Dr. James M. SowaStudied lupus, arthritisDr. James...

Dr. James M. Sowa

Studied lupus, arthritis


Dr. James M. Sowa, a Towson rheumatologist, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack. He was 56.

Dr. Sowa began practicing internal medicine and rheumatology, but eventually restricted his practice to the latter field. He was especially interested in lupus and arthritis research. He practiced at Union Memorial, Children's, Good Samaritan, St. Joseph and the old City hospitals and at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.


He was a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the Maryland Society for Rheumatic Diseases, among other professional affiliations.

The Grand Rapids, Mich., native was a Fordham University graduate, with a medical degree from the Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine of the State University of New York. He was an intern and resident at the old City Hospitals, later studying rheumatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Services for Dr. Sowa were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Roberta E. Williams; a son, David W. Sowa, of Midland, Texas; a daughter, Susan Diane Sowa, of Towson; two brothers, Richard and Albert Sowa, both of New York City; and two sisters, Marcie Kowalski of River Edge, N.J., and Gerry Kupiec of New York City.

Margaret F. B. Glace

College dean, director

Margaret F. B. Glace, 94, who was director and dean of the Maryland Institute, College of Art from 1938 to 1963, died Sept. 4 of injuries from a fall at a retirement community in St. Petersburg, Fla.

During her time at the college, she established the bachelor's in fine arts and graduate programs. In addition to being an educator, she was an artist, author and lecturer. Services were held Oct. 3 in St. Petersburg.


She is survived by several nephews and nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore 21217.