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J. Alvarez-Dominguez

Childhood specialist

Joaquin Alvarez-Dominguez, a child development specialist, died April 17 at the Stella Maris Hospice of a brain infection. He was 34 and lived on West Lombard Street.

Dr. Alvarez had worked for about three years for the Family Start program of Friends of the Family. For several years before that, he taught elementary school classes in Anne Arundel County.

A native of Cuba who was raised in Puerto Rico, he graduated with highest honors in psychology and sociology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce. He earned a doctorate in early childhood education at the Pennsylvania State University before coming to the Baltimore area in the late 1980s.

Dr. Alvarez was on the board of Chase-Brexton Medical Services Inc. and was a former vice president of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, which gave him its Elliott Brager Volunteer Award in 1992.

A memorial service for Dr. Alvarez was to be held at 1:30 p.m. today at his home at 1419 W. Lombard St.

He is survived by his special companion, William Keller of Baltimore; his parents, Luis Alvarez-Silva and Nidia Alvarez-Dominguez, both of San Juan, Puerto Rico; a sister, Louisa Alvarez-Dominguez of San Juan; two brothers, Victor and Luis Alvarez-Dominguez, both of San Juan; two nieces; and a nephew.

Hazel L. Wolford

Bank manager

Hazel L. Trickett Wolford, a retired bank manager and homemaker, died Wednesday of cancer at her Joppatown residence. She was 58.

Mrs. Wolford retired in the early 1980s from Security Savings and Loan in Joppatown, where she was assistant manager.

Born and raised in Independence, W.Va., she came to Baltimore in 1960 after she married Albert F. Wolford, a retired supervisor at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

Mrs. Wolford was a member of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 540 Joppa Farm Road in Joppa, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today .

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Tammy G. Birkmaier and Penny Butler, both of Joppatown; five brothers, Roy Trickett of Orlando, Fla., and Walter, Russell, Lawrence and Carl Trickett, all of Grafton; three sisters, Mary Keener of Bradenton, Fla., Maymi Bennett of Grafton and Irene Standsbury of Vienna, W.Va.; her mother, Hazel Trickett of Grafton; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Harford Hospice, 56 E. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen 21001.

Joseph F. Maloney

Aeronautical engineer

Joseph F. Maloney, a retired aeronautical engineer, died Wednesday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Towson resident was 80.

Mr. Maloney, who designed weapon systems for the Army, retired in 1979 after 14 years at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He also had worked in a similar capacity for AAI Corp., Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Edgewood Arsenal.

He began his engineering career in Buffalo, N.Y., and came to Baltimore in 1941 to work at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, where he assisted in the design and development of the B-26 bomber.

A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Florence Virginia Scopinich; a son, Kevin F. Maloney of Towson; two daughters, Maureen M. Larkin of Timonium and Eileen M. Douglas of Preston; a brother, John M. Maloney of Canonsburg, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association Maryland Affiliate Inc., 415 N. Charles St., 21201; or the Leukemia Society of America, 200 E. Joppa Road, Towson 21286.

A. P. Vitkauskas

Graphic designer

Algimantas P. Vitkauskas, a graphic designer who was active Lithuanian dance organizations, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 42 and lived in Charles Village.

Mr. Vitkauskas started his own business, Creative Impressions, about 15 years ago, and did design work for books, magazines and such businesses as Roy Rogers restaurants. He had previously worked for Waverly Press.

The Baltimore native was a 1970 graduate of St. Martin's High School and studied singing at the Peabody Institute. He was a choreographer, teacher and dance group leader in local and national Lithuanian dance organizations.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Vitkauskas will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Alphonsus Church, Saratoga Street and Park Avenue.

He is survived by his parents, Stasys and Brone Vitkauskas, both of Mililani, Hawaii; two sisters, Irene Galeckas of Baltimore and Nijole Vitkauskas of Owings Mills; and four brothers, Vytautas Vitkauskas of Jacksonville, N.C., Edvardas Vitkauskas of Glen Burnie, Rimantas Vitkauskas of Mililani and Richardas Vitkauskas of Baltimore.

William G. Eaton

English, drama teacher

William G. Eaton, who taught English and drama in Carroll County schools for 41 years, died Monday of cancer at his home in Westminster. He was 86.

For 38 years, he taught at Westminster High School from which he retired in 1971. One of his students was Ernest Thompson, who wrote the novel, "On Golden Pond," that was made into a hit movie.

Mr. Eaton directed plays at the high school, and at Grace Lutheran Church. He also directed the Westminster Bi-Centennial play.

A native of Centreville, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1930 from Western Maryland College and, later, a master's degree from Columbia University.

He was a member of Kiwanis and was active in the Carroll County branch of the American Heart Association.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster, where he was on the church council, the scholarship committee, and Lutheran Men of Carroll County.

A memorial service was set for 3 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St.

He is survived by a sister, Henrietta Eaton Miller of Wilmington, Del.; a nephew; and three nieces.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church scholarship fund.

Charles E. Little Sr., 71, a retired civilian personnel officer for the Army and the Department of Defense, died Tuesday at a Richmond, Va., hospital of complications of a stroke. He lived in White Stone, Va.

A memorial service for Mr. Little, who was born in Baltimore and raised in Laurel, was set for 2 p.m. today at Grace Episcopal

Church in Kilmarnock, Va.

His wife, the former Jane Virginia Wenzel, died in 1988. He is survived by a son, Charles E. Little Jr. of Frederick; two daughters, Sue L. Chamberlin of Dover, Pa., and Cindy L. Barksdale of Fairborn, Ohio; a sister, Lena Mouser of Williamsburg, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

Nina A. Shoumatoff, 77, who fled the Russian Revolution with her family, which settled in Baltimore in the 1920s, died March 26 of heart failure at her home in Bedford, N.Y.

The former Nina Tatiana Adamovitch married Nicholas Shoumatoff in 1941, and, in 1946, they moved to Bedford, where a memorial service for Mrs. Shoumatoff was set for today.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Nicholas A. Shoumatoff of Warsaw, Poland, and Alexander Shoumatoff of Keene, N.Y.; a daughter, Antonia Shoumatoff Foster of Amenia, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.

Mathilde W. Prestwidge, 84, who retired about 20 years ago after 38 years in the Baltimore school system, died April 13 after a heart attack at her home in Ashburton.

A memorial service for the former Mathilde Washington, a native of Baltimore, was set for 10 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues, where she was a life member and former Sunday School superintendent.

The widow of Herbert S. Prestwidge is survived by a sister, Harriett V. Washington of Baltimore; a nephew; and many nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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