Joseph J. Turner, 85, Alex. Brown partner Joseph J...

April 29, 2001

Joseph J. Turner, 85, Alex. Brown partner

Joseph J. Turner, a former general partner at Alex. Brown & Sons whose career spanned 50 years, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in the 3900 North Charles Street Apartments. He was 85.

Mr. Turner began his career in 1947 and was named general partner in 1954. He retired in 1996.

"He was one of the most brilliant financial minds we ever had in Baltimore," said Dorsey Yearley, a longtime Alex. Brown partner who retired in 1989.

"He had worked briefly at Mercantile Trust before coming to Alex. Brown and within a couple of years was running our shop. He was a behind-the-scenes figure who put together a lot of the great mergers in Baltimore," he said.

"He was a perfectionist who did not tolerate fools, and he devoted his entire life to his work," said Mr. Yearley.

Mr. Turner was born in Catonsville and reared on Walker Avenue near Towson. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1937, and a master's degree in business from the Harvard Business School in 1939.

He enlisted in the Army Air Force at the outbreak of World War II and served in the Southwest Pacific, where he helped construct airstrips. He was discharged at war's end with the rank of captain.

A philatelist, he enjoyed working on his collection, which featured stamps from across the world. He also liked to travel.

He was a member of University Baptist Church and the Johns Hopkins Club. He was a former member of the Maryland Club and the Merchants Club.

Services are private.

He is survived by a niece, Elizabeth C. Ryan of Boring; and two great-nieces.

Curtis Wayne Weaver Sr., 73, GM worker, veteran

Curtis Wayne Weaver Sr., a re- tired General Motors assembly worker and World War II veteran, died Thursday from complications of emphysema at his Southwest Baltimore home. He was 73.

Until retiring in 1985, Mr. Weaver was an assembly line worker at GM's Broening Highway plant in Baltimore.

He was born and reared in Shamokin, Pa., in the anthracite coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served as a tub gunner aboard LST-691 in the Pacific Theater of operations. He participated in the Saipan and Tinian invasions. He was discharged in 1945.

In 1946, he married the former Irene Snyder, who died in 1999.

Mr. Weaver was instrumental in organizing annual reunions for his former LST-691 shipmates.

He was an avid collector of World War II memorabilia and model trucks, which he displayed in his home.

Mr. Weaver was a member of Arbutus United Methodist Church and was active in the men's Bible study group.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

He is survived by two sons, Curtis Wayne Weaver Jr. of Sparks and Terry Donald Weaver of Middle River; a daughter, Barbara Weaver Gassaway of Ellicott City; two sisters, Yvonne Duzick of Newark, Del., and Evelyn Yost of Deepwater, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Lynn Little Tillman, 93, homemaker, collector

Lynn Little Tillman, a home- maker and collector of Asian art, died Wednesday of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 93.

Mrs. Tillman, a former 20-year resident of the Chartwell community in Severna Park, had lived since 1994 at the Brightwood retirement community in Brooklandville.

In 1940, Mrs. Tillman married Erland Tillman, a career military officer and civil engineer, and lived overseas with her husband in the Philippines, Turkey and Korea.

Born Lynn Little in Clarks, Neb., she was reared in Hayden, Colo., where she graduated from high school. She earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1929, where she was also a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

She taught English at a high school in Golden, Colo., for five years before her marriage.

Mrs. Tillman was an avid collector of Asian objet d'art.

She was active in the Delta Delta Delta Alumni Association and was a former member of the Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1609 Kurtz Ave., Lutherville, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by several nephews and nieces.

Marguerite B. Murphy, 74, computer operator

Marguerite B. Murphy, a retired computer operator for Maryland National Bank, died April 22 from complications of diabetes at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. She was 74.

The longtime Middle River resident who moved to Knoxville a year ago had been employed at the Maryland National Bank building on Light Street as a computer operator from 1969 to 1989.

Earlier, she was a key-punch operator at Martin-Marietta in Middle River.

Born Marguerite Kane in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she graduated from high school, she moved to Baltimore during World War II.

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