Frederick W. Hegge, 65, Arundel school board chief...

March 14, 2000

Frederick W. Hegge, 65, Arundel school board chief

Frederick William Hegge, a past president of the Anne Arundel County school board and an Army psycho-physiologist, died of cancer Saturday at his Davidsonville home. He was 65.

A scientist who studied how soldiers would react to combat situations, Mr. Hegge was considered an expert in sleep deprivation, stress and fatigue. He also studied the effects of drug withdrawal on Vietnam War veterans and helped design a breast cancer guide for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Fort Dietrick in Frederick County.

He was appointed to the Anne Arundel school board by Gov. Marvin Mandel in 1977 and was elected its president for a year in 1979.

He was a proponent of sex education and programs to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse, and often tangled with board members who did not share his views.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Bayport on Long Island. He received a degree from then-Hofstra College in Hempstead, N.Y., in 1960 and a doctorate in experimental psychology from Brown University in Providence, R.I.

During four years of service in the Coast Guard, he was a firefighting instructor and an electronics technician.

He was a founder of Davidsonville Area Civic Association and Davidsonville Family Recreation Center.

A memorial service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday at Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Pezold, whom he married in 1961; and two daughters, Annelie Hegge of Davidsonville and Katrina Hegge of Edgewater.

Nicholas Marino Gialamas, 35, general contractor

Nicholas Marino Gialamas, a general contractor, died Saturday of a heart attack while attending a son's wrestling match at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. He was 35 and lived in Cub Hill.

The owner of a contracting company, Gialamas helped restore 19th-century residences in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. He had owned Gialamas Contractors for 15 years

"He had a love and respect for old houses," said Patricia Field, who lives on Cathedral Street. "He was a master craftsman."

Born in Baltimore and raised in Kingsville, he was a graduate of Fallston High School and the Embry Riddle Flight School in Florida.

He was active in Cub Scouts in Perry Hall.

Private funeral services are planned.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Midwig, whom he married in 1988; two sons, Nikolas Gialamas and William Gialamas; and a daughter, Zoe Gialamas.

Herbert T. Brown Jr., 76, telephone company attorney

Herbert T. Brown Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland lawyer, died March 7 of complications of diabetes at the Pines Nursing Home in Easton. He was 76.

The former Lutherville resident, who had lived in Grasonville since 1989, was a C&P lawyer for more than 40 years and retired in 1984. He then had a private practice and was semiretired at his death.

Born in Pikesville, he graduated from City College in 1941 and worked in C&P's plant department before joining the Navy as a pilot in 1942 during World War II. He flew with the South Atlantic Fleet Air Wing.

Mr. Brown earned bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Baltimore in 1951. He was a member of the American, Maryland and Queen Anne's County bar associations.

He was a Mason and a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Pikesville.

He was a communicant of Wye Parish Episcopal Church in Wye Mills, where a memorial service was held Friday.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Betty Jane Mann; a daughter, Sharon Maben of Parkton; a brother, Daniel W. Brown Sr. of Williamsburg, Va.; a stepson, Glenn Ropka of Catonsville; two granddaughters; and many nephews and nieces.

Sister Laurentine Voelker, 87, parochial school teacher

Sister Mary Laurentine Voelker, a retired parochial school primary teacher, died Wednesday of heart failure at Maria Health Center at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. She was 87.

Sister Laurentine, who was born Sophia Voelker in Baltimore, attended St. James Elementary and Business School. She worked as a typist before she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1932.

She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1935 and professed her vows that year. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1963.

She taught at parochial schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., Washington, Philadelphia and elsewhere before she was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Baltimore in 1963. She taught at the Cathedral School from 1970 to 1972, then at St. Mary of the Assumption School in Govans.

While assigned to St. Mary's, she also assisted in the province finance office and worked in community service. She retired to Villa Assumpta, the order's motherhouse, last year.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday.

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