Denise C. DavisLegal secretaryDenise C. Davis, a...


Denise C. Davis

Legal secretary

Denise C. Davis, a former legal secretary and retired building manager who wrote poetry, died June 14 of cancer at her Northeast Baltimore home.

Mrs. Davis, who was 39, worked about six years for the Himmelrich Associates real estate business. From 1981 to 1986, she was a legal secretary for the law firm of Weinberg and Green and then for two years for Sandbower, Gabler and O'Shaughnessy.

She wrote many poems, including one in 1992 after her illness had been diagnosed, titled, "I'm Sorry I Can't Have Christmas With You, Cancer." Her poem concluded, "Maybe I'll see you next year. MAYBE NOT!"

She was a member of the Baltimore Cancer Support Group.

Born in Fort Ord, Calif., while her father was serving in the Army, she was raised in Japan, Germany, Texas and Pennsylvania before coming to the Baltimore area with her family. She was a 1973 graduate of Bowie High School.

At St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, she served on the Parish Council and was an alto in the gospel choir.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11:11 a.m. today at St. Matthew's Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue. The time of the Mass commemorates her marriage at 1:11 p.m. May 11, 1991, to Raymond Allan Davis, Sr., an ironworker.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter from an earlier marriage, Angela M. Ramos of Baltimore; a stepson, Raymond Allan Davis Jr. of Jarrettsville; two stepdaughters, Lisa Davis and Tracy Davis, both of Jarrettsville; her parents, Milbourne E. McGrath of Bradenton, Fla., and Theresa F. Hrivnak of Bowie; a brother, Michael McGrath of San Diego, Calif.; and a sister, Debbie Lowe of Gaithersburg.

Douglas P. Jarosinski, president of D & I Mechanical Contractors Inc., was killed Tuesday when the truck he was driving collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Benfield Boulevard and Najoles Road in Millersville.

Mr. Jarosinski, 44, of Pasadena was president of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning business that he established in 1991 with his wife, the former Donna Marie Young, whom he married in 1990.

Mr. Jarosinski began a plumbing apprenticeship in 1969 when he went to work for Poole & Kent Co., and became a master plumber in 1974. From 1977 to 1982, he operated his firm, D. P. Jarosinski Co. in Charles Village, until he closed the business and went to work for several area general contracting firms.

"He was a free spirit who was a perfectionist in his work," said a brother, George Jarosinski of Towson. "He gulped life, lived hard and fast and never looked back and seldom worried about tomorrow," the brother said.

"He was so generous of his time that he'd do anything that anyone asked him to do," said another brother, Gregory Jarosinski of Ellicott City.

He was a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and cooking Tex-Mex cuisine for his friends and family.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville and Homeland, Mr. Jarosinski was a 1969 graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Arrangements for a memorial service at Severna Park United Methodist Church were incomplete.

Other survivors include a son, Douglas P. Jarosinski Jr. of Pasadena; two daughters, Danielle and Kimberly Jarosinski, both Timonium; three other brothers, Gerard J. Jarosinski Jr. of Philadelphia, David Jarosinski of Hunt Valley and Patrick Jarosinski of Rodgers Forge; two sisters, Rosemarie Murphy of Ellicott City and Mary Carol Lamdin of Hunt Valley; and his parents, Patricia M. and Gerard J. Jarosinski Sr. of Sparks.

Gerard J. Martin, retired director of passenger sales for American Airlines, died June 15 of heart failure at his Annapolis residence. He was 74.

Mr. Martin, formerly of Cockeysville, retired in 1983 from the airline where he began his career in sales in 1944. He came to Baltimore in the early 1950s after working in Washington, Philadelphia and Richmond, Va.

At his retirement, he was vice president of passenger sales for the Maryland region, based at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

In 1989, he became the first American elected honorary president of the Association Internationale des Skal Clubs, an international organization of world tourism professionals. He was president of the group from 1983 to 1984.

Born and raised in Annapolis, he was a 1937 graduate of Annapolis High School. After attending St. John's College, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1942 from the University of Maryland College Park. During World War II, he was a field representative for the War Labor Board.

He enjoyed photography, computers and travel.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

He is survived by two brothers, Joseph F. Martin Sr. of Annapolis and John F. Martin Jr. of Alpharetta, Ga.; a sister, Louise Martin Deale of Annapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Anne Arundel Center, Franklin and Cathedral streets, Annapolis 21401.

A memorial service for June M. Plitt, a retired Maryland Employment and Social Services supervisor who died May 30, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.

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