Michael J. Herrick, 46, carpenter for homebuilder
Michael J. Herrick, a carpenter, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of congestive heart failure. He was 46.
For more than 15 years, the Edgewood resident worked as a professional carpenter for Unique Craftsman, a Baltimore residential building firm.
Born in Gardenville, he was a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.
The former longtime Essex resident was married for many years to the former JoAnn Pearson, who died in 1996. The couple had no children.
Mr. Herrick was an avid boater and fisherman.
A memorial gathering will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Best Inn, 6510 Frankford Ave.
He is survived by his father, Earle Herrick of Randallstown; his mother, Margaret A. Gover of Gardenville; a brother, John E. Herrick of Hamilton; two sisters, Diane J. Williams of Middle River and Patricia M. Rehberger of Dundalk; his stepfather, Roland Gover of Gardenville; a half-brother, William D. Gover of Gardenville; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
William Leo Bendgen, 79, diesel engine specialist
William Leo Bendgen, a retired diesel engine specialist and active churchman, died of cancer Sunday -- the day after his 79th birthday -- at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He lived in Cedarcroft.
Beginning in the late 1940s, Mr. Bendgen was a diesel engine injection specialist and supervisor for Mechanical Equipment Co., which became Baltimore Diesel Service, located in Glen Burnie. He retired in 1994.
He was born in Morgantown, W. Va., where he graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School.
He worked for E. I. DuPont Co. in Morgantown and later joined the Civilian Conservation Corps before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He served with ground support troops at Prestwick Air Base in Scotland and was discharged as a technical sergeant in 1945.
In 1950, he married Wilma Dauer, who died in 1997.
For 44 years, he was an active communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Overlea, where he was an usher and member of the Holy Name Society. He had been secretary and president of the church's Parish Council.
He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He enjoyed duckpin bowling, and reading about and attending vintage aircraft shows.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael, Belair Road and Willow Avenue.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Rochfort of Cedarcroft and Clare Price of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Sister Mary Amadeus of Louisville, Ky., and Dorothy Dawson of Denver; and four grandchildren.
Margaret Virginia Carr, 82, clerk, china painter
Margaret Virginia Carr, a general clerk at the Miller Appliance Co. in Baltimore for more than 30 years, died Friday of cancer at her home in Catonsville. She was 82.
Born in Baltimore, the former Margaret Booth attended Glen Burnie High School.
In 1976, she married Kenneth Carr, an employee at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., who died in 1994. The couple had no children.
She was a docent for the Anne Arundel County Historical Society, a member of the Linthicum Women's Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Carr enjoyed painting china, needlework, traveling, camping and reading.
Services were held yesterday.
Mrs. Carr is survived by a brother, Oscar Booth Jr. of Linthicum Heights, and a sister, Sarah Latham of Severna Park.
John R. Beverly, 83, railway supervisor
John R. Beverly, a former Western Maryland Railway supervisor and foster parent, died Sunday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He was 83.
Mr. Beverly worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Western Maryland Railwayfor 32 years and was assigned to the railroad's Port Covington yards. He retired in 1979 from the Chessie System, a successor railroad to the Western Maryland Railway.
Over 37 years, Mr. Beverly and his wife, the former Nina Mullins, raised 130 foster children in their Severn home before retiring in 1995.
A farmer's son, Mr. Beverly was born and raised in Wise, Va., where he graduated from high school in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in both the European and Pacific Theater of operations. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1945, and his decorations included three Bronze Stars.
He was an avid vegetable and flower gardener.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S. W., Glen Burnie.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, he is survived by two sons, Duane E. Beverly of Glen Burnie and Jon K. Beverly of Elkridge; two daughters, Phyllis Graham of Jacksonville, Fla. and Sandra Smith of Silver Spring; a sister, Virginia Mullins of Severna Park; two stepsons, James Owen Mullins of Seminole, Fla. and William J. White of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Charles W. Hughes, 73, labor activist