Huston Pegram, 75, city stationary engineer Huston...

January 24, 2001

Huston Pegram, 75, city stationary engineer

Huston Pegram, a retired stationary engineer, died Saturday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 75 and lived in Tuscany-Canterbury in North Baltimore.

Mr. Pegram retired from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City in 1985. Earlier, he worked for the city public school system and Provident Hospital.

Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was educated in New York City public schools.

He belonged to the Left Bank Jazz Society and the Jazz Expressway Foundation. A member of the Pioneer Rod and Gun Club, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

During World War II, he served as a merchant crewman.

In 1972, he married Gloria Alston, who survives him. She is a retired principal of Fallstaff Middle School.

A son, Huston Pegram Jr., died in 1975.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home, 2140 N. Fulton Ave.

He also is survived by a daughter, Betty Pegram of Baltimore; two brothers, John Pegram of the Bronx, N.Y., and Carl Pegram of Hillside, N.Y.; two sisters, Dolores Pegram Wilson of Freehold, N.J., and Sunjlee Pegram of Teaneck, N.J.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Raymond Foehrkolb, 80, seafood company owner

Raymond M. Foehrkolb, who delivered seafood in the Baltimore area for many years, died Friday of complications of pneumonia at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. He was 80 and lived in Rockaway Beach.

In the late 1930s, just out of high school, he founded Reliable Seafood Co. He retired in the 1980s.

"He was a good businessman - you never saw him without a smile - who came to the house on Tuesday and Friday," said James Genthner of Original Northwood. "He was an artist at filleting a fish."

Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, Mr. Foehrkolb was a graduate of Calvert Hall College.

During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in Europe.

He also helped run a family-owned resort called Breezy Point in Middle River on the Chesapeake Bay. The resort closed in the early 1970s.

He enjoyed duck hunting and fishing for rockfish and large-mouth bass.

In 1943, he married Catherine Eydelloth, who died in 1998.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by two sons, Raymond W. Foehrkolb of Rockaway Beach and James L. Foehrkolb of Fallston; a daughter, Janet Rice of Essex; two brothers, Louis Foehrkolb of Union Mills and Edward Foehrkolb of Longs, S.C.; a sister, Bertha Callendar of Perry Hall; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Eileen Louise Collison, 79, director of youth bowling

Eileen Louise Collison, a duckpin bowler who had been director of youth bowling at an Annapolis bowling alley, died Monday of emphysema at her Annapolis home. She was 79.

Until retiring in 1986, Mrs. Collison had been director of youth bowling at Colonial Lanes for 26 years. During the 1950s, she was a professional duckpin bowler.

Eileen Louise Carnes was born in Pimlico in Northwest Baltimore and was educated in city public schools. She attended Fleet Business School and was a welder at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s shipyards in Baltimore during World War II.

She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint and golfing. She was a member of the Edgewater-Parole Homemakers and several local craft organizations.

In 1940, she married Ula Collison, who died in 1997.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

She is survived by a son, James E. Collison of Annapolis; three daughters, Barbara L. Moyer of Guam and Patricia G. Donoho and Carole R. Hardesty, both of Annapolis; two brothers, James Nash of Westminster and Edward Nash Carnes of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Idella G. Swisher, 96, Social Security analyst

Idella G. Swisher, a retired Social Security Administration economic analyst, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at her Homeland residence. She was 96.

Mrs. Swisher was an economic analyst for the Old Age Survivors Disability unit at SSA's Woodlawn headquarters for 15 years and retired in 1974.

Earlier, she had worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington and the League of Women Voters in New York.

Idella Gwatkin was born in Battle Creek, Mich. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Michigan in 1927, and a doctorate from the Brookings Institution in Washington in 1930.

In 1929, she married Carl B. Swisher, a constitutional law specialist and former chairman of the department of political science at the Johns Hopkins University. He died in 1968.

She was a member of the Johns Hopkins Women's Club and Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn S. Mathiasen of Washington and M. Virginia Swisher of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James J. Conn Jr., 72, federal inspector general

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