July 9, 2003
On July 3, 2003, KATHLEEN LAUGHERY PHELAN. She is survived by her husband John Phelan, her father Donald Laughery, her sister Lisa McKew and niece and nephew. A Memorial service will be held at St. Bartholomew Church, 4711 Edmondson Avenue, Friday, July 11, at 11 A.M. Family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Kathleen Laughery Phelan Memorial Fund at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204.
September 16, 2003
On September 13, 2003 MARGARITE JAYNE PHELAN (nee O'Donnell), beloved wife of Walter D. Phelan, loving mother of Shawn and John Birrane; adoring grandmother of John Walter and Mary Camilla Birrane, William Birrane, Amanda and Casey Goodman, cherished great grandmother of Maisy, Justine Marie and Margarite Rose Birrane. Friends may call at the Sterling-Ashton-Schwab Funeral Home, Inc., 736 Edmondson Avenue (half mile west of beltway exit 14) on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at St. Mark Catholic Church at 10 A.M. (in the Chapel)
January 3, 1996
Mount St. Mary's basketball coach Jim Phelan will be on the bench Saturday night when the team launches its Northeast Conference schedule against Long Island at Knott Arena.Phelan, 66, missed Saturday's 100-75 defeat at Tulane after going to the emergency room of a New Orleans hospital for what was diagnosed as flu and dehydration."I knew when he left for the bus to go down there he had the flu and wasn't feeling well," said Phelan's wife, Dottie. "But he's feeling better now, although he's not completely himself.
March 2, 1999
NEW YORK -- Hip-hop music blared from a player's room. Cheerleaders spread hand-painted signs throughout the hallway. And Jim Phelan laid on the bed of his New Jersey hotel room 3 1/2 hours before last night's Northeast Conference final, wearing a white undershirt and Philadelphia Eagles sweat pants, resting his head in his hand.His bow tie could wait. Eight-hundred wins could wait. Forty-five years as a head coach, and a man is entitled to relax, even before a big game.Phelan was on the verge of two milestones -- his second Division I NCAA tournament bid, and his 800th career victory.
March 7, 1995
EMMITSBURG -- In its 187-year history, Mount St. Mary's has never created excitement like this.The Mount is the oldest independent Catholic college in the United States. It has produced countless successful alumni. In basketball, it won the NCAA Division II championship in 1962.But not until Sunday, when Mount St. Mary's defeated Rider, 69-62, to win the Northeast Conference championship and a spot in the NCAA Division I tournament -- and did it before a national television audience on ESPN -- did the Mount create a sensation from coast to coast.
September 23, 2003
Margarite Jayne Phelan, a former model, department store buyer and Catonsville resident, died Sept. 13 at St. Elizabeth's Rehabilitation Center after a heart attack. She was 78. Margarite Jayne O'Donnell was born and raised in Waterbury, Conn., where she graduated from Notre Dame Academy. She went on to attend Edgewood Park, a finishing school in Briarcliff, N.Y. Moving to New York City, she joined the Powers Modeling Agency in the early 1940s, family members said. During World War II, she participated in U.S. Savings Bond drives with show-business stars such as Victor Mature and Lucille Ball.