Elmer Stevens Patterson, 91, Morgan State official...

November 17, 2001

Elmer Stevens Patterson, 91, Morgan State official,

Elmer Stevens Patterson, a retired official at Morgan State University and a longtime referee of high school and college football games, died in his sleep Tuesday at his Pikesville home. He was 91.

Mr. Patterson, known as "Pat," was born in Washington, where he attended local schools. He graduated from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Va., now Hampton University, in 1931.

He taught school in Kissimee, Fla., then returned to Washington to work in the city's recreation department, where he became director.

He moved to West Baltimore in 1939 and worked as superintendent of buildings and grounds at Morgan State College, now Morgan State University. His career was interrupted in 1943 when he served in the Army during World War II in Germany and France. He returned to Morgan in 1945 and retired in 1980 as director of capital planning.

Mr. Patterson loved football and belonged to many officiating organizations, including the Eastern Board of Officials, which inducted him into its Hall of Fame last year.

He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He was a Brother in King David Lodge No. 18, Prince Hall Masons, and attained the highest degree of Masons.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Morgan State University's Christian/Interfaith Center.

Mr. Patterson was married for 61 years to Agnes Watson, a French and math teacher. She died in 1998. He is survived by his nieces Anne Shervington Davis and Carol Shervington Wright, both of Mount Washington.

Robert Crittenden Stout, 74, Beth Steel manager

Robert Crittenden Stout, a longtime employee of Bethlehem Steel who operated a consulting firm, died Tuesday after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74.

Mr. Stout, who had been living at the Mercy Ridge retirement community in Timonium, was a longtime resident of Roland Park and Timonium.

Born in New York City, he grew up in Pelham, N.Y., and Kansas City, Mo., where he attended local schools. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950.

For 32 years he worked as a manager at Bethlehem Steel, spending 30 years at Sparrows Point, where he was an assistant superintendent of the hot strip mill in the 1970s. He retired in the early 1980s, his family said.

He then worked for several companies before starting an engineering consulting firm, Stout Management Services, in the mid-1990s, which he operated until a month before his death.

During the Korean War, he served on active duty in the Army Reserves as a first lieutenant. He attained the rank of captain before he resigned his commission.

Mr. Stout was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Sparrows Point Engineers Club, the Sparrows Point Country Club and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hunt's Memorial United Church, West Joppa and Old Court roads in Riderwood.He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Amanda Dorsett of Timonium; three sons, Peter M. Stout of Boulder, Colo., Douglas Shreve of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Charles B. Shreve of White Marsh; three daughters, Susan Jackman of Reading, Pa., Julie Davis of Houston and Sarah Vess of Lexington Park; two brothers, Franklin Stout of Roland Park and Thomas Stout of Reading, Vt.; and 10 grandchildren.


Albert Hague, 81, a Broadway composer who won a Tony for his work on "Redhead" and who played the part of cranky music teacher Benjamin Shorofsky in the "Fame" movie and television series, died Monday in Inglewood, Calif., of cancer.

Mr. Hague composed the music for many Broadway shows, including "The Fig Leaves Are Falling," "Plain and Fancy," Cafe Crown" and "Miss Moffat," which starred Bette Davis. He won his Tony in 1959.

He also wrote the music for the animated TV classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and appeared in a number of movies, including the Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny comedy "Space Jam," in which he played a psychiatrist.

It was his long-running role as white-bearded, German-accented teacher Shorofsky that brought him to Los Angeles. He played the part for five years on TV.

David Brumbaugh, 93, a former executive vice president of Time Inc. who contributed to the postal service's use of ZIP codes, died Nov. 10 in Glen Cove, N.Y.

Mr. Brumbaugh, who joined Time Inc. in 1933 and worked there for 38 years, was instrumental in the publishing of Life magazine and in Time Inc.'s use of zoning cities to speed up magazine deliveries. The company received a merit award from the Post Office Department for its influence of the development of Zoning Improvement Plan (ZIP) codes. Brumbaugh later was nicknamed Mr. Zip.

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