Death notices

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Alt Sr., Jerome R.

On August 30, 2002, JEROME ROBERT ALT, SR., of Woodbine, beloved husband of Joan Charlotta OKeefe Alt; dear son of the late Frederick George and Alice Pheiss Alt, devoted father of Jerome Jerry Alt Jr., Frederick G. Alt, Joseph Roland Alt and Katherine Ann Kessler; loving father-in-law of Susan Alt, Donna Pomanio-Alt and Guy Kessler; dearest brother of Michael, Thomas and Joseph Alt, Alice Ann Krueger, and the late Elizabeth Capo and Mildred Airey. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 10 A.M. from St. Marys Star of The Sea, Riverside Ave., Baltimore. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to ARC of Carroll County, 180 Kriders Church Rd., Westminster, MD. 21158. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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Arnold, Janet A. On Tuesday, August 27, 2002, JANET A. ARNOLD, The Purple Mail Lady of Savage , after battling emphysema for nine years, survived by two sons, Jon Arnold, Carleton Arnold Jr., 2 daughters, Amanda Bahari, Corrinne Arnold. A Memorial Gathering will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, September 8, at the Great Room at the Savage Mill. For directions www.savagemill.com In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy contributions can be made to the Janet A. Arnold Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 136, Savage, MD. 20763. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Ashton III, Ralph A. On August 24, 2002, RALPH A., III, of Charles Village, beloved father of Drew Ashton, Steven Ashton, and Amanda Tayloe, loving grandfather of Zachery and Dylan, loving uncle of Ricky, Dolly, Ellie, and Andrea. Family and friends are invited to attend a gathering at the Johnson Funeral Home, P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., (bltwy exit 29B) on Sunday, September 8, from 2 to 4 P.M. Donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Atkinson, Gordon Gilbert On August 30, 2002, GORDON GILBERT ATKINSON, beloved husband of Audrey Elizabeth Atkinson (nee Snapp). Loving brother-in-law of Margaret V. Shedd and brother of Charles Atkinson. Dear uncle of Janet S. Foerster, Susan L. Ray, Karen Brest, Gary and Steven Atkinson. Loving great-uncle of Christopher and Brandon Raab. Friends may call at the family owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 P.M. and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, September 4 at 11 A.M. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City, MD. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Babusci, Adeline M. On August 30, 2002, ADELINE M. (nee Lozzi); beloved wife of Jake Babusci; devoted mother of Frank Babusci and his wife Darlene; loving grandmother of Renee Babusci and Tina Valmas and her husband Toby; great-grandmother of Toby Valmas, Frankie Valmas and Luciano Migliaccio; dear sister of Theresa Manna and the late Casper Lozzi. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Vigil Service will be held on Monday, 3 P.M. at the Family Owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11 A.M., at St. Leos Catholic Church. Interment Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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Barr, Armeda E. On August 29, 2002 ARMEDA E., beloved wife of John W. Barr, devoted mother of Leah Barr Seay and her husband Sam, loving sister of Margie Wright, James R. Evans, Quentin Evans and Barbara Sue Cornell. Friends may call at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 A.M. followed by Burial in Holy Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Church, 1131 Mace Ave. Baltimore, MD 21221. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Beard, Joseph Albert On August 28, 2002 JOSEPH ALBERT, beloved son of John Oliver Beard, Sr., and the late Martha Beard. Also survived by three sisters, two brothers, and other relatives and friends. Viewing at the LEWIS T. GWYNN FUNERAL HOME, 4517 Park Heights Avenue, Sunday and Monday, 12 Noon to 8 P.M. Family hour Tuesday, 7 to 7:30 P.M. at Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church, 235 Tolgate Road, Owings Mills, MD, followed by the funeral service. Interment Wednesday, 10 A.M., in Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Grove Rd, Boring, MD. