Samuel J. Setta, owner of motel in...


Samuel J. Setta, owner of motel in Easton, dies

A Mass of Christian burial for Samuel J. Setta, who had owned a motel and liquor store in Easton and had been a soft drink distributor, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Easton.

The Baltimore native, who was 79, died Monday of leukemia at Memorial Hospital at Easton, where he had been a resident for many years.

He retired in 1981 as owner and operator of the Wishing Well Motel and liquor store there, which he built in 1958.

For 11 years before that, he owned an independent soft drink distributorship in Easton.

He had moved to the Eastern Shore in 1944 to manage a 7-Up bottling plant there.

In the early 1930s, he served in the Marine Corps, then worked as a route salesman for Baltimore's Green Spring Dairy before being employed by the 7-Up Bottling Co. in the city.

He was a member of the Easton Lodge of the Elks and the Knights of Columbus.

His first wife, the former Emma Elizabeth Leas, died in 1974.

He is survived by his wife, the former Claire Lawyer Lappen; a son, James V. Setta of Washington; a daughter, Carole Setta Mentzer of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Claire Blades of Easton and Susan Greenhalgh of Royal Oak; two stepsons, Walter Lappen of Easton and Mark Lappen of Royal Oak; two brothers, Michael and Frank Seta, both of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Annie Mae Nelson

Domestic worker

Services for Annie Mae Nelson, a retired domestic and laundry worker, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 1053 W. Fayette St.

Mrs. Nelson died Saturday at the Liberty Medical Center after a heart attack. She was 79.

The former Annie Mae Oliver was a native of Kingstree, S.C., who came to Baltimore in 1936. She was a domestic before working at the Holland Laundry and the Fulton Family Laundry, then returned to domestic work before retiring 17 years ago.

The Druid Park Lake Drive resident had been a member since 1942 of the Fulton Baptist Church, which is rebuilding after a fire. She was a member of the usher board and the Flower Circle there.

Mrs. Nelson was also a member of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her survivors include a daughter, Grace Davis of Baltimore; a grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

Goldie M. Phillips

Rental agent, bowler

Services for Goldie M. Phillips, who had been an enthusiastic bowler when she lived in the Baltimore area, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mrs. Phillips, who was 94, died Monday of heart and kidney failure at a hospital in Atlanta. She moved there from Towson more than five years ago.

In the 1970s and 1980s, she was a part-time rental agent at a Cockeysville apartment development.

The former Goldie Melvine Kellogg was a native of Baltimore. Her husband, Noah C. Phillips, a retired electrician for the Western Electric Co., died 15 years ago.

She is survived by two daughters, Eileen R. Corey of Atlanta and Doris V. Tormollan of Baltimore; a sister, Anna Barondess of Rutherford, N.J.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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