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Phyllis L. Muth

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A Mass of Christian burial for Phyllis L. "Pat" Muth, a former Baltimore County resident, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Basilica of the Assumption, 408 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Muth died of cancer Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 59.

Born in Hagerstown, the former Phyllis Geiger graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1949. Her father, P. Parke Geiger, was the Washington County representative to the Maryland General Assembly in the 1950s.

She received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she met Michael J. Muth. They were married in 1953.

They lived in Rodgers Forge until 1960, when Mr. Muth, a lawyer, took a job in Ridgewood, N.J. They moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. when Mr. Muth retired in 1980.

She was an avid reader, averaging one book every week, and spent her life caring for her husband and sons.

She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Muth Sr. of Scottsdale, Ariz., and two sons, Michael J. Muth Jr. of New York City and Phillip Parke Muth of Charlottesville, Va.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stanley C. Steckly Jr.

Was telephone engineer

Services for Stanley C. Stekly Jr., a former telephone equipment engineer for Western Electric in Cockeysville, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday june 23 at the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, Pa.

He died Wednesday june 19 of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 67.

A native of Chicago, Mr. Stekly attended Illinois public schools and worked as a telephone repairman for Western Electric.

In 1943, he enlisted in the Army. He took courses in engineering from the University of Kentucky and worked as a telephone and telegraph repairman during his tour of duty. While in Lexington, he met the former Ann Millard, whom he married in 1945. He was discharged as a technical sergeant in 1946 and returned to his old job in Chicago.

Eventually, his job took the family to Cary, Ill., where he became interested in township government.

Mr. Stekly moved to New Freedom in 1965 and commuted to Maryland as a telephone equipment engineer. At the time of his retirement in 1984, he had worked for Western Electric for 42 years.

Mr. Stekly served on the Shrewsbury Township Committee and was appointed to the board of directors for the Northern Baltimore County unit of the American Cancer Society on June 1.

He is survived by his wife Ann M. Stekly; a son, Michael Stekly of Annapolis; two daughters, Vickie Stekly of New Freedom and Jennifer J. Carman of Seven Valleys, Pa.; five sisters, Marie Halla, Dorothy Reiger, and Alice Nosek of Illinois; Barbara Budinger of California and Betty June Prchal of Arizona.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stella M. Hughes

Former art teacher

Graveside services will be held for Stella M. Hughes, a former art teacher, artist, and hairdresser, at 1 p.m. Monday in the Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery, 2901 Taylor Ave.

Mrs. Hughes, a former Parkville resident, died yesterday after an extended illness at her home in Orlando, Fla., where she had lived since August. She was 86.

The former Stella Mason, the youngest of 10 children, was educated in Baltimore City public schools. She attended Southern High School until age 16, when she began to train at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Later, she took painting pTC lessons from Maryland artists Stanislav Rembski, Frank Redelius, Melvin Miller and Anne Schuler.

In 1925, she married Howard A. Hughes. Mr. Hughes died in 1981.

In 1947, Mrs. Hughes, an expert in marcelling -- a technique that put deep waves in women's hair -- worked as a hairdresser in the

Charles Beauty Shop. She taught oil painting from 1951 until 1981, first at her Calvert Street home, then at her Parkville home where she moved to in 1962.

Mrs. Hughes is survived by a son, Howard Hughes of Parkville; a daughter, Adele Powell of Lake Mary, Fla.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be sent to Trinity 2000, Trinity Episcopal Church 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204.

Eunice Strangeway

Food service consultant

Eunice Marge Strangeway, a former food consultant, died Monday at the Heatherbank Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Pa., after a long illness. She was 63.

Born in Baltimore, the former Eunice Edel was educated in Baltimore County and graduated from Western Vocational Technical Center in Catonsville. She worked as a dental assistant for a short time before entering the food business.

In 1958, she married Harold J. Strangeway, a restaurant owner and manager. They traveled to many places, including Chicago, Salt Lake City and cities in Alaska, working in various food service capacities. She and her husband had worked for the Marriott Corp. setting up food facilities for airports before Mr. Strangeway died in 1966.

After her husband's death, Mrs. Strangeway started a consulting business redesigning menus and organizing bookkeeping for restaurants. When she retired in 1983, she had worked in the food service industry for more than 20 years.

Mrs. Strangeway enjoyed reading and needlepoint. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a son, Mark R. Strangeway of Landisville, Pa.; two brothers, Edwin Edel of Annapolis and D. Henry Edel of Portland, Ore.; and one sister, Julie Childs of Groton, Mass.

Contributions in her memory may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, 120 W. Airport Road, P.O. Box 5179 , Lancaster, Pa. 17601-0179.

Services were private.

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