Nancy BodineManager; volunteerA memorial service for Nancy...


Nancy Bodine

Manager; volunteer

A memorial service for Nancy Bodine, who handled the business affairs of her husband, photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Henry W. Jenkins and Sons, 4905 York Road.

Mrs. Bodine, who was 78, died Saturday of cancer at the Keswick Home.

She moved to the retirement home last October after living in Easton for three years.

In addition to handling all the office work for her husband, who worked for The Baltimore Sun for more than 40 years and whose work won prizes and was published in several books of photographic studies, she did volunteer work at the Keswick Home for 25 years.

The former Annette Florence Tait, who preferred the name Nancy, was a native of Philadelphia and came to Baltimore as a young woman.

She worked as a clerk at the Bendix Radio Division in Towson during World War II.

She was married to Mr. Bodine in 1944. He died in 1970.

Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer B. Bodine of Denton and Stuart Weaver Bodine Moore of Manchester, Mass.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Isabella J. Zirbs

Legal secretary

Services for Isabella J. Zirbs, a retired legal secretary, will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Mrs. Zirbs, who was 74 and lived in Hagerstown for more than 20 years, died Saturday of a circulatory illness at the Washington County Hospital.

She retired about 10 years ago as legal secretary to the Hagerstown city attorney. She had been a legal secretary in Baltimore and in Hagerstown for 35 years.

The former Isabella Johnston was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Samuel Ready School.

She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary in Baltimore and more recently in the Morris Frock unit of the Legion in Hagers- town.

She is survived by her husband, Edward E. Zirbs; a daughter, Mary Gebhardt of Lutherville; a son, Anthony A. Kicas of Eldersburg; a sister, Sarah Van Pelt of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the American Heart Association.

Paul S. Olsavsky

Corporation manager

Services for Paul S. Olsavsky, a manager at the Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Aerospace Logistics Support Division in Hunt Valley, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

Mr. Olsavsky, who was 57 and lived in Queenstown for 14 years, died Saturday of aplastic anemia at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

A former resident of Pasadena, he had worked for Westinghouse since coming to the Baltimore area in 1955.

Born in Reading, Pa., he earned an associate's degree from Temple University in 1955 and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Olsavsky is survived by his wife, the former Marilis I. Sheriff; a daughter, Tina M. Burns of Grasonville; three sons, Stephen P. Olsavsky of Glen Burnie, Matthew M. Olsavsky of Denton and Jonathan J. Olsavsky of Ridgely; his mother, Josephine F. Olsavsky of Leesport, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Blanche A. Tansil

Educator, dog breeder

A memorial service for Blanche Allen Tansil, founder of the home economics department at the University of Mississippi and a show dog breeder, be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wilson Memorial United Methodist Church, Charles Street and University Parkway. Dr. Tansil, who was 94, died June 28 at her Parkton home after a long illness.

She retired in 1963 after 17 years at the University of Mississippi, where she created the home economics department. She was chairman of that department at the University of North Carolina and had also taught at colleges in Texas and Alabama.

Retiring to Parkton, she joined her sister, Rebecca, in breeding and showing miniature white poodles at the Andechez Kennel.

Born in Sharon, Tenn., she was a 1921 graduate of the University of Tennessee, and earned a master's degree at Peabody College in Nashville. She earned her doctorate at the Teachers College of Columbia University in New York.

A member of several honor societies, she was cited for her educational efforts by the American Home Economics Association. She was honored by the American Red Cross for volunteer work.

In addition to her sister, Dr. Rebecca Tansil, survivors include three nephews, Grigsby Tansil of Sharon, Tenn., David Tansil of Norristown, Pa., and John Tansil of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; four grandnieces; and a grandnephew.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Wilson Memorial United Methodist Church or the Sharon (Tenn.) United Methodist Church.

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