Martin Saia Jr., 51, brewer, dog loverMartin...


Martin Saia Jr., 51, brewer, dog lover

Martin Saia Jr., a retired brewer and dog lover, died Sunday of renal failure at Harbor Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 51.

Mr. Saia began his career in 1973 at the old National Brewing Co. facility in Lansdowne and remained there under its subsequent owners, Carling Brewing Co. and G. Heileman Brewing Co. He retired in 1996, the year that Heileman closed the brewery.

A South Baltimore native, Mr. Saia was a 1965 graduate of Southern High School and served with the Army in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Locust Point and the Gittings Pleasure Club. "He really enjoyed training his two schnauzers, Dashiele and Pepper," said his wife of 29 years, the former Margaret E. Buniff.

Services will be held at noon Friday at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

He is also survived by his father, Martin Saia Sr. of Glen Burnie, and a sister, Linda Schmidt of Pasadena.

John C. McManamy, 84, Union Carbide executive

John C. McManamy, a retired Union Carbide Corp. executive, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Oak Crest Village. He was 84.

Mr. McManamy retired in 1980 as financial control manager of the company's Battery Products Division, where he had worked for 34 years. Formerly of Ridgewood, N.J., he moved to the Parkville retirement community last year.

Born and raised in New York City, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from City College of New York and a master's in business from New York University. During World War II, he served with the Army Quartermaster Corps in the Pacific, attaining the rank of captain.

Mr. McManamy had been active in the Catholic community and chapel at Oak Crest Village.

He was married in 1950 to Alicia M. Holland, who died in April.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel at Oak Crest Village, 8800 Walther Blvd.

He is survived by four sons, John L. McManamy and Gerald M. McManamy, both of Newburyport, Mass., Robert A. McManamy of Chicago and Thomas J. McManamy of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Lorraine McManamy Seelaus of Clarksville; and 14 grandchildren.

Megan E. Looney, 21, Ocean City police officer

Megan E. Looney, an Ocean City police officer and volunteer firefighter, died Saturday of melanoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 21.

The Ocean City resident graduated in May from the Eastern Shore Police Academy in Salisbury, and had recently been appointed to the Ocean City Police Department as an officer. She was in her senior year at Salisbury State University, completing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

Earlier, she had worked for three years in the Ocean City Office of Public Safety as a dispatcher and as a seasonal police officer. Since 1992, she had been a member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company.

Born in Annapolis, she moved to Ocean City with her family in 1982. She was a 1996 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.

She was a communicant of Holy Savior Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by her parents, Denny and Terry Looney, and two sisters, Kimberly A. Looney and Tina M. Looney, all of Ocean City; her maternal grandmother, Frances Roache of Annapolis; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pub Date: 9/08/99

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