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Julia Samios, 89, businesswoman, homemakerJulia Samios, a...


Julia Samios, 89, businesswoman, homemaker

Julia Samios, a Westminster homemaker and former businesswoman, died Wednesday of a stroke at Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 89.

Mrs. Samios, who moved to Edenwald in 1997, had worked for years with her husband, who owned Candy Kitchen, Royal Grill and Samios Food Mart in Westminster.

Born Julia Pappas in Constantinople, Turkey, in 1919, she immigrated with her mother and brother to Baltimore, where her father, a restaurateur, had arrived in 1913.

She was raised at Howard and 25th streets and was a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational School, where she earned a certificate in sewing.

In 1939, she married Arthur N. Samios, who died in 1993.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and helped establish the Baltimore chapter of the Daughters of Penelope, in which she held national office in the 1950s. She also was a member of Civinette, the women's auxiliary of the Civitan Club, in Westminster.

She was an active member of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street, where a funeral liturgy will be offered at noon Monday.

She is survived by three sons, Nicholas A. Samios and Peter G. Samios, both of Westminster, and William A. Samios of Lutherville; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

Susie P. Stack, 75, insurance broker

Susie P. Stack, a homemaker and insurance broker, died Tuesday of cancer at home in Linthicum. She was 75.

Mrs. Stack was a part-time insurance broker for Balland-Zimmerman Insurance Agency in Baltimore, which was owned by her husband, William S. Stack, whom she married in 1946.

Born Susie P. Buckmaster in West Baltimore, she was a graduate of Southern High School.

Mrs. Stack was an active parishioner of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, where she had been a member of the board of trustees, youth group leader, Sunday school teacher and coordinator of the School of Faith and Life, an annual church seminar.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul Stack and Stewart Stack, both of Catonsville; two daughters, Jean Gavigan of Millersville and Elaine Stack of Hawaii; a brother, Webster Buckmaster of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Bernadette Olsen of Linthicum; and eight grandchildren.

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