Thomas Otto Bothwell, 37, account executive Thomas Otto...

March 15, 2002

Thomas Otto Bothwell, 37, account executive

Thomas Otto Bothwell, an account executive with Patuxent Publishing Co. and outdoorsman, died Tuesday of leukemia at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 37 and lived in Federal Hill.

He was born and raised in Alexandria, Va., where he graduated from T.C. Williams High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from George Washington University in 1992.

At his death, Mr. Bothwell was an account executive in Patuxent Publishing Co.'s Directory Division in Laurel. Earlier, he had worked in sales for Baltimore Legal Copiers.

In his youth, Mr. Bothwell became an accomplished oarsman and windsurfer.

He was a volunteer crew coach at Loyola College and the Johns Hopkins University and was active with Sail Baltimore, which organizes visits of tall ships to the city.

Mr. Bothwell was an avid skier and enjoyed skiing in Utah and British Columbia.

He enjoyed brewing beer, collecting beer cans, and working in his vegetable garden.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Everley-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, Va.

Mr. Bothwell is survived by his wife of six years, Dr. Laurie Millar Bothwell; a daughter, Amelia Bothwell; his father, Bob Bothwell of Alexandria; his mother, Jill Pfeifer of Alexandria; a sister, Maria Bothwell Kline of Phoenix, Ariz.; his maternal grandfather, Millard Schrote of Middletown, Ohio; his stepfather, Gene Pfeifer of Alexandria; his stepmother, Sharon B. Bothwell of Alexandria; a stepbrother, Chris Pfeifer of Arlington, Va.; and stepsister Laura Pfeifer of Columbia.

Eileen M. Norton, 83, homemaker, teacher

Eileen M. Norton, a Baltimore County homemaker, died of pneumonia Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 83 and lived of the Glendale section of Towson.

Before moving to Baltimore in 1950, she taught in the public schools of her native Philadelphia, and worked in the Pennsylvania treasurer's office in Harrisburg and at a Philadelphia FBI office. There, the former Eileen Marie Kane met her future husband, Bernard F. Norton Sr., an FBI agent who survives her.

Mrs. Norton was a graduate of Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pa. She played the bassoon and enjoyed visits to the Maryland Historical Society and Baltimore art museums.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., where she was a parishioner and Sodality member.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 56 years, are three sons, Bernard F. Norton Jr. of Timonium, Joseph M. Norton of Towson and Brian R. Norton of Ocean City; a daughter, Maureen E. Norton of Baltimore; and two grandsons. Another son, James T. Norton, died in 1999.

The Rev. Charles H. Wilson, 72, pastor, custodian

The Rev. Charles H. Wilson Sr., a retired Howard County public schools custodian-supervisor and pastor of the now-defunct Holy Bible Church, died of cancer Monday at his East Baltimore home. He was 72.

Born and raised in Howard County, he left school early to help support his family.

He worked for 23 years at Howard County's Waterloo Middle School, retiring in 1992. He also was pastor for 23 years at the church, which had been in Ellicott City for many years.

Mr. Wilson was a fan of Western movies.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Thelma Louise Tyson; three sons, Charles H. Wilson Jr. of Baltimore, Michael Tyson of Aberdeen and Eric Wilson of Laurel; three daughters, Jacqueline Oplinger of Fayetteville, N.C., Tiwana Nicholson of Columbia and Theresa Fox of Baltimore; two brothers, Richard Wilson and James Wilson, both of Elkridge; two sisters, Emma Matthews of Glenelg and Queennie Smith of Sykesville; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Edward Merrick Jr., 74, highway agency worker

Edward Merrick Jr., a retired Maryland Highway Administration worker, died of heart failure Sunday at Sentara Hampton General Hospital in Hampton, Va. He was 74.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Merrick attended city public schools. He was married for 53 years to Ivy Jean Smith, who died in 1996.

Before he left the highway administration after four years in 1995, Mr. Merrick had worked for 25 years for Commercial Credit Corp. in Rosedale, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of Garden of Prayer Baptist Church in East Baltimore and the Waverly Neighborhood Association and was a longtime member of the Arch Social Club. He moved to Hampton two years ago.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Garden of Prayer Baptist Church, 1148 Homestead St.

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