William G. Anderson, 83, Harvard administratorWilliam G...

December 06, 1999

William G. Anderson, 83, Harvard administrator

William G. Anderson, a former administrator at Harvard College and an avid sailor who designed his yachts, died of cancer Thursday at home in Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. He was 83.

Mr. Anderson lived in Baltimore for the past six years after marrying the former Dorothy M. Bergland. He also had homes in South Natick, Mass., and Biddeford Pool, Maine.

For 17 years at Harvard University, he worked as the university marshal at undergraduate Harvard College, planning commencement ceremonies, said his wife. He retired in 1982.

He was awarded the Harvard Alumni Medal this year.

The Cincinnati native graduated from Harvard College in 1939. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied naval architecture.

Beginning in 1941, he served in the Navy for at least eight years, said his wife, and saw duty in the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Pacific. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

He designed seven boats, the last six named Wind Song.

For eight years, he was part owner of John G. Alden & Co., yacht designers in Boston. He was a member of the Cruising Club of America, the Somerset Club of Boston and the Elkridge Club of Baltimore. He was a former president of the Tennis and Racquet Club of Boston.

Mr. Anderson survived two previous wives, Anne Lea Ditmars of Cincinnati and Jane Frost Clerk of Dover, Mass.

Services are private.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Margot Rothier Anderson of Essex, Mass.; and two sons, William Pope Anderson V of Sherborn, Mass., and Grenville Anderson of Scituate, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; and seven step-children.

Mary Margaret F. Gluckert, 52, wine administrator

Mary Margaret Frick Gluckert, a wine administrator, died of cancer Friday at home in Severna Park. She was 52.

A native of Alexandria, Va., the former Mary Margaret Frick graduated from Marjorie Webster College in Washington with a degree in merchandising in 1969.

She worked for Frederick P. Winner Ltd., a Baltimore liquor distributor, for 15 years as a wine administrator, conducting wine tastings and ordering wines for area liquor stores. She retired in 1996 because of a disability.

Mrs. Gluckert enjoyed sailing, reading, music and shopping.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Epping Forest Chapel in the Epping Forest community in Annapolis.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, John Carlton Gluckert of Severna Park; two daughters, Marianne Beach Gluckert-Smith of Annapolis and Mialisa Lewis Gluckert of Crownsville; and a grandson.

Helen Nakas, 78, Aberdeen restaurant owner

Helen Nakas, a restaurateur in her native Greece and in Aberdeen, died of a stroke Friday at Lorien Nursing Home in Columbia. She was 78.

In her hometown of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, Mrs. Nakas attended a school for languages, studying Latin and French. She also studied to become a nurse practitioner.

She operated a restaurant in Greece with her husband, Constantinos A. Nakas, during the 1940s and 1950s. The couple moved to Harford County in the 1960s and operated Musical Inn Restaurant and Carryout in Aberdeen through 1978.

Mrs. Nakas was active in Baltimore's Greek Orthodox community and was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, its Philoptochos Society, the Cathedral of the Annunciation's Philoptochos Society and the Daughters of Penelope.

Funeral services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. today at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, Mrs. Nakas is survived by three daughters, Vicky Mitrou, Irene Tsakiroglou and Phyllis Papadopoulos, all of Greece; a son, Arthur Nakas of Bowie; and eight grandchildren.

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