Services for Josephine Agnes Laukaitis of Baltimore will take place at 9 a.m. today at St. Philip Neri Church. Burial will follow at MostHoly Redeemer Cemetery.

Mrs. Laukaitis, 79, died at home Oct. 15 after a 2 1/2-year illness.

The Pennsylvania native retired in 1974 after numerous years employed as a seamstress. She was a member of St. Clemens Church.

Mrs.Laukaitis was preceded in death by her husband, Pierce J. Laukaitis.

Survivors include her two sisters, Ann Humphries of Carmel, Ind.,and Mary E. Strunge of Baltimore; and a loving friend, Edward P. Hannahoe of Baltimore.



Services for Homer Alvy Sigman of Glen Burnie took place Oct. 17 at the Maryland VeteransCemetery Chapel. Burial followed at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

Mr. Sigman, 81, died Oct. 14 at Walter Reed MedicalCenter of heart failure.

Born in Remington, Ind., he served in the Army from 1942 to 1962 and was honored with a Good Conduct Medal and a Bronze Clasp with four loops.

He worked as a baker for 10 years and was a member of VFW Post 434 and American Legion Post 40.

Mr. Sigman is survived by his wife of 45 years, Alice V. Sigman; a daughter, Patricia Scanlon of Millersille; and son, Michael Sigman of Havre De Grace; and a grandchild, Michelle Scanlon.



Services for Kathleen M. Pedersen of Linthicum will take place at 9 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at New Cathedral Cemetery in Baltimore.

Mrs. Pedersen, 73, died at home Oct. 16 after a lengthy illness.

Born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., she graduated from Coufghlin High School in 1935 and worked asa waitress at Hutzlers in Westview for more than 20 years. She was amember of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the St. Clements Over-55 Travel Club and a volunteer at the Pascal Senior Center.

Mrs. Pedersen was preceded in death by her husband, Sigurd Pedersen.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kathleen Bock of Linthicum and Jacqueline Kegel of Westminster; two brothers, Richard Tattersall of Wilkes Barre and William Tattersall of Arlington, Va.; a sister, Harriett Burns of Pleasantsville, N.J.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maryland.



Services forJoe Ross of Severn will take place at 10:45 today at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Crownsville.

Mr. Ross, 98, died Oct. 14 at Kimbrough Army Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Italy, Mr. Ross retired in 1945 after 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. During his career, he received a Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon, AEME Ribbon, three Bronze Stars, an American Defense Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Ross is survived by his former wife, Martha A. Ross of Severn; and a brother and sister.

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