Angela M. Lidinsky, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 90.
The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. manager and a homemaker, Angela Mary Miller was born and raised at 142 N. Luzerne Ave.
After graduating in 1939 from St. Elizabeth's Commercial High School, she went to work as a secretary and bookkeeper at Bocek Brothers Electricians on North Collington Avenue.
In addition to her office responsibilities, Mrs. Lidinsky became adept at "learning how to repair and wire small appliances," said a son, Frank G. Lidinsky of Towson.
Mrs. Lidinsky met her future husband, Richard A. Lidinsky Sr., a bank teller, while making a deposit at the old Baltimore Commercial Bank on Monument Street for her employer.
"He also ran the Christmas Club, and a lady told me I had to pay 25 cents to meet him. He was so handsome," Mrs. Lidinsky told The Baltimore Sun in 2003.
After he returned from naval service during World War II, the couple married in 1945. They lived in the 900 block of N. Linwood Ave. and on Erdman Avenue before moving to East Melrose Avenue in Homeland, where they lived for many years.
Mr. Lidinsky, who was deputy comptroller under eight Baltimore mayors, died in 2003.
While living in East Baltimore, Mrs. Lidinsky was active in the Bocek Recreation Council, where she chaperoned Friday night dances, served as first president of its Mother's Club and founded a physical fitness program in the early 1960s.
She also was a longtime March of Dimes volunteer.
Mrs. Lidinsky enjoyed taking trips to Wildwood, N.J., and attending Liberace performances at the Manor Supper Club. She also collected books and memorabilia related to Grace Kelly, later Princess Grace of Monaco.
She was also an ardent fan of the Baltimore Colts and "idolized Johnny Unitas," her son said.
Mrs. Lidinsky liked to entertain family and friends.
"My mother was a great cook, specializing in a Bohemian favorite pork, sauerkraut and dumplings, which her husband's sisters taught her how to make," said her daughter, Mary Angela Mahoney of Homeland. "She also served spaghetti and meatballs every Thursday night."
Mrs. Lidinsky was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 2700 E. Baltimore St., Highlandtown, where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday.
In addition to her son and daughter, Mrs. Lidinsky is survived by two other sons, Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. of Roland Park and Mark L. Lidinsky of Chester; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun