Michael Galeone, 76, sheriff, state police sergeant...

October 01, 1999

Michael Galeone, 76, sheriff, state police sergeant

Michael Galeone, a former Worcester County sheriff and state police sergeant, died of cancer Sept. 24 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The Pocomoke City resident was 78.

Mr. Galeone was appointed Worcester County sheriff by Gov. Marvin Mandel in 1975 and was elected to a four-year term in 1978. He retired in 1982. He was a state trooper from 1946 to 1974, when he retired as a first sergeant.

He was active in many civic activities, including the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company, Pocomoke Lions Club, Pocomoke Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and was a Pocomoke Little League coach for many years.

He was born in Taranto, Italy, and his family emigrated to Philadelphia in 1928. He graduated from Frankford High School there, moved to Baltimore in 1941 and worked at the Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft plant in Middle River.

In 1942, he joined the Army Air Corps and served in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a communicant of Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Pocomoke City, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Betty Bacon; three sons, Michael Galeone and Barry Galeone, both of Pocomoke City, and Craig Galeone of Fenwick Island, Del.; two brothers, Frank P. Galeone of Timonium and the Rev. Victor Galeone of Catonsville; two sisters, Elisa Lemonds of Baltimore and Rose Marie Sterner of Cockeysville; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Eben Dickey Finney Jr., 76, engineer, executive

Eben Dickey Finney Jr., a retired real estate and plastics manufacturing executive, died Monday of cancer at Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. The former Guilford resident was 76.

In 1968, he joined the Rouse Co. as assistant project director in the commercial development division. He retired in the 1970s.

In the late 1950s, the mechanical engineer was a founder and vice president of Fiberglass Specialties Inc., where he was an innovator in injection-molding processes. Earlier, he had been director and vice president of manufacturing for Greenwood Engineering Inc., and production coordinator for the F. X. Hooper Co.

Born in Midland, Texas, Mr. Finney was raised on Good Fellowship Farm in the Long Green Valley, Baltimore County. He graduated from the Gilman School in 1942 and earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1946.

During World War II, he served as a Naval Air Corps instructor at Pensacola, Fla., from 1943 to 1945.

Mr. Finney was a member of the Elkridge Club and raised springer spaniels.

In 1956, he married Georgiana Gaither Bailliere; she died in 1993.

He was a communicant at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where a memorial service was held yesterday.

Mr. Finney is survived by two sons, Eben D. Finney III of Roland Park and Thomas G. B. Finney of Towson; a daughter, Marian Riggs Finney of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, D. C. Wharton Finney of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Nelson Frederick Quoos, 83, computer parts manager

Nelson Frederick Quoos, a retired parts manager for a computer company, died Sept. 24 of complications of diabetes at Potomac Manor Care Nursing Home in Potomac. He was 83.

The former longtime Parkville resident joined Sperry-Rand Univac, now Unisys, in 1945 and retired in 1978 as parts manager of the mid-Atlantic region. Over the years, he developed a reputation for being able to diagnose computer and system problems over the telephone and quickly have a part or service employee on the way.

Born in Nanticoke, Pa., Mr. Quoos graduated from high school there and moved to Baltimore in 1940. That year, he married Beryl Evans, who died in 1993.

Since his retirement, he had lived in Venice, Fla.

Services will be held at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

He is survived by two sons, David Nelson Quoos of Manchester and Robert Gregory Quoos of Abingdon; a daughter, Judith Ann Freitag of Potomac; a brother, Robert C. Quoos of Bethlehem, Pa.; a sister, Arlene Quoos of Manchester, Conn.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cynthia Jean Arnold, 52, real estate agent

Cynthia Jean Arnold, a real estate agent, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Federal Hill. She was 52.

Mrs. Arnold was an award-winning real estate agent in the Columbia area for more than 20 years. Associated with RE/MAX Realtors, she was elected to the National Real Estate Hall of Fame in 1989 for selling real estate worth more than $1 million in one year. She was also employed by Grempler Realty Inc. and Long & Foster Realtors.

Mrs. Arnold, who had lived in Columbia for more than 20 years, moved to HarborView Condominiums in Baltimore in 1995, shortly after the waterfront residence opened.

The former Cynthia Jean Miller earned a degree in elementary education from the University of Louisville, in her native city in Kentucky.

Her 1966 marriage to Lynn Arnold ended in divorce.

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