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Dorothy Cusimano

Was telephone operator

Dorothy M. Cusimano, who was a telephone operator in Baltimore as a young woman, died Sunday of kidney failure at North Arundel Hospital.

A Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Cusimano, who was 74 and lived in Stevensville, was to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

The former Dorothy M. Corame was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Southern High School. Her husband, Anthony G. Cusimano, died in 1985.

She is survived by a son, Anthony H. Cusimano, and a daughter, Carol A. Lamont, both of Annapolis; four sisters, Lorraine Mosco of Manchester, Ruth Schott of Bel Air, Shirley Martin of Upper Falls and Marie Smith of Glen Burnie; and three grandchildren.

Stephen W. Koblish

Chemical engineer

Stephen W. Koblish, a retired chemical engineer, died Sunday of heart failure at his home in Chincoteague, Va.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Koblish, who was 69, was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Chincoteague.

He retired about 20 years ago after having worked for 24 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was a graduate of Dickinson College.

He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II as a combat engineer in the Pacific and in Europe, where he was awarded five battle stars. He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, the former Delores Griffiths; a daughter, Linda Wilson of Baltimore; a son, Wayne Koblish of Chincoteague; a sister, Clara Lacek of Tamaqua, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Joseph Henry Serio

Lexington Mart merchant

Joseph Henry Serio, retired partner in a Lexington Market fruit and produce business, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at the Jenkins Memorial Home.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Serio, who was 71 and lived on Wheatland Road in Catonsville, was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Jude's Shrine, Paca and Saratoga streets.

Mr. Serio retired in 1981 as a partner in Sam Serio and Sons, which was started by his parents after they came here from Sicily 85 years ago.

The business received three awards for the quality and freshness of its fruit and vegetables and was featured in magazine and television stories about the market.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Serio was educated at the parish school at St. John the Baptist Church, now St. Jude's Shrine.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Sansone; a daughter, Joanne Earl of Key Biscayne, Fla.; two sons, Samuel and Joseph Serio, both of Catonsville; five brothers, Vincent, Salvatore and Anthony Serio, all of Ellicott City, Charles Serio of Catonsville, and John Serio of Eldersburg; three sisters, Anna Zito and Mary J. Pennachia, both of Baltimore, and Mary C. Saia of Woodlawn; and five grandchildren.

Nancy S. Gorman

Substitute teacher

Nancy Spelman Gorman, a retired substitute teacher, died Sunday of respiratory disease at North Arundel Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Gorman, who was 70 and lived in Glen Burnie, was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Gorman retired nearly 10 years ago after serving as a substitute teacher at Woodside Elementary School for about 10 years.

She had been active in parent-teacher associations at Woodside, Corkran Junior High School and Glen Burnie High School, where she was also active in the Band Parents Association.

She was an adult leader of the Girl Scouts.

The former Nancy Spelman was a native of New York City and attended the College of William and Mary.

She first came to the Glen Burnie area in 1951.

She is survived by her husband, Peter J. Gorman; two daughters, Eileen E. Mardres of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Margaret G. Frisk of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a son, Michael J. Gorman of Odenton; a sister, Grace Chapman of Orange Park, Fla.; a brother, William Spelman of Statesville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

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