Helen V. Daugherty, 80, homemaker, volunteer Helen...

March 22, 2000

Helen V. Daugherty, 80, homemaker, volunteer

Helen Virginia Daugherty, a homemaker and community volunteer, died Friday of a heart attack at her Arbutus home. She was 80.

A resident of Arbutus since 1946, Mrs. Daugherty was active in Girl Scouts for more than a decade and had been leader of Troop 585. She also helped establish the Shadow Brook and Ilchester Girl Scout camps.

An avid duckpin bowler, she bowled for years with the Noisemakers, and taught the sport to children at the Recreation Bowling Center downtown and later at Fairlanes on Rolling Road.

She enjoyed playing poker, watching Orioles games and vegetable and flower gardening.

Helen Virginia Chaires was born and raised in Queen Anne, Queen Anne's County. She was one of seven graduates in 1937 of the one-room Tri-County High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1941 in home economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

She was married in 1942 to Raymond Daugherty, who died last month.

Mrs. Daugherty was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Arbutus, where services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a son, John R. Daugherty of Lafayette, Colo.; a daughter, Marie Louise Daugherty of Eldersburg; three brothers, John Jack Chaires of the Eastern Shore, William F. Chaires of Stevensville and George Neal Chaires of Queen Anne; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Anthony J. Jackson, 49, construction worker

Anthony J. Jackson, a retired construction worker, died Friday from complications of kidney failure at Maryland General Hospital. He was 49.

Mr. Jackson, who lived in the Mount Holly section of Baltimore, had been employed by several area construction companies. He retired on a medical disability in the mid-1990s. Earlier, he had worked in Tacoma, Wash., for Kaiser Aluminum Co. from 1973 to 1988.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he attended Frederick Douglass High School and served in the Army from 1970 to 1973.

His marriage to Virginia Jackson ended in divorce.

Known for his wit and humor, Mr. Jackson enjoyed attending family gatherings.

He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Services will be held at noon tomorrow at March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave. in Baltimore.

He is survived by a daughter, Ibelola Jackson of Tacoma, Wash.; his mother, Alice Jackson of Baltimore; three brothers, the Rev. Wilbur Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla., Leon P. Jackson of Southfield, Mich., and Tyrone Jackson of Berkeley, Calif.; two sisters, Alicia Matthews of Randallstown and Alana Boston of Catonsville; and two grandchildren.

Clifford G. LaCrosse Jr., 87, Polymel Corp. vice president

Clifford G. LaCrosse Jr., a retired vice president of Polymel Corp. who was active in Presbyterian church affairs, died Friday of heart failure at Manor Rehabilitation Center in Lakehurst, N.J. He was 87.

A 60-year resident of Hamilton in Northeast Baltimore, Mr. LaCrosse worked more than 35 years with Polymel Corp., which had been founded by his father in the 1940s, and produced rubber components for the old Cat's Paw Rubber Co. He retired in 1980.

For many years, Mr. LaCrosse was a member of Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church in Highlandtown where he was a co-founder of the Word of Life Bible Class. He was also active in many Christian outreach ministries and served on the board of Helping Up Mission Inc. on East Baltimore Street.

Born in New York City and raised in Baltimore, Mr. LaCrosse attended Baltimore public schools until leaving in the eighth grade to help support his family. During the 1930s, he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He served with the Army's 99th Infantry before being discharged with a medical disability in 1943. He was married that year to Grace Schmeiser.

Mr. LaCrosse had been a resident of Whiting, N.J., since 1998.

He was a member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3599 E. Northern Parkway, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. He also is survived by a son, the Rev. Don LaCrosse of Hamilton, N.J.; a sister, Beverly Pavlick of Forest Hill; and two grandsons.

John P. Wolff Sr., 61, owner of heating company

John P. Wolff Sr., owner of a Dundalk heating and air conditioning firm, died Sunday of cancer at Fallston General Hospital. The Joppa resident was 61.

At the time of his death, Mr. Wolff was president of ABC Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., a business he established more than 20 years ago.

Born and raised in Woodlawn, he was a graduate of Milford Mill High School and was a member of the Naval Reserve from 1955 to 1957. He learned his trade working with his father who also owned a heating and air conditioning company.

Mr. Wolff enjoyed camping in Florida and the West. He also had collected more than 1,000 model railroad locomotives and cars, which he operated in a basement layout at his home. He also enjoyed setting up an annual Christmas garden.

He was a member of Outdoor World, Country Pride Dance Association and Harford County Country and Western Dance Association.

Mr. Wolff's marriage to Marie Emminizer ended in divorce.

Services for Mr. Wolff will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, 610 W. MacPhail Road.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, the former Barbara Joan Brinegar; four sons, John P. Wolff Jr. of Baldwin, Louis "Ray" Wolff of Fullerton, Charles W. Wolff and Steven W. Wolff, both of Dundalk; his mother, Josephine Wolff of Woodlawn; two brothers, Leo Wolff Jr. of Owings Mills and James Wolff of Woodlawn; three sisters, Josephine Buckler of Solomons Island, Marion Anderson of Sykesville and Eleanor Bollinger of Reisterstown; nine grandchildren; and a stepson, Scott Malott of Cherry Point, N.C.

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