Thomas H. Devlin, 80, environmental official Thomas H...

April 28, 2001

Thomas H. Devlin, 80, environmental official

Thomas H. Devlin, retired director of the Baltimore County Bureau of Environmental Services died Sunday of complications from a stroke at Shrewsbury Lutheran Home in Pennsylvania. He was 80.

Mr. Devlin, a former Anneslie resident, had lived in Glen Rock, Pa., since 1997.

He worked for the Baltimore City Health Department for several years before joining the Baltimore County Health Department as an inspector in 1955. He later became director of the Baltimore County Bureau of Environmental Services and retired in 1979. He was instrumental in establishing the Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union and was its president from 1976 to 1978 and manager from 1979 to 1982.

Born in West Baltimore, he was a 1939 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School. He enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park but left in 1941 to enlist in the Army during World War II. He served in North Africa and Italy and was discharged with the rank of sergeant at war's end.

He received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maryland in 1947.

That year, he married Stella Anna Vorobey, who died in 1981.

Mr. Devlin was a member of the American Legion and volunteered at the Glen Rock public library. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, reading, bowling and traveling.

He was a former communicant of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Rodgers Forge and was a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church in Shrewsbury.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is survived by a son, Christopher J. Devlin of Glen Rock; three daughters, Margaret M. Eser of Hanover, Pa., and Phyllis Ann Devlin and Martha F. Kreiner, both of Bel Air; and four grandchildren.

James O. W. Grady, 75, city guidance counselor

James O. W. Grady, a retired Baltimore educator and guidance counselor, died Sunday of heart failure at Future Care Nursing Home in Randallstown. He was 75.

A longtime resident of Carriage Hill Apartments in Randallstown, he began his teaching career at Kennard High School in Centreville, teaching math and English.

In 1954, he moved to Baltimore where he later became a guidance counselor at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. He retired in 1984.

Mr. Grady was born and raised in Kinston, N.C., and graduated from high school there. He served in the Army from 1944 to 1946.

He received a bachelor's degree in math and French from North Carolina Central College in Durham in 1951, and a master's degree in administration and guidance from Loyola College in Baltimore in 1970.

"He loved helping young people shape their lives," said Vanessa Jeffries, a cousin, who lives in Baltimore.

Mr. Grady was a member of Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown.

Services will be held at noon today at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

Survivors include cousins and two aunts.

Matthew L. Kelley, 24 carpenter, outdoorsman

Matthew L. Kelley, a carpenter and avid outdoorsman, died April 21 of injuries received in an automobile accident in Suitland. He was 24.

The Perry Hall resident had been employed for two years by American Renovators. Earlier, he had worked for A-1 Carpenters. From 1991 to 1995, he was a newspaper solicitor for The Sun.

Born and raised in Perry Hall, he was a 1995 graduate of Loch Raven Senior High School and was studying construction techniques at Catonsville Community College.

For years, he had played third base and catcher for the Parkville Recreation Council. He also enjoyed snowboarding and fishing, both trout and saltwater.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday at St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church in Parkville.

He is survived by his father, Jerome F. Kelley of Laurel, Del.; three brothers, Daniel C. Kelley of White Marsh and Daniel A. Kelley and Thomas J. Kelley, both of Laurel, Del.; paternal grandmother, Catherine Kelley of Parkville; maternal grandparents, Bernie Fullerton and Jean Fullerton of Berlin; and several aunts and uncles.


Richard Darby, former editor of the Marion Daily Republican in Illinois and a public relations firm executive, died Thursday in Arlington, Tex., after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was 63.

Fred Gillett,who pioneered infrared astronomy, died Sunday in Seattle of a rare bone-marrow disorder. He was 64.

Al Hibbler,a jazz singer who was known for his rich baritone and exaggerated phrasing, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 85.

Genji Ito,the resident composer for the experimental theater club La MaMa E.T.C. and a music collaborator with many other groups, died of cancer Monday. He was 54.

Khalil Riad Rizk,a leading Asian art dealer and philanthropist, died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria, of complications from pancreatitis. He was 48.

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