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Funeral services will tookplace for Glen Burnie resident Elizabeth Anne Fisher Peters on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Peters, 68, died of rheumatoid arthritis Feb. 6 at Harbor Hospital Center.

A local resident for more than 30 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Glenn C. Peters; a son, Todd J. Peters; and two brothers, Donald J. Fisher and William H. Fisher, bothof Fleming, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were made by Singleton Funeral Home.


A Mass of Christian burialwas celebrated for Hanover resident Rhoda Pryor on Thursday, Feb. 7,at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Mrs. Pryor, 76, died Feb. 4 at St. Agnes Hospital.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW of Howard County.

She enjoyed being with her family and playing bingo and the lottery.

Her husband of 50 years, Russell L. Pryor, Sr. died before her.

She is survived by three sons, Russell Pryor Jr. of Baltimore, Harry Pryor of Stevensville, and Charles Pryor of Pasadena; two brothers, William R. Jahnigen of Pasadena and Norman Jahnigen of Baltimore; a sister, Caroline Smith of Clearwater, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Singleton Funeral Home.


Funeral services took place for Pasadena resident Victoria Kirazian on Friday, Feb. 8, at Singleton Funeral Home.

Miss Kirazian, 84, died Feb. 6 in Washington, D.C.

A local resident for four years, she was born in Merziphoun, Turkey, and graduated from Anatolia Girls High School in 1922. She later graduated from American Near East Relief School of Nursing in Athens, Greece, and spent 50 years nursing. She worked in American Womans Hospital in Athens, Greece; Anglo-Swiss Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt; Einaser Girls College in Alexandria, Egypt; Levindale Hebrew Homeand Infirmary in Baltimore; and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she retired.

Miss Kirazian could speak Armenian, Turkish, Greek, English and Arabic fluently, as well as some French and German.

She always wanted to be a doctor, but took up nursing instead. She loved her church and the Armenian traditions. She enjoyed assisting the doctors in eye surgery, collecting coins and stamps, needlework, crocheting and sewing.

Miss Kirazian was a member of St.Mary's Apostolic Church in Washington, D.C. and Mount Carmel Methodist Church in Pasadena.

Orphaned around age 10, her only living family is her cousins who have been like children to her: Hovhanes G. and Lazarus G. Azhderian of Lusby, and Jennie G. Azhderian of Pasadena;Emmanuel and Edward Mezrakian, Dr. Joseph and Dr. Krikor Kirassian, Mary Bozoyan, and Avedis Govertchinian, all of France.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Apostolic Church, 4125 Fessenden St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20016 or Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Md. 21122.


Funeral services will take place for Patrick Frank Ostrosky at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Crownsville.

Mr. Ostrosky, 57, died of a heart attack Feb. 6 at North Arundel Hospital.

He served the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955 and was later self-employed as a brick layer.

Mr. Ostrosky was a member of American Legion Post No. 40 in Glen Burnie and enjoyed raising rabbits and gardening.

He is survived by a brother Marion W. Ostrosky of Glen Burnie; and two sisters, Delores Shay and Sharon Ostrosky, both of Ferndale.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were made by Singleton Funeral Home.

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