May 23, 2012
An Odenton man who tricked a mentally disabled Glen Burnie postal worker into giving him more than $250,000 over the course of three years pleaded guilty Wednesday to exploiting a vulnerable adult, according to Anne Arundel County prosecutors. Eugene Allen Hinson, Jr., 59, of the 1300 block of Tab St. in Odenton was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Hackner to serve 18 months of a 10-year prison term, prosecutors said in a news release. Hackner also required Hinson to pay full restitution to Thomas "Tommy" Newberger, 50, who is mentally retarded and has worked various jobs at the U.S. Post Office in Glen Burnie for about 30 years, prosecutors said.
December 25, 2008
Barbara J. Vincent, a postal worker who enjoyed cooking, died Friday of cancer at a sister's Pikesville home. She was 62. Ms. Vincent was born in Baltimore and raised in Somerset Homes in East Baltimore. She was a 1964 graduate of St. Frances Academy and studied at the Community College of Baltimore City. Since 1968, Ms. Vincent had worked at the main U.S. Post Office on East Fayette Street, where she was a registered mail clerk. Ms. Vincent, who had lived in Windsor Hills, enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
February 13, 2002
Gloria S. Turnquist, 74, postal worker, teacher Gloria S. Turnquist, a former postal worker and teacher, died Feb. 6 of complications from a stroke at Maryland General Hospital. She was 74. A Cherry Hill resident, Mrs. Turnquist had worked as a mail sorter in the old main post office on Calvert Street from 1964 to 1970. Earlier, she had worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Born Gloria Smith in Muscogee County, Ga., she was raised in Columbus, Ga., where she graduated from high school. From 1954 to 1964, she was a teacher at the Georgia State Reformatory School in Columbus.
October 28, 2003
John A. Jacobs, a retired postal worker and avid fisherman, died of cancer Friday at his Woodbine home. He was 64. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Jacobs was raised in Woodlawn and Arbutus and attended Catonsville High School. He served as an Air Force radar operator from 1956 to 1960 and was assigned to the service's Distant Early Warning System. After returning to Baltimore, Mr. Jacobs became a letter carrier for what is now the U.S. Postal Service. For 34 years, until retiring in 1995, he walked a route in Halethorpe delivering mail.
August 4, 2004
Thomas Charles Leavy, a retired postal worker who had a second career as a teacher, died of cancer Friday at Ruth's Comfort and Care, an assisted-living home in Northwest Baltimore. The Woodlawn resident was 70. Born in Baltimore and raised on Mount Street, he was a 1953 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. While attending what is now Morgan State University, he was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Hawaii. He then became a mail handler at the main Baltimore post office for 32 years, retiring in 1989.
June 6, 2002
George E. Yakaitis, a retired postal worker who played alto saxophone in a family band for many years, died of a heart attack Sunday at St. Agnes HealthCare. The Glen Burnie resident was 84. Mr. Yakaitis retired in 1982 from the Glen Burnie post office, where he had been a letter carrier for 15 years. Born in New Castle, Pa., the son of Lithuanian immigrants, he was raised in Baltimore and graduated from City College in 1935. He worked as a butcher and as a security guard at Food Machinery Corp.