Donald A. Rutkowski, 44, Towson nativeDonald A....


Donald A. Rutkowski, 44, Towson native

Donald A. Rutkowski, a Towson native, died of a gunshot wound Nov. 13 after an argument in Key West, Fla., where he resided. He was 44.

Mr. Rutkowski received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola College in 1974, then played professional lacrosse in Canada from 1974 to 1975. He joined the Navy in 1976 and was discharged the next year.

He moved to Florida in 1981 and worked at several marinas.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

He is survived by his parents, Albert J. and Naomi Rutkowski, both of Towson; and three sisters, Lynn Rutkowski of Philadelphia, Judith Rutkowski of Allentown, Pa., and Jacqueline Whiteley of Hunt Valley.

Joseph J. Zeren, 86, Eastmet official

Joseph J. Zeren, a retired vice president and chief financial officer of Eastmet Corp., died of heart failure Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 86.

In 1948, he went to work for Eastmet, the holding company for Eastern Stainless Steel Corp., Industrial Services Company of Boston.

The native of Canton, Ohio, graduated from Duke University with a degree in accounting in the 1930s. In 1939, he moved to Towson, where he was an accountant.

Services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lilli Turk, whom he married in 1939; three sons, Richard W. Zeren of Menlo Park, Calif., John C. Zeren of Annapolis and Karl J. Zeren of Towson; a brother, William J. Zeren of Canton; a sister, Adele Luchitz of Canton; and six grandchildren.

Jeanette Eleanore Holmes, 79, Social Security worker

Jeanette Eleanore Holmes, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died of heart failure Nov. 9 at Deaton Specialty Hospital. She was 79 and lived in West Baltimore.

Born Jeanette Brogden in Philadelphia, she moved to Baltimore with her parents as a child and graduated from Douglass High School in 1936. The next year, she married Woodrow Holmes, who died in 1990.

In the early 1950s, she went to work for SSA in Woodlawn as a claims adjuster. She retired in 1980.

She was a member of Falls Road AME Church in Woodlawn.

Services were Nov. 12.

She is survived by three sons, Woodrow Holmes Jr. of Howell, N.J., Melvin Holmes of Pikesville and Stanley Holmes of Glenn Dale; two daughters, Barbara Greene of Montclair, N.J., and Yvonne Riggs of Owings Mills; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Beulah Pinkney, 83, homemaker, saleswoman

Beulah Pinkney, a lifelong Baltimorean, died of cancer Nov. 12 at Harbor Hospital Center. The Cherry Hill resident was 83.

Born Beulah Rice, she graduated from Douglass High School in 1932 and attended Morgan State College. She worked on the assembly line at Glenn L. Martin Co. during World War II. She was later a homemaker and then a saleswoman at several stores until she retired in 1979.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday at St. Veronica Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Willard Pinkney Jr., whom she married in 1938; two sons, Michael Pinkney and Thomas Pinkney; four daughters, Dolores Lomax, Elizabeth Harris, Patricia Gaither and Michele Kelly; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 11/20/97

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