John Edgar Phillips, 79, food technologist, veteran...

May 11, 2001

John Edgar Phillips, 79, food technologist, veteran

John Edgar Phillips, a Parkville food technologist and decorated World War II veteran, died of complications from a stroke May 4 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 79.

After attending high school in Wilkinsburg, Pa., and graduating in 1942 from Pennsylvania State University, where he studied food technology, Mr. Phillips entered the Army. He served in combat in Europe, receiving decorations that included a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. His left hand was severely wounded during combat in Italy.

After the war, he worked at H. J. Heinz Co. and McCormick & Co. Inc.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Fallston United Methodist Church on Fallston Road.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jean Prass Phillips; two sons, John M. Phillips of Lynchburg, Va., and David W. Phillips of Baltimore; a daughter, Ruth A. Phillips of Parkville; and a brother, Ralph Phillips of Seattle.

Linda Annemarie Mayo, 74, library supervisor

Linda Annemarie Mayo, a retired library supervisor, died May 4 of complications from a brain aneurysm while visiting family in Mainz, Germany. She was 74 and lived in Eldersburg.

Mrs. Mayo retired from the Baltimore County Public Library in 1987. She worked in the Pikesville branch.

Annemarie Forkert was born in Kassel, Germany, and educated in that country. She married Joe Lynne Mayo in 1947 and moved to the United States in 1950. Her husband died in 1974.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Haight Funeral Home, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Lynne Mayo of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mark Christopher Mayo of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Josephine Woods of Eldersburg and Susan Mayo-Gorney of Towson; a sister, Gertie Holdau of Mainz; and eight grandchildren.

Sister Margaret Mary, 90, teacher of the deaf

Sister Margaret Mary Green, who ministered to and taught the deaf for more than 30 years, died May 4 of congestive heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 90 and lived at the Villa retirement center for the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart in Baltimore.

Born Lucille M. Green in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., her ministry included work at a school for the deaf in Puerto Rico, where she spent five years. She taught deaf students at St. Francis School in the Irvington section of Baltimore, and later at the New Jersey State School for the Deaf.

After parish work in a number of states, Sister Margaret Mary retired to the Villa.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday at the Villa.

Robert Carroll Newton Jr., 56, electrical engineer

Robert Carroll Newton Jr., an electrical engineer, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Ellicott City home. He was 56.

Mr. Newton began his career at the Westinghouse Linthicum plant in 1967, which subsequently became Northrop Grumman. He worked on the electrical design of the AWACS radar system.

Born in Portsmouth, Va., and raised in Wilson, N.C., he was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He received a master's degree from George Washington University.

In 1969, Mr. Newton married the former Linda Becker, an art teacher at Howard High School in Ellicott City, who survives him.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road, Ellicott City.

He also is survived by a son, Todd Newton of Ellicott City; a daughter, Laura Newton of Ellicott City; his father, Robert Carroll Newton Sr. of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Betsy Richards of Raleigh; and a granddaughter.

Memorial Mass

Dr. John F. Smialek: A memorial Mass for Dr. John E. Smialek, the state's chief medical examiner who died Wednesday at his office, will be offered at noon tomorrow at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. He was 58.

Friends may call at the Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home, 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. There will also be visiting at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Dr. Smialek is survived by his wife, the former Zoe Lambros of Havre de Grace; a son, Edward John "Ted" Smialek of Havre de Grace; a daughter, Melinda Shelton of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Ralph Smialek of Toronto; and a sister, Barbara Makuch of Toronto.

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