Robert W. Bellamy Sr., 77, steel company managerRobert W...

September 02, 1999

Robert W. Bellamy Sr., 77, steel company manager

Robert W. Bellamy Sr., who retired as a steel worker and then managed a steel company, died Saturday of emphysema at his Dundalk home. He was 77.

He joined Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant in 1939 and retired as a foreman in 1979. He managed Doolan Steel Corp. in Baltimore from 1980 until 1988, when he went to work at Cotecna Industries, a sheet metal company. He retired again last year.

Mr. Bellamy was born in Morgantown, W.Va., and raised in Dundalk. He attended Sparrows Point High School.

During World War II, he joined the Army in 1943 and as an artilleryman in Europe, he earned a battlefield commission as a lieutenant.

An avid golfer, he was Sparrows Point Country Club champion four times and was inducted into the Dundalk Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.

He was a member of American Legion Dundalk Post No. 30 and the Knights of Columbus and was a longtime communicant and usher at St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Frances C. Moore; four sons, Robert W. Bellamy Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., William Bellamy and Kevin Bellamy, both of Baltimore, and Thomas Bellamy of Sterling, Va.; three daughters, Anne Young, Theresa Rael and Linda Georgeopolis, all of Baltimore; four sisters, Bonnie Balliet of Orlando, Fla., and Betty Cox, Jean Oliver and Eleanor Harmon, all of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Lolabelle T. McAveney, 84, sales associate

Lolabelle T. McAveney, a retired sales associate and former Timonium resident, died of cancer Sunday at the home of a daughter in Randolph, N.J. She was 84.

She worked at the old Hamburger's men's clothing store in Timonium from 1970 until 1978, when she retired and moved to Casselberry, Fla. She relocated to Randolph this year.

The former Lolabelle Kimberlin Taylor was an accomplished pianist who earned a bachelor's degree in music from Font Bonne College in her native St. Louis, and did graduate work at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Conservatory of Music.

She was a communicant of Resurrection Roman Catholic Church in Randolph, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James McAveney Sr.; a son, James McAveney Jr. of Kingsville; two daughters, JoAnn Radcliffe of Morris Township, N.J., and Madeleine McAveney of Randolph; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Beatrice C. Watson, 80, teacher, real estate agent

Beatrice C. Watson, a retired real estate agent and former teacher, died of lung disease Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 80 and lived in Columbia.

Mrs. Watson sold real estate in Howard County for nearly 20 years and retired in 1993. Earlier, she had taught biology and religion at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore for 13 years.

The former Beatrice Crook was born in Baltimore and received a bachelor's degree in biology from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1941. She studied opera and voice at the Peabody Institute for several years.

In 1945, she married Sims O. Watson, who died in 1983.

She sang soprano for several years in the choir at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Columbia, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

She is survived by three daughters, Susan B. Watson of Columbia, Kevin W. Flanagan of Vista, Calif., and Deborah Watson-Graff of Monterey, Calif.; a brother, Robert F. Crook of Sparks; and four grandchildren.

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