Sue Sherwood, 60, athlete, managed tennis store Sue...

January 15, 2000

Sue Sherwood, 60, athlete, managed tennis store

Sue Clark Sherwood, a sportswoman and former manager of the tennis shop at Bare Hills Athletic and Tennis Club, died Wednesday of cancer at her North Baltimore home. She was 60.

The Elkridge Estates resident worked at the Bare Hills athletic club for 20 years before retiring in 1991.

A competitive tennis player, golfer and equestrian, Miss Sherwood was a four-time women's golf champion at the Elkridge Club, and a member of the team that won the Hutzler Trophy in 1997.

She was an active member of the Baltimore County Horse Show Association and the Women's Golf Association of Baltimore.

Born and raised on St. Albans Road in Homeland, Miss Sherwood was the granddaughter of Baltimore oil magnate John W. Sherwood Sr., whose 7-acre East Highfield Road garden is a Baltimore springtime tradition.

She was a 1957 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School and earned her bachelor's degree from Hollins College in 1961. Her marriage to Jamie Myers ended in divorce.

She was a member of the Mount Vernon Club and the Elkridge Club.

A memorial service will be held at noon today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

She is survived by her brother, John R. Sherwood III of Annapolis; two aunts, Susan Matthews and Patricia Barrett, both of Baltimore; and a cousin, Mary Franklin Sherwood of Roland Park.

Parker Olin Chapman Sr., 79, Coast Guard captain

Parker Olin Chapman Sr., a retired Coast Guard captain who later was a project engineer for a Baltimore contractor, died Sunday of a heart attack at his Millersville home. He was 79.

He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., in 1944. During World War II, he served in the Pacific.

In 1951, he received a master's degree in marine engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was assigned ship superintendent at the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay. He later was chief of the 14th District Naval Engineering branch in Hawaii, then returned to Curtis Bay to command the field testing and development center.

He retired in 1974 as chief of staff of the Coast Guard's 7th District in Miami.

From 1976 to 1986, he was a project engineer for Poole & Kent, and supervised construction of Harbor Court Hotel, Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, the Marine Propulsion Laboratory at the Naval Academy and other projects.

He was born in Vineyard Haven, Mass., and was a descendant of the original settlers of that Cape Cod town. He enjoyed gardening and played golf several times a week with the "Dewsweepers" at Fort Meade.

He was a communicant and choir member of St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 1110 St. Stephen Church Road, Crownsville, where services will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 24.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Florence Rooney; a son, Parker Olin Chapman Jr. of Sherwood Forest; two daughters, Susan Ruck of Annapolis and Barbara Hackman of Atlanta; two brothers, Robert Chapman of Edgartown, Mass., and Thomas Chapman of Duxbury, Mass.; three sisters, Jeanne Trebby of Vineyard Haven, Ann Seadale of Newfield, Maine, and Mary-Helen Smith of Framingham, Mass.; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Marjorie S. Herlihy, 85, manufacturers representative

Marjorie S. Herlihy, a plumbing supply manufacturers representative who enjoyed ballroom dancing, died Tuesday from congestive heart failure at St. Agnes HealthCare. She was 85 and lived in Hunting Ridge.

In 1958, she took over as manufacturers representative for Joseph G. Hildebrant Co. after the death of her husband, Joseph G. Hildebrant, who founded the business. She had not retired at the time of her death.

She married Mr. Hildebrant in 1946.

Born Marjorie Streeter, in Springfield, Vt., she graduated from North Hampton Commercial College in 1934 and taught commercial courses at Smith College.

In 1936, she moved to Washington to work for the U. S. Department of Agriculture as an administrative assistant. During World War II, she was assigned to the War Foods Administration.

An avid ballroom dancer, she was a member of the now-defunct Green Spring Inn Club, the Series of Five Dance Club and the Catonsville Cotillon.

Mrs. Herlihy had been a charter member of Turf Valley Golf and Country Club.

Services will be held at noon today at Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, 1630 Edmondson Ave.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Herlihy, whom she married in 1984; a brother, Raymond Streeter of Lakehurst, N. J.; a nephew, Harry Streeter of Rutland, Vt.; and two nieces, Sylvia Daudlin of Colts Neck, N. J., and Rebecca Ford of Green Harbor, Mass.

Harvey B. Blanton Jr., 66, of Merkle Computer Systems

Harvey B. Blanton Jr., a former career Air Force officer and chief executive officer of Merkle Computer Systems, died Sunday of a massive heart attack at his Timonium home. He was 66.

Mr. Blanton was owner and CEO of Merkle Computer Systems, based in Lanham, from 1977 until 1989, when he sold the business. He remained as a consultant to the new owners until retiring in 1992.

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