F. Winfield Brown, 92, construction firm owner F...

May 26, 2000

F. Winfield Brown, 92, construction firm owner

F. Winfield Brown, who owned a construction and real estate management firm and was a woodworking enthusiast, died Tuesdayof cancer at Ginger Cove Retirement Community in Annapolis. He was 92.

In the early 1940s, Mr. Brown took over as president and owner of Madison Construction Co., after the death of his father, who founded the business. He retired in 1975.

A longtime resident of Broadmoor Road in Homeland, Mr. Brown had lived since 1998 at the Annapolis retirement community, where he helped establish the Ginger Cove Woodshop. The nonprofit organization of woodworking enthusiasts repairs and makes furniture for residents.

While living in Homeland, he made much of his furniture in his basement workshop.

Born in Roland Park, Mr. Brown was a 1925 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1928.

He had been a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Engineering Society of Baltimore.

Services for Mr. Brown will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ginger Cove Retirement Center, 4000 River Crescent Drive in Annapolis.

He is survived by his wife, the former Louise Morris, whom he married in 1937; two sons, Larry Brown of Towson and Harry Brown of Arnold; a brother, Walter S. Brown of Sykesville; and three grandchildren.

Bertha May Breidenbaugh, 94, homemaker

Bertha May Breidenbaugh, a homemaker who was active in Waugh United Methodist Church in Glen Arm, died Monday from complications of a stroke at ManorCare Health Care Services in Towson. She was 94.

Bertha May Durton, who was called May, was born and reared on a farm in Greenwood, now known as Glen Arm.

After graduating from the Greenwood public school system, she worked on the family farm until she married George M. Breidenbaugh, who lived on the adjacent farm, in 1928.

She assisted her husband in the operation of the 85-acre poultry, dairy and vegetable farm that the family has farmed since 1912.

Mr. Breidenbaugh died in 1985.

A longtime parishioner of Waugh United Methodist Church, Mrs. Breidenbaugh had been active in the Women's Society of Christian Service.

She was a former Sunday school teacher and church cemetery treasurer.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the church, 11453 Long Green Pike.

She is survived by a son, G. Nelson "Bud" Breidenbaugh of Glen Arm; a daughter, Dorothy B. White of Hydes; a sister, Ruth Winterstein of Sudlersville; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Britt-Marie Cullen, 66, homemaker, therapist

Britt-Marie Cullen, a homemaker and former therapist, died Saturday of breast cancer at her Timonium residence. She was 66.

In the 1950s, Mrs. Cullen worked with children suffering from cerebral palsy at a private institution in Frederick, and later in research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The former Britt-Marie Thornander was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she graduated from high school. After earning a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Lund, she immigrated to Baltimore in 1952.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford.

She enjoyed swimming and the theater, and assisting her husband, James Kimmey Cullen Jr., a retired federal official, who had been president of the Paint and Powder Club in the 1960s.

Services will be held in Sweden.

Mrs. Cullen is survived by her husband, whom she married in 1955; a son, Randolph F. Cullen of Troy, Mich.; a daughter, Margaret F. Williams of Dallas; a brother, Karl-Johan Thornander of Sweden; and three grandchildren.

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