Thomas V. Graves, 86, USIA press attache Thomas Venard...

May 16, 2001

Thomas V. Graves, 86, USIA press attache

Thomas Venard Graves, a retired United States Information Agency press attache, died Saturday of heart failure at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 86.

Mr. Graves joined USIA in 1951 and retired in 1970.

A Columbia resident since 1970, he was born in Omaha, Neb., and raised in Galesburg, Ill. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1934 and a master's degree in 1935, both in philosophy, from Notre Dame University.

He worked briefly as a reporter for the Peoria (Ill.) Journal-Transcript before enlisting in the Army Air Forces in 1941 during World War II. He served in the Philippine Islands and was discharged as a captain in 1946. He then was an Army civilian employee in Ankara, Turkey, until 1951.

His first wife, Jane P. Bonner, died in 1979. He married Marguerite Ausen in 1993; she survives him.

He was a communicant and volunteer at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He also is survived by two sons, Tom Graves of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Christopher Graves of Colton, Ore.; two daughters, Kathleen Graves of Brattleboro, Vt., and Mary Graves of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Conover of Galesburg; and four grandchildren.

Gary Lee Goodwill Sr., 51, welder, ex-Dundalk resident

Gary Lee Goodwill Sr., a retired welder and former Dundalk resident, died Saturday of cancer at home in McKnightstown, Pa. He was 51.

Until retiring two years ago because of a disability, Mr. Goodwill had worked as a welder at Monowok Inc. in Thomasville, Pa. He began his welding career in Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Key Highway shipyard in 1969. He later worked for Voith Hydro in York, Pa., and joined Monowok in 1995.

Born and raised in Aero Acres, Mr. Goodwill was a Kenwood High School graduate.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church, 3 Gettysburg St., Arendts- ville, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Janice Snyder; two sons, Gary L. Goodwill Jr. and Michael Goodwill, both of McKnightstown; two daughters, Lisa Dell of Fayetteville, Pa., and Tresa Neelen of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Wayne Goodwill and Roland Goodwill, both of Baltimore, and Dennis Goodwill of Littlestown, Pa.; three sisters, Marie Kachinski, Joyce Rayner and Rosina Goodwill, all of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Peggy A. Thomas, 60, homemaker and gardener

Peggy A. Thomas, a homemaker and gardener, died Thursday of cancer at her Pasadena home. She was 60.

Mrs. Thomas grew flowers at her residence and also enjoyed writing poetry about her children and life experiences.

Peggy A. Hays was born in Severna Park and graduated from Annapolis High School. She was married for more than 40 years to Gerald Thomas, who survives her.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Baptist Church, 7378 Furnace Branch Road, Glen Burnie.

She also is survived by three sons, Charles Thomas of Preston, Dale Thomas of Severna Park and Lenny Thomas of Pasadena; her mother, Iona Hays of Severna Park; a brother, Marty Hays of West Friendship; six sisters, Barbara Lamb of Baton Rouge, La., Betty Mollman of Davidsonville, Beverly Lyberger of Shelby, N.C., Diana Mathis of Severna Park, Dianne Kuper of Timonium and Linda Lang of Annapolis; and four grandchildren.

Reginald Ellsworth Carter, 48, NSA employee

Reginald Ellsworth Carter, a former federal employee, died Wednesday of cancer at his brother's home in Petersburg, Va. He was 48 and lived in Forest Park.

Until he retired on a medical disability in 1995, he was a telecommunications specialist for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, where he had worked for 24 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Douglass High School and studied biology and mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by four sons, Reginald C. Carter, Eric Carter, Joseph Carter and Darrick Carter, all of Baltimore; a daughter, Maxine Henderson of Woodlawn; a brother, Rabb Sharrieff of Petersburg; and two grandchildren. A son, Duanye Carter, died in 1986.

Robin Shawn Livers, 44, Song's Food Market chef

Robin Shawn Livers, a chef and lifelong West Baltimore resident, died Sunday of a brain aneurysm at Bon Secours Hospital. She was 44.

For the last six years, Miss Livers had been the chef at Song's Food Market in the 2000 block of W. North Ave. She began her career as a chef in 1987 at Mary's Restaurant in West Baltimore and also had cooked at Rubin's Restaurant.

Miss Livers attended city public schools and studied at the Arbor Cooking School in Baltimore.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Joseph Russ Funeral Home, 2222 W. North Ave.

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