Edward W. Young, 92, tennis league founder Edward W...

February 18, 2000

Edward W. Young, 92, tennis league founder

Edward W. Young, a retired salesman and founder of the Baltimore area Suburban Men's Tennis League, died Feb. 11, his 92nd birthday, of heart failure at Charlestown Retirement Community in Arbutus.

He was a longtime resident of Dunloggin, Howard County.

During his 40-year career with the DuPont Co., Mr. Young sold industrial undercoatings and primers, including those used on the Bay Bridge. He retired in 1973.

He took up tennis at age 50 when his children gave him a $10 racket for Father's Day, and played until he was 80. He was a nationally ranked player in the U.S. Senior Tennis Association.

He founded the Suburban Men's Tennis League in 1966 and was its head for 29 years.

He was a charter member of the Forest Hills Swim Club in Howard County, a member of the Ellicott City Rotary Club and a volunteer driver for Meals-On-Wheels.

The Philadelphia native received a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1929.

He was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, where he had been a vestryman. A memorial service was held there Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Millie Wentz; a son, Andy W. Young of Clarksville; three daughters, Lillian Y. Reinstein of Chevy Chase, Barbara Y. Whorton of Ellicott City and Margie Y. Lance of Frederick; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Slobodan Petrovich, 60, program head at UMBC

Slobodan Petrovich, a psychologist who headed the interdisciplinary studies program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, died Feb. 11 of a massive heart attack at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 60 and lived in Catonsville.

He was responsible for the faculty members who directed about 300 students pursuing individualized, interdisciplinary concentrations.

Born in Yugoslavia, he was raised in Chicago, where he was a graduate of Roosevelt University. He received a doctorate in biopsychology from the University of Chicago in 1971.

He joined the UMBC faculty in 1971. He was the author or co-author of more than 20 professional publications in psychology.

He was named the Psi Chi Honorary Society teacher of the year and received an award from the state of Maryland for his teaching.

In 1966, he married Nola Luce, from whom he was divorced.

Funeral services were held yesterday at St. Sava's Monastery in Chicago.

He is survived by a son, Boris Petrovich of Catonsville; his mother, Milena Petrovich of Chicago; and a brother, Svetozar Petrovich of Chicago.

Anita M. Wingard, 84, businesswoman, WAC

Anita M. Wingard, a retired Baltimore businesswoman who served on the staff of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II, died Sunday of pneumonia at Charlestown Retirement Community in Arbutus. She was 84 and formerly a Ruxton resident.

Mrs. Wingard enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Corps in 1943. She served at SHAEF's underground headquarters in London and in France and Germany, where she was an administrative assistant.

She was assigned to Gen. R. W. Crawford, a member of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's staff who was in charge of supplies.

While in London, she roomed with Kay Summersby, Eisenhower's driver, who was rumored to have had an affair with the married Eisenhower during the war. Historians doubt that such a relationship existed between the two.

Mrs. Wingard always described Ms. Summersby as "a `very attractive lady' and said she had never heard of any rumors or anything scandalous during the war, and had always thought highly of General Eisenhower's character," said her husband of 50 years, William F. Wingard Sr., a retired engineer.

Mrs. Wingard, whose decorations included the Bronze Star and Women's Army Corps Service Medal, was discharged with the rank of major in 1947.

The former Anita McAniff was born and raised in New York City, and was a graduate of city public schools. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1936 from St. Joseph College for Women, and was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.

In 1941, she married Roy Roberts, who died that year.

She helped William Wingard, her second husband, establish Wingard & Co., a Baltimore metal-stamping company.

She was an active communicant of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Mount Washington, where she was a Eucharistic minister and established a ministry for the sick. She also was a member and teacher of the Abiding Presence Charismatic Prayer Group.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday at Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic chapel at Charlestown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Joseph Wingard of Baltimore; a stepson, William F. Wingard Jr. of Timonium; two stepdaughters, Patricia Coleman of Winnetka, Ill., and Mary Jane Connelley of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

Eileen C. Gant, 45, Key Bank vice president

Eileen C. Gant, a vice president of Key Bank and Trust, died Monday of a heart attack at her Bel Air home. She was 45.

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