Trisha L. Rugg, 26, sports fan, soccer player Trisha L...

April 24, 2001

Trisha L. Rugg, 26, sports fan, soccer player

Trisha L. Rugg, a sports fan and former Joppatowne resident, died of a brain tumor Thursday at home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was 26.

Miss Rugg, who had lived in Myrtle Beach since 1999, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1990.

Born in Joppatowne, she graduated from St. Timothy's School in Stevenson in 1992 and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Randolph Macon College in 1996.

She played soccer for St. Timothy's and the Harford United Soccer Club.

"She was a sports enthusiast who followed Terps basketball, the Orioles and Ravens," said her brother, James L. Rugg Jr. of Ellicott City.

Miss Rugg was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Edgewood and was active in its youth ministry. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the church, 1980 Trimble Road.

She also is survived by her parents, James Lee Rugg Sr. and Pamela Seaman Rugg of Myrtle Beach; and several cousins.

Anne P. Peterson, 75, homemaker, club member

Anne P. Peterson, a homemaker and avid sports fan, died Sunday of cancer at home in the Murray Hill section of Baltimore County. She was 75.

Mrs. Peterson lived on Circle Road in Ruxton for 48 years before moving to Murray Hill nearly two years ago.

For years, she was held season tickets to Colts and Orioles games. She also played golf and was a member of the Elkridge Club for many years.

Mrs. Peterson was a member of the Mid-Ocean Club in Bermuda and St. George's Garden Club. She played bridge.

Anne Porter was born in Lake Forest, Ill. Her maternal grandfather, Thomas E. Kilby, was governor of Alabama from 1919 to 1923.

She was a graduate of Chatham Hall in Chatham, Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in art from Vassar College in 1943.

She was a member of the Women's Board of Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1968 to 1995.

In 1947, she married Walker F. Peterson, who survives her.

She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Ave., Ruxton, where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

She also is survived by three daughters, Marjorie P. Anderson of Floral Park, N.Y., Anne P. Conolly of Kinderhook, N.Y., and Mary P. Wright of Eastchester, N.Y.; two sisters, Edith P. Hickox of Dallas and Mary K. Porter of Key West, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

William Bruce Patton, 36, student, camp counselor

Services for William Bruce Patton, a Towson University student and camp counselor, will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St.

Mr. Patton died Sunday of an accidental drug overdose at his Reisterstown home. He was 36.

He was seeking a bachelor's degree in Native American studies at Towson, where he was on the dean's list and a member of the honor society.

He was head counselor at Don Webb's Nature Camp in Hereford, where he had worked for many years. He also was an accomplished cabinetmaker and enjoyed writing songs and poetry, family members said.

"Bruce also struggled with drug and alcohol addictions," said his mother, Lynn Hoehn Patton of Roland Park. "Time and again, over a 20-year period, he would prove himself a brilliant, hardworking young man, accomplishing so much, only to die as a result of an accidental drug overdose."

Mr. Patton was born in Roland Park and was a 1984 graduate of City College. He served in the Army in Germany during the late 1980s.

He also is survived by his wife of four years, the former Jennifer Koch; three brothers, Tim Sutherland of Severna Park, Michael Patton of Carey, N.C., and Rob Patton of Newport Beach, Calif.; and two sisters, Kathy Edmondson of Owings Mills and Diane Federico of Baltimore.


David Walker, 56, a former astronaut who made four space shuttle flights, including the 1989 flight that launched a probe that mapped the surface of Venus, died yesterday in Houston of cancer, NASA spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said. He had spoken to an astronaut friend in orbit one day before he died.

He was among the first group of space shuttle astronauts chosen by NASA in 1978. He flew as a pilot aboard space shuttle Discovery in 1984 and went on to command three space shuttle missions, in 1989, 1992 and 1995.

Kurt Hohenemser, 95, who designed German combat helicopters during World War II and was a pioneer in helicopter development in the United States, died April 7 in St. Louis. Mr. Hohenemser's designs included a precursor to the Osprey, the troubled Marine aircraft that takes off and lands vertically like a helicopter but flies like an airplane.

He began his career as a designer at Flettner Aircraft Co. in Berlin in 1935 after he had been dismissed as a professor by the University of Gottingen for criticizing Adolf Hitler.

Maria-Gaetana Matisse, 58, widow of art dealer Pierre Matisse and a driving force behind the foundation that donated his vast personal archive to the Pierpont Morgan Library, died April 7 in Manhattan.

The cause was kidney failure, said a spokeswoman for the Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation.

After Mr. Matisse's death and the closing of the gallery in 1989, she and his three children by his first marriage established the Pierre Matisse Foundation. In 1998, the organization gave Mr. Matisse's archive, which included extensive correspondence with Giacometti, Miro, Dubuffet and Henri Matisse, to the Morgan Library, where a portion of it is to be exhibited in March. Mr. Matisse was the son of Henri Matisse.

Sylvan H. Meyer, 79, a newspaper editor and outspoken supporter of civil rights in Georgia in the 1950s and 1960s, died April 8 at his home in Dahlonega, Ga.

Mr. Meyer, who was chairman of the Georgia advisory committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission from 1958 to 1965, advocated peaceful integration, a stand that led to death threats against him.

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