Elizabeth SassardCafeteria workerElizabeth Sassard, a retired Baltimore...

Elizabeth Sassard

Cafeteria worker


Elizabeth Sassard, a retired Baltimore County school cafeteria worker, died Saturday of cancer at her home on Middlesex Road in Essex. She was 66.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Road, where she was an active member.


The former Elizabeth Duschl was a native of Baltimore.

She worked in school cafeterias for 27 years before her retirement in 1991 at Middle River Middle School. She had also worked at the Kenwood High School and at the Middlesex Elementary School, where she had been the cafeteria manager.

At Middle River Baptist Church, she was director of the children's Sunday school. She also taught adult classes and in a vacation Bible school.

During her 40 years at the church, she had been director of the Girls' Auxiliary and assistant director of the pre-school choir.

Mrs. Sassard bowled in a duckpin league at the Fair Lanes Middlesex Bowling Center.

She is survived by her husband, Claude B. Sassard; two daughters, Theresa M. Griffin of Kingsville and Donna E. McAlpine of Waterville, Maine; four sisters, Theresa A. Hellman of Spring Hill, Fla., Catherine Shaffer of Perry Hall, Johanna Sadler of Kingsville and Barbara Hebel of Stewartstown, Pa.; two brothers, John and Edward Duschl, both of Bowleys Quarters; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mary M. Beaver

Newspaper distributor


Services for Mary M. Beaver, a newspaper distributor on the Eastern Shore, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the G. Truman Schwab Funeral Home, 3512 Frederick Ave.

Mrs. Beaver, 60, lived in Cambridge. She died early Sunday after being hit by a car on U.S. 50 in Trappe, where she had been sorting and loading newspapers for delivery in Trappe, Oxford and part of Easton.

Since moving to the Eastern Shore in 1981, she had distributed The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post.

Earlier, she worked at meatpacking plants in Baltimore.

The former Mary M. Combs was a native of Sparta, N.C., who moved to the Baltimore area as a young woman.

Mrs. Beaver was known for rescuing injured animals. She nursed them back to health and either took them to a shelter or released them in


the wild -- depending on their likely ability to survive.

She is survived by her husband, David W. Beaver; two daughters, Theresa Masters of Baltimore and Bobbie Johnson of Elkridge; her mother, Florence Combs of Westminster; two sisters, Ruby Miller of Westminster and Margaret Norman of Galax, Va.; five brothers, Page and Raymond Combs of Woodbine and James, Paul and Coy Combs, all of Westminster; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Christy Lee Kramer

Ninth-grade student

A Mass of Christian burial for Christy Lee Kramer, a ninth-grade student at Glen Burnie High School fatally injured in a traffic accident, was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

The Harundale resident, 14, died early Saturday at North Arundel Hospital after being struck by a car at Ritchie Highway and Norfolk Road the previous evening.


Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of the Marley Middle School and the Cromwell Elementary School.

Her survivors include her parents, Darlene P. and H. Jeffrey Hogarty of Harundale; her father, Steve Kramer of the Baltimore area; two sisters, Monica Kramer and Angela Hogarty, both of Harundale; and her grandparents, Patricia Trainor of Baltimore and John and Lois Hogarty of Ferndale.

Catherine Connelly

Housing loan processor

Catherine M. Connelly, a retired senior analyst in the Home Ownership Institute of Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development, died Sunday of cancer at her home on Avery Road, Rosedale. She was 67.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, 5212 McCormick Ave. in Rosedale.


Mrs. Connelly processed home loans for low-income people before her retirement a year ago after 20 years of employment by the city.

Born in Baltimore, the former Catherine Adams was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame.

Her survivors include her husband, Thomas M. Connelly Jr.; a son, Thomas M. Connelly III of Rosedale; a daughter, Francine Connelly, also of Rosedale; her mother, Frances Adams of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.