Nancy V. Klotz, 26, Filterite Co. employeeServices...

Nancy V. Klotz, 26, Filterite Co. employee

Services were held Tuesday for Nancy V. Klotz, a Baltimore native who was devoted to her children, according to family and friends. She died Friday at her South Baltimore home. She was 26.


Mrs. Klotz, who was fatally stabbed, graduated from Patterson High School in 1987 and had worked at Filterite Co. in Timonium since then.

She is survived by two sons, Ryan and Brandon Hicks; her husband, Kenneth Klotz; her mother, Betty Schultz; her father, William Lewis; and a brother, Frank Lewis. All are of Baltimore.


Helen I. Dewling, a retired Baltimore City public school principal, died of a heart attack Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 94 and had lived at Roland Park Place since 1984.

Miss Dewling, who formerly lived near Windsor Hills, began her career in the school system as a teacher in 1925 and retired in 1969 as principal of Lyndhurst Elementary School at Edmondson Avenue and Wildwood Parkway.

The Baltimore native was educated in city schools and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a lifelong member of Light Street Presbyterian Church.

Services were held yesterday .

She is survived by a brother, William L. E. Dewling of Petersburg, Va.

Joyce J. Strader, 52, homemaker

Joyce J. Strader, a homemaker, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Curtis Bay. She was 52.


The former Joyce Reese was born and raised in South Baltimore and attended city schools.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd T. Strader, whom she married in 1960; a son, Floyd R. Strader of Baltimore; two daughters, Sharon L. Lane and Tammy Joe Strader, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Donald H. Cook and Robert J. Resse, both of Baltimore; three sisters, Beverly S. Russell of Marley, Jane C. Semone of Baltimore and Jessie M. Russell of Glen Burnie; and five grandchildren.

James Henry Smith, 62, Baltimore jazz enthusiast

James Henry Smith, a Baltimore native and jazz enthusiast, died Aug. 15 of sickle cell anemia at home in West Baltimore. He was 62.


The 1953 graduate of Douglass High School joined L. Gordon and Son Inc., a paper company, in the mid-1950s and retired in 1986.

He enjoyed dancing and had a large collection of jazz recordings, including many by Jimmy Smith, Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck.

He was divorced from the former Virginia Keeling, whom he married in 1956.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include a son, Gary Smith; a daughter, Robin Smith; two brothers, Samuel and Charles Smith; two sisters, Rose Cook and Mary Frances West; two grandsons; and a close companion, Linda Pryor. All are of Baltimore.

Pritz C. Robisin Jr., 35, horse handler at Pimlico


Pritz C. Robisin Jr., a horse handler at Pimlico Race Course for 10 years, died Saturday of undetermined causes while camping on the Eastern Shore. The North Baltimore resident was 35.

The Annapolis native lived in Ocala, Fla., before moving back to Maryland in 1984 and going to work at Pimlico, where was known as "Racetrack Pete." He left the racing industry in 1994 and worked as a masonry assistant for a home improvement company.

Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Northside Baptist Church, 1100 E. Northern Parkway.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy P. Robisin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and an uncle, Herbert O. Phillips Jr. of Severna Park.

Mary Eileen Conaway, 76, symphony, opera volunteer

Mary Eileen Conaway, a volunteer with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera Guild for many years, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Guilford residence. She was 76.


She was a trustee of the Lloyd E. Mitchell Trust, a charitable organization, and was active in many Baltimore cultural groups. She was a member of the Maryland Historical Society, the English Speaking Union, the Women's Civic League, the Three Arts Club of Homeland and the Rehoboth Beach and Baltimore country clubs.

A Baltimore native, the former Mary Eileen Mitchell was a graduate of Seton High School and attended the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

During World War II, she served as a SPAR with the Coast Guard and worked as a decoder. She was discharged at war's end with the rank of ensign.

In 1948, she married Howard Hammond Conaway Sr., a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman. He died in 1992.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today in the Lady Chapel of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

She is survived by a son, Howard H. Conaway Jr. of Baltimore; two daughters, Anne West Conaway of Owings Mills and Mary Mitchell Conaway of Stevenson; two sisters, Claire M. Hillary of Riderwood and Elizabeth M. Dugan of Ruxton; and three grandchildren.


Helene Lois Dubick, a Baltimore native who designed and exhibited custom jewelry, died Monday of cancer. She was 46 and lived in Pawley's Island, S.C.

She graduated from Western High School in 1967 and the University of Maryland in 1971. She received a master's degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1973.

In 1991, she began designing jewelry. She exhibited her works mostly in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

She is survived by her parents, Isidore and Ida Dubick of Baltimore; a brother, Marc Dubick of Lexington, Ky.; two nephews; and two nieces.

Pub Date: 8/22/96