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Bokee, Sarah Thorp On August 29, 2002, SARAH THORP BOKEE (90) died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Martha B. Bokee, in North Bethesda, Maryland. Her son, Edwin F. Bokee, III and his wife, Patricia K. Bokee, were also near Mrs. Bokee at the time of her death. Mrs. Bokee leaves her grandson, Joshua L. Bokee and his wife, Katie Echols. Married for nearly 43 years to Edwin Forrest Bokee, who died on April 30, 1982. Mrs. Bokee was a woman of strong convictions and a kind heart. Mrs. Bokee was born to Benjamin and Molly (nee Gerber) Thorp on June 3, 1912, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her brothers, Mitchell Thorp and Nathan Thorp predeceased her. Graveside services for the family will be held at Loudon Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Bokee would appreciate contributions to be made to: Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD 20768. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Bonner, Dorothy T. On August 31, 2002, DOROTHY T. BONNER (nee Tucker), beloved wife of Gordon L. Bonner devoted mother of Lee, Bob and Bruce Bonner and Linda Smink, dear sister of Helen Schnitker. Also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd (beltway exit 26-A) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 P.M. at which time a Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimers Assn., 1850 York Rd, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Boyer, Esther Helen On August 30, 2002, ESTHER HELEN BOYER (nee Grottendieck), beloved wife of the late Edwin L. Boyer, Jr., devoted mother of Gene Vacek, Jr., Ann Ei, Michael Wheeler, Howard Boyer and Theresa Pangalis, dear sister of Hilda Grim and the late Howard Younger, Jr. Also survived by eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave. on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Sunday and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Briscoe, Tulia M. Suddenly on Thursday, August 29, 2002, TULIA M. (nee Boldrini); beloved wife of Dr. Brian D. Briscoe; devoted mother of Robert, Adrian, Carla Briscoe; sister of Lola Chang, Ludi Davalos, and the late Ciro Boldrini. Memorial Mass on Monday, September 2, 2002, 4 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Pikesville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Our Daily Bread, 19 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21201 or St. Michael Church, 7 S. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21231. Arrangements by Loring Byers Funeral Directors, Inc. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Campbell, Joseph Patrick On August 30, 2002, JOSEPH PATRICK (Pat), beloved son of May Voelkel, devoted father of Laura, Michele, John, Kim Campbell and Karen Buchanan, brother of Theresa Hunnicutt. Also survived by six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Deak, Julia On August 31, 2002, JULIA DEAK (nee Kovacs), beloved wife of the late Joseph Deak, devoted mother of Frank J. Deak and the late Steve W. Deak and Sara I. Deak, dear sister of Irene Hardgrove, Annie Jackson, Tresa Voshell and Charles Kovacs. Also survived by seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave. on Tuesday at 12 noon. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Dimattei, Frank A. On August 29, 2002, FRANK A.; beloved husband of Rita L. (nee Conrad); devoted father of Lynn DiMattei-Vavilis; dear stepfather of Bernard Schrenker Jr., Deborah Kromm, Donna Kavanaugh and Robert Schrenker; loving grandfather of Shawn Medley, Laura Britt Watkins, Michael Gerecht Jr., Jennifer Huth, Nicholas Gerecht, Alisha Schrenker, Shannon Schrenker and Nicole Kavanaugh; loving great-grandfather of Nicole, Rebecca, Steven and Austin. Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Saturday and Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a Christian Wake Service will be held on Sunday at 8 P.M. A Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, 7401 German Hill Road, Dundalk, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Woodbine Believers Assembly Church, c/o Pastor James Baldwin, 9563 Woodbine Rd., Airville, PA 17302, for the Inner City Homeless Outreach. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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Dorn, Nellie Zitta Temple #27, Daughters of Nile, regrets the passing of Princess NELLIE DORN. Sympathy to the family. Juanita H. Street, Queen. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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Fabian Sr., Albert Louis On August 30, 2002, ALBERT LOUIS FABIAN SR., beloved husband of Rosemary B. Fabian (nee Loney), loving father of Albert L. Fabian, Jr. and his wife Barbara, James W. Fabian and his wife Frances, Barbara Mahoney, and Laura Himmel. Cherished grandfather of four grandsons and four granddaughters, dear brother of William, Robert, Raymond, Richard Fabian and Shirley Spare. