Russell A. Cook Jr., 61, civil engineer, train buff...

January 25, 2001

Russell A. Cook Jr., 61, civil engineer, train buff

Russell A. Cook Jr., a retired civil engineer and railroad enthusiast, died Monday of complications of liver disease at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. He was 61 and lived in Bel Air.

He worked at Lehigh Portland Cement Co. for 37 years and retired as head of the laboratory at the company's Clinton Street terminal in Canton in 1999.

For the past 20 years, he taught a course in model railroading at Harford Community College in Churchville. The class grew from his interest in HO-scale modeling of miniature steam locomotives, scenery, stations and villages. He created a fictional railroad, the Laurel, Christon and Johnsville, named after his children.

He was a founding member of the Ma & Pa Railroad Preservation Society in Muddy Creek Forks, Pa., a group that has saved a portion of track of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, a line that once joined Baltimore and York, Pa.

Born in Creskill, N.J., he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at North Carolina State University.

He was a member of the American Concrete Institute and a former president of its Baltimore chapter.

He was a founding member of the Fountain Green Community Association and belonged to the Harford Land Trust. He played drums in local music groups All That Jazz and the Top Hats.

His 1959 marriage to Mary-Pat King ended in divorce.

A memorial tribute will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Engineering Society of Baltimore, 11 W. Mount Vernon Place.

He is survived by two sons, Christopher R. Cook of Bowie and John Cook of Incline Village, Nev.; a daughter, Laurie Cook of Catonsville; a companion, Carol Chase of Bel Air; a brother, Charles Cook of Creskill; and a sister, Karla Brodfurher of Lake Lure, N.C.

Jon Chester Frisby, 81, school guidance counselor

Jon Chester Frisby, retired head of the guidance department at Southern High School, died Tuesday of cancer at his farm in Harwood. He was 81.

Mr. Frisby resided at Obligation Farm, 220 acres in Anne Arundel County that had been a land grant from King Charles II of England in 1667. The farmhouse was built in 1690.

Mr. Frisby had taught in Montgomery County public schools before coming to Baltimore in 1959. He spent most of his career as a guidance counselor and headed Southern's guidance department for six years until he retired in 1979.

Born in Terre Haute, Ind., he received his bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin.

He enlisted in the Army in 1939 and served in the Counterintelligence Corps during World War II, landing at Normandy on D-Day and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged with the rank of captain in 1946.

During the Korean War, he was recalled to active duty and was an instructor at the Army's counterintelligence school at Fort Holabird.

Mr. Frisby enjoyed vegetable gardening, reading and traveling in Europe.

He was a communicant of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, where a memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by two sisters, Edna Drake of Terre Haute and Lottie King of McQueeney, Texas; and his companion of 41 years, John F. Wilson Jr. of Harwood.

Enamay J. Goldstraw, 71, registered nurse

Enamay Josephine Goldstraw, a retired registered nurse, died Saturday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Bishopville resident was 71.

The former Catonsville resident was a nurse for the Maryland Department of Social Services for 20 years and retired in 1992. Earlier, she was a nurse at Bartige Brothers and the Calvert Distillery in Relay.

Enamay Pikey, who was known as Edie, was born in Ellicott City, where she graduated from Trinity Preparatory School. She earned her nursing degree from St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in 1950 and began her career there in the hospital's natal care unit.

After moving to Bishopville in 1992, she was a volunteer with the Ocean City Teen Hotline, Community Patrol and senior citizens center. She was also a member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Goldstraw will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, 2443 W. Belvedere Ave.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roland H. Goldstraw; three sons, Mark H. Goldstraw of Cockeysville, Steven M. Goldstraw of Herndon, Va., and David J. Goldstraw of Catonsville; a daughter, Diane M. Boarman of Columbia; a brother, Joseph Sadler of Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Judy Means of Baltimore, Elizabeth Rueda of Catonsville and Dorothy Griffin of Arbutus.

Charles A. Grady, 85, locomotive engineer

Charles A. Grady, a former Brooklyn Park resident, retired railroader and classical music fan, died Monday of heart failure at Bayonet Regional Medical Center in Hudson, Fla. He was 85.

Mr. Grady had lived in Brooklyn Park for 60 years before he moved to Hudson in 1998.

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