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Paul C. Frangione

Country club chef

Paul C. Frangione, a retired Country Club of Maryland chef, died May 11 of kidney failure at the Home of Hope Hospice in Wyoming, Mich.

The 81-year-old Jamestown, N.Y., native moved to Baltimore in 1938 to become a chef at the New Howard Hotel on Howard Street.

He then went to work for the Annapolis Yacht Club. In the 1950s, he joined the Country Club of Maryland as a chef until his 1978 retirement.

In 1938, he and the former Dorothy Hawkins were married in Jamestown, N.Y. Mrs. Frangione died in 1980. Mr. Frangione moved to Wyoming, Mich., in 1989.

A memorial service was conducted May 13 in Wyoming.

Survivors include daughters Paula Miller of Eldersburg and Lisbet Lobdell of Wyoming; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Helen E. Mayo

Former Towson resident

Helen E. Mayo, a former resident of Towson, died Saturday of cancer at a nursing home in Berkeley Heights, N.J. She was 83.

She lived in Towson from 1984 until 1988 and was active in senior citizen groups and was a volunteer at nursing homes.

The former Helen E. Sanzo was a native of New York City and had also lived there and in Franklin, N.J., and Toms River, N.J.

Her husband, Domonick Francis Mayo, died in 1973.

Services for Mrs. Mayo were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the William A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home in Chatham, N.J.

She is survived by two daughters, Rose Skjeveland of Franklin and Dolores Weber of New York City; a son, A. Dale Mayo of Chatham; five sisters, Dorothy DeChiaro and Virginia Murphy, both of Towson, Ida Mandato of Baltimore, Susan Gertson of Richmond and Jo Goldberg of Washington; a brother, Albert Sanzo of Syosset, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Johnston

Accounting supervisor

Evelyn Johnston, who retired from the accounting department of what is now CSX Transportation, died May 18 of cancer at her home in the Court House Square Apartments in Towson.

Mrs. Johnston, 77, retired in 1980 after 37 years of service, mostly with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.

She and her husband, James G. Johnston, who died in 1976, moved to Baltimore from Huntington, W.Va., in the late 1960s. A native of Huntington, the former Evelyn McDonie attended Marshall University there.

Services were conducted May 21 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Baynesville.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Betty Carvol Johnston of Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Phyllis Moore of Huntington; and two grandchildren.

Veronica M. Eyring

Hospital volunteer

Veronica M. Eyring, who had been a volunteer worker at St. Joseph Hospital, died Monday at the Stella Maris Hospice after an apparent heart attack.

She was 88 and lived for many years in the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore. She had also served as president of the parents association of Mount St. Agnes High School and College.

The former Veronica M. Lochboehler was a native of Washington who moved to Baltimore as a child with her family. She graduated from the Baltimore Academy of the Visitation.

Her husband, John F. Eyring, an architect and builder, died in 1962.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Eyring was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 3615 Harford Road in Baltimore.

She is survived by a son, Dr. John F. Eyring Jr. of Baltimore; two daughters, Mary Elaine Teschemacher of Sarasota, Fla., and Eugenia F. Hasson of Annapolis; a sister, Eugenia Watson of Towson; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Nancy R. Barrett

Started Barrett Business

Nancy Renfrow Barrett, who founded a secretarial service and temporary employment agency in Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at her home in Easton. She was 80.

She founded Barrett Business Services in 1951 and sold it to her daughter and son-in-law when she retired in 1979. She then moved to Easton.

The former Nancy Renfrow was a native of Norfolk, Va. She was reared in Frederick and graduated from Frederick High School. She returned to Norfolk during World War II and worked in a Navy civilian personnel office.

After the war, she worked at the Belvedere Hotel, where she met Harry A. Barrett, who was an assistant manager. They were married in 1949. Mr. Barrett died in 1970.

Services for Mrs. Barrett were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Royal Oak Community United Methodist Church in Royal Oak, Talbot County.

Her survivors include her daughter, Nancy B. Sherertz of Portland, Ore.; and two granddaughters.

Annie I. Rohrbaugh

Railroad worker

Annie I. Rohrbaugh, a 47-year employee with the Pennsylvania Railroad, died Monday at the York Lutheran Retirement Village in York, Pa., at the age of 101.

A native of West Fairview, Pa., and former resident of Baltimore, Ms. Rohrbaugh retired from the Chesapeake regional office of supervisor of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1963, where she had worked since 1916.

There are no immediate survivors.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the York Lutheran Retirement Village Chapel, 750 Kelly Drive, York.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reformation Lutheran Church, 6200 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239.

Lillie Mae McCray

School custodian

Lillie Mae McCray, a retired custodian in the Baltimore schools, died Friday at Francis Scott Key Medical center after a stroke.

She was 61 and lived on Odell Avenue.

She retired in 1989 from Northern Parkway Middle School after 17 years in city schools.

The former Lille Mae Gamble was a native of Kingstreet, S.C., who came to Baltimore in 1960.

Services were conducted yesterday at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home.

Mrs. McCray is survived by her husband of 44 years, Senior McCray; four daughters, Thomansena Singh, Ivory Lane and Diane J. McCray, all of Baltimore, and Virgie McCray of Cheriton, Va.; four sons, Willie L. McCray of Fayetteville, N.C., and Ernest, Jackie and Bobby J. McCray, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Lela Handy and Deare Rogers, both of Baltimore; a brother, Willie Gamble of Cocoa, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Patrick Eric Yarosh

Glen Burnie senior

Patrick Eric Yarosh, the lead guitarist in an amateur rock and roll band and a Glen Burnie High School senior, drowned Sunday in Marley Creek. He was 19.

