Marjorie R. Ferguson, 69, UM journalism professorMarjorie...

October 11, 1999

Marjorie R. Ferguson, 69, UM journalism professor

Marjorie R. Ferguson, University of Maryland professor of journalism and internationally known media scholar, died Monday of cancer at the home of a daughter in San Francisco. She was 69 and lived in Washington.

In 1988, Dr. Ferguson joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, where until recently she was director of the doctoral program in the college of journalism.

She taught graduate and undergraduate students and was a mentor for numerous graduate students who became faculty members, scholars, media policy makers and journalists here and abroad.

Considered a specialist in communication technology, Dr. Ferguson wrote widely on the subject. This year, she was author of "Media Globalization," in which she warned that a "mythology" about one-world homogeneity was becoming an ideology that "served the interests of such groups as different as global environmentalists and big-company, free-market capitalists."

The former Marjorie Ruth McDonald was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. She attended the University of British Columbia.

She moved to London in 1949 after marrying Donald C. Ferguson, a journalist. They were divorced in 1973.

In 1979, she earned a doctorate in sociology at the University of London and taught at the London School of Economics before joining the University of Maryland faculty.

A private service is planned Oct. 30 at Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

She is survived by two daughters, Laura Ann Perricone of San Francisco and Caryl Jessica Kerollis of Mill Valley, Calif.; a brother, John L. McDonald of Vancouver, British Columbia; three sisters, Joy Jeffries of Vancouver Island, Dorothy Fraser of Victoria, British Columbia, and Anna May Bond of Edmonton, British Columbia; and two granddaughters.

William L. Goulart Sr., 66, asbestos installer, veteran

William Laurence Goulart Sr., an asbestos installer, died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville of a lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos. He was 66.

The Washington native graduated from Anacostia High School and was a sergeant in the Marines from 1951 to 1954, fighting in Korea for 13 months.

From 1962 to 1995, he was a member of Asbestos Workers Local 24. He had installed asbestos in government buildings, power plants and other projects in the Baltimore area. At the time of his death, he was one of the last surviving members of his union in his age group because so many had died of asbestos-related mesothelioma, a disease that causes tumors in the lungs.

Mr. Goulart enjoyed painting wilderness scenes and making stained-glass panels.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater.

He is survived by two sons, William Goulart Jr. of Edgewater and John Goulart Sr. of Pineville, La.; three daughters, Beverlee Barthel of Beverley Beach, Cynthia Nowlin of Virginia Beach, Va., and Janice Richardson of Baltimore; a brother, Francis Goulart of Emporia, Va.; a sister, Mary Margaret Goulart of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and his companion, Rosemary Struck of Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Paul `Pete' Kanis, 77, office machine salesman

Paul "Pete" Kanis, a retired office machine salesman, died Thursday of complications from heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Parkville resident was 77.

Mr. Kanis worked for John J. Enoch Co. for more than a decade before retiring in 1987. The son of a coal miner who was born in Ranshaw, Pa., he was a private first class in the Army during World War II. He was shot during a battle in the Philippines and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He moved to Baltimore in 1942 and two years later married Mary Anne Plasaj, who survives him.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Villa Assumpta chapel, 6401 N. Charles St.

Mr. Kanis is also survived by a daughter, Sister Sharon Kanis, S.S.N.D., of Baltimore; three sons, Peter J. Kanis of Round Hill, Va., Steven P. Kanis of Oshage Beach, Mo., and Philip C. Kanis of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

The Rev. Edward Godsey, 95, United Methodist minister

The Rev. Edward A. Godsey, a retired United Methodist Church minister who led churches in Maryland for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at the home of a daughter in Walkersville. He was 95.

Mr. Godsey, who had lived in Mount Hebron and retired to Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, was associate pastor at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church when he retired in the late 1970s.

He had been pastor of St. John United Methodist Church in Hamilton, and at Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick from 1951 to 1955. He also pastored at churches in Ellerslie, Halethorpe and Oella.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Williamsport-Dickinson Seminary Preparatory School and earned his bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1929.

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