Sue C. Thrasher-Hinson, 80, director of flight schoolSue...

October 06, 1999

Sue C. Thrasher-Hinson, 80, director of flight school

Sue C. Thrasher-Hinson, retired director of Hinson Airways Flight School, died yesterday of lung cancer at her home in Hanover. She was 80.

Mrs. Hinson retired in 1996 from the flight school that was part of Hinson Airways, founded by her late husband, John K. Hinson, in 1945 at the old Harbor Field in Dundalk. The airline moved to Friendship Airport, now Baltimore-Washington International Airport, in 1962.

The former Sue C. Tiano was born in Clarksburg, W. Va., where she graduated from high school. She married James L. Thrasher in 1932 and moved to Baltimore. He died in 1962.

In 1968, she married Mr. Hinson, who died in 1997.

She enjoyed entertaining family and friends.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Melville Chapel United Methodist Church, 5660 Furnace Ave., Elkridge.

She is survived by a son, the Rev. Terrance L. Thrasher of Catonsville; a brother, Sam Tiano of Linthicum; two sisters, Bonnie Falbo of Pittsburgh and Virginia Jermont of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

William Campbell Fraser Jr., 68, leasing company official

William Campbell Fraser Jr., retired vice president of an automobile leasing firm and ardent lacrosse fan, died Saturday of a brain tumor at his Cockeysville home. He was 68.

He was senior vice president of Peterson, Howell & Heather's automobile leasing division and retired in 1974 after 16 years with the firm.

A loyal fan of Johns Hopkins University lacrosse who attended weekday practices as well as the games, he was so well known at Homewood Field that he was called the "owner" of the team.

"He got the name from lacrosse coach Bob Scott," said Bill Tanton, an editor of Lacrosse Magazine. "He was dressed in business clothes and the players asked [the coach]. Scott said he was the owner. The name stuck."

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Fraser was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and held degrees in engineering and business administration from Hopkins, where he played lacrosse and baseball.

He was a first lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers in Korea from 1952 to 1954 and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He was a member of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association's executive committee and served on the Hopkins Hundreds fund-raising campaign in the 1970s.

In 1959, he married Carolyn Parsons; the marriage ended in divorce.

In 1978, he wed Georgette Bower, owner of the Book Rack in Timonium, who survives him.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at 35 Still Pond Drive, New Freedom, Pa.

He also is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Ann Fraser of Ruxton and Margret Bower of Silver Spring; and two grandchildren.

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