Haskin U. Deeley Jr., 81, owned dental supply firm...

February 22, 2000

Haskin U. Deeley Jr., 81, owned dental supply firm

Haskin Updegraff Deeley Jr., former president and owner of Deeley Dental Supply Co., died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 81 and a Towson resident.

Mr. Deeley began his association in 1939 with the family-owned dental supply company that had been founded by his great-grandfather in the 19th century. In 1969, he sold the business to Healthcare International, and was corporate vice president and director of sales training until retiring in 1980.

Known as "Hack," Mr. Deeley was born and raised in Roland Park and was a 1936 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

He attended the University of Maryland, where he was an All-American lacrosse goalie. He later coached the varsity lacrosse team at Poly until enlisting in the Army in 1942.

During World War II, he served with the Central Intelligence Corps at Aberdeen Proving Ground until he was discharged at war's end.

Mr. Deeley was a member of the Mount Washington Club and the Baltimore Rotary Club, and was a 32nd-degree Mason.

He had been a communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church in Roland Park, and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

He was married in 1941 to Sara Anne Townsend, who died in 1998.

Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by a son, Haskin U. Deeley III of Ocean City; three daughters, Anne Deeley Sweigert of Queenstown, Laura Deeley Chester of Towson and Daisy Deeley Gutberlet of Freeland; a brother, Charles "Skip" Deeley Sr. of Roland Park; and 10 grandchildren.

John David Hillis, 79, ink salesman, chemist

John David Hillis, a retired printing ink salesman and part-time chemist, died Thursday of kidney failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 79.

A Freeland resident, Mr. Hillis retired in 1978 from BASF, where he had sold inks used by the printing industry. He began his career with Inmont Chemical Co., a predecessor company, in 1946.

In retirement, he worked part time and at his death was chief chemist with ISPA Coating Technologies Worldwide in Southwest Baltimore.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he was a graduate of Franklin Day School, a private school, and earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Maine.

A ferry pilot with Army Air Forces during World War II, he delivered B-17s to airfields in England. He was discharged in 1945.

He was a member of the Litho Club of Baltimore and Parkville American Legion Post 183.

Services were held yesterday in the chapel at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Ellen Braid; two daughters, Donnie G. Thomas of Fort Worth and Sharon L. Miller of Vail, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Sandy Hayden of Cambridge and Karen M. Fischer of Glen Arm; a sister, Olivia Wimbrow of Ocean City; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Lucille C. McLeran, 80, volunteer for local groups

Lucille C. McLeran, a longtime Northwood resident and volunteer, died Friday of kidney failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 80.

Mrs. McLeran, who had lived in Northwood since 1941, had been an active member of the Hillen Road Improvement Association for more than 30 years, and was president of the Northwood Homemakers in the early 1960s.

She also was one of the early drivers for Meals On Wheels, which delivers food to the elderly and homebound, and volunteered for the Crippled Children's League for many years.

The former Lucille Cole was born and raised in Waverly and was a graduate of the old Girls Latin School. She was a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied voice and piano.

In 1941, she was married to William A. McLeran Jr., a physicist with Pempco-SCM in Baltimore, who died in 1973.

Mrs. McLeran enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans.

She was a communicant of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Smith and Greely avenues, Mount Washington.

She is survived by a son, William Scott McLeran of Northwood; a daughter, Jeannette McL. Seiple of Parkville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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