Charles E. Kitting, 81, Baltimore Sun truck...


Charles E. Kitting, 81, Baltimore Sun truck driver

Charles E. Kitting, a retired truck driver for The Baltimore Sun, died Monday of emphysema at Harbor Hospital Center. He was 81 and lived in Hanover.

Mr. Kitting joined the publishing company as a chauffeur in 1950 and later drove newspaper delivery trucks throughout Maryland. The former South Baltimore resident retired in 1980.

Born in Lewistown, Pa., where he was educated, he came to Baltimore in the early 1930s.

He served in the Army during World War II.

At his request, no services will be held.

Mr. Kitting is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Wanda Wagner; a son, Raymond M. Kitting of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; five daughters, Sara Siebor of Baltimore, Kay Ray of Ortanna, Pa., Charlene Swedenjelm of Tamarac, Fla., Polly Bingel of Hanover and Brenda Dirella of Brooklyn Park; four brothers, Kenny Kitting of Windber, Pa., Harry Kitting of Long Branch, N.J., David Kitting of Lewistown and Bill Kitting of Pennsylvania; a sister, Esther Packer of Lewistown; 17 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

Harvey E. Russell, 64, service station owner

Harvey E. Russell, who had owned two service stations in Baltimore County, died Friday of cancer at Fallston General Hospital. He was 64.

The Garrison native acquired a Sinclair station at Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue in 1963, operating it until 1972, when he opened a service station at Harford Road and Sunshine Avenue in Fork. He ran that business until he retired in 1988.

In 1956, he married Geraldine B. Andrews and they lived for many years in Joppa. They moved to Rotonda West, Fla., in 1992.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Russell is survived by three sons, Kenneth E. Russell of Edgewood, Marc D. Russell of Forest Hill and Robert H. Russell of Joppa; a daughter, Diana L. Sheppard of Joppa; a sister, Peggy Joan Ruppert of Rotonda West and Chester; a brother, Charles A. Russell Jr. of Easton; and seven grandchildren.

Louise S. Stein, 68, nurse, owned party supply store

Louise S. Stein, a former Baltimorean and retired registered nurse who had owned a party supply store, died in her sleep March 3 at home in Orlando, Fla., where she had lived since 1991. She was 68.

During the 1960s, the former Bolton Hill resident opened Party People in the Village of Cross Keys. The business moved to Towson in 1977 and closed in the early 1980s.

After earning a nursing degree in 1952 from the Hospital for the Women of Maryland, she worked there as an obstetrics nurse.

The former Louise Shafer, who was born in Bolton Hill, married Richard N. Stein Sr. in 1957.

She was a member of Memorial Episcopal Church, Bolton Street and Lafayette Avenue, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stein is survived by a son, Richard N. Stein Jr. of Green Bay, Wis.; a daughter, Susanna Stull of Winter Park, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Frances V. Knight, 53, worked in corrections

Frances V. Knight, a Baltimore native who worked in the state's correctional system, died Saturday of heart failure at the Joseph Richey Hospice in West Baltimore. She was 53.

Since 1986, Mrs. Knight held several jobs in corrections, including a correctional officer at the Maryland Penitentiary, a classification counselor for the Harford County Sheriff's Department and an inmate activities coordinator at the Baltimore Women's Detention Center, from which she retired in 1997.

An East Baltimore resident, the former Frances Burney graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1963 and received an associate of arts degree from the former Community College of Baltimore in 1982.

Mrs. Knight earned a bachelor's degree from Sojourner-Douglass College in 1983 and took graduate classes at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Services are scheduled for 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church, 1263 E. North Ave.

She married Edward Jones in 1965; they divorced in 1970. She married Albert Wilson in 1972; they divorced in 1994.

She married Napoleon Knight in 1994, who survives her. Other survivors include four daughters, Kim Wilson, Chrystal Wilson and Heather Wilson, all of Baltimore, and Karen Middough of Oxon Hill; her mother, Louvenia V. Burney of Baltimore; a brother, Alex Tyler of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/10/99

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