John J. Dunworth Jr., 67, advertising company official...

March 14, 2002

John J. Dunworth Jr., 67, advertising company official

John J. Dunworth Jr., a retired advertising company manager, died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Glen Rock, Pa. He was 67 and had lived in Towson until five years ago.

Born in Washington and raised in Silver Spring, he was a 1953 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington and a line- backer on its football team. He earned a degree from University of Baltimore.

As a young man, Mr. Dunworth was an Ocean City lifeguard and earned money taking vacationers' photos that were fitted into small plastic viewing telescopes.

He served in the Marine Corps and also played on its football team. He was named most valuable player in the 1956 Marine Corps-Navy championship game in Washington.

In 1963, he joined the Reuben H. Donnelley advertising company as a salesman. He later was sales manager and retired as a regional sales manager in 1998.

Services were held Monday.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, the former Kimberly A. Wright; a son, Sean T. Dunworth of Catonsville; three daughters, Kathleen M. Geil of Ellicott City, Patricia J. Maczis of Mount Airy and Kelly Benzin of Salisbury; and 10 grandchildren. A previous marriage to the former Gail Kitchen ended in divorce.

James E. Bagley III, 74, career Army officer

James E. Bagley III, a retired career Army officer who established the Junior ROTC program at Meade High School, died of a heart attack March 7 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Ellicott City resident was 74.

Born and raised in Boston, Mr. Bagley was a 1944 graduate of Boston College High School. He enlisted in the Navy near the end of World War II and served aboard landing ship tanks in the Pacific.

After the war, he returned to his studies and earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1950 from Boston College - where he was also a member of the ROTC.

Commissioned a lieutenant in the Army, he served in combat with an artillery company in Korea. He later was a battalion commander and post commander of NATO forces in Naples, Italy; served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam.

At his 1978 retirement, he held the rank of colonel and was director of personnel and community activities at Fort Meade.

Mr. Bagley's decorations included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Paratrooper's Badge and Combat Infantryman's Badge.

After earning his master's degree in education in 1978 from Boston University, he was hired by the Anne Arundel County school system and established the JROTC program at Meade High. He retired in 1989.

Mr. Bagley was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and the Military Order of the World Wars.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Fort Meade Main Post Chapel on Llewellyn Avenue. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former Lorraine M. White; four sons, James E. Bagley IV of Garden City, N.Y., Paul Bagley of Baltimore, Kevin Bagley of Odenton and Brendan Bagley of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Suzanne B. Fair of Laurel; a brother, Ralph R. Bagley of Boston; and 10 grandchildren.

Edward C. Harding Sr., 86, owned contracting company

Edward C. Harding Sr., a retired underground utility contractor, died of cancer Friday at his Annapolis home. He was 86.

Before retiring about 25 years ago, Mr. Harding owned E.C. Harding Contractors, a water and sewer utility construction company he founded in 1956 in Phoenix, Baltimore County.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Sargeant Street in Pigtown, he was known as Big Ed and was a 1933 graduate of Southern High School.

He was a former board member of the National Utilities Contractors Association.

A baseball fan, Mr. Harding umpired at minor league games in and around Dade City, Fla., where he had a retirement home for many years.

A Mass was offered Monday at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, the former Margaret Kelly; two sons, Edward C. Harding Jr. of Lothian and James A. Harding of Arnold; four daughters, Patricia DiPietro of Westminster, Marie Doyon of Annapolis, Jackie Gerrior of Arnold and Mikki Cordrey of Stevensville; a sister, Esther Brittingham of Pasadena; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Charles R. Smith Jr., 75, meat-cutter, Navy veteran

Charles R. Smith Jr., a retired meat-cutter, died March 7 of a respiratory illness at York Memorial Hospital in York, Pa. The former Essex resident was 75 and had moved to Brogue, Pa., six years ago.

Born in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park, he attended city public schools and served in the Navy as a gunner's mate in the South Pacific during World War II.

Mr. Smith worked for 39 years at Schluderberg-Kurdle Co., Esskay meatpackers, before he retired more than 10 years ago.

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