Services took place for Cape St. Claire resident Paula Kaye Ballweg on May 8 at St. George and St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Dundalk.

Mrs. Ballweg, 42, died of cancer May 5 at her home.

A 1966 graduate of Dundalk High School, she was a resident of Cape St. Claire for the past five years.

She was employed as chief billing clerk at ITO Corp., Dundalk Marine Terminal. One of the first women to join International Longshoreman's Association Local 953, she was chief billing clerk at the new Seagirt Terminal.

Mrs. Ballweg was also a member of the cancer support group at Severna Park. She was a past member of the Women's Traffic Club of Baltimore.

Her other interests included doll collecting, sewing and needlepoint.

Surviving are her husband, John R. Ballweg of Cape St. Claire; three sons, Marc Womer of Brunswick, Maine, Matthew Womer of Cape St. Claire, and John Ballweg Jr. of Pylesville; two daughters, Dawn Ballweg of Whiteford and Melissa Ballweg of Pylesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Arundel Hospice.

Arrangements are being made by Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.


Services took place for Glen Burnie resident Matilda M. Purper on May 8 at Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Purper, 77, died May 5 at North Arundel Hospital.

A resident ofGlen Burnie for 38 years, Mrs. Purper enjoyed reading, television and family activities.

Her husband, William E. Purper Sr., died before her.

She is survived by two daughters, Dolly A. Allen of Hurlckand Isabell Krimmelbein of Lansdowne; four sons, George Purper of Hurlock, Bill Purper, William F. Purper Jr. and Eugene Purper, all of Glen Burnie; a brother, Nelson Zachman of Baltimore; and 17 grandchildren.


Memorial services took place for former Glen Burnie resident Maynard Warren Ripple Jr. April 6 at Glen Burnie Methodist Church.

Mr. Ripple, 43, died of a heartattack April 17 in Florida.

Born in Maryland, he attended Glen Burnie High School, worked for Williams Construction Co. and, for the past three years, worked at a Holiday Inn in Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ripple; his father and mother, Maynard and Mary Ripple of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Mary Tina Ripple of Glen Burnie and Bernadette Oltman of Annapolis; and five sons, Brandon and Jason Ripple, both of Glen Burnie, Travis and Warren Ripple, both of Brooklyn, and Thomas Lee Ripple of Phoenix, Ariz.


A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Arnold resident Aubrey John Hood May 4, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park.

Mr. Hood, 79, died of cancer May 1 at Anne Arundel Medical Center

Born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada, he was raised in St. Johns and Woodstock, Canada. He moved to New York City in 1930 and attended Rutgers University School of Banking in New Jersey. He moved to Arnold in 1985.

Mr. Hood retired from Bowery Savings Bank in 1971, where he worked as vice president and general auditor. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He enjoyed photography.

His wife, Dorita Fischer Hood, died in 1976.

Surviving are his daughter, Madeleine H. Tierney of Arnold; two sisters, Marie Burns ofUnion, N.J., and Violet McKinley of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 493, Severna Park, Md. 21146.

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