Ellen Marie Kess
Lived in Pasadena
Ellen Marie Kess, a longtime resident of Pasadena, died Friday at North Arundel Hospital of complications to a stroke. She was 92.
Mrs. Kess had gone to live with a daughter in Glen Burnie after suffering a stroke five years ago.
She worked in the cafeteria of the Coast Guard station in Brooklyn for 17 years and also did domestic work.
Her husband, Russell Kess Sr., died in 1965.
She was an honorary member of the usher board at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Pasadena.
She enjoyed gardening and sewing and belonged to the Thilophy Sewing Circle.
She also made knit hats that she sold from her Pasadena home.
Services were to be held at 7 p.m. today at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Pasadena.
Mrs. Kess is survived by a daughter, Helen Marie Kane, and two sons, Russell I. Kess Jr. and Raymond W. Kess. All are of Glen Burnie. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Bess C. Caplan
Had jewelry business
Bess Cohen Caplan, a former owner of a Howard Street jewelry business, died of lung cancer Saturday at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 86. Services were conducted yesterday at Sol Levinson & Bros. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Louis Caplan of Brookline, Mass., and Dr. Howard S. Caplan of Philadelphia; two sisters, Edith Levine and Sylvia Lasansky both of Baltimore; and a first cousin who was reared with them, Edith Doranfeld of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.