Services for Gregory Urias Jones, 18, a freshman...

February 25, 2000

Services for Gregory Urias Jones, 18, a freshman

Gregory Urias Jones, 18, Coppin State freshman

Services for Gregory Urias Jones, 18, a freshman at Coppin State College, will be held at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, 430 E. Belvedere Ave.

Jones was found dead Monday of multiple stab wounds on the grounds of Yorkwood Elementary School in Northeast Baltimore.

The case is being investigated by city police.

The Northeast Baltimore resident, who was born and raised in Northwood, graduated with honors from Northern High School last year.

He worked part time for Rentokil Inc. Building Services, maintaining plants in Hunt Valley office buildings, and was a member and usher at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Darius Jones; his mother, Angela Salmond; a brother, Rashad Brandon; a sister, Danyell Carter; his paternal grandmother, Louise Jones; his maternal grandparents, Louis and Shirley Brandon; his stepfather, Larry A. Salmond; and his step-grandparents, Boykin and Elsie Salmond. All are of Baltimore.

Lillian May Gerding, 91, printing company president

Lillian May Gerding, former president of a family-owned printing company and a champion golfer, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Oak Crest Village. She was 91.

Mrs. Gerding, a former 50-year Stoneleigh resident, had lived at the Parkville retirement community since 1997.

In 1980, after her husband's death, she succeeded him as president of Gerding Printing Co. and headed the business until 1986, when it was sold to John D. Lucas Printing Co.

In 1927, she married Harry Gerding Sr., whose grandfather, Jake Gerding, established the commercial printing company in the 1600 block of Eastern Ave. in Fells Point in 1899.

Born in East Baltimore, the former Lillian M. Brady graduated from city public schools. She was a secretary before her marriage.

She was an original member of Hillendale Country Club and also belonged to the Country Club of Maryland.

An avid championship golfer who began playing in the early 1940s, Mrs. Gerding played until she was 80.

She was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Towson United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, York and Overbrook roads in Rodgers Forge.

She is survived by two sons, H. Earle Gerding of Millville, Del., and J. Donald Gerding of Rodgers Forge; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Scott Calvin Bailey, 85, auto body specialist

Scott Calvin Bailey, a retired automobile body and painting specialist, died Sunday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 85 and lived on North Smallwood Street.

Until he retired in 1997, he painted and serviced autos at Schwing Motor Co. in Hampden for 50 years.

In 1996, he was honored with a dinner by Victor Doolan, president of BMW North America, for his five decades at the BMW dealership. At the time, Mr. Bailey was the senior BMW employee in the country.

"He was an artist at his profession," said Fred Schwing, the dealership's president. "He was a premier body and paint man. He worked on boats, cars and airplanes."

Born in Pocomoke City, where he attended schools, Mr. Bailey came to Baltimore in the 1940s.

During World War II, he served in the Army in France and Africa.

An avid fisherman, he spent his free time on the Chesapeake Bay.

Funeral services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at Enon Baptist Church, Edmondson Avenue and Schroeder Street, where he was on the usher board.

He is survived by a companion, Georgia B. Wilson of Baltimore.

Langtry E. Lynd, 81, geologist, titanium expert

Langtry E. Lynd, a retired geologist and nationally recognized expert on titanium, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 81.

Mr. Lynd, the titanium mineral specialist for the U. S. Bureau of Mines in Washington from 1977 until he retired in 1991, had been a resident of Oak Crest Village since 1995.

A former resident of Plainfield, N. J., and Fairfax, Va., he perfected one of the first processes for creating synthetic diamonds from titanium while a research chemist at NL Laboratories in New Jersey from 1948 to 1977.

His professional memberships included the American Institute of Mining Engineers and the American Geological Society.

Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Manitoba in geology, and a master's degree in 1954 and a doctorate in 1957, both in geology, from Rutgers University.

He had been active in church, musical and drama groups at Oak Crest Village.

He enjoyed traveling, golf and the ice sport of curling.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Oak Crest Village, 8800 Walther Blvd.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Violet Spence; a son, Robert D. Lynd of Millers Island; a daughter, Catherine M. Lynd of White House Station, N. J.; a brother, Norval M. Lynd of Vancouver, British Columbia; and three grandsons.

Ann Christine Robinson, 52, investment banker

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