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Mary Kathryn Unfried, 51, state public safety...


Mary Kathryn Unfried, 51, state public safety employee

Mary Kathryn Unfried, a state of Maryland employee, died of cardiovascular disease May 13 at a hospice in Alexandria, Va. The Delta, Pa., resident was 51.

For the past 15 years, she had been grants manager with the Maryland Department of Public Safety.

Mary Kathryn Holmes was born in Ponca City, Okla., and was a graduate of Knox College in Gailsburg, Ill. In 1991, she earned her master's degree in adult education from Coppin State College. She moved to Baltimore in 1978, and had lived in Hamilton before moving to Delta in 1985.

After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married Gary S. Unfried in 1984. Mr. Unfried, who survives his wife, is the principal of Harbor City High School on Saratoga Street.

Services were held Wednesday.

Other survivors include two sons, Brian Unfried of Delta, Pa., and Samuel C. Conver VI of Eldersburg; two daughters, Sayshan Conver-White of Mechanicsville and Susan R. Unfried of Delta, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Harry A. Pafel Jr., 54, owner of Harford Petroleum Service

Harry Alexander Pafel Jr., owner of a petroleum equipment maintenance business, died Monday of a pulmonary embolism at Fallston General Hospital. The Fallston resident was 54.

Mr. Pafel was the owner of Harford Petroleum Service, a firm he founded with his wife in 1986. The business catered to the petroleum-related heavy equipment industry.

Born in Fresno, Calif., Mr. Pafel was raised in Perry Hall and graduated from Parkville Senior High School in 1963. He also attended the University of Baltimore.

A member of the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Co., Mr. Pafel was elected its chief in 1986, and helped the Secret Service arrange Ronald Reagan's presidential visit to Fallston High School in 1985.

He was named Maryland's State Fireman of the Year in 1984 and served in the 175th Air National Guard.

In 1968, he married Linda A. Valencia, who survives him.

Services were held Friday.

Other survivors include a son, H. Alexander Pafel III of Abingdon; a daughter, Tracy Lynn Pafel of Baltimore; his mother, Minnie Elizabeth Pafel of Perry Hall; and a sister, Darry Clampet of Joppa.


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