Ruth Goodfriend Hutman, 90, homemaker Ruth Goodfriend...

June 11, 2000

Ruth Goodfriend Hutman, 90, homemaker

Ruth Goodfriend Hutman, a homemaker and longtime Baltimore area resident, died Monday of complications from a stroke at Hospice of Boulder County in Boulder, Colo. She was 90 and lived in Boulder.

Born Ruth Adele Goodfriend in Cleveland, she was a graduate of Flora Stone Mather College at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

She moved to Baltimore in December 1932 after her marriage to Samuel Hutman Jr. They lived in Northwest Baltimore and in Pikesville before moving to Florida in 1979 after her husband's retirement from the auto leasing business.

Her husband of 62 years died in 1995. She moved to Boulder two years ago.

Mrs. Hutman is survived by three sons, Carl Hutman of Boca Raton, Fla., Richard Hutman of Los Angeles and Bailey Hutman of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Katherine Hutman of Boulder; nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned July 23 at Flagstaff Amphitheater in Boulder.

Ethel Swomley, 75, Washington Co. nurse

Ethel Swomley, a retired Hagerstown nurse, died Monday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Washington County Hospital. She was 75 and lived in Hagerstown.

She retired in 1984 after 22 years as a Washington County Hospital nurse.

Born in Waynesboro, Pa., the former Ethel Munshour Hockensmith was a 1942 graduate of Waynesboro High School and Washington County School of Nursing, Class of 1945.

She was a member of the Washington County Hospital Nurses Alumni Association, the Chapter II Group at Trinity Lutheran Church and Leitersburg Seniors Group.

In 1947, she married E. Lease Swomley Jr., a heating and sheet-metal business owner. He died in 1976.

Funeral services were held Friday in Hagerstown.

She is survived by a son, Mark Edward Swomley of Bel Air; a daughter, Patricia K. Freedy of Nazareth, Pa.; a sister, Miriam Finz of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

Richard `Duke' Siegman, 77, automobile broker

Richard "Duke" Siegman, a retired Baltimore-area automobile broker and World War II veteran, died June 4 of lung cancer at Tandem Health Care in Melbourne, Fla. He was 77 and lived in Melbourne.

Born in Baltimore, he served in General George S. Patton's 3rd Army in Europe during the war. He earned four battle stars, including one for action in the Ardennes, often called the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, he returned to Baltimore to work in auto sales. At one time, he owned his own business, DukerMotors in Sykesville. He retired and moved to Florida in 1974.

He was a member of Feed the Children and of several veterans groups, including Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

His wife, the former Ernestine Mary Corropoli of Baltimore, died in 1998.

Mr. Siegman is survived by a daughter, Irene Michelle "Reeney" Smith of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Richard Herbert Siegman Jr. of Severn; two sisters, Shirley M. Prezioso of Frankfort, Del., and Claire Siegman of Columbia; and two grandchildren.

Memorial Service

Joseph K. Schofield, a former landscape architect for the Maryland state government, will be honored at a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Towson, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road.

Mr. Schofield, 73, died May 14 of lung cancer at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A native of Hartford, Conn., he graduated from Bard College in New York and Harvard University School of Design.

He moved to Baltimore in 1957 and spent 30 years in state service, designing the State House grounds and overseeing restoration of the William Paca House and Gardens in Annapolis, among other accomplishments. He retired in 1987 as principal site planner for the Department of General Services, then moved to Florida around 1990.

His first wife, the former Pamela Lerner, died in 1961. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Doris Friedman, of Fort Lauderdale; three sons, Timothy W. Schofield of Baltimore, J. Matthew Schofield of Cambridge, Mass., and Peter J. Schofield of Fairfax, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral Mass

Monsignor Thomas Wells, a Germantown priest who was found dead early Thursday in the rectory of Mother Seton Catholic Church, will be remembered at 11 a.m. Tuesday in a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bowie.

Prayer vigils will be held today at Mother Seton and on Monday at Sacred Heart.

Police have said Monsignor Wells was stabbed several times during an apparent struggle. Authorities continue to search for his killer.

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