Edwin T. Yates Jr., 72, chemist, Hopkins official Edwin...

May 04, 2001

Edwin T. Yates Jr., 72, chemist, Hopkins official

Edwin T. Yates Jr., a chemist and retired Johns Hopkins University official, died Saturday of pneumonia at Princeton Medical Center in New Jersey. He was 72 and had lived in Phoenix for nearly 30 years.

In 1994, Mr. Yates retired from Hopkins, where he had been patent management officer for 22 years. Earlier, he had worked at Columbian Carbon in Cranbury, N.J., and for Cities Service, a petroleum company, in New York City.

He was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Chester, Vt., and several towns in central New Jersey.

He served in the Army in Europe from 1944 to 1947.

At the University of Vermont, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1952 and a master's degree in 1954, both in chemistry. He received a doctorate in the discipline from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1959.

Mr. Yates was an avid N-gauge model railroader and enjoyed working on his layout.

He also liked target shooting and was a volunteer with the United Church Assistance Network.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Texas, where a memorial Mass was offered last night.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Lydia Christensen; a son, Edward T. Yates of Phoenix; a daughter, Lydia Yates Schoenwetter of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Marie Butterfield of Chester, Vt., and Marjorie Francis of Belle Mead, N.J.; a grandson; and an aunt.

Edith Reese Fetterolf, 86, Severna Park volunteer

Edith Reese Fetterolf, a homemaker and volunteer, died Sunday from complications of Parkinson's disease and pneumonia at North Arundel Hospital. She was 86.

A resident of Severna Park for 41 years, Mrs. Fetterolf had volunteered for more than 20 years at Severna Park Health Center's This and That Shop.

She enjoyed fishing and playing bingo and poker.

Edith Reese was born in Hazelton, Pa., and reared in nearby Audenried, Pa., where she graduated from high school. She moved to Forest Park in 1941.

In 1935, she married Delbert E. Fetterolf. He died in 1978.

Mrs. Fetterolf was a longtime member of Pasadena United Methodist Church and the Severna Park Elks Club.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a son, William E. Fetterolf of Ocean City; a daughter, Joan M. Dotterweich of Severna Park; and four grandchildren.

Anna D. Heath, 79, homemaker, gardener

Anna D. Heath, a homemaker, died Monday of cancer at her Arnold home. She was 79.

Mrs. Heath, who formerly lived in Howard County and Severna Park, had lived in Arnold since 1971.

Born Anna Daniel in Lucasville, Ohio, she graduated from high school there. In 1942, she moved to South Baltimore and that year married William F. Heath Sr., who died in 1984.

During World War II, she worked at the Bendix electronics plant in Locust Point.

Services were held yesterday.

Mrs. Heath is survived by two sons, Fred Heath of Pasadena and Jerold D. Heath of Arnold; a brother, Morgan T. Daniel Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; three sisters, Ruth Starr of San Juan, Texas, Gladys Castle of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Dorothy Collier of MacArthur, Texas; and two grandchildren.

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