George Henry Schwarz, 86, machinist, volunteer George...

May 10, 2000

George Henry Schwarz, 86, machinist, volunteer

George Henry Schwarz, a retired machinist and volunteer, died Friday of heart failure at Franklin Woods Nursing Home. He was 86 and had lived in Towson for many years.

He was a machinist for C. M. Kemp & Manufacturing Co. in Glen Burnie until he retired 20 years ago. Earlier, he was a truck driver and traffic manager at C. C. Lang & Son on Pulaski Highway.

Long active in civic affairs in Baltimore County, Mr. Schwarz was an organizer of the Towson July 4th Parade and was a past president of the Burkleigh Square Community Association.

In the past 20 years, he logged 5,900 hours as a volunteer at veterans hospitals downtown and in Northwood.

A Mason, he was a member of the Doric Lodge and later Mount Moriah Lodge, where he was a chaplain for 29 years. He was also a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Through the years, he made wooden toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and St. Vincent's Children's Home.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1934 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

As a young man, he played in semiprofessional soccer leagues.

During World War II, he served in the Baltimore County Office of Civil Defense.

In 1936, he married Florence D. Schaefer, who died Jan. 1.

Funeral services were held yesterday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson, where he was an active member for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Seibert A. Schwarz of Parkville and Robert A. Schwarz of Glen Burnie; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

John Patrick Philbin, 81, oil company lawyer

John Patrick Philbin, who worked in Mobil Oil Corp.'s government relations department for more than 25 years, died Thursday of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 81.

A resident of Deer Ridge Condominiums in Roland Park, he was a former longtime resident of Bethesda and Arlington, Va.

Until retiring in 1983, Mr. Philbin, a lawyer, had worked in the oil company's government relations department in Washington.

The Clinton, Mass., native earned his bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He obtained his law degree from Boston College School of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in 1952.

He was in private practice in Boston before joining Mobil in 1956.

Mr. Philbin maintained a second home for many years in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where he enjoyed hiking and target shooting. He was an avid reader and dog lover, and collected antiques.

He had been a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda and St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday .

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Elizabeth Cronin; two daughters, Elizabeth P. Wallace of Pittsburgh and Susan P. Sommers of Lutherville; a brother, Tobias R. Philbin of Lexington, Va.; and four sisters, Marion Nagle of Northampton, Mass., Katherine Healy of Wellesley Hills, Mass., and Marguerite Philbin and Eleanor Philbin, both of Clinton.

Margaret L. Barnes, 90, tax clerk, owned restaurant

Margaret L. Barnes, who retired from the State Income Tax Division and had owned and operated a popular Annapolis drive-in, died Sunday of renal failure at Genesis Elder Care Spa Creek Center. She was 90.

The lifetime Annapolitan retired in 1981 from the income tax agency, where she had been a clerk for nine years.

From 1952 to 1972, she and her husband owned and operated Barnes' Drive-In on Bladen Street, a popular hangout for state employees, midshipmen, police officers and National Guardsmen from a nearby armory. They dined on the restaurant's hamburgers, milkshakes, fries and coffee.

Margaret L. Robbins was a 1928 graduate of Annapolis High School. In 1933, she married Charles G. Barnes Sr. The couple owned Annapolis News Agency, newspaper distributors, from 1948 to 1952. He died in 1977.

For more than 40 years, Mrs. Barnes was a member of Community Bible Church in Annapolis.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave. in Annapolis.

She is survived by a son, Charles G. Barnes Jr. of Annapolis; a daughter, Joan B. Cullember of Annapolis; two sisters, Elizabeth Robbins Kennedy of Orange Park, Fla., and Alice Robbins Molineu of Edinburg, Va.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great granddaughter.

Robert L. Harrison Sr., 60, envelope company salesman

Robert L. Harrison Sr., a former salesman for Oles Envelope Corp. and an avid hunter and fisherman, died May 3 of cancer at York Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was 60 and had lived in Red Lion for more than 30 years.

Mr. Harrison retired last year from Oles, where he had been a salesman for 20 years.

Born and raised in Parkville, he was a 1957 graduate of Parkville High School and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore in 1965.

Mr. Harrison was a member of the York Archers and the Izaak Walton League. He also enjoyed bowling.

He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in York County, Pa.

Services were held Saturday.

He was married for 37 years to the former Grace Shaffer, who survives him.

He also is survived by a son, Jeffrey A. Harrison of York; his father, Lee G. Harrison of Jarrettsville; a sister, Joan Schott of Essex; and three grandchildren.

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