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Godfrey F. Funk

Insurance agent

Godfrey F. Funk, a retired State Farm Insurance agent in Catonsville, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Catonsville. He was 69.

He retired about a year ago from the insurance business he started in 1955.

A native of the Govans area, he graduated from Towson Catholic High School. He served in the Navy during World War II and graduated from Loyola College in 1949.

He coached baseball and football teams in youth sports programs in Catonsville for many years.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, St. Agnes Lane and Baltimore National Pike.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Murphy; six sons, Paul D. Funk of Reisterstown, Lawrence G. Funk of Lutherville, William G. Funk of Ellicott City, and James F., Robert L. and Thomas F. Funk, all of Catonsville; three daughters, Carol Ann Porter of Ellicott City, Margaret C. McAvan of Bel Air and Mary Ellen Sturgeon of Seattle; a brother, Charles F. Funk of Baltimore; and 16 grandchildren. Veronica A. Fick, a sales clerk, died of cancer Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 46 and lived in Towson.

She had worked for nearly four years at Studio 121, a women's clothing section in Nordstrom department store.

She was a member of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

She was born Veronica A. Sobol in Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School and the Juliet Gibson School in Washington.

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

She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Fick Jr.; two sons, James J. and J. Patrick Fick; and two daughters, Kelly A. and Megan Fick, all of Towson; her mother, Hilda Fallon of Baltimore; two sisters, Sharon Boettinger of Monrovia and Catherine Austin of Columbia; and two brothers, James W. Sobol and Jay Farley, both of Baltimore.

Robert F. Morris


Robert F. Morris, a retired engineer, died Tuesday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 79 and lived in Severna Park.

He retired in 1981 from the Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. He had begun working for the company in 1948 in his native Pittsburgh and came to the Baltimore area in 1954, settling first in Glen Burnie.

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Wagner; two sons, Robert James Morris of Ashburn, Va., and Richard K. Morris of Arnold; a daughter, Suzanne Morris Heany of Severna Park; a brother, Richard Morris of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Loretta Gerst of Venetia, Pa., and Harriet M. Dryden of Severna Park; and three grandchildren.

Lillian M. Kirby

Bookstore manager

Lillian M. Kirby, retired manager of the bookstore at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Sunday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 88 and lived in Rodgers Forge.

The former Lillian Mary Carson retired 10 years ago after 35 years at the bookstore, where she helped doctors and hospitals around the world locate rare medical books. After retiring, she was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in the Towson area for about five years.

The Baltimore native was educated in the public schools.

Services for Mrs. Kirby were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Her husband, Edwin J. Kirby, died in 1967. She is survived by a son, Edwin J. Kirby Jr. of Lutherville; four granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.

The Rev. John T. Quinn, M.M. , 66, who had been a missionary in Africa, died Saturday of heart failure at the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers headquarters in Maryknoll, N.Y.

Father Quinn worked at Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn for about six years before entering the priesthood in 1965. A Mass of Christian burial for the native of Mahanoy City, Pa., was to be offered today in a chapel at Maryknoll headquarters.

He is survived by two brothers, Joseph Quinn of Baltimore and Charles Quinn of State College, Pa.

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