The Newfield Road resident was born at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida but spent most of his life in Glen Burnie. He played with a band called VOTM -- for Violence of the Mind. He also drew cartoons, raced radio-controlled model cars and worked with computers.

He is survived by his parents, Patrick and Connie Yarosh, a brother, Dustin Yarosh, and a sister, Nicole Yarosh, all of Glen Burnie; his paternal grandparents, Nick and Jeanne Yarosh of Baltmore, and his maternal grandfather, John Ashby, also of Baltimore.

Services were conducted Thursday at the Singleton Funeral Home in Glen Burnie.

Esther E. Grollman

Teacher, mathematician

Esther E. Grollman, a longtime Harford County resident who was a teacher and mathematician for the military, died of cancer Friday at the Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare Center in Nashua, N.H.

Mrs. Grollman, 76, had been traveling with her husband when her health took a turn for the worse, and she entered Greenbriar this month.

The former Esther Kolin was born and educated in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College, then came to Baltimore to do graduate work in mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University.

After leaving school, she worked for two years as a mathematician at Aberdeen Proving Ground before enlisting in the Navy in 1940. She moved to Washington and was a mathematician with the Navy's ordnance department until her discharge as a lieutenant at the end of World War II.

She remained in the Reserve until 1955, when she retired as a lieutenant commander.

After the war, she returned to Harford County and the Ballistics Research Laboratory at Aberdeen. It was there that she met Bertram Grollman, an ordnance engineer at the laboratory. They married in 1954 and made their home in Darlington.

When a son was born the next year, Mrs. Grollman left the laboratory.

Beginning about 1960, she was a teacher with the Harford County schools, instructing children who were confined to their homes for medical reasons. She also was a librarian at the Darlington public library.

Mrs. Grollman was a founding member of the Harford Jewish Center and was president of its women's auxiliary. She also was treasurer of the Harford Memorial Hospital auxiliary board, a longtime member of the League of Women Voters and a volunteer food preparer for the Harford chapter of Meals on Wheels.

In her spare time, Mrs. Grollman played bridge, swam and sewed. She also enjoyed reading science fiction.

Services were conducted May 16 at Beth Abraham Cemetery in Nashua. Plans for a memorial service at the Harford Jewish Center are incomplete.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Grollman is survived by her son, Ira Grollman of Nashua; a sister, Celia Russell of Lake Worth, Fla.; a brother, Henry Kolin of Calabassas, Calif.; and a grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the American Cancer Society.

Alvin R. Ewing

Mechanical engineer

Alvin Robert Ewing, a retired mechanical engineer, died Thursday at his home in Towson after suffering from a neurological ailment for several years. He was 73.

Mr. Ewing retired in 1987 from Comsat Laboratories in Clarksburg after working for 20 years in the company's quality control division. Projects he worked on included the development of Intelsat communications satellites.

Before working at Comsat, he had jobs at the Continental Can Co. in Baltimore and New York, Black & Decker in Towson, and Aircraft Armaments Inc., now AAI Corp., in Cockeysville.

During his retirement, Mr. Ewing enjoyed square-dancing with his wife and was a fan of big band music.

Mr. Ewing was born in Salem, Ore., where he was a member of the Pacific Masonic lodge. In Baltimore, he was a member of the Boumi Temple and the Johns Hopkins Club.

He served as a first lieutenant in the Pacific with the Army Air Forces during World War II, working with armaments and military vehicles. During the Korean War, he was called back to active nTC duty in the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He attended Willamette University in Oregon for a year before serving in the military and completed his education at the Johns Hopkins University, where he received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1950.

Services were conducted yesterday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral home.

Mr. Ewing is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Hedwig Opitz; two daughters, Elaine Ewing Born of Lutherville and Barbara Anne Ewing of Ruxton; a son, Frank O. Ewing of Towson; a brother, Donald Ewing of Los Altos, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

William A. Spicer

Contract negotiator

William A. Spicer, a retired civilian contract negotiator for the U.S. Navy, died of pneumonia April 27 at Howard County General Hospital.

The 75-year-old Baltimore native worked for the Navy for more than 30 years, most of that time as a contract negotiator. He retired in the early 1980s.

His association with the Navy began after graduation from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, when he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve shortly before the outbreak of World War II. He became a chief boatswain's mate on a troop transport ship during the war.

He attended Loyola College in Los Angeles after the war and received a bachelor's degree in business in 1950.

As a Navy employee, he worked first in Baltimore and was transferred in the early 1960s to Newport News, Va. In the late 1960s, he worked in the Washington area and lived in Burtonsville. After several years, he was transferred to Crystal City, Va., and about the same time he moved with his family to Ellicott City.

As a young man, Mr. Spicer played semiprofessional ice hockey. During his retirement, he enjoyed watching the sport on television, along with baseball, basketball and football.

A Mass for Mr. Spicer was offered April 30 at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Greta A. Olson; two sons, William A. Spicer Jr. of Mount Airy and Robert L. Spicer of Sykesville; two daughters, Linda M. Kozlek of Pasadena and Kathleen A. Spicer of Columbia; and a brother, George D. Spicer Jr. of Ellicott City.

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