Daniel Alford Neumayer Sr., 83, designed homes, churches...

May 28, 2000

Daniel Alford Neumayer Sr., 83, designed homes, churches

Daniel Alford Neumayer Sr., a retired Baltimore architect, died Tuesday of cancer at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 83.

Mr. Neumayer, who had lived at Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville since 1995, had been a partner in the Towson architectural firm of Neumayer and Foutz from 1960 until retiring in 1988.

Mr. Neumayer, who had worked as an architect since the 1940s, was known for his design of churches and single-family homes.

He designed St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Fullerton, Valley Presbyterian Church on West Joppa Road in Lutherville, and an education building for Hiss United Methodist Church in Parkville.

In Baltimore, he designed the St. Paul at Chase Condominiums in the 1100 block of St. Paul St.

One of his most important commissions was Village Green, the Riderwood residential community in Baltimore County built by developer James Keelty in the early 1960s.

Until retiring to the Parkville retirement community, Mr. Neumayer lived in one of the homes he had designed on Landrake Road in Village Green.

The Baltimore native was a 1934 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art and the Johns Hopkins University.

He was married in 1939 to Catherine Cummings, a childhood sweetheart, who survives him.

He was a member of Hiss United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was a longtime member of its board of trustees. He also was a Sunday school teacher for 43 years. Services were held there Friday.

Mr. Neumayer enjoyed traveling by steamship, playing pinochle and reading.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Daniel A. Neumayer Jr. of Oakland, Calif., Thomas F. Neumayer of Richmond, Va., and Paul E. Neumayer of Towson; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Frank Sands Kiser, 61, horse farm founder

Frank Sands Kiser, founder of the Hunting Ground Farm in Whiteford, which for many years trained horses for hunting and jumping and sponsored horse shows, died of cancer Friday at his home in Ocean City. He was 61.

Raised in Roland Park, Mr. Kiser was a graduate of Boys' Latin School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He founded the Harford County equestrian facility with his wife, Dorothy Luzzie Kiser, and they taught riders, trained horses and sponsored about 12 horse trials a year.

Their son, Jonathan Sands Kiser, at age 16, became the youngest jockey to ride at the Maryland Hunt Cup. He has become a successful rider, last year winning the Champion Steeplechase Rider Award.

Mr. Kiser also ran his own business, F. Sands Kiser Enterprises.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Franklin Kiser Jr., a cinematographer who worked on "The Godfather."

Mr. Kiser is survived by his wife and son, of Monkton; three daughters, Allison Lovell Kiser of Frostburg, Heather Allen Kiser and Laurie Fletcher Mace, both of Whiteford, and a sister, Mary Read Cooper of Vienna, Va.

Anne T. Coakley, 88, parochial school teacher

Anne T. Coakley, a parochial school teacher and a charter volunteer at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, died of cancer Friday at her home in Baltimore. She was 88.

The former Anne Noone was born in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Irish immigrants. She graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston and worked at a General Electric lab in Massachusetts during World War II. She married Joseph H. Coakley in 1942.

From 1960 to 1974, she taught at St. Mary's Grammar School in Govans. She began working at Our Daily Bread the day it opened, June 1, 1981, and worked there for 14 years. She spoke briefly with Pope John Paul II in 1995 when he visited the soup kitchen, run by Catholic Charities.

She was a member of several organizations at St. Mary's of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Govans.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's, 5500 York Road, Govans. Interment will be at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Cockeysville.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Coakley is survived by a son, David, of Hunt Valley; a daughter, Joanne Sun, of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her eldest son, Joseph, died at age 53 in February.

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