William Lee Corbett, 51, police sergeant, veteran...

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March 13, 2001

William Lee Corbett, 51, police sergeant, veteran

William Lee Corbett, an Anne Arundel County police sergeant, died Sunday at Laurel Regional Hospital after suffering a heart attack while playing golf at Fort Meade. The Severna Park resident was 51.

He joined the county Police Department about 20 years ago and worked in the vice and narcotics unit. He was most recently in charge of the tactical patrol unit for Pasadena, Severna Park and Arnold.

Born in Annapolis, he was a graduate of Annapolis High School, where he received the Jim Rhodes Trophy for excellence in football. He also played football for Anne Arundel Community College.

During the Vietnam War, he served in the Army and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He was a member of the Sergeants Association and the Emerald Society.

He played golf, crabbed and fished.

In 1978, he married Lynn Listman, who survives him.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ of Annapolis, Routes 2 and 665, Edgewater.

He is also survived by two sons, John Andrew Cardinali of Chester and Joel Sinclair Corbett of Severna Park; his mother, Claire Fowler of Cape St. Claire; a brother, Robert M. Corbett of Severna Park; and three sisters, Sharon M. Corbett of Shady Side, Linda S. Saunders of Lusby and Cynthia Hardesty of Stevensville.

Charles Straub, 93, partner in marine construction firm

Charles Kirk Straub, a former partner in a Baltimore marine construction company, died of cancer Friday at his home in Guilford. He was 93.

Beginning in the 1940s, he was a principal in Martin G. Imbach Inc., which built and repaired piers at the port of Baltimore. He sold his interest in the business in 1967.

In the early 1950s, Imbach helped create Sam Smith Park on land occupied by dilapidated Light Street wharves and steamboat piers. Harborplace now occupies the site.

Born in Cumberland, Mr. Straub was a graduate of LaSalle High School there. He began his business career in 1925 with Celanese Corp. in Cumberland.

During World War II, he moved to Baltimore and was general facilities manger at Bendix Radio in Towson.

In 1946, he was appointed to the Baltimore City Park Board by Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin and later served as board president.

He was a former member of the Hillendale Country Club and the Baltimore Country Club, where he enjoyed golf and played the game into his late 80s. He was also a founder of the Golfer's Charitable Association.

He was a former member of the Merchants Club and the Propeller Club.

Mr. Straub married Lydia M. Grabenstein in 1937. She died in 1979.

A son, Kenneth L. Straub, died in 1995.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5500 York Road, Govans.

He is survived by a son, Erik K. Straub of Easton.

Uno Kask, 78, professor of chemistry at Towson

Uno Kask, a retired Towson University chemistry professor, died Friday of complications from cancer surgery at Sinai Hospital. He was 78 and lived in Towson.

The author of two textbooks, he taught general and inorganic chemistry at what is now Towson University from 1966 to 1997, when he retired.

Born in Sadala, Estonia, he escaped to Finland in May 1943 as the Soviet Union's armed forces advanced into his country. He lived in Finland and Sweden before moving to the United States in 1947.

He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1950, a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota in 1956 and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Texas in 1963.

He enjoyed playing tennis and world travel.

In 1970, he married Jane Sage, who survives him.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 tonight at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He has no other immediate survivors.

John Edward Mulloy, 73, insurance salesman

John Edward Mulloy, an insurance salesman and financial planner, died March 6 of congestive heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 73 and lived in Pasadena.

Before beginning to work out of his Pasadena home in 1970, he was an insurance broker and personal financial adviser in Lutherville. From 1951 to 1952, he taught in Baltimore County public schools.

Born in Everett, Mass., he received a bachelor of science degree in education from Boston University in 1951. In 1968, he graduated from the American College of Life Insurance Underwriters.

He sailed on the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay on his sailboat, the Merry Erin.

He served in the Navy as a seaman 1st class at the end of World War II.

In 1955, he married Mary Willis, who survives him.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Erin Stringfellow of Annapolis, Colleen Ronconi of Pasadena and Kathy Williams of Wytheville, Va.; a brother, Richard Mulloy of Boston; and four grandchildren.

Elizabeth B. Whitaker, 69, caseworker, volunteer

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