Sister Mary Patricia Martel, 63, schoolteacher
Sister Mary Patricia Martel, a Baltimore native and member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia for 44 years, died Friday of complications from a stroke at her order's retirement home in Flourtown, Pa. She was 63.
Raised in South Baltimore, she graduated from Trinity Preparatory School in Howard County and earned a bachelor's degree from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She also earned a master's degree in reading from the University of Scranton.
Taking the name Sister Joseph Kathleen when she entered her order, she later used her given name.
She began her teaching career in Philadelphia and in Levittown, Pa., at a time when her first-grade classes numbered between 90 and 100 pupils. She later taught first grade at St. Francis of Assisi in Northeast Baltimore's Mayfield community, at St. Mary Star of the Sea in South Baltimore and at St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park.
She was a reading specialist for six years at the Catholic Community School and taught at the Adult Literacy Center, both in South Baltimore, until retiring in 1994 because of ill health.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. April 27 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 1419 Riverside Ave.
She is survived by three brothers, Joseph F. Martel, Thomas C. Martel and Edward J. Martel, all of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Joan Perry of Annapolis; 11 nieces and nephews; and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Clarence W. Myers, 78, Buick service manager
The Towson resident was born and raised in Frederick County, and graduated from Frederick High School in 1942.
He enlisted in the Army during World War II and served as an armored tank driver, attaining the rank of corporal.
In the 1940s, Mr. Myers began working in the service departments of Baltimore-area Buick dealerships. At his 1988 retirement, he had been service manager for Bud Schmidt Buick in Northwest Baltimore for 15 years.
"As far as he was concerned, there was no other car except a Buick, and it was the only car he ever owned and drove. He owned Wildcats, Rivieras and LeSabres," said his wife of 36 years, the former Gladys Crawford.
He enjoyed playing his guitar and listening to bluegrass music, and was an Orioles, Ravens and former Colts fan.
He was a member of Arnolia United Methodist Church in Towson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a stepson, Paul J. Amos II of Hanover, Pa; a stepdaughter, Kathryn "Kit" Hollands of Hampstead; and four grandchildren.
Anthony Cellinese Sr., 82, bricklayer, veteran
Anthony Cellinese Sr., a retired bricklayer who enjoyed cooking for Little Italy church and street festivals, died of heart failure Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 82 and lived in Parkville.
Born and raised in Little Italy, the son of immigrants from Abruzzi, Mr. Cellinese left school early to help support his family during the Depression.
He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in the Philippines with the 44th Battalion. Wounded twice in action, Mr. Cellinese was awarded the Purple Heart. He later toured the United States as a cast member of the Army War Show. He attained the rank of staff sergeant.
After working as a foreman for a local tailoring company in the late 1940s, he became a bricklayer. As a member of Bricklayers' and Allied Craftsmen Union Local No. 1 in Baltimore, the last construction project he worked on before retiring in 1981 was the USF&G; Building -- now the Legg Mason tower -- near the Inner Harbor.
In retirement, Mr. Cellinese was able to pursue his love of gardening and cooking. He had been president of the Italian-American Civic Club and St. Gabriel Society at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, where he was a member.
He cooked at St. Leo's biannual ravioli-spaghetti dinner and gala bazaar, where his recipe for calzone was especially appreciated, family members said.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Mr. Cellinese is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Angela Sardella; a son, Anthony Cellinese Jr. of Towson; a daughter, Maria Denise Cellinese of Baltimore; a sister, Lena Miranto of Abingdon; and two grandchildren.
Joan E. Winslow, 51, host of religion program
Joan Elizabeth Winslow, an administrator for a Columbia telecommunications firm and host of a religion program on public-access cable television, died of cancer Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 51.
Before joining Integrity Telecommunications in Baltimore several years ago, Mrs. Winslow was a Maryland National Bank portfolio manager for 15 years.
In addition to her work at Integrity, she was the host of Clear Visions Ministry, broadcast by Baltimore Cable Access Corp. Deeply religious, she was a trustee of Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a member of the church's evangelism team and media ministry.
"She liked ministering to people. Anyone who had a need always called her. She was the kind of person who never had time for herself," said her sister, Gloria M. Townes of Baltimore.
Joan Elizabeth Hill was born in Southern Pines, N.C., and moved with her family to West Baltimore, where she graduated from Douglass High School. She earned an associate's degree from what is now Baltimore City Community College and her bachelor's degree in 1997 from Coppin State College.
Her marriage to Keith Alonzo Winslow ended in divorce.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Payne Memorial AME Church, 1741 Madison Ave.
In addition to her sister, she is survived by a son, Keith C. Winslow of Baltimore; two daughters, Greta E. Winslow and Tisha L. Winslow, both of Baltimore; a brother, Jimmie L. Hill of Ridge, St. Mary's County; and five grandchildren.
Arnett Turner "A.T." Goins, 87, one of four known survivors of a six-day massacre in 1923 that left a predominantly black town in ashes, died Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The horror in Rosewood began New Year's morning, when a married white woman accused an unidentified black man of beating her in her home, descendants said.
Angry whites besieged Rosewood, a town of about 120, burning nearly every structure. At least eight people -- six blacks and two whites -- were killed in the massacre, but that number is disputed. Descendants speak of mass graves containing as many as 37 bodies of women and children.
Descendants of the town's survivors successfully fought for reparations for businesses and properties they lost in the massacre. In 1993, the Florida State Legislature awarded $2.1 million to the survivors. Mr. Goins; Minnie Lee Langley, 81; Wilson Hall, 79; and Willie Evans, 86, each received $150,000 after they proved they were present during the racial violence.
Gwen Leys Davenport, 92, who wrote the book Belvedere, which was the basis for the 1948 movie Sitting Pretty and the 1980s television series Mr. Belvedere, died Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Belvedere, published in 1947, describes a writer who takes a baby-sitting job to secretly study a family and write a novel about their lives and community. The television series about the same character was shown on ABC from 1985 until 1990.
Ms. Davenport's last novel, Time and Chance, was published in 1993.
John Patton, 66, a jazz organist who was a mainstay of the East Coast club circuit since the 1960s, died March 19 in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney problems.
Mr. Patton, who collaborated with many experimental jazz musicians, was known for his laid-back, bluesy style. A self-taught piano player, he developed an interest in the organ while touring with rhythm and blues singer Lloyd Price in the 1950s.