Elizabeth Marie Heisch, 77, kindergarten teacherElizabeth Marie...


Elizabeth Marie Heisch, 77, kindergarten teacher

Elizabeth Marie Heisch, a retired Anne Arundel County kindergarten teacher, died Saturday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident that day in Pasadena. She was 77.

The former Elizabeth Flynn was born in Baltimore. She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1940 and later attended Towson State University, where she earned a degree in early childhood education. In 1945, she married George A. Heisch; he died in 1994.

Mrs. Heisch taught for more than 22 years in various schools in Anne Arundel County, including Solly Elementary School, Riviera Beach Elementary School and Point Pleasant Elementary School.

Since her retirement, she volunteered regularly at the Riviera Beach Elementary School and served on the board of the Community United Methodist Church Preschool in Pasadena.

Mrs. Heisch was an avid reader, gardener and cook. She gave much of her time as a caretaker for the elderly and for those in need.

"Children loved her," said her daughter, Jay Susan Heisch Heidel of New Market. "A trip to the store to buy bread would take an hour because children would turn to her and want to talk."

Other survivors include a son, William George Heisch of Baldwin, and five grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday.

Christina Glorious Brown, 73, City Hospitals nurse

Christina Glorious Brown, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday of lung cancer at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The Dundalk resident was 73.

A one-time nurse at the old City Hospitals on Eastern Avenue, Mrs. Brown did private nursing until her 1986 retirement.

Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of Cottage Grove High School in Dundalk. In 1945, she married John Edward Brown Jr., a National Gypsum employee. Mr. Brown died in 1980.

Mrs. Brown was treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary of the United Baptist Convention of Maryland.

Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at Galilee Baptist Church, 2440 North Point Road, where she was president of the Missionary Society and a church deaconess.

She is survived by three sons, John E. Brown III of New York City, Reginald Brown of Edgewood and Raymond Brown of Baltimore; three daughters, Constance E. Mobley of Dundalk, Glorious Manuel of Midlothian, Va., and Joanette D. Brown-Hawkins of Dundalk; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Henry Mancini, 84, designed clothes for men, military

Henry Mancini, a men's clothing designer whose hallmark was a trim, well-fitted continental-style wool or cashmere suit, died of a heart attack Monday at his Lutherville home. He was 84.

Mr. Mancini made and designed suits for leading television personalities in the 1950s when his clothes were widely marketed through a New York men's fashion house. He began commuting from Lutherville to Manhattan when he was named senior designer at Promenade Clothing on Fifth Avenue.

His designs were worn by television network personalities, including talk show hosts Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin. Game show host and panelist Bill Cullen and actor Craig Stevens of the "Peter Gunn" show wore his clothes. For the Gunn show, he was given screen credit.

In order that his name not be confused with that of composer Henry Mancini, he used the initial E. Mancini on his labels.

Mr. Mancini returned to work in Baltimore in 1971 as senior designer for Lebow Brothers, whose clothing was sold through Saks Fifth Avenue and Nieman Marcus, among other retailers. He retired in 1977.

Born in Baltimore, he began his apprenticeship at age 9 in an uncle's tailoring store on East Baltimore Street.

In the 1930s, he served in the Marines and was stationed in Puerto Rico where he helped build an airport. While in the service, he picked up a knowledge of military dress that helped his career during World War II. He was also one of the first tailors to copy and make the popular Eisenhower-style jacket.

"He incorporated his knowledge of clothing and his military experience into the design of smart and comfortable uniforms for the armed forces," said his daughter, Judith Ann Tracy of Baldwin.

He served as president of the New York and Baltimore chapters of the International Association of Clothing Designers. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and at Ocean City.

In 1938, he married Harriette Sullivan, who survives him.

Services were held yesterday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Other survivors include another daughter, Marjorie Jeannie Bogusky of Baldwin, five grandchildren and four great-grand- children.

Johnnye C. Bradley, 47, owned publishing house

Johnnye C. Bradley, owner of a Fullerton publishing house, died of respiratory failure Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 47.

For the past 10 years, Ms. Bradley acquired works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for American Literary Press, a publishing company she owned on Belair Road. The company publishes about 50 titles a year, including cookbooks, volumes of photography, novels and biographies. Many of the company's books are by first-time authors.

"She was a bright, spirited, strong-willed person," said Donna Wessel, her office manager. "Her business was very important to her and she worked hard to make it successful."

In 1997, Ms. Bradley told The Sun: "I hate to write. But put a red pencil in my hand and I can go through [a manuscript] real quick."

Born in Pittsburgh, she was a cum laude graduate of West Virginia University in 1972 with a major in English. She enjoyed traveling and raising Yorkshire terriers and was on the board of directors of the Mid-Atlantic Publishers Association.

Funeral services are pending at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Pittsburgh.

She is survived by her mother, Julia M. Cuccarese of Pittsburgh; and two sisters, Eve Hudson of Dumfries, Va., and Jamie Volchko of Pittsburgh.

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