Elsbeth A. ZiescheRetired hospital workerElsbeth Anna Ziesche,...

Elsbeth A. Ziesche

Retired hospital worker


Elsbeth Anna Ziesche, who worked in the food service division at the Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital, died Friday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. She was 84.

She retired in 1973 after working at the Baltimore hospital for 15 years.


She was a native of Wilhelm Pieck Stadt Guben, Germany, along the frontier with Poland. She immigrated to the United States in 1959.

For the past nine years, she lived in Glen Burnie. Earlier, she lived in Dundalk and in the Waverly section of Baltimore.

She was a member of the Baltimore Kickers Club, which supports soccer programs.

Services were scheduled for 2:15 p.m. today at Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Blvd. in Elkridge.

She is survived by a daughter, Ilse Francis of Grasonville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gertrude Beryl Quoos

Nursing administrator

Gertrude Beryl Quoos, a retired assistant director of nursing services at Union Memorial Hospital, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Venice, Fla. She was 76.


Born Gertrude Beryl Evans in Wales, she came to the United States at the age of 7. She was reared and educated in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

She worked at Union Memorial for 23 years, retiring in 1975 as assistant director of nursing services.

She was active in the United Church of Christ and many sewing clubs.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road in Baltimore.

Mrs. Quoos is survived by her husband of 53 years, Nelson F. Quoos of Venice; two sons, David N. Quoos of Manchester and Robert G. Quoos of Venice; a daughter, Judith A. Quoos of Potomac; a brother, Royden Evans of Spring Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial donation to the Hospice of Southwest Florida, 901 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, Fla. 74387.


Margaret Lineberger

Packaging worker

Margaret Isabelle Lineberger, a retired packaging worker at McCormick & Co. Inc., died Thursday of heart failure at the North Arundel Convalescent Center. She was 89.

She worked for the spice maker for 17 years at its Light Street plant.

The native of Bridgeburg, Pa., most recently lived in Millersville. Earlier, she lived in Brooklyn Park.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Brooklyn.


Her first husband, Richard A. Embleton, died in 1957. Her second husband, Owen F. Lineberger, died in 1971.

Services for Mrs. Lineberger were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave., S.W., in Glen Burnie.

She is survived by two daughters, Lena M. Hires of Glen Burnie and Margaret C. Kirk of Pasadena; three sons, Edwin A. Embleton of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Larry M. Embleton of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robert C. Embleton of Temple Hills; 27 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Ann May Sine

Restaurant cashier

Ann May Carter Sine, a retired restaurant cashier, died Friday at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center of complications from a stroke. She was 61.


She retired in the mid-1980s as a cashier at Calvin's Deli on Preston Street. Before then, she was an A&P; cashier.

Born in Pocahontas, Va., the former Ann May Garris moved to Baltimore at age 17. She lived in Waverly for many years and later moved to the Parkville area.

She moved to Inwood, W.Va., in 1986.

Her first husband, Russell Carter, died in 1982. Her second husband, William Sine, whom she married in 1989, died last year.

Services for Mrs. Sine were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home, 228 S. Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane M. Ashby of Winchester and Lois Johnson of Baltimore; two sisters, Dorothy Spangler of Narrows, Va., and Beatrice LaCore of Detroit; a brother, Frank Garris of Winchester; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Jay S. Rohrbaugh

Theatrical designer

Jay Scott Rohrbaugh, who was active in theatrical circles, died March 30 of AIDS at his home in Baltimore. He was 44.

He was a staff member of the Pumpkin Theater, where he had worked since 1985. He also had been a waiter at the Tyson Place Restaurant for many years.

Born in Hanover, Pa., he was a 1966 graduate of Hanover High School and received a bachelor's degree in fashion design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1970.

He began his professional career at the Corner Theater in 1966, designing costumes and sets. He also worked at Center Stage from 1972 to 1975.


He was an administrator and set designer at the old Bolton Hill Dinner Theater from 1975 until it closed in 1985. He also was associated with the Limestone Valley Dinner Theater and the Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa.

"His passion was costume and fashion design," said Sandy Severance, a longtime friend.

Graveside services for Mr. Rohrbaugh are to be held at 11 a.m. April 17 at Hostetters' Mennonite Church Cemetery, off Route 116 between McSherrystown, Pa., and Brushtown, Pa.

He is survived by his mother, Anna L. Hostetter Rohrbaugh of Hanover, Pa.; a brother, Philip A. Rohrbaugh Jr. of Germantown, and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to H.E.R.O., 101 W. Read St., Baltimore 21201.

Robert L. Walsh


Owned glass business

Robert L. Walsh, the former owner and president of the Robert L. Walsh Co. Inc. and the Swindell Co., a glass and glazing firm in Baltimore, died Wednesday of heart failure at Sanford Regional Hospital in Sanford, Fla.

He was 88 and lived in Deltona, Fla., where he moved after retiring in 1974.

The former Woodlawn resident began working in the glass business with his brother in the early 1930s at a firm known as Walsh Brothers. In 1946, he founded the company that bears his name.

He attended the St. Charles School in Pikesville only through the sixth grade and was self-educated.

During World War II, he and his first wife, the former Frances "Billy" Plunkett, whom he married in 1930, were air raid wardens in the Woodlawn area. Mrs. Walsh died in 1980.


He was a charter member and served on the board of directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors, which was founded in Baltimore in 1950.

He also was a charter member of the Rolling Road Country Club, the Hampton Chapter of the Kiwanis Club, and the Deltona Hills Country Club in Deltona. He also was a member of the Ocean City (Md.) Yacht and Country Club and the Deltona Civic Association.

He was an avid golfer who played three days a week and, according to his son, William Walsh, continued to play golf until three weeks before his death.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Walsh was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road in Ellicott City.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Vivian Taylor whom he married in 1982; a daughter, Barbara Kresslein of Ellicott City; two sons, Robert M. Walsh of Baltimore and William C. Walsh of Ellicott City; two stepsons, Richard Taylor of Gaithersburg and Robert Taylor of Waldorf; a stepdaughter, Shirley Boulin of Arnold; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Dr. James A. Gannon Jr., a retired physician, died Saturday of a stroke at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. He was 79.

He had lived in Upperville, Va., since 1983 when he retired from his Washington, D.C., practice.


He was reared in the Cleveland Park section of the capital and was a 1930 graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School in Rockville.

Dr. Gannon received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1934. He was a 1938 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency there.

He served in the Army from 1941 to 1946. He was a captain in the Medical Corps and accompanied wounded servicemen aboard hospital planes back to the United States from Italy.

He was a member of the American Medical Association and a former member of the Chevy Chase Country Club. He also was active in St. Stephens' Catholic Church in Middleburg, Va.

He enjoyed playing the violin and was a member of the Doctors' Symphony in Fairfax, Va. He also had played with the Montgomery County Symphony.

Dr. Gannon kept several horses and rode with the Fairfax Hunt and the Piedmont Hunt until ill health forced him to give up this pursuit in January.


A private service for Dr. Gannon is planned.

He is survived by two daughters, Frances L. Nussbaum of Germantown and Elizabeth M. Isenhart of Lutherville; three sons, James Gannon III of Randallstown, Phillip F. Gannon of Millville, Del., and David L. Gannon of Manchester; and eight grandchildren.