Earl L. Hartman, 75, civil engineer, bowler Earl L...

January 23, 2002

Earl L. Hartman, 75, civil engineer, bowler

Earl L. Hartman, a retired civil engineer and avid bowler who was a member of the Duckpin Bowling Hall of Fame, died Jan. 16 of Wegener's granulomatosis, a rare disease of the immune system, at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 75.

Mr. Hartman, a Forest Hill resident, retired in 1988 after 42 years as a civil engineer with the city's Bureau of Water and Waste Water. He was a Baltimore native and a 1944 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

After serving in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, he studied civil engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

He began bowling duckpins in 1946 at the Southway lanes in South Baltimore, and became something of a local legend in the sport -- winning The Evening Sun citywide championships several times, along with National Duckpin Bowling Congress tournaments. He was inducted into the Duckpin Hall of Fame in 1996.

Mr. Hartman met his wife, the former Rose M. Kuhn, while bowling at the Recreation Center on North Howard Street in the 1940s. They married in 1949 and lived in Remington until moving to Forest Hill in 1999.

He was a former communicant of SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church and longtime coach of its girls softball team. He was a member of St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air, where a Mass was offered Saturday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Hartman is survived by three daughters, Beverly Murray and Pamela Todd, both of Bel Air, and Diana Leineweber of Centreville, Va.; a sister, Gloria Webster of Sykesville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Don Odel Nave, 75, state official, accountant

Don Odel Nave, former deputy director of the state Department of Management and Budget, died Jan. 16 of a heart attack at his Westminster home. He was 75.

Mr. Nave began his career in 1951 as an accountant at the Boys' Reformatory in Hagerstown. He later served as head bookkeeper at Springfield State Hospital and held accounting and managerial positions with the state Department of Health and Human Services, including deputy secretary.

He was deputy director of the Department of Management and Budget from the late 1970s until retiring in 1983.

Born in Akron, Ohio, he moved to Midlothian in Allegany County as a child and graduated from Beall High School in Frostburg. He served in the Army infantry in Italy during World War II, and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland in 1950.

He was married for 43 years to Eleanor Delaney, who died in 1993.

Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by a son, Jay R. Nave of Westminster; two grandchildren; and a nephew and niece.

David B. Schweitzer, 48, newspaper mailer, bicyclist

David B. Schweitzer, a Washington Post mailer and avid bicyclist, died Jan. 16 after suffering a heart attack while cycling in Patapsco State Park. A memorial service for the 48-year-old Waldorf resident was held on Sunday.

Mr. Schweitzer had worked for 20 years as a mailer for the newspaper, and was based at its printing facility in Springfield, Va. He designed a maintenance program for mail room and distribution equipment that was implemented by the newspaper, and held four patents on mailing machine devices.

Born in Japan, the son of a career naval officer, Mr. Schweitzer moved with his family to Severna Park and graduated from Severna Park High School in 1970. He earned an associate's degree at Anne Arundel Community College.

His marriage to the former Lorraine Jacques ended in divorce.

Mr. Schweitzer is survived by his daughter, Jennie L. Schweitzer of Pittsburgh; his parents, Robert F. and Edith A. Schweitzer of Severna Park; and two brothers, Michael S. Schweitzer of Raleigh, N.C., and Jon K. Schweitzer of Severna Park.

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