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Eva R. Davis, 73, customs service employee

Eva R. Davis, a retired U.S. Customs Service employee, died September 14 of spinal cancer at her Parkville residence. She was 73.

Mrs. Davis retired in 1977 as chief of the administrative service branch in the logistics management division, ending a 32-year career. During World War II, she was a civilian employee of the Navy.

After retiring, she was a volunteer at Essex Community College, managing the office of the school's cable television station and doing administrative work at the Cockpit in the Court Theater.

The former Eva Roberts was born and raised in Waverly and was a 1940 graduate of Eastern High School.

Her husband, Laourice C. Davis, whom she married in 1949, died in 1966.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Humanity and Arts Building, Essex Community College, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Essex.

She is survived by a son, Charles A. Davis Sr. of Hampstead; two daughters, Sarah D. Ramsey of Middle River and Barbara Cossentino of Reading, Pa.; a sister, Elizabeth Nagle of Catonsville; and three grandchildren.

John D. Graefe Sr., 81, pipefitter

John D. Graefe Sr., a retired pipefitter, died Wednesday at the North Arundel Hospital after several strokes. He was 81 and had lived in Glen Burnie for about 50 years.

Mr. Graefe, a Baltimore native, retired in 1968 after 20 years with Harbison Walker Refractories, a fire brick company.

His first wife, the former Vira Burroughs, died in 1961.

Services for Mr. Graefe will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 308 Oak Manor Drive in Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna E. Upton; two sons, John D. Graefe Jr. and Frederick R. Graefe; a daughter, Ruth A. Bird; a sister, Rose Robinson; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. All are of Glen Burnie.

Joseph M. McShea, 59, mathematics teacher

Joseph M. McShea, 59, a Bel Air resident who taught mathematics in Baltimore County high schools for 30 years, died Monday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice.

Services for Mr. McShea were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Eleanor Ann Shane; four sons, Michael McShea of Bel Air, Matthew McShea of Fairfax, Va., Joseph McShea of Rockville and Patrick McShea of Crofton; two brothers, Michael McShea of Mount Laurel, N.J., and Henry McShea Jr. of Parkville; four sisters, Eileen Wylie of West Chester, Pa., Mary McShea of Carlisle, Pa., Jeannette Koniewicz of Pottstown, Pa., and Patricia Lamb of Coatesville, Pa; and two grandsons.

Betty Gwendolyn Moore, retired nurse

Betty Gwendolyn Moore, 68, a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday at St. Agnes Hospital of complications from injuries from a fall.

A Mass of Christian burial for the longtime resident of Charles County was offered yesterday.

She is survived by her husband, William H. Moore of Nanjemoy; four daughters, Renee M. Jacobs of Culpepper, Va., Lorri P. Mardaga of Baltimore, Sandra L. Burr of Frederick and Kimberly A. Harley of King George, Va.; four sons, Chip Moore of Indian Head and Keith A., Michael M. and Patrick N. Moore, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Jewel Forsht of Temple Hills, Anita Aldred of Manassas, Va., and Mary Lou Struttman of Melbourne Beach, Fla..

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