November 23, 2005
Albert Louis Bullis, a retired University of Maryland electronics technician, died of cancer Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Joppa resident was 76. Born and raised in Bel Air, he was a 1947 graduate of Bel Air High School and served three years in the Navy. He was subsequently in the Naval Reserves and Maryland Army National Guard. He joined the staff of what is now University of Maryland Medical Center and ran its fire alarm and public address systems before retiring in 1980.
July 20, 2005
Benjamin Franklin Harrison, a retired electronics technician and amateur radio operator, died of colon cancer July 13 at Harmony Hall nursing home in Columbia. He was 83. Mr. Harrison was born in Bethany, Mo., and as a teenager moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he studied electronics at a technical school. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served as an electronics technician in Washington and in the Pacific. Discharged from the Navy in 1945, Mr. Harrison re-enlisted the next year. He was an aviation electronics technician and had attained the rank of chief petty officer.
January 7, 2005
Mary Elizabeth Brown, a retired electronics technician, died of a heart attack Dec. 31 at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 60. Born in Baltimore, the former Mary Elizabeth Smith attended Frederick Douglass High School and later earned her General Educational Development diploma. She also received a certificate in electronics technology from what his now the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. She was an electronics technician at the Western Electric Co.'s Point Breeze Works and an ADT supervisor before stopping work about 10 years ago. A sports fan, she followed the Ravens.
September 16, 2001
Nola Cook, 109, worked at department stores Nola Cook, a retired department store sales clerk, died Thursday of undetermined causes at her daughter's Brooklyn home. She was 109. Born on Tilghman Island, the former Nola Lowery attended one-room schools. In 1906, she moved to the Lake Shore area of Pasadena, where she lived on a farm. Her father, William Lowery, built Chesapeake Bay skipjacks. In 1909, she married Charles L. Cook, a farmer whose father, Jefferson Cook, owned what is now Gibson Island.
July 18, 2001
Dale Allen Kulp, 45, systems engineer Dale Allen Kulp, a Catonsville resident who worked as a systems engineer at Raytheon in Springfield, Va., died of a heart attack Friday while vacationing with his family at Chesapeake Beach. He was 45. Born and raised in Lebanon, Pa., Mr. Kulp graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He later took classes at the Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County before earning a master's degree in business administration from Loyola College in 1992.
June 15, 2001
Julius T. Smith, a Navy electronics technician 2nd class, can't imagine what it was like for seamen aboard the Constellation during the Civil War. The knots they knew by heart are an ancient, forgotten language to many modern sailors. Smith and his boat mates trained on a 18,000-ton nuclear submarine, where few have had to tie more than their shoes. A four-hour training session was needed to show them how to tie the rigging of a vessel that predates their own by more than a century. "You can't get that kind of experience now in the Navy," Smith said yesterday aboard the sloop of war at the Inner Harbor.