Hazel A. W. Lewis, 87, homemaker, music-loverHazel...


Hazel A. W. Lewis, 87, homemaker, music-lover

Hazel Arbutus Williams Lewis, a homemaker, music-lover and churchgoer, died Sunday at Heritage Nursing Center in Dundalk after suffering a stroke that left her in a coma. She was 87.

Born in a railroad car in Phillipe, W. Va., Mrs. Lewis lived most of her life in Cumberland. As a teen-ager, she wore a bride costume to a Halloween party, where she met Elmer E. Lewis Sr., a B & O Railroad worker. They were married 64 years. Mr. Lewis died seven years ago.

Gospel music was a talent. "She never took a music lesson, but she taught herself to play the piano, organ, accordion and ukulele," said her granddaughter, Vivian Nawrocki of Middle River.

Services for Mrs. Lewis were held yesterday in Mercer, Pa.

She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Black of Salisbury; four sons, Elmer Elias Lewis Jr. of Middle River, Charles Lewis of Worth Township, Pa., Jackson Lewis of Sharon, Pa., and James Lewis of Dundalk; 23 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Catherine W. Paolino, 50, substitute teacher

Catherine W. Paolino, an Anne Arundel County substitute teacher, died Monday of heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Pasadena resident was 50.

For the seven years before her 1992 retirement, she was a permanent substitute teacher at Severn River Junior High School.

Earlier, she had worked as a customer representative for Caldor.

Born Catherine Westcott, she was raised in Clearfield, Pa. She received a bachelor's degree from Clarion (Pa.) State College.

She was married in 1970 to Thomas J. Paolino, a teacher at George Fox Middle School.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Asbury United Methodist Church, 78 Church Road, Arnold, where she sang in the choir.

Mrs. Paolino also is survived by two daughters, Dennison M. Steele of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Amanda C. Paolino of Pasadena; a brother, William D. Westcott of Hatfield, Pa.; and three sisters, Nancy Heitsenrether of Clearfield, Martha Gaylor of Baltimore and Dorothy Ivancic of Euclid, Ohio.


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