C. Donald Spedden, 53, stockbroker, boatmanC. Donald...

October 22, 1999

C. Donald Spedden, 53, stockbroker, boatman

C. Donald Spedden, a stockbroker with Ferris Baker Watts Inc., died of cancer Oct. 15 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 53.

The former Timonium resident joined the firm's Hunt Valley office in 1990. In 1997, he moved to Easton and worked in the firm's office there. Earlier, he had been a broker with Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. and PaineWebber.

The Towson native earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Johns Hopkins University.

An avid boater, he enjoyed cruising the bay with family and friends aboard the Mast, his 34-foot motor cruiser.

He was a member of the Baltimore Yacht Club, the Crescent Yacht Club and the Miles River Yacht Club.

Services were held Tuesday. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Carol Corkran; a son, Matthew D. Spedden of Easton; a daughter, Stacey Ann Irr-gang of Finksburg; and his mother, Jean Holland Spedden of Timonium.

Dr. Stanley M. Rosen, 63, researcher and internist

Dr. Stanley Myron Rosen, an internist who practiced in Northwest Baltimore, died Monday of a heart attack at his Pikesville home. He was 63.

He was on the staff at Sinai Hospital and the Northwest Hospital Center.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a 1956 graduate of Columbia University and received his medical education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served on the staff of Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, where he won awards for renal research.

In 1965, he moved to Baltimore as associate chief of clinical investigation services at the old U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Wyman Park. He later went into private practice.

In 1964, Dr. Rosen married Gailbonnie Taranow. They were divorced.

A deeply religious man, he practiced both Judaism and Christianity.

He was a deacon at Union Baptist Church in West Baltimore, where funeral services were held yesterday.

He is survived by a son, Ari Seth Rosen of Owings Mills; three daughters, Kerrie Lynn Antonopoulos of Towson, Lara Beth Rosen of Baltimore and Tammy Marinos of Athens, Greece; a brother, Frederick Rosen of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.

Mary N. O'Rourke, 83, office manager, war veteran

Mary N. O'Rourke, a retired office manager and World War II veteran, died Saturday of kidney failure at the home of a daughter in Lansdowne. She was 83.

She was office manager for an El Paso, Texas, real estate agency for 20 years before she moved to Glen Burnie in 1974.

She was a volunteer with the state police at Baltimore-Washington International Airport and the state Department of Aging, where she helped organize trips for senior citizens.

The former Mary Joyce was born in Dorchester, Mass., where she graduated from high school. She served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps from 1943 until 1951.

In 1976, she earned an associate's degree from Anne Arundel Community College.

Her husband, Joseph J. O'Rourke, whom she married in 1950, died in 1972.

She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Glen Burnie, where a memorial Mass was offered yesterday.

She is survived by two daughters, Joycee N. Nelson of Lansdowne and Sally T. Morrison of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two sisters, Eleanor Condon of Milton, Mass., and Cathleen Vincent of Pasadena; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Norman E. Gerber, 66, county planning director

Norman E. Gerber, retired Baltimore County planning director, died of cancer Oct. 15 at his Cockeysville home. He was 66.

1997 PHOTO He retired in 1988 as director of the county's office of planning and zoning. From 1989 to 1990, he served as Laurel's chief planner.

"He was often caught in the middle of local politics, and he maintained a logical view," said Dani Duniho, former mayor of Laurel. "He stood up to political infighting and harangue. He was the only person who came out unscathed."

Born in Cockeysville, Mr. Gerber was a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering and earned his master's degree from Morgan State University.

Services were held Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Wanda Smith, whom he married in 1963; two sons, Gregory Gerber of Virginia Beach, Va., and Timothy Gerber of Reisterstown; his mother, Kathleen Gerber Riley and a brother, William E. Gerber, both of Cockeysville; three grandsons; and a great-grandson.

William Lonnie Fuller, 54, groom, maintenance worker

William Lonnie Fuller, an Amtrak worker who had been a groom at racing stables, died Saturday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 54 and lived in Towson.

A railroad maintenance worker for about 10 years, he spent most of his working life as a groom at thoroughbred stables in Maryland, Florida, Kentucky, New York and Canada.

Born in Towson, he attended public schools and took courses to be certified as a machine tool operator, a welder and an air-conditioning mechanic. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant in the 1970s.

Last year, he married Ernestine Cornish, who survives him.

Funeral services were held yesterday.

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