Patrick J. Coughlin Jr., 76, attorney, bank...

November 12, 1999

Patrick J. Coughlin Jr., 76, attorney, bank president

Patrick Joseph Coughlin Jr., a Baltimore attorney and chairman of Liberty Federal Savings and Loan Association, died Tuesday of emphysema at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The Homeland resident was 76.

Mr. Coughlin was president of the savings and loan association from 1980 until retiring from that position in 1997. At the time of his death, he was serving as the bank's chairman of the board.

He had been president of Hearthstone Savings and Loan Association on York Road from 1965 until 1974, when it merged with Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan.

An attorney who maintained a general law practice and later specialized in real estate law, Mr. Coughlin had been a partner in the firm O'Doherty, Gallagher, Coughlin & White in the Fidelity Building from 1965 until 1974. He was a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Skeen, Wilson & Coughlin from 1951 until 1964.

A devout Roman Catholic, Mr. Coughlin was a member of the board of trustees of the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and had been president of the St. Thomas More Society.

"He was extremely dedicated to the Basilica Historic Trust, and an unbridled traditionalist who loved the old rites of the church," said the Rev. Michael J. Roach, pastor of St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Manchester, and a longtime friend. "He was a man who had a great heart and was incredibly generous throughout his life."

Born and raised in Govans, Mr. Coughlin was a 1941 graduate of Loyola High School, earning his bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1944. During World War II, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and switched to the Navy, where he served as a deck officer aboard the USS Brookings in the Pacific. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant. He taught economics at Loyola High School while working toward his law degree, which he received from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1950.

In addition to the Baltimore City, Maryland, and American Bar associations, Mr. Coughlin was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles Street, where he was a communicant.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Winifred Lynch; two sons, Patrick J. Coughlin III of Washington and Sean M. Coughlin of Ocean City; two daughters, Eileen C. Bress of Bethesda and Meaghan C. Williams of Chatham, N.J.; two sisters, Regina C. McKinley and Teresa C. Dempsey, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Harriet Neal, 92, nurse, historical society volunteer

Harriet Neal, a former nurse and historical society volunteer, died Tuesday of complications of a stroke at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was 92 and had lived in Homeland.

She lived in Baltimore on Churchwarden's Road from 1960 to 1990 and volunteered at the Maryland Historical Society. She was a member of University Baptist Church.

Born in Volga, Iowa, the former Harriet Lillian Kitterman was a 1927 graduate of the Evanston Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, Ill., where she was a nurse for 10 years.

In 1937, she married Julian S. Neal, president and chief executive officer of Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland. He died in 1980.

A memorial service for Mrs. Neal is pending in Volga, Iowa.

She is survived by her son, William S. Neal of Brookfield, Wis.; a daughter, Judith Neal Mellinger of Rochester, Minn.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Memorial service

William N. McFaul,62, Bel Air town administrator, will be honored at a memorial service at 10 a.m. tomorrow at McComas Funeral Home, 50 W. Broadway, Bel Air. Mr. McFaul died Monday after bypass surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Iris Windsor, and two daughters, Lyn Richardson and Lee McFaul-Lange, all of Bel Air; his mother, Grace Sumpter McFaul of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.


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