Tom Samet, 52, professor, Hood College dean of faculty...

March 02, 2000

Tom Samet, 52, professor, Hood College dean of faculty

Tom Samet, Hood College dean of faculty and an English professor, died Sunday of cancer at his Frederick home. He was 52.

He joined the Hood faculty in Frederick in 1995 after serving at Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo., Louisiana Scholars College at Northwestern State University of Louisiana at Natchitoches, Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa., and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

He wrote widely on the literary critic Lionel Trilling and modern critical theories in literature.

Born in Cleveland, he received a bachelor of arts degree with high honors from Michigan State University, where he was student body president. He earned his doctorate in English and American literature from Brown University in Providence, R.I.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hood College's Coffman Chapel.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Janet S. Snider of Frederick, and a son, Aaron Phillip Samet of Frederick.

Barbara Ann Webb, 53, tree-pruning service owner

Barbara Ann Webb, owner of a tree-trimming service, died Monday of heart failure at Carroll County General Hospital. She was 53 and lived in Manchester.

In 1967, she founded Webb's Tree Service with her husband, Howard George Webb. The couple were married in 1965.

Mrs. Webb ran the office, did the billing and helped supervise the firm's fleet of trucks and its employees.

Born in Coretta, W. Va., the former Barbara Ann Charles, who was known as Bobbi, was a 1965 graduate of Sparrows Point High School.

She enjoyed fishing and Atlantic City gaming.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Manchester.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Eric Webb and Steven Webb, both of Manchester; three brothers, Darrel Charles of Edgemere, Randy Emerick of Blue Creek, Ohio, and Robert Williams of Baltimore; a sister, Bonnie Elwood of Dundalk; and four grandchildren.

Lucy M. Partlow, 61, Social Security employee

Lucy M. Partlow, a retired Social Security Administration claims examiner and floral designer, died Saturday of cancer at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 61.

The White Marsh resident had worked for 35 years at SSA's Woodlawn headquarters as a disability claims examiner before she retired in 1995.

In her retirement, Mrs. Partlow launched a second career as a floral designer. After studying floral design at Essex Community College, she established Partlow's Petals in her home. From her basement workshop, she created silk floral arrangements for parties, weddings, banquets and homes.

Lucy M. Johnson was born in Edgecombe County, N.C., moved to Cherry Hill in her youth and graduated from Douglass High School.

In 1955, she married Carl A. Partlow, who died in January.

She was active in the deaf ministry at Zion Baptist Church, 1700 N. Caroline St., where services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today.

Mrs. Partlow is survived by a daughter, Lenett M. Allen of Pikesville; her father, Coy L. Johnson Sr. of Baltimore; a brother, Coy L. Johnson Jr. of Atlanta; two sisters, Loretta Ellerby and Lorain Stanley, both of Baltimore; and three grandsons.

Thomas W. Gordon, 85, real estate appraiser

Thomas William Gordon, a retired real estate appraiser, died Sunday of chronic lung disease at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85.

The longtime Guilford resident was a self-employed residential real estate appraiser from the 1960s until he retired in 1980. Earlier, he sold nursery supplies.

Born in Charles Village, he graduated from City College and served in the Army in Iran during World War II. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1945.

He was a member of the Masonic Temple and Corinthian Lodge No. 93, and enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening.

His marriage to Radelle Fanseen ended in divorce.

He was a lifelong member of First English Lutheran Church in Baltimore, where services were held yesterday.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Dell Harlan of Baltimore; a grandson; and a granddaughter.

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