W. Hollyday Hammond, 89, firm's office manager W...

May 09, 2001

W. Hollyday Hammond, 89, firm's office manager

W. Hollyday Hammond, former office manager and treasurer of a Baltimore construction company, died Friday of cancer at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. He was 89.

From the early 1950s until the 1970s, Mr. Hammond was office manager and treasurer of Cogswell Construction Co. Earlier, he had worked from 1934 until 1950 for Callas & Hammond, a family-owned wholesaler in Baltimore.

The longtime Roland Park and Elkridge Apartments resident, who had resided at the retirement community since 1992, was born and raised in Charles Village.

He was a 1928 graduate of City College and earned a master's degree in chemistry in 1935 from the Johns Hopkins University. In 1956, he earned a certified public accounting degree from the Baltimore College of Commerce. In 1938, he married Emma Cauthorne Latane, who survives him.

Mr. Hammond had been assistant and later treasurer of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church for more than 35 years.

He had been active in Boy Scouts and had served as groundskeeper for the Roland Park Little League in the 1950s.

He was an active communicant in the Episcopal chapel at Fairhaven and enjoyed listening to classical music.

Services were held Monday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Hammond is survived by four sons, William Franklin Hammond of Albany, N.Y., Henry Latane Hammond of Roland Park, James Allen Hammond of Gainesville, Va., and John Brook Hammond of Mount Washington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Dorothy G. Dyer, 87, longtime church member

Dorothy Grace Dyer, a homemaker and longtime member of Union Baptist Church, died May 1 of respiratory failure at Genesis Eldercare Perring Parkway Center. She was 87.

A lifelong West Baltimore resident, Miss Dyer was one of the oldest members of Union Baptist Church, having joined the Druid Hill Avenue congregation in 1919.

She was a 1932 graduate of Frederick Douglass Senior High School. Miss Dyer volunteered as an aide in Baltimore schools and enjoyed watching boxing and the Orioles.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, 2222 W. North Ave.

She is survived by a daughter, Ella Irene Stevens of Joppatowne; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Correction

Evelyn Jean Brawner: In an obituary for Evelyn Jean Brawner that appeared Saturday, the name of a survivor was omitted. She is also survived by a son, John W. Brawner III of Glen Burnie.

The Sun regrets the error.

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