Russell Franklin Myers, 89, USF&G divisional...

November 18, 1999

Russell Franklin Myers, 89, USF&G divisional manager

Russell Franklin Myers, a retired United States Fidelity & Guaranty divisional manager, died Saturday of cerebro-vascular disease at Sinai Hospital. He was 89 and lived at Wesley Home in Mount Washington.

He retired in 1972 from the insurance company, where he headed its Del Mar subsidiary, the company's financing division.

Born on a farm near Greenmount, Mr. Myers graduated from Westminster High School and the Baltimore Business College. In the early 1930s, he attended the evening school of the Johns Hopkins University.

A member of Homeland's Grace Methodist Church, he was treasurer of the old Eutaw Methodist Church in Mayfield for 34 years.

He was a life member of the Knights of Pythias Charity Lodge in Westminster and was an honorary associate member of the National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor.

In 1934, he married Mary Edna Myers. She died in 1959. He wed Louella K. Staum in 1970. She survives him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Home, 2211 W. Rogers Ave.

He is survived by a daughter, Shirley Myers Johnson of Perry Hall; a sister, Evelyn M. Myers of Westminster; and three grandchildren.

Rev. Vincent M. Eaton, 84, taught many priests

The Rev. Vincent M. Eaton, who taught public speaking and English composition to many Roman Catholic priests, died Sunday of complications of diabetes at home at St. Charles Villa in Catonsville, the retirement home of his religious order, the Society of Saint Sulpice. He was 84.

A Sulpician for 56 years, he also collected and arranged the archives for the Sulpicians, the community of priests who came to Baltimore in 1791 and founded St. Mary's Seminary.

For more than 30 years, Father Eaton, who was called "Ducky" by his students, was on the faculty of the old St. Charles College, a Roman Catholic seminary on Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville.

"He was undoubtedly a scholar -- a scholar who never sought the limelight," said the Rev. Michael Roach, pastor of St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. "He represented the best of the hidden work of the Sulpicians."

Father Eaton wrote a textbook, "The Elements of English," that was never published. He distributed it on mimeographed sheets. When his superiors complained he was using too much paper, he bought his own machine and continued to print his book.

He enjoyed reading the work of 19th century English and Irish poets and used their work to instruct his students.

About 30 years ago, he began to gather and arrange the voluminous papers of the Sulpician priests.

"His archives were considered a national model," said the Rev. John Bowen, a retired archivist.

Fluent in Latin, French, German and English, Father Eaton continued to translate letters and diaries until his eyesight failed him about five years ago.

Born in Worcester, Mass., and reared in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore in 1941 and was ordained at the Basilica of the Assumption that year.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Edward P. Fuller, 35, self-employed stonemason

Edward P. Fuller, a stonemason and former Joppatowne resident, died Nov. 11 of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Sheridan, Wyo. He was 35.

A resident of Sheridan since 1987, Mr. Fuller was a self-employed stonemason at the time of his death. Earlier, he had been a construction worker in Baltimore.

The Joppatowne native was a graduate of Joppatowne High School and served as a signalman in the Navy from 1982 until in 1987.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lilly & Zeiler Funeral Home, Eastern Avenue and Wolfe Street, Baltimore.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan A. Fuller of Sheridan; his father, Samuel P. Fuller; a brother, Samuel N. Fuller; and a sister, Karin F. Tiffany, all of Baltimore.

Julius A. Jodlbauer, 62, assistant state's attorney

Julius A. Jodlbauer, an attorney and former assistant state's attorney for Cecil County, died Saturday of cancer at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. He was 62.

Mr. Jodlbauer, who practiced law in Elkton for 33 years until retiring in 1997, also owned and operated Jodlbauer's Furniture, in Elkton, a business that his father founded in 1946.

His professional memberships included the Maryland State and the Cecil County bar associations. He was a member of the Singerly Fire Company.

The Elkton native graduated from Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Del., and earned his bachelor's degree in 1959 from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated in 1964 from the University of Maryland School of Law and served in the Navy aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was discharged as a lieutenant.

He had been a board member and past president of United Way of Cecil County and a former board member of the YMCA of Cecil County. He also was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Elkton and a member of the Elkton Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Jodlbauer was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 454 Bow St., Elkton, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Nancy L. Wissig; two sons, Julius Andrew Jodlbauer and Eric A. Jodlbauer, both of Elkton; four daughters, Candy D'Azevedo of Elkton, Bonnie G. Schneider of North East, Barbara Jodlbauer-Lough of Rising Sun and Laurie McKenzie of Flemington, N.J.; his mother, Hazel K. Jodlbauer of Plantation, Fla.; a brother, John L. Jodlbauer of Elkton; a sister, Carol Jodlbauer-Levey of Dorset, Vt.; and 10 grandchildren.

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