Alice Parker Hunt, 95, archaeologist, author Alice...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 22, 2002

Alice Parker Hunt, 95, archaeologist, author

Alice Victoria Parker Hunt, a former archaeologist and anthropologist who spent years studying and charting mountain ranges in the West, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Gibson Island home of a niece. She was 95.

Mrs. Hunt, who had lived in Guilford, was born in Valparaiso, Ind. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Vassar College in 1928 and a master's degree in anthropology from the University of Denver in 1952.

In 1930, she married Charles Butler Hunt, a noted geologist and former professor of geography at the Johns Hopkins University. He died in 1997.

She joined her husband in his work, often traveling by mule to the rugged and remote reaches of the Henry Mountains in Utah, Death Valley in California, the La Sal Mountains in Utah, Mount Taylor in New Mexico, and the Colorado River. They compiled highly detailed surveys and anthropological and archaeological studies.

Her book, Archaeology of the Death Valley Salt Pan, California, an archaeological and geological study of Death Valley, was published by the University of Utah in 1960.

She was a member of St. Christopher By-The-Sea Episcopal Church on Gibson Island.

Plans for services in Valparaiso were incomplete yesterday.

Her son, Eugene Park Hunt, died in 2000, and a daughter, Anne Butler Hunt MacDonald, died last month.

Mrs. Hunt is survived by eight grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Ronald C. Herd Sr., 62, marine terminal manager

Ronald Campbell Herd Sr., a retired assistant terminal manager for a stevedore company in Dundalk, died Tuesday of liver cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The East Baltimore resident was 62.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Herd was raised in northern Baltimore County, where he attended school before going to work at 16 for the family's Robert C. Herd and Co., a steamship agency and stevedore company. He left the family business in 1978 to run his own company, Bay Shore Services.

After his company went out of business in 1983, Mr. Herd worked for Universal Maritime Service Corp. at Dundalk Marine Terminal, retiring in 1999.

Mr. Herd had been a member of Emmanuel English Evangelical Lutheran Church for nearly three decades. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and traveling.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Anita Susan Lawrence; two sons, Ronald C. Herd Jr. of the Philippines and Rance C. Herd of Baltimore; and three granddaughters.

Dominic John Price, 69, public works employee

Dominic John Price, a retired Anne Arundel County public works employee, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He was 69.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Price spent all but four years of his life in Pasadena.

He served in the Korean War with the Army, earning decorations that included the United Nations and National Defense service medals, the Korean Service Medal with a bronze service star, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

Mr. Price retired in 1996 after nearly two decades with the county Department of Public Works, and later worked as a clerk in a High's store. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, hunting and fishing, and liked to attend Ravens and Orioles games with his nephews.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by two brothers, Bill Baierlein of Severn and Frank Lee of Pasadena; two sisters, Sandra Nothey of Pasadena and Carrie Tracey of Hanover; and nieces and nephews, including John F. Tracey of Odenton and Dustin E. Tracey of Hanover.

William T. Walsh Jr., 34, truck driver

William Timothy Walsh Jr., a truck driver and former Gardenville resident, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He was 34 and lived in Martinsville, Ind.

A Marathon Electric Co. truck driver, he worked for various trucking companies and for R. Marcantoni & Sons contractors on Broening Highway before moving to Indiana in 1997.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Gardenville on Plainfield Avenue. He attended St. Anthony of Padua Parochial School, and was a 1985 graduate of Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex.

He was an automobile enthusiast and NASCAR racing fan.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

He is survived by his wife of less than a year, the former Dana Lynn Nugent; his parents, William Timothy Walsh Sr. and Mary Ann Marcantoni Walsh, both of Abingdon; a brother, Adam Walsh of Bel Air; a sister, Nichol A. Law of Abingdon; and two nephews and a niece.

Willa Mae Hamer, 59, Republican precinct head

Willa Mae Hamer, a homemaker who was active in Republican politics, died Wednesday of liver disease at her Rehoboth Beach, Del., home. She was 59.

Mrs. Hamer, former longtime Pasadena resident who lived in Rehoboth Beach since 1995, had been active as a Republican precinct captain.

Willa Mae Scott was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn. She was a 1960 graduate of Southern High School.

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