William Robert Faison Sr., 83, teacher, volunteer...

March 07, 2002

William Robert Faison Sr., 83, teacher, volunteer

William Robert Faison Sr., a retired educator, died Friday of undetermined causes at his Pikesville home. He was 83.

He retired about 20 years ago from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, where he ran a graduate equivalency program at the Maryland Correctional Institution, Jessup. He earlier taught at Calverton Heights Junior High School and had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and General Motors.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Farmville, N.C., he moved to Baltimore in 1944 and earned a degree at Morgan State University in 1966. He later earned a master's degree in education from Coppin State College and took additional courses at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and the Johns Hopkins University.

A master Prince Hall Mason, he was also a member of a Baltimore social club called the O'Nose, as well as the Pinochle Bugs, the Mules and the Drifters.

He also belonged to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

In 1941, he married Melba Catherine McKinney. She died in 1984.

Services will be held at noon tomorrow at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., where he had been a member, a Head Start volunteer and belonged to the Men's League and Welcome Circle.

He is survived by a son, Charles Rudolph Faison, and a daughter, Melba Carol Jean Green, both of Baltimore; five sisters, Geneva Lassiter of New York, Josephine Walker of Norfolk, Va., Mozelle Faison of Hampton, Va., Amanda Spiller of Newport News, Va., and Hilda Mae Faison of Farmville, N.C.; a life partner, Margaret Land of Baltimore; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons. A son, William R. Faison Jr., died in 1984.

Anna M. Einwich, 85, oceanographer

Anna M. Einwich, a retired oceanographer and former Bowie resident, died of heart failure Feb. 28 at a hospital in Gulfport, Miss. She was 85.

Born and raised Anna Diegelman in East Baltimore, she had been a resident of Pass Christian, Miss., since 1975.

A 1934 graduate of Eastern High School, she was unable to attend college because of the Great Depression. In the mid-1930s, she married Joseph Einwich, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. marine pipe-fitter.

She settled into the life of a homemaker, raising four daughters in her Bel Air Road home. Active in the Girl Scouts, she took up an interest in geology after a field trip to Calvert Cliffs. She began taking night classes at the Johns Hopkins University, and was 50 when she earned her bachelor's degree in geology in 1967.

Of attending college, she told The Sun in a 1970 interview, "I had no consuming ambition or goal. It was interesting, just like eating peanuts. The more you eat, the more you want."

Mrs. Einwich worked as a civil engineering technician for the U.S. Forest Service and later as a cartographer for the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office and became an internationally recognized expert on aspects of the sea floor. She retired in 1985 from the Naval Ocean Research and Development Laboratory in St. Louis Bay, Miss.

Mrs. Einwich was fascinated with lighthouses, and in retirement visited and studied every lighthouse on Florida's coasts.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Mrs. Einwich's husband died in 1986. She is survived by her daughters, Trudy Hatfield of Okeechobee, Fla., Carol Rosen of Bowie, JoAnn Taylor of Munford, Tenn., and Kathy Einwich of Pass Christian, Miss.; her sister, Cecelia Batchelor of Whiteford; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Jerome C. Troy Jr., 67, jail, health administrator

Jerome Charles Troy Jr., a retired administrator who had worked for the Baltimore City jail and city Health Department, died Friday of heart failure at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 67.

The Baltimore native was a 1952 graduate of Douglass High School. He served in the Air Force as an air policeman from 1954 to 1958, and then was a city police officer until 1962.

He was an administrator in the Health Department from 1967 to 1987, then at the jail until retiring in the early 1990s.

He was a communicant of St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Mr. Troy is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Marjorie Flanagan; sons Clay F. Troy of Owings Mills, Drew B. Troy of Baltimore and Kirk S. Troy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Carole Sulton of Sarasota, Fla.; and a grandson.

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