Native of Greece
Services for Irene Pappas, a resident of Colora, Cecil County, who sang Greek folk songs and recited Greek poetry for her family, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue.
Mrs. Pappas, who was 92, died Jan. 22 of congestive heart failure at home. She was living with a daughter.
The former Irene Konachou Alexious was born in Aggia Paraskevi on the Greek island of Mitylene. She came to the United States at age 15 and lived in the Reading, Pa., area for many years.
In the early 1960s, she and her husband, Michael T. Pappas, returned to Greece after he retired as a steel mill foreman. Mr. Pappas died in 1966.
Mrs. Pappas is survived by five daughters, Fern Ladas of Colora, Anna Miller and Katherine Katsigiannis, both of Reading, Mary Gill of Philadelphia and Evangeline Frangeskos of Lititz, Pa.; three sons, Lewis Pappas of Westville, Fla., Thomas Pappas of Reading and Jerry Pappas of Corvalis, Mont.; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service for Bernard Paul Deigert, a Baltimore native who moved to California to study theater and work in stage productions, will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Carney Assembly of God, 3319 Summit Ave.
Mr. Deigert, of Eagle Rock, Calif., died Jan. 21 of pneumonia at a hospital there. He was 34.
The graduate of Perry Hall High School appeared in plays at Essex Community College, where he graduated in 1979. He moved to California 12 years ago to study theater at the University of California at Los Angeles. He worked at UCLA and with theater groups in the Los Angeles area.
He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Stout; his mother, Mildred E. Deigert of Fullerton; three sisters, Patricia Biensach of Parkville, Jeanette Waller of Edgewood and Anna Adolphson of Fullerton; three brothers, LeRoy Deigert of Joppa, Dennis Deigert of Grantsville and David Deigert of Fullerton; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Charlotte Oles, who had been a financial adviser to Baltimore's Emmanuel Episcopal Church in the 1960s and 1970s, will be held at noon today in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, North Charles Street and Melrose Avenue.
Mrs. Oles died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of emphysema. She was 86.
She had lived in Roland Park and more recently at the Ambassador Apartments.
The former Charlotte Lehman was a native of Baltimore who was reared in Guilford. She was a graduate of Eastern High School and, in 1927, of Goucher College.
Mrs. Oles is survived by two daughters, Charlotte O. Boyle of Roland Park and Jean O. Fulton of Monkton; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.
George Fowler Sr.
Services for George F. Fowler Sr., a retired pipefitter at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, Carey and Baker streets.
Mr. Fowler, 66, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Montwood Road in the Rockdale area.
He retired in 1986 after 31 years at the shipyard. Earlier he worked for a family business, Mid-City Junk.
L The Baltimore native served in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Fowler was co-chairman of the Family Ministry Commission at Ames Memorial Church.
He also bred and raised pigeons and more recently love birds. He was a member of the Maryland Pigeon Club.
His wife, the former Rosie Holland, died last Nov. 9.
He is survived by three sons, Deacon George F. Fowler Jr. of Glen Burnie, the Rev. Clarence Fowler of Pikesville and Michael Fowler of Baltimore; two daughters, Marie Penn of the Rockdale area and Marion Murphy of Reisterstown; a brother, William Fowler Sr. of Baltimore; two sisters, Catherine Thornton and Mildred Gross, both of Baltimore; and 13 grandchildren.
Charles E. Herbst
Gas lamp illuminator
Services for Charles E. Herbst, who had worked for a company that maintained gas lamps illuminating Baltimore streets before 1957, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Cronrath Funeral Home in Lewisburg, Pa.
Mr. Herbst, 85, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at a retirement home in Lewisburg, where he had lived since 1987.
He retired in 1971 as a supervisor for the Welsbach Corp. in Philadelphia, where he had worked since 1940. The native of Thomaston, Conn., began working as a youth in Baltimore for Welsbach, the former gas-lamp supplier.
He returned to the Baltimore area after his retirement and was a member of the Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church.
He played the piano and the saxophone -- the latter with dance bands as a young man in Baltimore -- and was choir director for several Baltimore churches before moving to Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife, the former Edith Dice; a daughter, Patricia C. Herbst of Montgomery, Pa.; three brothers, Sterling Herbst, Earl Herbst and Lewis Herbst, and a sister, Bernice DeVos, all of Baltimore.
Edward Nelson Sr.
Snack food salesman
Services for Edward Lee Nelson Sr., a resident of North Carolina Avenue in Pasadena who worked as a route salesman " of snack foods, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Nelsen Funeral Home in Richmond, Va.
The native of Varina, Va., died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a stroke. He was 55.
Mr. Nelson had served in the Air Force as a young man and moved to the Baltimore area nine years ago.
He taught Sunday school classes at the Lake Shore Baptist Church. He was a fan of the Orioles and the Redskins.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, the former Joyce Ellis; a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Nelson of Annapolis; two sons, Edward Lee Nelson Jr. of Cockeysville and Scott Ellis Nelson of Pasadena; three sisters, Edna Chandler and Judy McLellan, both of Richmond, and Margaret Porter of Sandston, Va.; three brothers, Eustace and Walter White and James Farrow, all of Richmond; and a granddaughter.
Thaddeus M. Weber
Thaddeus M. Weber, a retired East Baltimore funeral director, died Tuesday of heart disease in his sleep at his home on Duluth Avenue in Graceland Park in Baltimore County.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Weber, who was 64 and known as Ted, was offered yesterday at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and the American Academy of Mortuary Science in New York City.
He also attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He served in the Army as a pharmacy technician during World War II.
Mr. Weber retired in 1988 from the family business, the George A. Weber and Sons Funeral Home, which he had joined after the war. He and a brother, Raymond, took over the business when their father, George A. Weber, retired in 1977.
Mr. Weber was a former grand knight of the Santa Maria Council of the Knights of Columbus and had been president and treasurer of the council's board of governors.
He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor M. Grochowina; six sons, Timothy Weber of Graceland Park, Robert Weber of Bowie, Thomas Weber of Atlanta, Richard Weber of Baltimore, and Patrick and David Weber, both of Eastwood; three daughters, Eileen Schab of Dayton, Ohio, Kathleen Stout of Essex and Denise Mundy of Baltimore; two brothers, Raymond Weber of Baltimore and George A. Weber Jr. of Linthicum; a sister, Louise Buck of Pasadena; and eight grandchildren.
Dr. George J. Taylor
Dr. George J. Taylor, a Baltimore dentist who retired in 1981, died of cancer Jan. 21 at his home in Columbia. He was 65.
Born in Hampton, Va., he was a graduate of the Hampton Institute and, in 1953, of the Howard University School of Dentistry.
He then served in the Navy Dental Corps before starting his practice in Baltimore in 1956. Earlier, before completing his dentistry studies, he had been an enlisted man in the Army during World War II.
Dr. Taylor was a member of the Baltimore and Maryland dental societies, the American Dental Association and the National Dental Society.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Gadson; a son, Larry M. Taylor of Fairfax Station, Va.; three daughters, Karen and Donna Taylor, both of Columbia, and Audrey Taylor of Palo Alto, Calif.; and a grandson.
Services for Dr. Taylor were held Monday at St. John's Baptist Church in the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia.