He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Donna Perrine; a son, Robert Kenneth Hall of Federalsburg; a daughter, Michele Lynn Mohr of Federalsburg; two sisters, Delores Bell of Odenton and Joyce Youkins of Baltimore; and three grandsons.
Sister Mary Purita, 74, nun, assistant dietitian
Sister Mary Purita Hardy, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence for 43 years, died Saturday of heart failure at Our Lady of Mount Providence's infirmary in Catonsville. She was 74.
Born and raised Pura Esther Hardy Jimenez in Santiago, Cuba, she entered the Oblate Sisters on Sept. 12, 1959, in Baltimore, and devoted her life to working at her order's motherhouse in Catonsville. She was an assistant dietitian.
"She was a hard-working, prayerful sister," said Sister Celestina Johnson. "She was very gifted in knitting, tatting, embroidery and crocheting."
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 7:30 p.m. today at the convent, 701 Gun Road.
She is survived by three sisters in Santiago, and nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Columbus L. "Dutch" Swonger and Linda C. Mossner Swonger, a Chester couple who died Saturday with two friends in a plane crash off Ocean City, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville.
The couple is survived by two sons, Jordan M. Swonger and Travis L. Swonger, both of Chester.
Mr. Swonger, 63, a former ship engineer who was a professional goose and duck hunting guide, is also survived by a brother, William Swonger of Baltimore, and a sister, Betty Rice of Moody, Ala.
Mrs. Swonger, 52, an assistant principal at Bates Middle School in Annapolis, is also survived by a sister, Jennette La Brie of Stewartstown, Pa.