Milton J. Mack, 79, teacher, Senior Olympics champion...

October 23, 2001

Milton J. Mack, 79, teacher, Senior Olympics champion

Milton Joseph Mack, a retired educator and Senior Olympics runner, died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Bon Secours Hospital. He was 79 and lived in West Baltimore.

He retired in 1974 from the Prince George's County school system, where he taught science and mathematics at Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro. Earlier, he had taught in Laurel.

Born and raised in Laurel, he earned his bachelor's degree in education in 1945 at what is now Bowie State University. He earned his master of arts degree at New York University's School of Education in 1947.

After he retired, Mr. Mack began running track and playing tennis at Hanlon Park in West Baltimore, where he also instructed neighborhood children in racquet sports. He won several gold medals in the 200- and 400-meter dashes at Maryland Senior Olympics competitions.

During World War II, he served in Europe in an Army quartermaster company and attained the rank of staff sergeant.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Windsor Avenue and Hilton Street, where he was a member and sang in the choir.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Hazel James, a retired Howard County public schoolteacher; a son, Milton Morgan of Hanover; two daughters, Grace Mack of Riverdale and Gwendolyn Moore of Hyattsville; and four grandchildren.

H. Brian Deady, 53, attorney, Orioles fan

H. Brian Deady, a trial attorney and senior staff counsel for Allstate Insurance Co. in Baltimore, died Thursday of lung cancer at North Arundel Hospital. The Pasadena resident was 53.

He had worked for Allstate since 1989, after five years as an attorney with the Baltimore law firm Ellin and Baker.

A Woodlawn native, Mr. Deady was a 1966 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1970, his master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1979.

Mr. Deady had been head of fund raising for Garrison Forest School from 1992 to 1998. G. Peter O'Neill Jr., headmaster of the Owings Mills school, said, "Brian was the most dedicated volunteer I've seen in my 30-year career in education."

Mr. Deady was an avid baseball fan. He held Orioles season tickets and enjoyed attending the annual induction ceremonies at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. He also collected HO-gauge model trains and enjoyed visiting railroad museums and riding passenger trains.

He was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road in Pasadena, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, the former Patricia R. Brenner; a daughter, Anne M. Deady of Pasadena; his mother, Thomasena Deady of Catonsville; a sister, Elizabeth D. Kradz of Woodlawn; and a nephew and two nieces.

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