. Meier and Patricia Meier of Baltimore; two brothers, Timothy Meier of Highland and John Meier of Boca Raton, Fla.; and two sisters, Joan Bathon of Towson and Nancy Meier of San Antonio.

Albert R. Randolph, 55, Spanish teacher

Albert R. Randolph, a retired Spanish teacher, died of complications from a stroke Wednesday at Fallston General Hospital. He was 55 and lived in Street.

In 1991, he retired after teaching Spanish in Baltimore County schools for 20 years.

At home, he often recited Spanish phrases to his four children.

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