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Alice Maureen Mudd

Tax preparer

Alice Maureen Mudd, a tax preparer who had been active in Republican politics and charitable work, died Thursday at her Towson home of cancer. She was 68.

Mrs. Mudd began working during the tax season in the H&R; Block office in Parkville in 1985 and continued each year until last spring.

She had been a volunteer with the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Red Cross blood drives at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Her political activities included service for many years as a Republican election judge and working in her husband's unsuccessful campaigns for Baltimore County state's attorney in and for the 2nd District congressional seat in 1968.

She was born Alice Maureen O'Toole in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Baltimore to attend the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She graduated from Notre Dame as a chemistry major in 1949. She met John E. Mudd, when he was her blind date at her senior prom. They were married the next year and settled in Rodgers Forge. They moved to Towson in 1957.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 3 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mary Ann Connelly of Baltimore and Susan Elizabeth Mudd-Gill, Patricia Ellen Mudd and Amy Maureen Mudd, all of Towson; three sons, John Edward Mudd Jr. of Secretary, Daniel Joseph Mudd of Burbank, Calif., and Thomas Richard Mudd of Fitchburg, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Dr. Anthony F. A. Stedem Jr., a consultant to the Social Security Administration and a retired psychiatrist, died Thursday cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 75 and lived in the Washington Apartments.

Dr. Stedem retired from his practice in 1982 and has been a consultant to the SSA for the past 10 years.

He had been an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins medical school and taught residents at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, and taught at Phipps Clinic at Hopkins.

He served on the board of the Baltimore County Medical Society and in the House of Delegates of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.

Born in Evanston, Ill., and raised in several cities, Dr. Stedem graduated from Loyola High School and Loyola College, and completed his medical studies at the University of Maryland in 1945.

He served an internship at Mercy Hospital, now Mercy Medical Center, was an officer in the Army Medical Corps and a resident in psychiatry at the Perry Point Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Stedem taught courses on the Bible at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for the Catholic Evidence League and at the Newman Center, 7909 York Road in Towson, where a memorial service was to be held at 2 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Doris "Pat" Murphy; a son, Anthony F. A. Stedem III of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Gretchen "Tooey" Stedem Kimmel of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.


Walter S. Smith

Electrical contractor

Walter S. Smith, a retired mechanical and electrical contractor, died Tuesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack. He was 87 and lived in Towson.

Mr. Smith had been in business from 1948 until he retired in 1980. He was a former president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Maryland.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a member of the Waverly Lodge of the Masons for 50 years and belonged to the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple, where he was honorary commodore of the yacht club and a member of the 100 Club. He also was a member of the Baltimore Yacht Club.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Grace English Lutheran Church, 8601 Valleyfield Road in Lutherville.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 69 years, the former Margaret B. Frazier; two daughters, Elva Mae Lloyd of Arnold and Jacqueline Washburn of Lutherville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Constance D. Floyd, who did office work in the Boston area before moving to Baltimore in 1987, died July 11 of lung disease at her Perry Hall home. She was 74.

She was born Constance Dennison in Wollaston, Mass., and graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1940. She was a nurse's aide at a Boston veterans hospital during World War II and worked for several companies before retiring from the Howard Johnson Co.

A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m. today at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, Elwood Avenue and Hudson Street in Baltimore.

She is survived by her son, Steven Floyd of Perry Hall; and two grandchildren.

Joann Lyon-Weiss, a Baltimore native and former United Nations employee, died June 24 of heart disease in Jerusalem. She was 44.

She had lived in Israel since 1987, first in Nahariya and then in the settlement of Shelomi near the Lebanese border. Until last year, she was on the staff of the morale and recreation facility at the U.N. Station in Nahariya.

A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m. today at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road in Garrison. Burial services were held June 28 in Shelomi.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Alan Weiss of Shelomi; two sons, Jesse Bentley Lyon of Annapolis and Lev Raphael Edward Lyon-Weiss of Shelomi; two daughters, Shekina Halo Lyon-Weiss and Sinai Candelaria Lyon-Weiss, both of Shelomi; her parents, Robert B. and JoAnn Lyon, of Purcellville, Va.; two brothers, Robert B. Lyon Jr. of Annapolis and William F. Lyon of Baltimore; and a sister, Sarah Lyon Jensen of Ben Avon, Pa.

Evelyn Louisa Ehlers

Baltimore resident

Evelyn Louisa Ehlers, who came to Baltimore from Wittman on the Eastern Shore as a young woman, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Wesley Home in Baltimore where she had lived since 1980. She was 96.

She had lived in many areas in North Baltimore and for a short time in Philadelphia after her marriage in 1921 to Arthur H. Ehlers Sr. Mr. Ehlers, who became the first general manager of the major league Orioles, died in 1977.

Services for the former Evelyn Louisa Harrison were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by a son, Arthur H. Ehlers Jr. of Silver Spring; and two grandchildren.

Haines B. Felter

Memorial service

A memorial service for Haines B. Felter, who was a highway engineer, bridge player and statistician, was planned for 11 a.m. today at Broadmead, the Cockeysville retirement community at 13801 York Road.

Mr. Felter, 86, died July 5 of congestive heart failure at Broadmead.

Samuel Banks

Services correction

The memorial service for noted Baltimore City educator Samuel L. Banks will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Murphy Fine Arts Auditorium at Morgan State University.

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