Frederick F. Mueller, 90, construction engineer...

February 01, 2000

Frederick F. Mueller, 90, construction engineer

Frederick F. Mueller, a retired construction engineer, died Jan. 25 of pulmonary edema at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 90.

Mr. Mueller worked for 30 years as a construction engineer and yard supervisor for Whiting-Turner Construction Co. and retired in 1985.

At the time of his death, Mr. Mueller was restoring his residence, Willow Mill Farm, a three-story stone farmhouse on 7 acres in Hunt Valley that dates to 1875. An expert woodworker, he began the work in 1975.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1927 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. In the late 1920s, he went to work at Mueller's Country House, his grandfather's German restaurant-tavern in the 3200 block of Eastern Ave.

He later owned the restaurant, which he renamed the First and Last Chance, and operated it until 1955.

In 1945, he married Mary Smith, who died in 1948. The next year, he married Yvonne Teacher, who survives him.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Cockeysville, where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Arlene Nowak of Parkville, Jan Anecharico of Phoenix and Susan Aumann of Timonium; and nine grandchildren.

Paul F. Murphy Sr., 77, NOAA development officer

Paul Florence Murphy Sr., retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration executive development officer, died Thursday of heart failure at Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. He was 77.

A former resident of Shrewsbury, Mass., Mr. Murphy retired from NOAA in 1978. Earlier, he had worked for the Navy Oceanographic office, the Coast and Geodetic Survey and the U.S. Postal Service.

Born in Worcester, Mass., the World War II Army veteran he earned a bachelor's degree from Clark University in 1948.

He was a member of the American Legion's Vernon Hill Post in Worcester, and Disabled American Veterans.

A graveside service will be held Feb. 12 in Worcester.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Helen Costas; three sons, Paul F. Murphy Jr. and John Murphy, both of Washington, and Peter D. Murphy of Hunt Valley; two brothers, John E. Murphy of Racine, Wis., and James F. Murphy of Worcester; and four grandchildren.

Emma Jackson, 92, Baltimore homemaker

Emma Jackson, a homemaker, died Wednesday of a heart attack at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 92.

Born in Halifax County, Va., the former Emma Jordan moved to Baltimore as a young woman. She attended Dunbar High School evening school and studied sewing at Carver Vocational Technical High School.

In 1927, she married Theodore Jackson, a federal employee, who died in 1973.

A former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, she had belonged to New Life Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess, for the past 20 years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

She is survived by four sons, Arthur Jackson of San Francisco, Linwood Joseph Jackson of Phoenix, Ariz., and John Jackson and Roosevelt Jackson, both of Baltimore; four daughters, Nellie Jackson, Harvinia Ellis, Alease Jackson and Regina Taylor, all of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Carol J. Pugh, 53, mathematics teacher

Carol J. Pugh, a Baltimore native and former mathematics teacher, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Worcester, England. She was 53.

Carol Pusin was raised in the Ashburton section of Northwest Baltimore and graduated from Franklin High School in Reisterstown and Chatham College in Pittsburgh.

In her teens, she belonged to Chestnut Ridge Country Club and held its backstroke swimming record.

She taught mathematics for the Job Corps and the Learning Corp. in Albuquerque, N.M., in the 1960s and early 1970s.

In 1972, she married Ian Pugh, an attorney and native of England who survives her.

A memorial service for Mrs. Pugh will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Pugh of London and Sally Pugh of Cambridge, England; her father, Herman Pusin of Baltimore; and a brother, Dr. Michael Pusin of Pikesville.

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