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Robert J. Elchin

Maryland Cup machinist

Robert J. Elchin, a machinist for Maryland Cup Corp., died Sunday after a heart attack at his home in Glen Burnie.

Services for Mr. Elchin, who was 51, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

Mr. Elchin worked for Maryland Cup for 34 years.

Born in Summer Hill, Pa., he came to Baltimore as a child with his family. He graduated from Southern High School.

Mr. Elchin was fond of boating and fishing and working with computers.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Shirley Elchin; three sons, Robert Elchin Jr. of Pasadena, and Steve and Michael Elchin, both of Glen Burnie; his parents, Sue and Barry Showalter, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Marcela Andres

Meade PX cashier

Marcela Asuncion Lazo Andres, a cashier at the post exchange at Fort Meade, died Saturday of complications after surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Mrs. Andres, who was 39 and had lived at Fort Meade for more than a year, had worked at the post exchange for just under a year. Her husband, Jorge F. Andres, is an Air Force technical sergeant stationed at the installation.

The former Marcela Asuncion Lazo was a native of San Narciso in the Philippines and was a graduate of the St. Rita school for midwives in Manila.

She had practiced as a midwife before coming to this country in 1984 with her family.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Jeannie-Vieve and Jonalyne Andres, both of Fort Meade; her parents, Anacleto and Cecilia Lazo, and a brother, Joe Lazo, all of Daly City, Calif.; and a sister, Ana Cudal of Fairborn, Ohio.

Arrangements for funeral services in Daly City were incomplete yesterday. The rosary was to be said for Mrs. Andres at 6 p.m. today. at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Gambrills.

Mary A. Moeser

Rectory housekeeper

Mary A. Moeser, who was the rectory housekeeper and an active member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church for many years, died Monday of cancer at Mercy Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Moeser, who was 76 and lived on East Clement Street, was to be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the church at 1419 Riverside Ave.

She retired about 16 years ago as housekeeper at the Catholic Clergy Residence on Warren Avenue for priests serving several South Baltimore parishes. Earlier, she had been the housekeeper at St. Mary for many years.

At St. Mary, she was a member of the Sodality and organized dinners and other fund-raising affairs.

The former Mary A. Ferguson was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of elementary and commercial schools at St. Mary. Her husband, John H. Moeser Sr., is the retired sexton of the church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, John H. Moeser Jr. of Pasadena and William J. Moeser Sr. of Linthicum; two daughters, Mary Catherine Zepp of Baltimore and Anne Marie Martel of Towson; three sisters, Catherine Joyce, Helen Eisel and Anna Butner, all of Baltimore; a brother, William Ferguson of St. Louis; and eight grandchildren.

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