B. Frances Langbehn, 75, Carroll County educator B...

March 21, 2002

B. Frances Langbehn, 75, Carroll County educator

B. Frances Langbehn, a retired Carroll County educator who was active in the affairs of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Eldersburg, died Monday of a heart attack at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, where she had lived since 1999. She was 75.

Born and raised in New York's Bronx, the former B. Frances Holzman earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hunter College in 1949, and another in education in the early 1950s from what is now Towson University.

Before joining the Carroll school system in 1957, Mrs. Langbehn taught in the public schools of Baltimore County and the city. Before retiring in 1981, she had been the media and reading specialist as well as librarian for seven years at Winfield Elementary School.

A longtime Eldersburg resident and deeply religious, Mrs. Langbehn was a lector, catechist and director of elementary religious education at St. Joseph Church. She was also director of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults there, and volunteered at Fish, an Eldersburg soup kitchen.

She also held offices at the Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville and was active in the Friends of Bon Secours.

Until the program was canceled by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Mrs. Langbehn was one of two women trained to be a permanent deaconate.

Mrs. Langbehn enjoyed gardening and writing poetry, and was a cat fancier.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Eugene W. Langbehn; a son, Eugene A. Langbehn of Bowie; a brother, Edward Holzman of Huntington, N.Y.; and a sister, Ella Klein of Danbury, Conn.

Henry D. Cassard Jr., 78, BGE engineer

Henry D. Cassard Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at St. Agnes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City. He was 78 and had been a longtime resident of Ellicott City before moving to Columbia last year.

He retired in 1984 after 35 years with BGE. He was an electrical engineer in the systems operations department.

Born in Sykesville, he was raised in Fort Monroe, Va., and in Boston. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute before earning an electrical engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

During World War II, he served in an Army parachute unit in Europe.

He was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers, the Ellicott City Lions Club, the Optimists Club and the Retired Men's Club of Howard County.

He also was a member of Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club, and enjoyed golf -- a sport in which he accomplished a hole in one three times at area courses, his family said.

Services were held yesterday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, where Mr. Cassard had been an usher.

He is survived by his wife of more than 48 years, the former Emilie Taylor Leonards; six daughters, Nancy C. Paschak of Pasadena, Margaret C. Rider of Bow, N.H., Janet C. Marshall of Germantown, Barbara C. Lippiatt of Damascus, Terry E. Cassard of Columbia and Jennifer C. Mulford of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. His first wife, the former Gloria Uave Larson, whom he married in the 1940s, died in 1950.

Philip Prisaznick Sr., 67, worked in construction

Philip Thomas Prisaznick Sr., a construction superintendent and woodworker, died of pancreatitis Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Columbia resident was 67.

Born and raised in Alexandria, Va., Mr. Prisaznick was hired as a carman for the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad after his high school graduation in 1954.

In 1970, he began construction work, and in 1982 joined Oxford Development Co., which became Bozzuto & Associates. At his death, he was a construction superintendent for the Greenbelt-based company.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave.

Mr. Prisaznick is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Gail Coleman; two sons, Philip T. Prisaznick Jr. of Strasburg, Va., and Mark S. Prisaznick of Gaithersburg; a daughter, Jeannie Marie Wood of Manchester, Ohio; a stepson, Marc Hauge of Seattle; two sisters, Florence Pulvers of Alexandria, Va., and Janet Hahn of Seattle; and nine grandchildren. His marriage to the former Rebecca May Eppard Bailey ended in divorce.

Hugh C. Hall Jr., 54, Ford dealership custodian

Hugh C. Hall Jr., an automobile dealership custodian, died of cancer March 14 at his Hurlock home. He was 54 and had lived in Sunset Beach in Anne Arundel County before moving to Hurlock in 1980.

A custodian for Preston Ford in Preston, he also was a route salesman for Schmidt Baking Co.'s Salisbury division and for Wonder Bread in Seaford, Del.

Born in Baltimore and raised on McHenry Street, he attended city public schools. Before moving to the Eastern Shore, he worked for the Department of Public Works' water department.

Services were held Saturday.

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