Willis F. Campbell, 83, store chain vice president...

January 20, 2000

Willis F. Campbell, 83, store chain vice president

Willis F. Campbell, former vice president of Ben Franklin Stores Inc., died Jan. 13 of cardiovascular disease at Holly Hill Manor Nursing Home in Towson. He was 83.

A resident of the Hampton section of Baltimore County since 1960, he retired in 1978 as vice president and regional manager of Ben Franklin Stores Inc., a division of City Products Corp.

He began his retailing career in five-and-dime stores in the 1930s and, in 1943, was promoted to superintendent of Butler Brothers' Chicago store. In 1957, Butler Brothers changed its name to Ben Franklin Stores Inc., and he was assigned to the company's Atlanta office. His responsibilities included franchising stores throughout the South.

He was promoted to general manager of the company's Eastern region and moved to Baltimore in 1962. At the time he retired, he was in charge of 400 of the company's stores, from Maine to Florida.

Mr. Campbell was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he graduated from public schools.

In 1940, he married Marian Forey, who died in 1992.

Services were held Monday.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Campbell of Arlington, Va., Margot Campbell of Towson and Debra Campbell of New York City; and three grandchildren.

Henry Horsefield George, 81, electrical engineer

Henry Horsefield George, a retired electrical engineer and authority on combat systems, died Monday of a stroke at his Columbia home. He was 81.

A specialist in electronic and microwave engineering, he joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in 1946 and retired in 1980. He was a technical adviser to the Terrier and Tartar missile programs and held six patents in weapon system development.

In 1961, he was appointed a member of the lab's principal professional staff, its highest designation.

Born in Philadelphia, he had a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He was a fisherman and power boater who sailed from Chesapeake Beach to New York City and along the Hudson River.

A Mass will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sylvia James, whom he married in 1946; five sons, Hank George of White Stone, Va., Stephen George of Sykesville, Ronald George and Ken George, both of Arnold, and Gregory George of Chestertown; three daughters, Deborah Wright of Coos Bay, Ore., Janice Smith of Eldersburg and Christine Cunningham of Columbia; and 20 grandchildren.

Richard Molloy, 78, Naval Academy professor

Richard Molloy, a retired Naval Academy professor of mathematics, died of cancer yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 78 and lived in Federal Hill.

From 1948 to 1980, he taught calculus, mechanics and computer sciences at the Naval Academy.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised on Irvington's Augusta Avenue. He was a 1943 graduate of Loyola College. In 1948, he received a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and, in 1954, received a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

He enjoyed quilting, bread-making and mountain hiking.

He was a hospice volunteer for the past 19 years at St. Agnes Hospice.

He had been an active member of St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Roman Catholic Church in Southwest Baltimore.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 1419 Riverside Ave.

He is survived by two brothers, Charles Joseph Molloy and Robert Kirkland Molloy, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

Dr. William H. Fusting Sr., 84, general practitioner

Dr. William H. Fusting Sr., who practiced medicine for nearly 50 years, died Saturday of circulatory illness at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 84 and died 10 days after his wife of 59 years, the former Elizabeth Miles.

The longtime Towson resident, who maintained a general practice in the Loch Raven-Northwood area and later Timonium, was still making house calls at the time of his retirement in 1986.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Dr. Fusting was a 1930 graduate of Loyola High School, and earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1937.

During World War II, he served in the Army as a physician and was assigned to the U.S. Public Health Service at hospitals in Washington and Boston. He was discharged in 1946.

He was a former trustee of Boys' Latin School, where he also was physician to the school's athletic teams.

Dr. Fusting enjoyed playing the piano and collected passenger train timetables, amassing several hundred, said a family member.

He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity in Timonium, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

He is survived by five sons, William H. Fusting Jr. of Cockeysville, Eugene M. Fusting of Guilford, Richard M. Fusting of St. Thomas, Pa., Donald W. Fusting of Roland Park and Frederick H. Fusting of Towson; a daughter, Judith Anne Fusting Cavallaro of Cincinnati; a brother, James F. Fusting of Owings Mills; a sister, Virginia F. Toohey of Cockeysville; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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