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Pheoria A. Chase, 40, custodian, Baltimore native

Pheoria A. Chase, a custodian and Baltimore native, died at St. Agnes Hospital on Saturday after choking on a piece of food. She was 40 and lived in Southwest Baltimore.

For the past two years, she worked at a custodial agency that cleaned businesses throughout the city.

Services are scheduled for 11: 30 a.m. today at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

She is survived by two daughters, Myelle Chase and Roxelle Chase; three brothers, Iran W. Chase, Greyling Chase and Vittorio Chase; and five sisters, Yvette Chase, Carol Chase, Melicia Chase, Vernicholette Chase and DonMarie Chase. All are of Baltimore.

Joseph H. Wagner, 76, owned appliance repair shop

Joseph H. Wagner, retired owner of a North Baltimore appliance repair shop, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of an aneurysm. The Hampden resident was 76.

The Baltimore native graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1939 and worked at appliance repair jobs until he opened Allied Appliance Repair Co. in Hampden in the mid-1960s. He retired in 1988.

Mr. Wagner was a private pilot and an amateur radio operator. He was a member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum for 25 years and supervised the rebuilding of many streetcars.

He married Selma Freedman in 1967. She died in 1992.

Services will be at 1 p.m. todayat Burgee Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.

He is survived by two stepsons, Les Caplan of Columbia and Howard Caplan of Hampstead.

Gloria B.C. Miller, 62, private duty, hospital nurse

Gloria Bernadine Chase Miller, a retired nurse, died of cancer Friday at Old Court Medical Center in Randallstown. The West Baltimore resident was 62.

A Baltimore native, the former Gloria Chase graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School in the 1950s and worked as a nurse, both in private duty and at several area hospitals. She retired in 1988.

She was a member Bethel AME Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave., where services are scheduled for noon today.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron Miller, whom she married in 1970; a son, Angelo Brown; a sister, Mary D. Morris; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore. Edward W. Rider, a retired salesman who was descended from the original settlers of Riderwood, died of heart failure Tuesday at Paoli (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. He was 76.

The resident of Berwyn, Pa., retired from Carborundum Grinding Wheel Manufacturers in 1985 after 30 years in sales.

Born in New London, Conn., he moved to Baltimore as a child. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Baltimore and served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a descendant of Edward Rider II, who settled the Baltimore County village, which became Rider's Switch in the late 1700s, then Sherwood and, in 1913, Riderwood.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered today in Berwyn.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Dorothy Evans; a son, Bryan Rider of Atlanta; a daughter, Nora Anne DiLemmo of West Norton, Pa.; a sister, Ann Canning of Westminster; and three grandchildren.

Charles F. Thomas, 61, Postal Service manager

Charles F. Thomas, a retired operations manager for the U.S. Postal Service, died of lung failure Sunday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Randallstown resident was 61.

He joined the Postal Service in 1961 and was operations manager at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport office when he retired in 1992.

The Baltimore native graduated from Douglass High School in 1954, attended Morgan State College and served in the Army from 1957 to 1959.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jesse Marie Sewell, whom he married in 1957; a son, Charles Frederick Thomas II of Owings Mills; a daughter, Freida Thomas of Randallstown; his father, Charles Henry Thomas of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 5/01/98

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