Willard W. Scruggs, 71, Bethlehem Steel worker Willard...

February 08, 2002

Willard W. Scruggs, 71, Bethlehem Steel worker

Willard W. Scruggs, a retired steelworker and active member of Fulton Baptist Church, died Monday of an aneurysm at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 71 and lived in West Baltimore.

Mr. Scruggs worked for 30 years as a sheet handler at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, retiring in 1986.

Born and raised in Buckingham, Va., where he also graduated from high school, Mr. Scruggs moved to Baltimore in 1950.

Mr. Scruggs was a member for more than 30 years at Fulton Baptist, where he was a deacon, choir member and usher, and also worked as a sexton for seven years.

"Serving the Lord was his hobby," said a daughter, Sheila A. Budley of Randallstown.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the church, 1630 W. North Ave.

He is also survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Betty F. Anderson; two sons, Leon W. Scruggs of Woodlawn and Edward G. Scruggs of Baltimore; another daughter, Carol M. Scruggs of Baltimore; eight sisters, Sarah Hendrick, Lucy Harris and Grace Scruggs, all of Baltimore, and Martha Ann Bolden, Pearl Stanton, Viola Mayo, Florine Booker and Kate Lee Scruggs, all of Buckingham; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lawrence J. Frank Sr., 93, owned radio, TV business

Lawrence J. Frank Sr., founder and longtime owner of a radio and television business in Baltimore, died Sunday from complications of diabetes at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa. He was 93.

Mr. Frank established Popular Radio Co. in 1924 at Greenmount and North avenues, where he exclusively sold radios. By the late 1940s, with the introduction and rising popularity of television, he changed the name of the business to Television Co. of Baltimore.

In addition to television sets and radios, he sold appliances and furniture, and maintained a repair service. He closed the business at his retirement in 1973.

Born in Baltimore and raised in South Baltimore, he attended Polytechnic Institute.

The former Guilford resident, who moved to Brodbeck, Pa., in 1972, was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Boumi Temple. He also was a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon and a former member of the old Boundary United Methodist Church on 41st Street.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, Pa.

Mr. Frank is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Helen C. Sommerwerck; two sons, Lawrence J. Frank Jr. of Taneytown and Robert G. Frank of Brodbeck; and four grandchildren.

Peggy Merrick McLean, 70, Catholic church volunteer

Peggy Merrick McLean, a homemaker who was active in the affairs of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, died of cancer Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 70.

A longtime resident of the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County, Mrs. McLean was a communicant for more than 20 years at Corpus Christi in Bolton Hill, where she was a lay reader, flower arranger and sponsor of the church's Earth Day program.

She also volunteered in the church's Whitelock Street soup kitchen and tutored elementary school children at Brown Memorial Park Avenue United Presbyterian Church and the Franciscan Center. She also established a cooking program for children, "Fun with Food," at the Franciscan Center's summer camp.

Born Peggy Merrick in Baltimore and raised in Woodbrook, she was a 1950 graduate of Eden Hall School in Philadelphia. In 1952, she married R. Taylor McLean Sr., an attorney who survives her.

Mrs. McLean was an active member and organizer of workshops for International Communities for Renewal of the Earth. She was also a member of the Lake Roland Garden Club and participated in landscaping projects in the city.

Mrs. McLean enjoyed playing bridge, tennis and music. "She was graced with perfect pitch and a wicked forehand," said her son, R. Taylor McLean Jr. of Woodbrook.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Corpus Christi, 110 W. Lafayette Ave.

In addition to her husband and son, survivors include two daughters, Margaret McLean Sherline of Woodbrook and Helen McLean Heller of Upper Marlboro; two brothers, William S. Merrick Jr. of Woodbrook and Samuel S. Merrick of Timonium; three sisters, Nellie M. Semans of Owings Mills, Charlton M. McLean of Baltimore and Agnes M. Merrick of Stoneleigh; and seven grandchildren.

Louise S. Inglett, 96, teacher, volunteer

Louise S. Inglett, a retired teacher, died Sunday of pneumonia at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 96 and lived in Original Northwood.

Before her retirement about 30 years ago, she taught at the old Homewood School in Roland Park and at Holabird Elementary.

Born Louise South in Atlanta, she was a graduate of the teachers college there. She married Daniel Cooper Inglett in 1932, and they moved to Baltimore in 1939 when he became officer manager for Lever Brothers in Southeast Baltimore. He died in 1974.

During World War II, Mrs. Inglett was an air raid warden for the Northwood Apartments, where she organized a victory garden and was an enemy plane spotter.

A founder of the Northwood Book Club, she was a member of the Women's Civic League and Garden Gate Garden Club. She volunteered at the Wesley Home and the Flower Mart.

She was a longtime member of Wilson Memorial Methodist Church. After it closed, she joined Grace Methodist Church.

Services were held Tuesday.

Survivors include a son, Daniel C. Inglett Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Marianne Corry of Towson; a granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.

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