Hermione Briggs Weaver, 85, Baltimore educator
Hermione Briggs Weaver, a retired Baltimore educator, died of cancer Thursday at Sinai Hospital. The Ashburton resident was 85.
At her 1978 retirement, Mrs. Weaver was a job placement coordinator at Western High School.
She began her career in 1947 at the junior high level, and later taught at Edmondson High School.
Born Hermione Briggs in Brandywine, Prince George's County, she was raised in Washington and attended public schools. She earned her bachelor's degree in education in 1937 from Fiske University in Nashville, Tenn., and took graduate courses at Columbia University.
In 1949, she married Royal Samuel Weaver, a salesman who died in 1996.
Mrs. Weaver enjoyed playing bridge and reading, was a member of several social clubs including Jack and Jill, the Upper Tens, Chums Inc., Chipperettes and Whozits. She also was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
She was a member of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2110 Madison Ave., where a memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow.
Mrs. Weaver is survived by a son, Kenneth R. Weaver, and sister, Daisy B. King, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.
Parker E. Harris Jr., 73, radar engineer with FAA
Parker E. Harris Jr., a retired Federal Aviation Administration radar engineer, died Friday of complications of leukemia at Craven Memorial Hospital in Newbern, N.C. He was 73 and had lived in Oriental, N.C., since 1996.
Before his retirement in 1985, Mr. Harris worked 32 years for the FAA. He designed and supervised the installation of radar and air traffic control systems throughout the country.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Rosebank Avenue in Govans, he was a 1948 graduate of Forest Park High School.
He was an Air Force radio technician during World War II and served in Alaska.
A former member of the Civil Air Patrol, he belonged to the Chesapeake Bay Radio Control Club and flew model planes.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Calvary Alliance Baptist Church, 6008 Old Harford Road.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Helen May Ackerman; six sons, Parker E. Harris III of Harrisburg, Pa., Walter A. Harris of Westminster, Mitchell L. Harris of Severna Park, J. Kevin Harris of Columbia, Wayne H. Harris of Connellsville, Pa., and Charles E. Harris of Baltimore; a daughter, Wanda J. Miller of Arnold; two brothers, Jack and Tommy Harris, and a sister, Marguerite Sweeney, all of Baltimore; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
William R. Merriman: An obituary in Friday's editions on William R. Merriman incorrectly identified his position with the Maryland Department of Human Resources as administrative law judge. Mr. Merriman was chief hearing officer.
The Sun regrets the error.