Columbus O'Donnell Lee, 85, bank official Columbus...

January 17, 2002

Columbus O'Donnell Lee, 85, bank official

Columbus O'Donnell Lee, a retired Maryland National Bank official and former longtime Roland Park resident, died Jan. 7 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village. He was 85.

Mr. Lee, who had lived at the Parkville retirement community since 1996, worked 30 years for Maryland National Bank, where he was a vice president at his retirement in 1981. In the late 1940s, he was a sales representative for Stieff Co. in Baltimore.

Mr. Lee, who was known as Bodie, was born in Urbana, Frederick County, and raised in Worthington Valley. He was a descendant of Thomas Sim Lee, the second and seventh governor of Maryland.

A 1935 graduate of McDonogh School, he served during World War II in an Army Air Forces anti-aircraft unit in the Aleutian and Hawaiian islands and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He had been active with the Roland Park Little League for many years, was a longtime volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and a member of the Bachelors Cotillon, Paint and Powder Club and L'Hirondelle Club.

He attended the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen and the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Washington, where services were held Monday.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Margaret B. van Hollen; a son, Columbus O'Donnell Lee III of Baltimore; three daughters, Margot Ducloz of Atlanta, Katherine van Hollen Lee of Inverness, Calif., and Hannah Lee Byron of Owings Mills; and four grandchildren.

Angela Gibson-Hughes, 51, attorney's office specialist

Angela Denise Gibson-Hughes, a victim specialist in the Baltimore state's attorney's office since 1997, died of a heart attack Jan. 10 at Mercy Medical Center. She was 51 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

"She worked closely with people from all walks of life who had been victims or a witness to crimes," said Pam Y. Widgeon, chief of the office's Community Vic- tim Service Division. "It takes a special person to work in this unit and she was both patient and understanding."

She was formerly project director for three years in a community anti-drug assistance program in the state's attorney's Community Anti-Drug Assistance Project.

A Baltimore native, Angela Denise Gibson was a 1968 graduate of Eastern High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in speech and communications from Morgan State University in 1974.

From 1974 to 1979, she worked as a counselor and led a communications class for high school dropouts for Manpower Resources. In the mid-1980s, she worked in television production for Vanita Enterprises.

Her 1987 marriage to Michael A. Hughes ended in divorce. While married and living in Decatur, Ill., she worked as a neighborhood specialist planner for that city, helping establish community groups. She returned to Baltimore in 1993.

She was an active member of Evergreen African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors, all of Baltimore, include a daughter, Tyra Yvonne Anderson; her mother, Altomease E. Gibson; her father, Forster A. High; two sisters, Wanda E. Yarberough and Cheryl A. Bell; four stepsisters, Francine Hannah, Forstina High, Leander High and Ena High; four grandchildren; and companion Sylvester Gibbs.

Edward G. Gentner, 84, master bricklayer

Edward G. Gentner, a retired master bricklayer, died Sunday of complications from strokes and Alzheimer's disease at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County, where he had lived for a year. He was 84 and had resided in Edgewater for 41 years.

Until he retired 24 years ago, he was a brick mason, stone setter and machinist on jobs in Baltimore, Washington and Northern Virginia. Family members said he worked on construction projects at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings and the National Cathedral in Washington.

A former member and officer of Baltimore Bricklayers & Masons Local No. 1, he had also been president of the Stone and Marble Masons of Washington.

A member of St. Andrew the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Mayo, he donated many hours to its restoration. He helped repair the Annapolis Masonic Temple, where he had been a life member.

Born and raised in Washington, he attended public schools before enlisting in the Marine Corps in the 1930s.

No funeral is planned.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 60 years, the former Opal Eloise Davis; two sons, Paul L. Gentner of Baltimore and David F. Gentner of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Martha B. Jordan of Annapolis and Bonnie Sue Gentner of Edgewater; and two grandsons.

James E. O'Reilly, 79, food brokerage executive

James Edward O'Reilly, a retired food broker, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 79 and lived in Lutherville.

He retired in November as a senior vice president at Advantage/ESM Sales and Marketing, a Columbia food brokerage. He for- merly held food brokerage sales positions at Chesapeake Randall and Kenney-Morgan-O'Reilly, where he had been a partner.

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