Gloyd M. 'Hop' Walsh
Retired cost estimator
Gloyd M. "Hop" Walsh, a former Baltimore resident who worked for Proctor-Silex in Arbutus, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 76.
In 1962, Mr. Walsh moved to Palm Beach Gardens, where was a cost estimator for the Palm Beach County Public Works Department. He retired in 1982.
From 1952 to 1962, he was a cost estimator for Proctor-Silex.
A 1937 graduate of Calvert Hall College, he was born in Richmond, Va., and moved to Baltimore as a child.
Mr. Walsh was a member of St. Clare Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial were to be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at 821 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Margery Heath of Palm Beach Gardens; four daughters, Pat Owens of Ellicott City, Peggy Rioux of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Joan Fisher and Nancy Walsh, both of Palm Beach County; six sons, Mike Walsh of Arbutus, Ron Walsh of Atlanta, Jack Walsh of Tallahassee, Fla., and Bob Walsh, Bruce Walsh and Kevin Walsh, all of Palm Beach County; a brother, Matthew Walsh of Pikesville; a sister, Clotilda Gay of Kingsville; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Social Security clerk
Peggy Owens, a clerk with the Social Security Administration, died Oct. 11 of an aneurysm at her home in the Howard Park section of Northwest Baltimore. She was 60.
She was born Peggy Arnell Martin in Leeksville, N.C., and moved to Baltimore as a child. She attended Dunbar Elementary School and graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1951.
After graduating from the Cortez Peters Business School, she worked at a small paint company before taking a clerical job at the Social Security Administration's Office of Central Records in 1967.
In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and being with her son. She was married for 16 years to Robert Owens, who died in 1979.
Services were to be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave., in Baltimore.
Mrs. Owens is survived by her son, Steven Derek Owens of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Tina Seward of Baltimore; two stepsons, Wade Owens and Robert Owens, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Marcell Taylor of Baltimore and Rochelle Martin of Atlanta; a brother, Dr. Gerald Martin of Carlisle, Pa.,; two nieces; and a nephew.
Greek Orthodox chanter
Emmanuel Smyrnioudis, a chanter at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore for almost four decades, died Thursday after a battle with leukemia and bladder cancer.
Mr. Smyrnioudis, 78, began chanting at the church after he emigrated to Baltimore from Greece in 1956. Bishop Silas had bestowed on him the honorary title of first chanter of the Greek Orthodox diocese to which Maryland belongs. A chanter sings responses to the priest during the liturgy service.
Mr. Smyrnioudis owned and operated Standard Cleaners and Tailors in Baltimore from 1960 until his retirement in 1980.
Mr. Smyrnioudis was well-known in Baltimore's Greek-American community, said his daughter, Smaroula Niktas of Baltimore.
"People just adored him," said the Very Reverend Constantine Monios, dean of the cathedral.
Mr. Smyrnioudis was born in Chios, Greece, in 1915. He learned tailoring from his father and from studies in Athens, and he owned and operated a business in Chios.
He also served four stints in the Greek Army from 1940 to 1955, attaining the rank of sergeant.
He moved to Baltimore a year later and worked at Raleigh Clothing Manufacturing Co. and Northway Cleaners. He purchased Standard Cleaners four years after that.
During that time, he volunteered as a chanter at the Cathedral of the Annunciation and became the head chanter in 1976.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Moscha Liodakis; a son, Themistokles Smyrnioudis of Baltimore; two brothers, James and Nicholas Smyrnioudis, both of Baltimore; a sister, Roula Papoutsidakis of Greece; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Annunciation, with burial at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street, Baltimore 21201.
Charles C. Hudson, a retired industrial engineer and president of a Baltimore real estate company, died Friday from a massive heart attack at his McDaniel home.
The 77-year-old Greensboro, N.C., native moved to Baltimore in 1943 when he began working as an industrial engineer for the Glenn L. Martin Co., which manufactured military aircraft during World War II.
After four years, Mr. Hudson left the company to take over the family real estate holding firm, based in Greensboro. He expanded the business to Baltimore, often commuting between the two cities.
He dissolved the business and retired in 1974, moving to McDaniel on the Eastern Shore.
Mr. Hudson flew airplanes and played golf as a young man, said his wife of 47 years, Martha Reid Hudson.
He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1937.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Christ Episcopal Church in Saint Michaels.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hudson is survived by two sons, Charles Robbin Hudson of Rock Hall and Wesley Reid Hudson of McDaniel, and a daughter, Leigh Creighton of Salisbury.