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Albert J. Donnelly

Sheet metal worker

Albert J. Donnelly, a retired sheet metal worker and a former union official, died July 11 of arterial disease at his home in Edgemere. He was 67.

An Edgemere resident for more than 40 years, he worked out of union hiring halls, retiring from the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 100 in 1990. Earlier, he had been president and recording ** secretary of Local 122 before it merged with a Washington-area local to form Local 100. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Donnelly received his early education at St. Elizabeth's School on Lakewood Avenue in East Baltimore. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1944.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps the day he graduated from

Polytechnic and subsequently served in the South Pacific during World War II.

In 1945, he attended Officer's Candidate School at Dartmouth College and returned to Baltimore after the war ended. He continued his education at the University of Maryland at College Park, studying electrical engineering.

He married the former Mary Kavanagh Coppersmith of Baltimore in 1950.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Sara Donnelly of Towson; three sons, Marine Corps Maj. Leo M. Donnelly of Los Angeles, Albert J. Donnelly Jr. of Edgemere and Patrick Donnelly of Edgemere; a daughter, Mary Jo Horn of Rosedale; three sisters, Mildred Long of Hamilton, Helen Bart of Baltimore and Joan Slawinski of Lutherville; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Donnelly was offered July 15 at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Edgemere.


Irene E. Trusty

Day care worker

Irene Elizabeth Trusty, an East Baltimore day care worker, died July 26 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 52.

Ms. Trusty began working in 1972 at Lexington Day Care Center DTC as a bus aide, helping take children of working parents to the center. She became a teacher's assistant at the center and later was transferred to St. Francis Day Care Center on Caroline Street, where she worked until 1984.

That year she opened a child care center in her home on Hoffman Street. By that time, she was caring for a second generation of children, taking in the offspring of those she had looked after years earlier. She ran that center until her death.

Born in Baltimore, Ms. Trusty attended city public schools.

Services were held Sunday at the March Funeral Home in Baltimore.

Ms. Trusty is survived by three daughters, Deborah and Zina Trusty and Nia Jones; a son, Anthony Trusty; two sisters, Esther and Estelle Trusty; two brothers, John and Robert Trusty; and four grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

The family suggested donations to the American Heart


Josephine M. Cashen

Ferndale resident

Josephine Marie Cashen, who lived in Ferndale for more than 40 years, died Friday of heart failure at the St. Elizabeth Home for Nursing Care in Baltimore.

Mrs. Cashen, who was 83, came to the Baltimore area with her family from Altoona, Pa., where she was born and reared.

The former Josephine Marie Biseli was the wife of Edward F. Cashen Sr., who died in 1978.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Cashen will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road in Linthicum.

She is survived by three sons, William E. Cashen of Severn, Edward F. Cashen Jr. of Largo, Fla., and Robert J. Cashen of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Jo Ann Hicks of Arnold; a brother, Robert Biseli of Altoona; 10 grandchildren; and 12


Catherine L. Moore

Active in church groups

Catherine L. Moore, who was active in church and school groups, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital after a heart attack.

Mrs. Moore, who was 82 and lived on Cedardale Road in Baltimore, was named 1993 Church Mother of the Year at the Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a stewardess and a Sunday school teacher there and led religious services of the Hester Floyd Wesleyan Service Guild.

As a young woman, she designed and made women's hats and in later years, she designed and made clothing for family members and friends.

A member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she also was a volunteer worker at schools her children attended and held several offices in their parent-teacher associations.

The former Catherine L. Whiting was a 1929 graduate of Douglass High School and earned an associate's degree from what is now the Baltimore City Community College.

Her husband, Maurice Lindsay Moore, a retired Baltimore City schoolteacher, died in 1970.

Services for Mrs. Moore were to be held at noon today at the Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Etting and Dolphin streets in Baltimore.

She is survived by four daughters, Ann L. Drake and Alverta Elviney Conyers, both of Baltimore, Charlene Mauretta Cooper of Washington and Sara C. S. M. Diaz of Greenbelt; five sons, Maurice S. W. Moore of Frederick, Bradford H. Moore of Severna Park, Charles W. Moore of Washington, David R. Moore of Parkville and Samuel W. Moore of Baltimore; a sister, Eulalia E. W. Talley of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Dennis J. Dachille

Owned insurance agency

Dennis James Dachille, a Baltimore native who owned an insurance agency and managed a restaurant in Guymon, Okla., died Saturday at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, after a heart attack.

Mr. Dachille, who was 36, was a 1974 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and later attended Panhandle State University in Oklahoma. He and his wife, the former Connie Garrison, were married in Towson in 1976.

Services for Mr. Dachille were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today in Guymon at the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was a lay leader, adult leader of youth groups and a member of the Methodist Men.

He also headed a local business group and served as a coach in a youth baseball program.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Amy Nicole and Rebecca Danielle Dachille, and a son, Aaron James Dachille, all of Guymon; and two brothers, Michael L. Dachille of

Westminster and Jerry Dachille of Yukon, Ariz.

Louise H. Touhey

Hospital volunteer

Louise H. Touhey, who graduated in 1924 from the St. Joseph Nursing School in Towson, died Thursday of heart failure at Manor Care Nursing Home in Ruxton. She was 88.

She was a longtime volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital.

For 35 years, she and her husband, Dr. T. Joseph Touhey, a physician and surgeon, lived in East Baltimore, where he had his practice. They were married 44 years. Dr. Touhey died in 1977.

Mrs. Touhey is survived by a daughter, Mary Louise Kennedy of Timonium; a son, T. Joseph Touhey of Severna Park; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Touhey was offered yesterday at SS. Philip & James Roman Catholic Church on North Charles Street in Baltimore.

Anna Louise Gerst

Millersville resident

Anna Louise Gerst, who lived for many years in Millersville, died Friday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. She was 81.

Mrs. Gerst was a native of the Raspeburg area in Baltimore County. The former Anna Louise Abend was married for 57 years to Frederick J. Gerst.

Services for Mrs. Gerst were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Wayne A. Gerst of Severna Park; two brothers, Frank and Carl L. Abend, both of Davidsonville; three sisters, Caroline Kahler and Adaline Starkey, both of Overlea, and Lillian Cox of Raspeburg; and one grandson.

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