Phyllis B. Miller, 95, real estate agent Phyllis B...

March 12, 2002

Phyllis B. Miller, 95, real estate agent

Phyllis B. Miller, a retired real estate agent, died Thursday of heart failure at Roland Park Place, where she had lived for the past decade. She was 95 and previously lived in Ruxton and Homeland.

Before her 1971 retirement, she sold North Baltimore homes for the W.H.C. Wilson real estate firm, where she was a broker for about 20 years.

Born in Guelph, Ontario, she studied the violin before moving to Baltimore in the 1930s.

She was among the parents instrumental in relocating Boys' Latin School from its Brevard Street building to its present Lake Avenue campus in 1960. The school has an annual award named in her honor. She was also a founder of the school's Parents' Association.

She was a member of the Homeland Racquet Club, where she played tennis and won awards, and belonged to the Cliff Dwellers Garden Club, L'Hirondelle Club of Ruxton and the Federated Garden Club of America.

Her husband of more than 50 years, James F. Miller, a real estate appraiser, died in 1991.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave., where she was a member.

She is survived by a son, James William Miller of Baltimore; a daughter, Jean Miller Blom of San Francisco; a sister, Marion Barber of Guelph; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

LeRoy H. Harmon, 84, Coast Guard warrant officer

LeRoy Huntley Harmon, a retired U.S. Coast Guard warrant officer, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He was 84 and lived in Glen Burnie.

Born and raised in East Machias, Maine, he joined the Coast Guard in 1936 and moved to Glen Burnie in 1964 when he was transferred to the Baltimore customs and inspections unit. From 1968 to 1978, he worked as an inspector for what is now the Maryland Department of the Environment.

During World War II, he served in the North Atlantic, the African campaign, the Pacific and the Philippines.

He was a member of the Glen Burnie Elks and Masonic lodges, the Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple, American Legion, and the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association.

He enjoyed woodworking, carving scale-model ships and restoring antique steam motors.

Private services will be held in Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Bertha Holm; three daughters, Linda Dietrich of Marshall, Va., Sharon Castle of Glen Burnie and Gail Donmoyer of Millersville; three brothers, Kellar Harmon and Howard Harmon, both of Cherryfield, Maine, and Milton Harmon of Ellsworth, Maine; two sisters, Josephine Corbett of East Machias and Leona Roberts of Lisbon Falls, Maine; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arthur I. Judge II, 77, food publication owner

Arthur Ignatius Judge II, who owned and edited a food industry publication, died of cancer Friday at his Baltimore County home. The Phoenix resident was 77.

He retired in 2000 as editor of Food Production/Management, a Timonium-based publication focusing on the fruit and vegetable canning, glass packing and freezing industry. The publication was founded in 1878 as Canning Trade by his great-grandfather, Edward S. Judge.

In his 60 years with the publication, Mr. Judge rose from printing press operator to board chairman. The business was formerly on South Gay Street at the Inner Harbor and in the 2600 block of Maryland Ave.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Woodbourne Avenue in Govans, he was a 1942 graduate of Loyola High School. He earned a degree from Loyola College in 1949.

During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific. He received the Soldiers Medal for bravery for saving the lives of two airmen who crashed near his convoy, and attained the rank of sergeant.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Greta White; three sons, Arthur I. Judge III of Wakefield, Ohio, Stephen M. Judge of Westminster and John P. Judge of Phoenix; two daughters, Margaretta J. Krug of Ellicott City and Nancy J. Gerstmyer of Sparks; a brother, Thomas J. Judge of Oxford; three sisters, Patricia Fish of Severna Park and Nan Smith and Jean Beck, both of Chester; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Richard K. Jacobsen, 69, assistant city solicitor

Richard Kennedy Jacobsen, a Catonsville attorney and former assistant city solicitor for Baltimore, died Wednesday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at his Ten Hills home. He was 69.

A lawyer for the city for 25 years, he practiced law in Catonsville after his 1992 retirement and also was an assistant public defender.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Mosher Street, he attended St. Edward Parochial School and graduated from Loyola High School in 1950. He earned degrees from Loyola College and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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