Anthony Eric Smith, 51, Postal Service employee


Anthony Eric Smith, a former U.S. Postal Service employee, died Sunday in his sleep of a heart attack at his Walbrook home. He was 51.

In the 1970s, he worked for the Postal Service's parcel post division and was a Baltimore public schools substitute teacher.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1967 graduate of City College.

His 1969 marriage to Wanda Mason ended in divorce.

He was a member and former acolyte at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, 3121 Walbrook Ave., where a requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his mother, Veronica Samuels Smith of Baltimore; and two brothers, Harry S. Smith of Atlanta and Andrew C. Smith of Baltimore.

Opal Joyce Bohanan, 62, GM assembly line worker

Opal Joyce Bohanan, a retired General Motors assembly line worker, died Sunday of cancer at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 62 and an Essex resident.

In 1994, Mrs. Bohanan retired from GM's Broening Highway plant, where she had worked for 12 years. In 1969, she began working on the assembly line of GM's Norwood, Ohio, facility and moved to Essex in 1982.

Born Opal Joyce Lainhart in Sand Gap, Ky., she was raised in Cincinnati, where she graduated from high school. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cincinnati Metropolitan College.

Her marriage to Sam Bohanan ended in divorce.

Mrs. Bohanan enjoyed crocheting afghans and making doll's dresses for her grandchildren.

Services in Kentucky are private.

She is survived by three sons, Wallace S. Liggett of Daniels, W.Va., Alfred C. Bohanan of Cincinnati and Sam R. Bohanan of Tiffin, Ohio; a daughter, Michele L. Bohanan of Essex; her father, Alfred Lainhart of Cincinnati; two brothers, Phillip Lainhart of Memphis, Tenn., and Jim Lainhart of California; and seven grandchildren.

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