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Ricardo 'Rick' Subrizi, 68, beer seller, firefighter

Ricardo "Rick" Subrizi, a retired beer salesman and an auxiliary police officer and volunteer firefighter, died Dec. 3 of congestive heart failure at his Sykesville home. He was 68.

He retired this year from Larkin Wholesale Co. in Hagerstown, where he had been a beer salesman for many years.

The former Hyattsville resident, who moved to Carroll County in 1982, was a founder of and captain in the Sykesville Police Department's auxiliary division. He was a member of Carroll County Fire Police, which helps firefighters and directs traffic at fires, and a volunteer firefighter with the Freedom District Fire Department, which named him Fireperson of the Year in 1994.

Mr. Subrizi was born in New York City and attended public schools there. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1952.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Sons of Italy and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Sykesville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Anne Weidner; two sons, Anthony Subrizi of Bel Air and Robert Subrizi of Chevy Chase; a brother, Michael Subrizi, and a sister, Teresa Commisso, both of New York City; and two grandchildren.

Ann F. Moment, 83, homemaker, volunteer

Ann F. Moment, a homemaker and volunteer, died Dec. 1 of heart failure at her daughter's home in Madison, Wis. She was 83.

A former longtime Govans resident who moved to Wisconsin in 1996, Mrs. Moment had been a volunteer with the American Field Service and Baltimore Head Start Program and in city school libraries. She also volunteered at Epiphany House, an assisted living community for senior citizens.

The former Ann Faben was born in Chicago and raised in Toledo, Ohio. In 1937, she earned a bachelor's degree from Goucher College and married Gairdner B. Moment.

Early in their marriage, she assisted her husband, who was a professor of biology at Goucher, with his research. Both were active in the civil rights movement and participated in the 1963 March on Washington.

Mr. Moment died in 1990.

Mrs. Moment was a longtime parishioner at Govans-Boundary United Methodist Church, where she was a Scripture reader. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters of Central Maryland, the Welsh Society of Baltimore and the Iris Society.

Plans for a memorial service in Baltimore are incomplete.

She is survived by a son, Charles G. Moment of Ellicott City; three daughters, Sarah G. M. Atis and Ann R. Combs, both of Madison, and Jane M. Jordan of Agoura Hills, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

Theodore G. Hart, 78, founded real estate firm

Theodore G. Hart, founder and president of a real estate and property management firm, died Dec. 3 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Mayfield in Northeast Baltimore. He was 78.

He founded T. G. Hart & Co. in Baltimore and ran it for 55 years. He sold the firm last year.

Known as Ted, the lifelong Mayfield resident graduated from City College and attended Loyola College. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was a drummer in a dance band that he had organized.

Mr. Hart was an avid golfer and waterfowl hunter. He was a member of the Wiltondale Gun Club and the Maryland Golf and Country Club.

He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 3615 Harford Road, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Terry Simmeth; two daughters, Patricia Patton and Kathleen Hart, both of Baltimore; a brother, Dr. Vernon T. Hart of Bel Air; a stepson, Mark Ward of Bel Air; two stepdaughters, Carron McDonough of Forest Hill and Katherine Bull of Bel Air; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Elizabeth Smith, 84, bridge enthusiast

Elizabeth Smith, a bridge enthusiast and longtime resident of Bolton Hill who fought to preserve her neighborhood's status as an historic district, died Dec. 2 of respiratory complications at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 84.

Born Mary Elizabeth Cowan in Nashville, Tenn., she moved to Baltimore at age 18, when she began working at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. during World War II. In 1944, she married Robert Henry Smith and they moved to Bolton Hill, where she co-founded the Mount Royal Improvement Association.

Mrs. Smith, known to friends as Ditty, was also active in bridge groups in Roland Park, Homeland and Ferndale. She belonged to the Colonial Dames and the Three Arts Club, and assisted families in genealogical research at the Maryland Historical Society.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Episcopal Church, Lafayette Avenue and Bolton Street.

Mrs. Smith's husband died in 1972. She is survived by a son, R. Bruce Smith of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Bernice Mae Ostrowski, 82, Severn homemaker

Bernice Mae Ostrowski, a homemaker, died Friday of congestive heart failure at her Severn home. She was 82.

Mrs. Ostrowski had been a resident of Severn since 1982. She previously resided in Beltsville.

The former Bernice M. Minter was born in Williamson, Ga., and graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, Ga.

In 1938, she married Casimir J. Ostrowski, a career Navy mechanical engineer.

During World War II, Mrs. Ostrowski worked at the Electric Boat plant in New London, Conn.

Services are private.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Joseph Ostrowski of Dunkirk; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 12/10/98

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