Stanley Clifford Hansen II, 52, grocer in...

Stanley Clifford Hansen II, 52, grocer in Hampden

Stanley Clifford Hansen II, a Hampden corner store grocer, died June 14 of complications from cancer at his home in that neighborhood. He was 52.


He operated Hansen's Groceries at Chestnut Avenue and 34th Street for the past 27 years, also running a billiards club on the second floor. The old-fashioned store has been a neighborhood gathering spot for more than 50 years.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Hansen was a graduate of what is now Robert Poole Middle School and City College, and served in the Army in Vietnam.


In his spare time, he managed neighborhood sports teams and enjoyed traveling.

In 1970, he married Patricia Lopez; they later divorced. In 1993, he wed Georgeanna Brown, who survives him.

Services were held Monday at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home.

He also is survived by a daughter, Melissa Carine Hansen of Hunt Valley; two sons, Stanley Clifford Hansen III of Hunt Valley and Mason Irvin Hansen of Baltimore; a stepson, Bruce Eric Leyrer of Baltimore; his parents, Waldo and Pauline Hansen of Baltimore; a sister, Jean Colburn of Baltimore; and two brothers, Waldo Hansen and Elmer Hansen, both of Baltimore.

Hela Majev, 82, grocer, Holocaust survivor

Hela Majev, a former grocery store owner who survived the Holocaust, died Thursday of cancer at her North Miami Beach home. She was 82 and had lived in Northwest Baltimore.

She, her mother and sister were confined by the Nazis to the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She later was forced to work in a labor camp as a seamstress in Czeschtowa, Poland. She survived the ghetto and her years in the labor camp and was liberated from Auschwitz by the U.S. Army at the end of World War II.

Her father disappeared before the war's end and is presumed to have died during the war. Her mother and sister died in the Holocaust.


Born Hela Wolnowicz in Lodz, Poland, she attended schools there.

After World War II, she immigrated to the United States and first resided in Hoboken, N.J. She met her husband, Benny Majev, on the trip to this country. The couple married in 1950 and moved to Baltimore in 1963. They owned and operated two grocery stores near Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore. Mr. Majev died in 1983.

In 1973, when the couple gave up the stores, they moved to Northwest Baltimore, and she became a part-time seamstress. A longtime volunteer for Hadassah, a Jewish women's organization, she also worked for other charitable groups.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Sol Levinson & Bros.

She is survived by a son, Howard R. Majev of Lutherville; and two grandsons.

Charles Scott Adams Jr., 87, company executive


Charles Scott Adams Jr., a retired vice president of United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. who served in the Navy during World War II, died June 14 of internal bleeding at the South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes, Columbia, S.C. He was 87.

A longtime resident of Carrollton Avenue in Ruxton, he began his career at USF&G; in 1935 and at the time of his retirement in 1978 was vice president of personnel.

He joined the Navy in 1941 in the Office of Naval Intelligence in Norfolk, Va., and later was on the staff of Adm. H. Kent Hewitt, commander of naval forces in the Mediterranean. From 1944 to 1945, he was in the office of the Chief of Naval Personnel in Washington.

A reservist, he was discharged with the rank of commander in 1951.

Born and raised in Lynchburg, Va., he was a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1936.

While living in Baltimore, Mr. Adams was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the Bachelors Cotillon, the Merchants, L'Hirondelle and Wollaston Manor clubs.


An avid waterfowl hunter, he was a member of the Camden Gun Club, Springdale Hall Club and Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, S.C.

His 1948 marriage to Eleanor Shepherdson Abell ended in divorce. He later married Ann Whitaker, who died in 1997.

Graveside services were held Sunday in Camden.

He is survived by a son, Charles S. Adams III of Hampshire, England; two daughters, Margaret A. Szczerbicki of Rodgers Forge and Eleanor A. Lewis of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Mary W. Levering of Baltimore; four step-grandchildren; and special friend Evelyn Randolph of Columbia, S.C.

Nathaniel Donald Rice, 58, cab driver, rail worker

Nathaniel Donald Rice, a retired cab driver and former railroad worker, died June 14 from complications of Coggins syndrome, a neurological disorder, at the Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. He was 58.


Mr. Rice, a lifelong Northwest Baltimore resident, had driven for Jimmy's Cab for 10 years until retiring because of medical reasons in 1997. Earlier, he had been a trainman for Conrail and had also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk.

He was a 1959 graduate of City College and had attended Morgan State University.

He was an Orioles fan and enjoyed attending games at Camden Yards.

His marriages to the former Edna Young and Narrissa Hagopian ended in divorce.

Services were held yesterday at the Joseph Russ Funeral Home.

He is survived by a son, Donald F. Rice of Norristown, Pa.; a brother, Howard Rice of Lanham; two sisters, Eulastine Rice Brown and Angela Rice Cheatham, both of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and an adopted son, Kurt Hagopian Rice of Baltimore.


Adelaide J. Mayo, 86, apartment manager

Adelaide J. Mayo, resident manager of Elkridge Estates Apartments in North Baltimore from 1964 until retiring in 1992, died June 14 of emphysema at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 86.

She was a member of the Gibson Island Club, the English Speaking Union and had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for 60 years.

She was a subscriber to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Opera Company and the Maryland Hunt Cup.

Born and raised in Roland Park, Adelaide Johnson was a graduate of the Girls' Latin School and attended business school in Baltimore.

Her marriages to James Richards and Otto Tiedeman ended in divorce.


She was married in 1951 to James W. Blackhurst, a Baltimore attorney, who died in 1963; and to J. Charles Mayo, a real estate appraiser, in 1966. He died in 1996.

Mrs. Mayo enjoyed sailing, golf and bridge and had volunteered at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

She is survived by two daughters, Jill Kearns of Parkville and Anne DeWolf of Annapolis; a brother, Robert A. Johnson of Windcrest, Texas; three granddaughters; and four great-grandsons.

Services were held Saturday in the chapel at Gilchrist Center.

Edith M. Bruchey, 95, school piano accompanist

Edith Margaret Bruchey, a piano accompanist at local schools, died June 14 of pneumonia at Augsburg Lutheran Home. She was 95 and had lived on Shady Nook Court in Catonsville.


As a young woman, she worked in a family business, Bruchey's Beauty Salon, in the 2000 block of W. Pratt St. A piano player, she accompanied ballet students at Park School, Peabody Prep and Villa Julie College. She was a soprano soloist for Episcopal churches in downtown Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, Edith Margaret Suman graduated from Western High School at age 15 after completing the equivalent of 12 years of schooling in 8 1/2 years.

In 1926, she married Charles J. Bruchey, a Bethlehem Steel payroll department employee, who died in 1947.

Funeral services were held Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Catonsville, where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by a daughter, Ruth V. Brown of Rockdale; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.