Charlotte MonaghanBuilding firm treasurerCharlotte Frances McGuirk Monaghan,...


Charlotte Monaghan

Building firm treasurer

Charlotte Frances McGuirk Monaghan, who was one of only three civilians to be awarded the Maryland Meritorious Service Medal by the Maryland National Guard, died Saturday of cancer at her Newfield Road home in Edmondson Heights. She was 52.

At her death, Mrs. Monaghan was secretary and treasurer of American Building Contractors Inc., a North Charles Street general contracting firm where she had worked since 1990. Earlier, she had worked for the Building Congress and Exchange, one of the nation's oldest construction associations.

In 1994, Maryland National Guard Adjutant Gen. James F. Fretterd presented her with the award, recognizing her volunteer service to the 121st Engineer Battalion, the largest in the state.

"She did everything from making up programs to handling all the computer work and a variety of other clerical duties," said her brother, Ronald C. McGuirk of Glen Burnie.

The former Charlotte Frances McGuirk was born and raised in Green Haven in Anne Arundel County. She was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Annapolis.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, U.S. 40 at St. Agnes Lane in Catonsville, where she was a communicant.

Other survivors include her husband of 29 years, James M. Monaghan; two daughters, Kathleen Erin Monaghan and Kerry Colleen Monaghan, both of Edmondson Heights; and many nieces and nephews.

Elmer O. Jones Jr.

Former Rock Hall mayor

Elmer O. Jones Jr., a retired rural mail carrier and former mayor of Rock Hall in Kent County, died Sunday of heart failure at his Rock Hall home. He was 65.

Mr. Jones retired in 1986 after delivering mail in the Rock Hall area for many years.

He had been active in Democratic politics since 1956, and was elected mayor three times in the years between 1973 and 1987. He had also served on the Town Council for nine years, and was a former president of the Maryland Municipal League.

Born in Chestertown but raised in Rock Hall, he was a member of the Parish Council and a lector at St. John's Roman Catholic Church.

The former president of Rock Hall Lions Club also served for many years as a member of Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Jones is to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn L. Pardee; two daughters, Connie Brinkley and Becky Jensen, both of Rock Hall; a son, Donald B. Jones of Pasadena; a sister, Roselma Jayne of Rock Hall; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Sister Mary Waltrudis

Nun, housekeeper

Sister Mary Waltrudis, a housekeeper and cook for School Sisters of Notre Dame for about 40 years, died Sunday of heart failure at the Health Center at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of her order. She was 77.

Sister Mary suffered from diabetes and had a leg amputated in the early 1980s. After recovering, she returned to work at the Institute of Notre Dame for two years. Her second amputation occurred when she was a resident at Villa Assumpta.

"She was patient, patient," said Sister Caroleen, coordinator of pastoral services at Villa Assumpta. "She had a very difficult life and she was an inspiration to all."

Sister Mary was born Johanna Podesla in Rovensko, Slovakia. Around the time she was 12, she and her family immigrated to the United States. She entered School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1937, and professed her vows in 1940.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel at Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

Sister Mary is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the retirement fund of School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21212.

Charlotte Kopp Davey


Charlotte Kopp Davey, a homemaker, died Saturday of heart failure at her Baynesville residence. She was 77.

The former Charlotte Kopp was raised on Luzerne Avenue and was a 1935 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame. She was employed as a clerk for 10 years for J. F. Grottendick & Sons until her 1946 marriage to John J. Davey, a warehouseman for Calvert Drug Co., who died in 1982.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Mary C. Layton of Lutherville; two sons, Michael J. Davey of Reisterstown and Thomas J. Davey of Baynesville; two sisters, Minna Knighton of Tolchester and Marie Kopp of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21286.

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