Mary Frances Weaver, 62, nursing assistant Mary Frances...

February 12, 2000

Mary Frances Weaver, 62, nursing assistant

Mary Frances Weaver, a seamstress and nursing assistant, died Feb. 5 of a heart attack at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 62 and was a longtime East Baltimore resident.

Miss Weaver died two hours after learning that her son, city police Officer Jerry Kevin Weaver Sr., had been wounded in a gunfight during a drug surveillance operation in East Baltimore.

Miss Weaver worked as a nursing assistant in area nursing homes and in private duty. She also was an accomplished seamstress.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, she was a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School and the Cortes Peters Business School.

She was a lifelong communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant.

Services were held yesterday at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Incarnation in Baltimore.

In addition to her son, who lives in Baltimore, she is survived by a brother, Thompkins Weaver Jr. of Northwood; three grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; and special friend Mildred Street of Baltimore.

Ellihu Quentin Norris, 91, English, social studies teacher

Ellihu Quentin Norris, a retired Frederick Douglass High School teacher, died Sunday of pneumonia at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 91 and lived in Baltimore County.

He taught social studies and English during a teaching career that began in Atlanta in the 1930s. In 1947, he moved to Pocomoke City, where he was teacher and principal at Stephen Long Elementary-Junior High School.

He subsequently moved to Baltimore and taught at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. He retired in 1974 from Douglass.

Born in Marietta, Ga., he was raised in Atlanta and earned his bachelor of arts degree from Clark College and his master's degree from Atlanta University. He also studied at the University of Iowa and New York University.

Mr. Norris also worked as a proofreader for the Afro-American newspapers.

In 1944, he married Anne Elizabeth Jordan, a librarian at Enoch Pratt Free Library, who died in 1997.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3200 Walbrook Ave.

He is survived by a nephew, Roy E. Norris Jr. of Cambridge, Mass., and three nieces, Millicent N. Hill of Dorchester, Mass., Evelyn N. Payne of Newark, N.J. and Natalie G. Norris of Nobleboro, Maine.

Leonard M. Levering Jr., 81, developed trade for port

Leonard M. Levering Jr., retired assistant director of trade development for the Maryland Port Administration, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Genesis Eldercare at Bright-wood. He was 81.

Mr. Levering, a Guilford resident for 40 years, moved to the Lutherville retirement community last year.

He had been assistant director of trade development for the MPA from 1961 until his retirement in 1984.

He had worked as a salesman for A. H. Bull & Co. Steamship Lines in Pittsburgh, from 1950 until 1959, when he joined the line's Baltimore office. He left the company in 1961.

Born and raised in Ruxton, he was a 1937 graduate of Boys' Latin School and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served aboard ships in the North Atlantic until he was discharged as a lieutenant commander in 1946. He worked as a clerk for Maryland National Bank from 1946 until 1950.

He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, Bachelors Cotillon, Center Club and Propeller Club.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and staying at his second home in Ocean City.

He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Guilford, where services will be held at 2 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Mary Frances Miles; two sons, Leonard M. Levering III of Towson and William D. Levering of Mount Washington; a brother, Charles Tilghman Levering of Ruxton; and a granddaughter.

Robert Keller, 55, former Marine, mechanic

Robert Keller, a retired mechanic for Bethlehem Steel Corp., died of cancer associated with Agent Orange on Monday at his Dundalk home. He was 55.

He retired in 1999 after 30 years as a crane mechanic at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Armistead Gardens, he attended St. Clement's parochial school in Rosedale and Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.

He served in the Marine Corps as an infantryman and was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, the former Peggy Bowen.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk.

He is also survived by two daughters, Dana Keller and Andrea Keller, both of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Robin Lee Stanton and Tammy Kober, both of Baltimore; a stepson, Gary Stanton Jr. of Dundalk; three brothers, Richard Keller of Baltimore, George Keller of Manchester and Eddie Keller of Columbia; two sisters, Clare Brian of Ruthsburg and Barbara Cosden of Cordova; and four grandchildren.

Charles Anthony Harris, 37, cook at Palmer House

Charles Anthony Harris, a former restaurant cook, died Sunday of heart failure at Bon Secours Hospital. He was 37 and lived in Ashburton.

He had formerly worked at the Palmer House on Eutaw Street.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Harris attended Frederick Douglass High School. He also participated in the Woodstock Job Corps.

Services were held yesterday at New Fellowship Christian Community Church in the 5200 block of Park Heights Ave., where he was a member.

He is survived by a son, Charles Anthony Harris Jr. of Baltimore; two daughters, Charnice Harris of Baltimore and Shakina Jones of Lynchburg, Va.; his mother, Odessa Whittington of Baltimore; his father, Clifton Harris of Baltimore; two sisters, Wanda Mitz of Baltimore and Cheryl Lewis of Baltimore; and one granddaughter.

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