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September 13, 2004
Richard M. Phillippi, a consulting mechanical engineer and former president of Accumetrics Corp., died Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center from injuries suffered in a fall last month. He was 52 and lived in Highland, Howard County. Mr. Phillippi was born in Washington and raised in New Carrollton. He was a 1970 graduate of Parkdale High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1974 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. In 1981, he earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Robert W. Halli Sr., a retired mechanical engineer who worked for NASA and earlier for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, died Sept. 8 at Stella Maris Hospice of heart failure. He was 100. The son of Florence Casper "Flo" Halli, a shipping clerk, and Gertrude M. Hildenbrand Halli, a homemaker, Robert William Halli Sr. was born and raised in Pittsburgh. After graduating first in his class at Central High School, he enrolled at what was then Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1936 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 13, 2008
Arthur Edwin Wheeler, a retired mechanical engineer and longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer, died Saturday of multiple organ failure at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. The former Towson resident was 81. Mr. Wheeler was born in Philadelphia and raised in Wynnewood, Pa. He was a 1944 graduate of Overbrook High School and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University in 1947. He took additional courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while teaching physics and studying business law at Villanova University.
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May 7, 2014
I have yet to see anyone bring up that many of the "gifted" children do not do well in a traditional classroom because they are seen as different - as strange little nerds who think differently - and frequently have difficulties because of this ( "Keeping Baltimore afloat," May 6). This changes when they are in a class with others like them. They discover that they are not alone in the world. Lasting friendships blossom and school is no longer hated. These children are bonded across economic and ethnic lines because of what's in their heads.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2003
Raymond L. Hughes Jr., a retired mechanical engineer who was a leader in the restoration of his landmark Charles Village church, died of cancer Aug. 20 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Reisterstown resident was 86. A Baltimore native, Mr. Hughes was raised in the 2800 block of Guilford Ave. and graduated in 1935 from Polytechnic Institute. While a student, he assisted his aunts and uncle in making ice cream and sweets at the family-owned George Doebereiner bakery on North Avenue. Before earning an engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University, he took a summer job at a General Motors research and development laboratory in Detroit, where he tested early automatic transmissions.
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August 16, 2007
Jack Evans, a retired mechanical engineer and former Rockdale resident, died Friday of Parkinson's disease at a health care center in Rock Hill, S.C. He was 87. Mr. Evans was born and raised in Crumpler, W.Va. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1946. After earning his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1949, he went to work for Monroe Auto Equipment in Michigan. He came to Baltimore in the early 1950s when he took a job at Rheem Manufacturing Co. in Sparrows Point where water heaters were manufactured.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2012
Jonathan Thomas spent his first two years at the University of Maryland consumed by his studies in mechanical engineering. From his current vantage point, Thomas now realizes there was a void. A former basketball star at Tuscarora High, where he was Frederick County's Player of the Year as a senior, Thomas is one of five walk-ons who made the team this season after a series of open tryouts in the fall. "You try to do stuff to get your mind off of not playing, [and] you're busy so you try not to think about it," Thomas said before a recent practice at Comcast Center.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2012
Albert C. Reymann, a retired Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory mechanical engineer who led a team that helped create the forerunner of the global navigation and positioning systems in use today, died Monday of heart disease at Gilchrist Center Howard County. The longtime Catonsville resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised on Homestead Street near Clifton Park, he was the son of Hildebert Reymann, a Revere Copper and Brass supervisor, and Helen Reymann, a homemaker. He attended St. Bernard School and was a 1944 Polytechnic Institute graduate.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2004
Ericka Lisle Anderson, of Hunt Valley, MD, and Brian Michael Wodka, of Baltimore, MD, were married on September 5, 2004 at The Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD. The bride is the daughter of Erick and Joy Anderson, of Hunt Valley, MD. The groom is the son of Captain Kazimierz and Janina Wodka of Watertown, NY. The groom graduated from SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY, with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is pursuing a Master's degree...
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | October 19, 2009
Andrew Happick had to leave his family in Bel Air and go off to Virginia Tech to pursue his lifelong dream - not mechanical engineering, his major - but skydiving. "He'd been saying for a long time that he wanted to do that, and we'd say 'No way,' " Beth Happick, his mother, recalled Friday. "Once he got out from under us, he did it. It seems to be his passion." www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOLfQGf2D1o.
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February 3, 2014
William and Lee Ann McComas of Forest Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lee McComas, to Robert Allen Zilnicki, son of Laura Zilnicki of Williston, Vt., and the late Robert Zilnicki. McComas is a 2006 graduate of Fallston High School. She earned a bachelor degree in business administration from Towson University in 2010. She is a marketing specialist at Balance Logic in Waldorf. Zilnicki is a 2004 graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in 2008.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
Franklin Walter Vanik, who became an advocate for those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, died Friday at his parents' Rosedale home after suffering a head injury in an earlier fall. He was 46. Born in Baltimore and raised in Rosedale, he was the son of Franklin Louis Vanik, a retired Crown Cork and Seal mechanical engineer, and Gertrude M. Vanik, an administrative assistant. He attended Red House Run Elementary School and Holabird Junior High School, where his teachers recognized his academic ability and recommended him for a newly created gifted and talented program.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
Olan R. Shively, a retired mechanical engineer who collected vintage Plymouth automobiles, died Sept. 19 of liver cancer at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. The former longtime Millersville resident was 88. The son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad telegrapher and a homemaker, Olan Roger Shively was born and raised in Minerva, Ohio, where he graduated in 1942 from Minerva High School. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1947 from Ohio State University, where he had been active in the ROTC, Mr. Shively served on active duty for four years with the Army Corps of Engineers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
Allen E. Alban, former chief engineer with Kraft Foods whose career spanned 47 years and who was known as the "Mayor of Stevenson," died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 100. The son of farmers, Allen Earl Alban was born and raised in Albantown in northern Baltimore County. He attended county public schools until the sixth grade. Mr. Alban went to work for the old Western Maryland Dairy in 1932, which later became Sealtest Foods and finally Kraft Foods.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Gordon M. Holland, a retired businessman and philanthropist, died Thursday of heart failure at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. He was 93. Gordon Monroe Holland, whose father was president of the Holland Tack Co. and whose mother was a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and lived for 71 years in the Catonsville home his parents built near the corner of Edmondson Avenue and North Rolling Road. After graduating from Boys' Latin School in 1939, Mr. Holland earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1942 from the Johns Hopkins University.
EXPLORE
September 14, 2011
Albert Hewitt and Sarah Swatski were presented with a transfer scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each from the Senior Science Society. Both students will attend University of Maryland Baltimore County. Albert will pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Sarah will major in Applied Mathematics. The Senior Science Society is a self-supporting organization of experienced scientists and engineers that is affiliated with the Harford Community College. The goal of this organization is to expand, foster and accelerate the appreciation of science and engineering among Harford County youth and the community in general.
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May 12, 1996
Names in the newsMichael Sayre of Crofton has opened HMS Consulting Inc. in Landover. The firm delivers automated systems and specializes in turn-of-the-century conversion planning and disaster recovery planning and audits.Robert L. Kiang recently was elevated to the rank of fellow for distinguished engineering achievement by the board of governors of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Kiang is a mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Annapolis. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University and master's and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.
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