Charles Donald Stegman, 85, Army officer, accountant...

January 22, 2001

Charles Donald Stegman, 85, Army officer, accountant

Charles Donald Stegman, a former Army officer and certified public accountant, died Wednesday at his home in Arnold of congestive heart failure. He was 85.

After a long career in the family business, Mr. Stegman became a globe-trotting teacher in his retirement years. As a part-time faculty member of the University of Maryland, he taught accounting and business to American soldiers stationed in Japan, Korea and Germany.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from City College in 1932 and Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., in 1936. He was studying accounting at the Johns Hopkins University while serving as an officer in the Army reserves and was called to active duty in 1942 during World War II.

He married Hariette Bain of Petersburg, Va., shortly before he was sent overseas to Cherbourg, France. At the war's end in 1945, he returned to Hopkins and to reserve duty, retiring as a colonel after 34 years.

He worked at Stegman and Associates, a family-owned firm now based in Towson and Columbia, from 1945 to 1977. He then became a part-time teacher at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, and in 1979 at UM.

"He'd always wanted to teach, and once all the kids were out of school and grown, we could afford to do that," his wife said.

After a year in Japan, one in Korea and another in Germany, the couple returned to Arnold in 1981.

A lifelong tennis player and sailor, Mr. Stegman was a member of the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake and a past president of the Severna Park Rotary Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Stegman is survived by two sons, Charles D. Stegman Jr. of Salisbury and Stephen G. Stegman of Silver Spring; and two daughters, Alice Stegman-Corey of Arnold and Nancy B. Biggs of Mount Airy.

Bernard E. Smith, 72, parole official, volunteer

Bernard E. Smith, a former top administrator for the state Department of Parole & Probation and a volunteer at Our Daily Bread, died Wednesday of a stroke. The Baltimore resident was 72.

Mr. Smith grew up in Federal Hill, the son of a railroad worker and a homemaker. A skilled pool and poker player, he often told his family that as a teen-ager, "he considered a career as a bookmaker or pool shark," said Linda Smith, one of his daughters.

A stint in the Army from 1946 to 1948 changed his mind, and he chose a career in law enforcement -- first as a Baltimore-based agent for the Internal Revenue Service, then as a Baltimore Police Department central records employee. In 1958, he became a parole officer, retiring in 1980 as the chief of regional field operations.

Mr. Smith was a member of the St. John's Tenth Ward, a neighborhood social and charitable organization, and volunteered every Thursday at Our Daily Bread, the soup kitchen run by Associated Catholic Charities, where regulars knew him as "the tea man" because he always served them iced tea, his daughter said.

He enjoyed bowling and playing cards, and was a regular at Laurel and Pimlico race tracks, where he worked as a part-time parimutuel clerk from 1983 to 1993.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Saturday.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Driscoll Smith; seven children, Linda Smith of Baltimore, Nancy Taylor of Gettysburg, Pa., Gerard Smith of Perry Hall, Bernard Smith of Overlea, Therese Smith of Burtonsville, Mary Giles of White Marsh and Marguarite Smith of Parkton.

Other survivors include two sisters, Mary Catherine White of Overlea and Barbara Ways of Reston, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Hazel Lillian Nash, 87, grocery store co-owner

Hazel Lillian Nash, who co-owned a mom-and-pop grocery store in Timonium, died Thursday of a heart attack at her son's home in Stewartstown, Pa. She was 87.

Hazel Sheeler was born in the former Baltimore County town of Warren near what is now Loch Raven Reservoir. She attended local schools.

She was married to John Leonard Nash for 64 years. He died in 1996.

From 1958 until 1966, the couple owned and operated Nash's Store at York and Belfast roads, selling groceries and confectionaries.

"That was a special time for mom. She really enjoyed that store and all the people," said her son, Benjamin J. Nash of Stewartstown.

Mr. Nash said his mother also worked over the years, helping make automobile seats and batteries at businesses near Cockeysville.

Mrs. Nash also volunteered at the Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium and St. Vincent's Orphanage near Rodgers Forge.

A son, John Leroy Nash, died in 1960.

A funeral service for Mrs. Nash was set for 1 p.m. today at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 13600 Poplar Hill Road, Phoenix.

Also surviving are two other sons, Leonard E. Nash of White Hall and William C. Nash of Warmigo, Kan.; a daughter, Lois "Lucy" Elizabeth Greer of Sparks; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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