Stephen M. Grochowski, mechanicStephen M. Grochowski, a...


Stephen M. Grochowski, mechanic

Stephen M. Grochowski, a retired mechanic, died Friday of complications of a heart condition at his Queenstown home. He was 78.

Mr. Grochowski retired in 1975 from Lever Brothers' Holabird Avenue plant where he had been employed for 40 years. He lived on Dillon Street in Canton most of his life and moved to Queenstown three years ago after his home was destroyed in a " fire.

He was educated at St. Brigid's parochial school and a vocational school.

During World War II, he served with the Army in Europe as a cook and was discharged in 1947 with the rank of sergeant.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Ellwood Avenue and Hudson Street.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Marie A. Zellinger; two sons, Stephen J. Grochowski of Carney and Michael W. Grochowski of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Elizabeth Pelczar of Queenstown; a brother, Walter Grochowski of Dundalk; a sister, Helen Kazak of Ellicott City; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph A. Brunner, BGE employee, volunteer

Joseph A. Brunner, a retired customer relations worker for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. who was active in community and volunteer work, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Nursing Center of heart failure. He was 84 and had lived in Northeast and North Baltimore and the Towson area for many years.

Mr. Brunner was a founder of the Rodgers Forge Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and a volunteer at the Red Cross, St. Joseph Medical Center and Stella Maris Hospice.

The Baltimore native, who graduated from Polytechnic Institute, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Order of Alhambra.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5500 York Road in Govans.

His wife, the former Clara C. Baker, died in 1987.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Belle Flanagan of Crossville, Tenn., and Paula B. Sullivan of Houston; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Omer Patrick Kelly, 80, an electrical contractor and former professional hockey player, died Sept. 15 at St. Joseph Medical Center of complications from congestive heart failure.

A Mass of Christian burial for the Bel Air resident was offered Sept. 18.

He is survived by his wife, the former Edythe Cavell Agnor; three sons, Michael J. Kelly of Timonium, David A. Kelly of Elkton and Stephen G. Kelly of Columbia; a daughter, Karen K. Webster of Felton, Pa.; a sister, Josephine Hawker of Toronto; and six grandchildren.

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