George L. Greenwood, 88, editor of the Arundel Times...

March 10, 2000

George L. Greenwood, 88, editor of the Arundel Times

George L. Greenwood, retired editor of the Arundel Times, died Monday in his sleep at Mariner Health of Glen Burnie. He was 88.

Mr. Greenwood, a longtime Glen Burnie resident, spent his 51-year career at Stromberg Publications, beginning in 1927 as an apprentice printer. He became advertising solicitor, reporter and editor of the Arundel Times.

Born in Oella, he attended local schools. During World War II, he was an infantryman in the Pacific. He was discharged with the rank of corporal in 1945, and his decorations included the Purple Heart.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160 and American Legion Post 40, both in Glen Burnie. He was a past president of the Glen Burnie Lions Club and Moose.

He was a member of the Glen Burnie United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Edith M. Brownley.

Ellwood C. Robinson, 92, printing company owner

Ellwood C. Robinson, a retired printer and former owner of Beacon Press, an East Baltimore job printing company, died Monday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 92.

Mr. Robinson, who formerly lived above his East Monument Street printing concern, had been a resident since 1995 of Basilica Place Apartments on West Franklin Street.

An apprentice printer in his youth, in 1934 he opened a business that specialized in tickets, programs, letterheads, envelopes and placards. He retired in 1995.

Born in East Baltimore, he was a 1932 graduate of Douglass High School.

He was a lifelong communicant of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in East Baltimore, where he headed the finance committee and was a member of the Men's Club and Holy Name Society.

He earned commendations for his work with the Gay Street Business Community and the East Baltimore Oldtimers Club. He also was a member of the Wakapa Social Club.

His wife, Cora Robinson, whom he married in 1938, died in 1958.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis Xavier, Caroline and Oliver streets.

He is survived by two sisters, Eleanor M. Taylor of Pikesville and Dolores T. Robinson of San Francisco; and many nephews and nieces.

Robert Bruce Patton, 73, architectural firm partner

Robert Bruce Patton, a retired architect, died Wednesday of cancer and emphysema at his Roland Park residence. He was 73.

Mr. Patton was a former partner in the architectural firm of Smith, Veale and Patton, which later became Meyers, D'Aleo and Patton. He established the Patton Group in 1980 and retired in 1990.

During his 28-year career, his projects included City Bank Operations Center and Delaware Corporate Commons, both in Wilmington, Del., and the renovation of the dome of City Hall during its 1976 restoration.

The Philadelphia native attended Episcopal Academy before he lied about his age to enlist in the Navy during World War II. After surviving a sinking in the North Atlantic, he was a cryptographer in the Pacific.

He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Delaware, and a bachelor's degree in management, engineering and urban design from the Johns Hopkins University. He began his professional career in 1962.

In 1950, he married Frances Resides, who died in 1968. In 1970, he married Lynn Hoen.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Patton is survived by a son, Rob Patton of Newport Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Kathleen P. Edmondson of Owings Mills and Diane P. Federico of Baltimore; three stepsons, Timothy Sutherland of Towson, Bruce Patton of Hampden and Michael Patton of Raleigh, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

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