Carroll Austin Cook, 73, postal employee Carroll Austin...

November 29, 2001

Carroll Austin Cook, 73, postal employee

Carroll Austin Cook, a retired postal employee, died of heart failure Nov. 22 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 73 and lived in Pasadena.

He retired in 1970 on a medical disability from the U.S. Postal Service's Govans station, where he had worked for 22 years. He had earlier delivered newspapers.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Govans, he attended city public schools.

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.

He had been the assistant scoutmaster of Cub Scout Pack 132 in Govans during the late 1950s.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, on Pleasant Valley Road in Flintstone.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Donna Sue Foley; two sons, Carroll A. Cook III of Towson and William John Cook of Baltimore; a daughter, Barbara Ann Johnson of Pasadena; a stepson, Karl Kurt Steinmann of Severn; three stepdaughters, Jan Scaglione of Middletown, Dawn Raszewski of Annapolis and Susan Lawson of Arnold; a sister, Grace Kuhn of Preston; and 10 grandchildren.

Ruth Pierce, 77, collected real estate rents

Ruth F. Pierce, a rent collector for a real estate management company, died Sunday of a heart attack at her Perry Hall home. She was 77 and formerly lived in the Cub Hill section of Baltimore County.

She retired about 20 years ago from Henderson-Webb Management Co. in Cockeysville, where she worked in the collections department.

Born in Baltimore, Ruth Fallows was raised in Hamilton and was a 1942 graduate of Eastern High School. Her husband of 46 years, Malvin W. Pierce, former president of Grasmick Lumber Co., died in 1987.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of Babcock Presbyterian Church on Loch Raven Boulevard.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by a son, Keith Wiatt Pierce of Perry Hall; three daughters, Cheryl Griffin of Towson, Cindy Gilbert of Parkton and Lisa Gleason of Cub Hill; a brother, Harold "Butch" Fallows of Timonium; and five grandchildren.

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