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Elizabeth Foskey, 83, cosmetologist

Elizabeth Foskey, a cosmetologist who owned and operated a beauty salon for 50 years, died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Mount Washington. She was 83.

The longtime West Baltimore resident had owned Mozelle's Beauty Salon on Park Heights Avenue from the early 1960s until she retired in 1989. Earlier, the business had been at Cold Spring Lane and Dolfield Avenue. Today, family members operate Mozelle's.

A graduate of the Apex Beauty School, Mrs. Foskey had been president of the Maryland State Shop Owners Association for 16 years and a member of the Maryland State Beauty Culturist Association, the Masters Beauticians Association and the National Beauty Culturist League Inc.

The former Elizabeth Lacey was born in Meridian, Miss., and reared in Washington, Pa., where she graduated from high school.

Her 1931 marriage to Moses Smith ended in divorce.

In 1961, she married Ervin Foskey, a retired carpenter, who died last month.

Mrs. Foskey was a member of Union Memorial United Methodist Church, Warwick and Harlem avenues in West Baltimore, where she was active in the Women's Ministry and where services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by a son, Donald Smith of Baltimore; two daughters, Mozelle Banks of Baltimore and Delores Santos of Chicago; a brother, Frank Lacey of Atlanta; a sister, Helen Creech of Allison, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Edward B. Cagle, 92, Hochschild comptroller

Edward B. Cagle, retired comptroller of Hochschild Kohn department stores, died Sunday of complications of asthma at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 92.

Mr. Cagle, who served the stores for 25 years until he retired in 1973, guided its accounting department through the changeover from ledgers to modern business machines.

"He was a very competent man who had tremendous integrity," said retired Hochschild Kohn executive Walter Sondheim.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Cagle was a 1925 graduate of Baltimore City College and attended the University of Maryland. After passing the Certified Public Accounting examination, he joined the staff of a financial institution his family owned, Commercial Savings Bank, which had offices on Baltimore Street and on West North Avenue. It folded during the Depression in the 1930s.

Mr. Cagle then joined The Hub, a department store at Charles and Baltimore streets.

During World War II, he joined the Army in November 1943, served in the Pacific and was discharged in 1946 as a captain.

In 1941, he married Elizabeth Hill, a Baltimore artist who died in 1997.

In retirement, Mr. Cagle was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Services were conducted Tuesday.

He is survived by a son, Thomas L. Cagle of White Marsh; a daughter, Cornelia Cheney of Fallston; a sister, Rose Salner of Lutherville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Alice Marie Kachadourian, 89, rug dealer, singer

Alice Marie Kachadourian, who had owned the Jamgotch Company on Howard Street, an Oriental rugs dealer, died Sunday from complications of diabetes at her Baltimore residence. She was 89.

Mrs. Kachadourian lived above the business in the 700 block of N. Howard St. that dated to 1902 and closed two years ago.

The well-known company, whose quality rugs were highly prized, also had a rug-cleaning and repair plant on Fremont Avenue in West Baltimore.

The former Alice Marie Minor was born and reared in Forest Park and graduated from Forest Park High School. She studied opera at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and performed opera on WBFR-Radio in the 1930s.

In 1930, she married Harry Kachadourian. He and family members had purchased the rug business in the 1920s. Mrs. Kachadourian joined the firm as a saleswoman. After the death of her husband in 1990, she ran the firm until it closed.

She was a member of the Armenian Benevolent Association and the Armenian Church of Washington, and a volunteer for many years at Bon Secours Hospital.

She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday .

She is survived by a sister, Frances M. Pizza of Tarrytown, La.; and many nieces and nephews.

Florence L. Johnson, 92, dietitian, active in church

Florence Lucille Johnson, a former dietitian who was active in the affairs of Govans Presbyterian Church, died in her sleep Saturday at Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 92.

Mrs. Johnson, a Towson resident for more than 50 years, worked for several years during the late 1920s at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A native of Glen Ullin, N.D., the former Florence L. Waechter earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics at Battle Creek College in Michigan and did graduate work in the subject at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In addition to her church work, she had served as board president of the Towson Presbyterian Home.

In 1930, she married George A. Johnson, who died in 1988.

A memorial service was held Tuesday .

She is survived by a son, George H. Johnson of Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Karen Johnson Rock Kerchner of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; a sister, Doris W. Duffee of East Jewett, N.Y.; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Lucie Lee Kinsolving, 98, hospital volunteer director

Lucie Lee Kinsolving, a former Baltimorean who was director of volunteers at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, died in her sleep March 19 at a nursing home in Bridgeport, Conn. She was 98.

Miss Kinsolving, who was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Episcopal missionary parents, was a 1917 graduate of Oldfields School. At her death, she was the school's oldest living alumna.

She studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and was a Red Cross volunteer in Europe during World War II.

After the war, she joined Lenox Hill Hospital in 1945 and retired in 1960. She moved to Bridgeport several years ago.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

She is survived by four nephews, Les Kinsolving, a radio talk-show host, of Vienna, Va., Charles M. Kinsolving of New York City, Lucien Kinsolving of Connecticut and William L. Kinsolving of Bridgewater, Conn.


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