John V. LozanskiMerchant, designerJohn V. Lozanski, retired...

John V. Lozanski

Merchant, designer


John V. Lozanski, retired manager of a sporting goods store and a former designer for manufacturing companies, died Monday at Fallston General Hospital after a stroke.

Services for Mr. Lozanski, who was 95 and lived in Kingsville, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 11750 Belair Road in Kingsville.


Mr. Lozanski retired in 1968 after eight years as manager of the Loko Sport Mart in the Pleasant Plains Shopping Center.

He had worked for five years as a designer for the Comfy Manufacturing Co., which made slip covers. Earlier, he had worked for 32 years for the BVD Co., the underwear manufacturer.

Born in Baltimore, he was educated in the public schools and the Strayer Business College.

He served in the Army during World War I.

His wife, the former Barbara E. Braun, died in 1982.

He is survived by a son, John W. Lozanski of Kingsville; a sister, Helen McGee of Abingdon; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Nicholas Mancini Sr.

Business executive


Nicholas A. Mancini Sr., secretary-treasurer of a chemical company who was also active in the Knights of Columbus, died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke.

A Mass of Christian burial for the 65-year-old Todd Avenue resident was offered Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Mr. Mancini also was controller of the Tilley Chemical Co. for nearly a decade. Before that, he had been controller of the Dixie Manufacturing Co. and held similar accounting posts with other companies.

The former grand knight of the Cardinal Shehan Council of the Knights of Columbus also served as a district deputy, supervising councils for the state organization, and was a member of the Charles Carroll of Carrollton Assembly of the Fourth Degree. In addition, he was president of the Columbus 205 Club.

A native of Baltimore and a 1945 graduate of Calvert Hall $H College, he served in the Navy before graduating from Loyola College and then serving in the Army during the Korean War.

Known as Tony, he was a former president of the Calvert Hall Alumni Association, Gardenville Athletic Association and Gardenville Swimming Club.


At St. Anthony's Church, he was among the first lectors and started the bingo program.

A member of the baseball, football, hockey and swimming teams at Calvert Hall, he was a member of the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland. He also was a football and auto racing ** fan who had driven stock cars in his youth and bowled with a traveling duckpin league. He played the violin and double bass.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eugenia M. Smith; two daughters, Monica M. Mancini-Zannino of Perry Hall and Christina M. Mancini-Flegel of Baltimore; a son, Nicholas A. Mancini Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Eckstein of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

Rev. J. G. Burkhalter

Retired chaplain

The Rev. John Grady Burkhalter Sr., a retired Army chaplain who served during World War II and the Korean War, died Sept. 30 of kidney failure at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. He was 83.


Services for Mr. Burkhalter, who lived in Gaithersburg, were conducted Tuesday at Riva Community Bible Church, followed by military burial with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

He was born in Thomasville, Ga., but grew up in Florida. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1935 and in 1942 from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pa.

In 1935, he became pastor of West Flagler Park Baptist Church in Miami. In 1936, he married Mabel Marie Money, who also served at the church for seven years.

Mr. Burkhalter became an Army chaplain in 1942, and later juggled his chaplaincy with duties as pastor of Van Buren Street Baptist Church in Eastport (1959-1963), Berkley Baptist Church in Mount Royal, N.J. (1963-1967) and Maryland City Baptist Church in Laurel (1967-1968). He founded Temple Baptist Church, now the Riva Community Bible Church, in Riva in 1973, and served as pastor there until 1988.

During World War II, he participated in the D-Day invasion and was on the front lines at the Battle of the Bulge. He served 13 months during the Korean War. His military decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

A member of the Army Active Reserve, he retired fully from the military in 1969 as a colonel.


He is survived by his wife, Mabel Burkhalter, and a daughter, M. Jean Giove, both of Gaithersburg; a son, John G. Burkhalter Jr. of Venezuela; a brother, Shearod P. Burkhalter of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.