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Joseph P. Boggio


Dr. Joseph P. Boggio, an obstetrician and gynecologist, died Tuesday at his home in Homeland of a liver and intestinal disorder. He was 72.

He began a private practice in Baltimore in 1960 and retired in 1993.

In 1974, he retired from the Baltimore Health Department, where he had been clinical director at the Druid and Eastern Health Centers. He had also been a consultant at the Good Shepherd Center.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and Loyola College. He earned a master's degree in pharmacology at the University of Maryland pharmacy school and was a graduate of the Georgetown University medical school.

He did his internship and residency at what is now Mercy Medical Center and was a member of the staff there and at what is now St. Joseph Medical Center.

He was a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the Baltimore City Medical Society, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and the American Medical Association.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Josephine DiMartino; a son, Robert Boggio of Baltimore; two daughters, Deborah J. Friedman of Philadelphia and Mary Jane Mekulski of Ruxton; a sister, Mary Ann Alcaraz of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Charles Hajek Sr.

Mail sorter

Charles M. Hajek Sr., a mail sorter at Baltimore's main post office from 1967 until retiring in 1988, died Monday of cancer at Catonsville Community Convalescent Center. He was 72.

Earlier, he was a salesman for a hardware store and Flamingo Pools.

As an Army enlistee during World War II, he was a rifleman in the Normandy landing and the Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged as a private in 1945.

He also was a member of the Catonsville Moose and the American Legion Dewey Lowman Post No. 109.

Born and reared on Madeira Street in East Baltimore, he attended city schools and earned his high-school equivalency. He was a longtime resident of the Violetville area.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Hajek is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Elizabeth A. Tribbe; a son, Charles M. Hajek Jr. of Arbutus; three daughters, Diane Scwarz of Baltimore Highlands, and Kathleen Service and Margaret Hajek, both of Violetville; two sisters, Valasta Stupka and Mary Hulla, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer

Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.

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