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James P. Ryan Sr.

C&P; executive

James P. Ryan Sr., a retired executive of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died Sunday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

The 75-year-old Rodgers Forge resident retired 12 years ago from the telephone company's comptroller's office in Silver Spring. He had begun working for C&P; in Baltimore 46 years earlier.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute who attended the Johns Hopkins University and served in the Army Signal Corps in North Africa and Italy during World War II. A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, Baltimore.

Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Margaret Sweeney; a son, James P. Ryan Jr. of Rodgers Forge; two daughters, Anndevoy Ryan of Loveland, Colo., and Joan Ryan Clements of Jarrettsville; a brother, John W. Ryan of Catonsville; and five grandchildren.

Lorraine Spranzo

Nursing educator

Lorraine G. Spranzo, assistant professor at the University of Maryland nursing school, died Sunday at a hospital in New Britain, Conn., after being injured in an automobile accident while visiting relatives there.

She was 46 and lived in Laurel.

She had completed her work for her doctorate in September and was an expert on the use of computer technology in health care.

She was chairman of the faculty council and its bylaws committee at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. At UMAB, she taught patient education, public health and home health care. She also worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore and Washington.

Born in New Britain, she was a 1967 graduate of the New Britain General Hospital nursing school and subsequently earned a bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of Bridgeport and a master's at the University of Colorado. Before coming to UMAB, she taught at the universities of Bridgeport and Colorado and at the Division of Nursing of the University of Maine in Augusta.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in New Britain.

Dr. Spranzo is survived by a daughter, Kathrena Keller of Laurel; her parents, Albert M. and Rena Spranzo of New Britain; two sisters, Linda Klopp and Lanette Macaruso, both of New Britain; and three brothers, Michael and Louis Spranzo, both of New Britain, and Albert Spranzo of Colchester, Conn.

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