In the Nov. 4 obituary of Mary...


In the Nov. 4 obituary of Mary M. Bonhoff of Hagerstown, Mrs. Bonhoff's mother, Mary Cook of Perry Hall, should have been listed among survivors. The Sun regrets the error.

Mary M. Bonhoff

Hospital secretary

Mary M. Bonhoff, a former secretary at St. Joseph Hospital, died Monday of cancer at her home in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Bonhoff, 57, worked at the Towson hospital before she moved from Parkville to Hagerstown in 1974 with her husband, Henry M. Bonhoff. He has since retired as director of customer service in the Hagerstown office of Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland.

In Hagerstown, she was a member of the Oak Ridge Garden Club and the Washington County Cancer Support Group. The former Mary M. Cook was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of St. Katharine's School and the Catholic High School.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Half Way, near Hagerstown.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Jane Miller of Hagerstown, Nancy Spickler of Maugansville and Lisa Fuscsick of Baltimore; two sons, David Bonhoff and Jeffrey Bonhoff, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Edward Cook of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Margaret Pecora

Legal Aid attorney

Margaret Pecora, retired chief staff attorney of the Domestic Relations Unit of the Legal Aid Bureau in Baltimore, died Sunday of heart failure at her home in Towson.

Miss Pecora, 75, retired from the Legal Aid post in 1984, after 17 years. She had had a private practice since her admission to the bar in 1951.

A former president of the Women's Bar Association, she served on two gubernatorial task forces, on domestic law and on family courts.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Forest Park High and, in 1950, of the University of Baltimore Law School, which she attended while working at the Motor Sales Co.

In World War II, she was a volunteer Red Cross nurse's aide at University Hospital.

A member of Soroptimist International, she was a supporter of many charitable, community and religious organizations, including the Children's Organ Transplant Fund of America, Wildlife Federation and the Foster Parents Program.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.

She is survived by five sisters, Josephine DiFillipo of Timonium, Grace Krieg of Lutherville, and Antionetta Kingan, Palma Butler and Catherine Pecora, all of Towson; and a brother, J. Jay Pecora of Baltimore. Raymond E. Cox, a retired marketing specialist for the American Totalizator Co., died Sunday at the Dulaney-Towson Health Care Center of Parkinson's disease.

The 77-year-old Towson resident retired in 1982 from the pari-mutuel betting equipment company.

He started there as a draftsman 37 years earlier. He later did industrial photography and designed displays for the company. A former president of the Maryland Industrial Photographers Association, he won many awards for his photographs.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Cox was a graduate of City College and attended the Maryland Institute. Drafted in July 1941, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers and Army Air Forces for 5 1/2 years during and after World War II.

He was a former president of the Towson Civitan Club, an adult leader of the Boy Scouts and a volunteer for the Hampton Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association. He was also an usher at the Towson United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Club.

A resident of the Campus Hills area for many years, he moved to Ocean Pines on his retirement. He returned to Towson in 1991.

In Ocean Pines, he was on the board of the Kiwanis Club, was its liaison with the Boy Scouts and organized a committee on drug and alcohol abuse. He was an honorary life member of the club. He also was on the long-range planning committee of the board of governors of the Ocean Pines Association.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Grain; two sons, R. Murray Cox of Fitchburg, Mass., and Michael R. Cox of Parkton; and eight grandchildren.

J. Franklin Trammell

X-ray specialist

J. Franklin Trammell, who had been an X-ray specialist for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in the Baltimore area, died Sunday of emphysema at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C.

Mr. Trammell, 77, had lived in retirement for the past 10 years in Calabash, N.C.

He had been with Westinghouse since about 1940 and retired in 1969 as an X-ray technician.

After retiring from Westinghouse, he worked briefly in New York City and then moved to Miami, where he served as director of transportation for the Cordis-Dow Medical Co., a manufacturer of artificial organs. He traveled often to Europe and Japan for Cordis-Dow and retired about 10 years ago and moved to Calabash.

Born in Granite, where he lived for many years, he was a 1933 graduate of the Catonsville High School and studied at the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a hospital corpsman at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the Cumberland area and at the age of 21 joined the Baltimore County Police Department. He was an officer for three years in Catonsville before he joined Westinghouse.

A member of the Freedom Lodge of the Masons, he also belonged to the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Haight Funeral Home, Eldersburg.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen R. Shrenk; two daughters, JoAnn Muszynski and Gloria Sindelar, both of Baltimore; a brother, James R. Trammel of Bel Air; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dr. Janet Meegan


Dr. Janet B. Meegan, a pediatrician, died Sunday of cancer at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. The Ellicott City resident was 40.

Until her illness forced her to retire in 1991, she was a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. She had gone to work in that country with her husband, James Meegan, a virologist with the World Health Organization.

Born and reared in Neenah, Wis., she attended public schools there until she moved with her parents to Danbury, Conn., where she was a 1971 graduate of Danbury High.

She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut at Storrs in 1975 and was a 1980 graduate of the University of Connecticut Medical School.

She completed her internship and residency in 1982 at Yale University Hospital and was awarded an adolescent pediatric fellowship there at that time. From 1983 to 1985, she studied under another pediatric adolescent fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland from 1985 until 1989.

She taught competitive swimming and was a member of Ellicott City's Forest Hills Swim and Tennis Club.

A memorial service was set for 3:30 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia. Interment will be in Crest Lawn Cemetery, Marriottsville.

She is survived by her husband, whom she married in 1979; two daughters, Erin Meegan and Kristin Meegan of Ellicott City; and her parents, James and Mary Bandelin of Danbury. Memorial contributions may be made to Bryant Woods Montessori Children's House Inc., 5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 102, Columbia 21044.

Joseph H. Bisesi

Koppers machinist

Joseph H. Bisesi, a retired Koppers Co. machinist, died Sunday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

The 69-year-old Glen Burnie resident retired in 1986 after working for Koppers for more than 40 years.

The Baltimore native attended Southern High School and served in the Army during World War II. A member of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose, he had a summer home in Ocean City. His first wife, the former Margaret Reese, died in 1981.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

Mr. Bisesi is survived by his wife, the former Katherine L. Zeller; a son, Joseph H. Bisesi Sr. of Pasadena; a stepdaughter, Anita Harlow of Glen Burnie; two brothers, August Bisesi of Baltimore and Frank Bisesi of Severna Park; four sisters, Marie Burke, Marguerite Trower and Lena Bisesi, all of Baltimore, and Leah Hochberg of Pikesville; and three grandchildren.

Frank A. Dubinskas

International studies prof

Frank A. Dubinskas, 47, a native of Baltimore who was a professor of international studies and headed the international studies committee at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., died Oct. 25 of cancer at his home in St. Paul.

Dr. Dubinskas joined the Hamline faculty in 1992 after a year as a resident fellow at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, N.M.

For three years before going to Santa Fe, he taught at Boston University. A resident of Cambridge, Mass., since 1983, he also did research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Harvard Business School.

A 1964 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, he earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology in 1968.

He was a community activist in New Haven, and later moved to Berkeley, Calif.

A memorial gathering is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, the former Anna Hargreaves, and his mother, Dorothy W. Dubinskas of Fairhaven, the Sykesville retirement community.

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