Rene M. Graham Jr., 30, construction workerRene Maurice...

November 23, 1999

Rene M. Graham Jr., 30, construction worker

Rene Maurice Graham Jr., 30, a construction worker from Northwest Baltimore, died Wednesday in East Baltimore of a gunshot wound.

He lived with his parents in the city until age 6, when the family moved to Puerto Rico, where he attended high school. He returned to Baltimore in 1986.

A Housing Authority officer found Mr. Graham before 1: 30 a.m. Wednesday in a 1993 Mazda stopped in the 1100 block of Ashland Court, Baltimore police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have no suspect in the killing.

FOR THE RECORD - Rene Maurice Graham Jr.: A sister of Rene Maurice Graham Jr., a construction worker and Northwest Baltimore resident, was omitted from a list of survivors in yesterday's editions of The Sun. The sister is Auria Graham of Catonsville.

A wake will be held at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Fulton Baptist Church, 1630 W. North Ave.

Mr. Graham, who died two weeks before his 31st birthday, is survived by a son, Rene Maurice Graham III, of Baltimore; two daughters, Shaira Graham of Baltimore and Daisy Calderon of Puerto Rico; his father, Rene M. Graham Sr. of Puerto Rico; his mother, Marlene Cannon of Baltimore; two brothers Avelino Graham of Woodlawn and Rene E. Graham of Puerto Rico; his paternal grandmother Josefa Graham of Ocala, Fla.; and maternal grandmother Madge R. Cannon of Baltimore.

Rev. Joseph D. Ayd, 76, principal, teacher

The Rev. Joseph D. Ayd, former principal of St. Joseph's Prep School in Philadelphia, died Wednesday of heart failure at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pa. He was 76 and lived at the Scranton Jesuit Community at the University of Scranton.

Born in Baltimore and raised on East Monument Street, he taught at Loyola High School in Towson in the mid-1950s before being named principal of St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia.

In 1966, a fire heavily damaged the school, and Father Ayd oversaw its reconstruction at Thompson Street and Girard Avenue.

"His whole focus, seven days a week, was the school," said William Watters, pastor of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore. "He embodied the best of the Jesuit tradition."

Ordained a Jesuit priest in 1954, Father Ayd was a graduate of St. Louis University, where he received a bachelor of science in biology in 1948. In 1955, he received a bachelor's degree in theology from Woodstock College.

In 1970, he was assigned to Scranton University Preparatory School, where he was an English teacher. He was named the school's president in 1981, a position he held until 1986. He was a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday .

He is survived by two brothers, Frank Ayd and Robert Ayd, both of Baltimore; and two sisters, Jane Morales of York, Pa., and Regina Brockmeyer of Baltimore.

Doris R. Fell, 71, manager of university computer lab

Doris R. Fell, former manager of then-Towson State University's computer laboratory, died Wednesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 71 and lived in Ruxton.

From 1979 until retiring in 1989, Mrs. Fell headed the university's computer laboratory and tutored students in computer technology.

Born Doris Raunio in Stamford, Conn., she was raised in Quincy, Mass., where she graduated from high school. She received a bachelor's degree from Simmons College in Boston, and a master's degree in advanced mathematics from the University of Michigan.

She began working in Cambridge, Mass., in the early 1950s for the Whirlwind Project, which was the world's first large digital computing machine.

After her marriage in 1952 to Thomas T. Fell, the couple moved to Baltimore, where she worked at Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River. She was a mathematician analyzing tail flutter effects on the P6M, the first jet-propelled seaplane.

In 1979, after raising her family, she returned to college and earned a second bachelor's degree and began working at Towson State.

She enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay aboard her family's 42-foot ketch, reading mystery and science-fiction novels, as well as creating rock gardens at her Ruxton home.

She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

In addition to her husband, a retired electrical engineer, Mrs. Fell is survived by two sons, Thomas E. Fell of Ruxton and Charles L. Fell of College Park; two daughters, Kathryn A. Fell of Zumbro Falls, Minn., and Alyce F. Perrella of Mercersburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Alicia Ydoate, 46, federal bank examiner

Alicia Ydoate, a federal bank examiner, died of cancer Nov. 16 at Shady Grove Adventist Nursing Home in Rockville. She was 46 and lived in Kentlands.

Employed by the Treasury Department, she examined banks in the mid-Atlantic area for the past 21 years.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, she moved to the United States when she was a child. She was a graduate of Immaculata College in Immaculata, Pa., where she received a bachelor of arts degree in economics.

She moved to Baltimore in 1982 and lived in the downtown area until 1995.

Her 1979 marriage to Thomas Sheridan ended in divorce.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday.

She is survived by her mother, Soledad Ydoate of Iselin, N.J.; three brothers, Charles Ydoate of Holliston, Mass., Edward Ydoate of Louisville, Ky. and Fernando Ydoate of Flemington, N.J.; four nieces; and three nephews.

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