Ryan Daniel Moore, 22, floor installer Ryan Daniel...

September 07, 2001

Ryan Daniel Moore, 22, floor installer

Ryan Daniel Moore, a floor installer, died Aug. 31 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an automobile accident. He was 22.

The Manchester resident, who worked with his father, owner of C.D. Flooring, was returning home when a speeding car rear-ended their pickup truck on Interstate 795 on Aug. 29.

Mr. Moore was thrown from the truck, as was his father, Paul Daniel Moore, 51, who is recovering at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Mr. Moore was born in Baltimore and raised in Finksburg. After graduating from Westminster High School in 1996, he served briefly in the Navy.

At the time of his death, Mr. Moore was studying to become a computer technician.

He enjoyed playing basketball.

Services for Mr. Moore are incomplete.

In addition to his father, Mr. Moore is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Rosemary Moore of Manchester; his mother, Christine Coon Moore of Finksburg; a sister, Allison Marie Boreni of Hampstead; paternal grandmother, Thelma Turner of Eldersburg; and maternal grandmother, Jewel Coon of Cockeysville.

Ralph Leo MacDonald, 86, musician, Navy veteran

Ralph Leo MacDonald, a retired musician and decorated Navy veteran of World War II, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at his Arnold home. He was 86.

He played percussion instruments as a member of the Naval Academy Band for 22 years until his retirement from the Navy in 1968. He also taught guitar and percussion at the Severna Park YWCA and performed in the Annapolis-based Rudy Miller Orchestra in the 1950s and 1960s.

Born in Medford, Mass., he attended the New England Conservatory of Music and the Stone School of Percussion in Boston, and the Navy School of Music in Washington.

He joined the Navy in 1942, and during World War II was stationed aboard the battleship Idaho. He took part in combat operations in the Pacific at Attu, Kiska, Makin, Saipan, Guam, Palau, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was awarded a Silver Star and four Bronze Stars for his service.

Services were held yesterday at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Carol Cefalo; a son, Joseph MacDonald of Arnold; three daughters, Jorie Blanchfield of Mooresville, N.C., Carol Lynn MacDonald of Annapolis and Elizabeth MacDonald of Arnold; a brother, Joseph MacDonald of Melrose, Mass.; and two grandchildren.


Justin Wilson, 87, Cajun cook who had public TV show ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS - Justin Wilson, 87, the Cajun humorist and chef whose gumbo-thick accent and zesty recipes delighted viewers of Cookin' Cajun and his other public television shows, died Wednesday in Baton Rouge.

Mr. Wilson became known for the expression: "I ga-ron-tee!" (guarantee) from the Cajun J'vous garantis.

He pronounced his name JOOS-tain and had white hair, a floppy bow tie and bright red suspenders. He wore a belt, too, saying it was because he was a safety engineer.

"I am a gourmet, but I am more of a gourmand," he once said. "A gourmet is somebody that's an epicurean. But a gourmand is somebody that's a P-I-G hog, and that's what I am."

He released five cookbooks, 27 albums of short stories and an album of Christmas songs, and was host of several cooking programs, including Louisiana Cookin' and Easy Cooking.

Mr. Wilson worked without a script, taping in front of audiences and refusing to let mistakes be edited out or canned laughter edited in, said Carl Fry, who produced all of his Louisiana Public Broadcasting shows.

"He would say, `I'll tell a joke. If they like it, they like it," Mr. Fry recalled.

He called himself a "half-bleed" Cajun. His father was Louisiana's commissioner of agriculture for 32 years, and his mother - who taught him to cook - was Louisiana French.

"She was a great improviser," Mr. Wilson said. "She'd cook a dish and we'd go `Mama, w'at's this here, hanh?' And she'd say, `Children, that's a mus-go. It mus' go down yo' t'roat.'"

Doris Calloway, 78, an internationally recognized nutritional scientist and one of the first female provosts at the University of California, Berkeley, died in Berkeley on Aug. 31 of Parkinson's disease.

James Lopez Watson, 79, a senior judge for the U.S. International Trade Court, died in New York on Saturday of cancer. Mr. Watson, appointed to the court in 1966, was one of the most senior black members of the federal court system. Like other judges on the International Trade Court, he was periodically assigned to federal courts throughout the country and became the first black judge to head a federal court in the Deep South. His assignments included Atlanta, Houston and Dallas.

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