Anthony Pappas, school supervisor, dies at 48Services...


Anthony Pappas, school supervisor, dies at 48

Services for Dr. Anthony V. Pappas Jr., vice president for student services at the Anne Arundel Community College, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Taylor Funeral Chapel in Annapolis.

Dr. Pappas, who was 48 and lived in Arnold, died Tuesday at a Washington hospital of heart failure.

He supervised non-academic student services and programs at the college since 1982.

For about two years before that, he worked for the American College Testing Program in Coralville, Iowa, as a consultant to colleges using its services.

Earlier, he worked for five years at the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg where he was assistant vice chancellor.

He had previously taught at the University of Mississippi while earning a master's degree in sociology and a doctorate in psychology.

Author of a book on the use of telemarketing in college recruiting, he also had been executive director of the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation and a member of the Committee on the Future of Maryland Community Colleges and of accrediting teams of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

A native of Philadelphia, he was a graduate of La Salle College.

Dr. Pappas was a member of the Parole Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Owens; two sons, Anthony V. Pappas III, of Pasadena, and Michael J. Pappas, of Breckenridge, Colo.; a daughter, Christine Pappas Brewer, of Spartanburg, S.C.; two stepdaughters, Kristi Regina and Kimberly Susanne Ulmer, both of Annapolis; and four grandchildren.


Clarissa E. Ansley

Music teacher

Services for Clarissa E. Ansley, a music teacher in Baltimore County schools for more than 30 years, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Paupack, Pa., United Methodist Church.

Miss Ansley, who moved from Towson to Paupack about four years ago, died Monday after an apparent heart attack at the home of a sister.

Known as Kitty, she retired in 1980 from the Parkville Elementary School after teaching singing there and at other elementary schools. She also taught instrumental music at the Towson High School after beginning her career in the county in 1949.

Born in Paupack, she was a graduate of the West Chester State Teachers College and earned a master's degree in music at the Pennsylvania State University. She played piano and clarinet.

She is survived by two sisters, Janet Fucci and Marion Isabel Lukacinsky, both of Paupack.

Deaths elsewhere

Aldo Ray, 64, the burly, gravel-voiced actor who starred in a string of combat epics, died Wednesday of complications from throat cancer and pneumonia at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinez, Calif. He appeared in more than 60 movies, often as a non-commissioned officer in war films, and is best known as a combat-hardened soldier in films like "Men In War," "The Naked and The Dead" and "The Green Berets." One of his most popular roles was the jovial Sergeant O'Hara, who won Rita Hayworth's heart in "Miss Sadie Thompson."

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