George F. LeFevre, 88, ordnance engineer George F...

September 02, 2000

George F. LeFevre, 88, ordnance engineer

George F. LeFevre, a retired Aberdeen Proving Grounds ordnance engineer and Roman Catholic deacon, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 88 and lived in Aberdeen.

An ordnance engineer for 30 years, he retired nearly 25 years ago.

Born in Point Marion, Pa., he earned a civil engineering degree in 1932 from West Virginia University.

During World War II he served with the Navy in the Pacific. He later went into the Naval Reserves and retired in 1971 with the rank of commander.

In 1942 he married Mary Guard, who died in 1997.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 222 S. Law Street, Aberdeen.

Mr. LeFevre is survived by his brother-in-law, John Guard of Friendsville; a sister-in-law, Jane Fox, also of Friendsville; and nieces and nephews.

Linwood Nixon, 70, truck, taxi driver

Linwood Nixon, a retired city Bureau of Highways truck driver, died Aug. 26 of liver failure at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 70.

The East Baltimore resident retired in the mid-1980s after a 15-year career as a truck driver. Earlier, he had worked as a cab driver for many years.

Mr. Nixon was born and raised in Pender, N.C., where he graduated from high school. He moved to Baltimore in 1951.

His marriage to the former Pearl Hall ended in divorce.

He was a member for more than 30 years of Mount Zion Baptist Church, where he was senior deacon and in charge of the church's wheelchair ministry, which brought disabled members to church for services. He also was a member of the church's prison and outreach ministry.

"His hobby was spreading the Gospel," said his wife of six years, the former Channise Gause.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2000 E. Belvedere Ave.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Nixon is survived by two sons, Maurice Nixon of Baltimore and Steven Nixon of Perry, Fla.; three daughters, Pearl Lee Nixon, Michelle Nixon and Marlene Nixon, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Hazel Sidberry and Mable Buans of New York City; three stepchildren, Claude Barnes, Angela Smith and Regina Baylor, all of Baltimore; 36 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Edwin Filler, 86, administrative law judge

Edwin W. Filler, a retired federal administrative law judge, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Howard County General Hospital. He was 86.

The former longtime Hampstead resident had lived at Harmony Hall, a Columbia retirement community, for the last year.

He had practiced law in Baltimore before being appointed to the judgeship in the late 1950s. Mr. Filler handled cases in Washington, Arlington, Va., and Lexington, Ky., for 15 years before retiring in 1976.

Born and raised in Homeland, he was a 1933 graduate of Friends School, attended the Johns Hopkins University for two years and earned a law degree from the University of Maryland in 1937.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the North Atlantic.

He was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.

Mr. Filler is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Mary Bolgiano; a daughter, Marilyn F. Donovan of Columbia; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Ann Walton Filler, died in 1996.

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