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME OF LANSDOWNE, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road, on Monday from 7-9 P.M. and Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. where services will be held on Wednesday at the funeral hour of 1:00 P.M. Interment to immediately follow from Loudon Park Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Fitch, Albert R. On August 27, 2002, ALBERT R., beloved husband of Virginia S. Fitch, devoted stepfather of Virginia Oxendine, Anne Heim and Charles E. Maddox, Jr., dear brother of Ross Fitch, Dorothy Haas and Carroll Fitch, and uncle of Jim Fitch. Also survived by six stepgrandchildren. Private cremation was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2002. Memorial Services will be conducted at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 6601 Ebenezer Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220. Arrangements by Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Frazier, Carolyn Lucille On August 12, 2002 in Destin, FL, CAROLYN LUCILLE FRAZIER. She was born July 22, 1928 in Monroe, LA. She married her husband, Lowell K. (Jim) Frazer on March 23, 1945 in Tampa, FL. They lived in Gaithersburg, MD for 35 years while her husband, Jim, worked at the National Security Agency. Survivors include her husband, Jim Frazer; sons, Ronald Frazer, Douglas Frazer and Scott Frazer; one daughter, Sue Ronnevik; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandson; a sister Patricia Sampognaro, and a brother Alphonse Williams, Jr. Carolyns Funeral Service was held on August 19th, at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 1405 John C. Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL. Internment will be at 9:30 A.M. on September 4, 2002 at Arlington National Cemetery by the Arlington Funeral Home. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Frederick, William G. On August 30, 2002, WILLIAM G. FREDERICK, beloved husband of the late Mary Agnes Frederick (nee Hilditch), devoted father of Susan E. Frederick, loving grandfather of Noel A. Polack. Family will receive friends at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd (beltway exit 26-A) on Monday from 4 to 6 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2001 Old Frederick Rd on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Grauling Jr., William G. On August 29, 2002 WILLIAM G. GRAULING JR., beloved son of Elizabeth, and the late William Grauling Sr., loving grandson of Clara Barrett, cherished brother of David Grauling, Joyce Carnes, Theresa Wood and Carolyn Gibbons, dear uncle of Nicolas Grauling, Michael Carnes, Matthew Wood, Forrest Grauling, Gavin Grauling, Brenden Grauling and Megan Carnes. Also survived by his girlfriend, Janet Yetter. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned Ambrose Funeral Home of Lansdowne, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Rd, on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment will follow at The Sacred Heart Of Jesus Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Havenstein, Paul L. PAUL L. HAVENSTEIN, a World War II Fighter Pilot died July 16, 2002 of cancer at his Bethesda, MD home. He was 82. A native of Flushing, NY, Long Island grew up in Wellesley, Mass., attended Severn Preparatory & graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy 1944, where he was an America LaCrosse player. He Commander Havensteins naval assignments included: Service with the Space Task Force, Project Mercury, NASA & serving as Special Asst. to the Secretary of the Navy. He earned advanced degrees from the Naval Post Graduate School in 1950 & the Massachuset Institute of Technology in 1951. He received a specialized degree from the Oakridge School of Nuclear Reactor Technology in 1954. During World War II, he was an aircraft carrier fighter pilot in the Pacific where he flew the F4U Corsair. He moved to Bethesda, MD with his first marriage to Kathryn Creech. He is survived by their seven children including four sons Paul L. Havenstein, Jr. of Linden, VA; Peter F. Havenstein, Sr. of Bethesda, MD; Col. Walter P. Havenstein, Sr. of Bedford, N.H. & Preston M. Havenstein of N. Potomac, MD & three daughters Polly B. Cameron of Balt. MD, Patricia H. Elliott of Gaithersburg, MD & Phyllis C. Koch of Bethesda, MD. He is also survived by a second wife Mary Frances Shea Havenstein, as well as nine grandchildren including Kathryn McKay, Cameron of Balt. He was buried August 22, at the Arlington National Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Holmes, John Bacon On August 28, 2002, JOHN BACON, of Shrewsbury, PA, formerly of Monkton, MD, husband of Gladys OMara Holmes and father of the late Gregory Lee Holmes. Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, September 3 at 2 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Monkton. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or the Humane Society. Arrangements by Kurtz Funeral Home, P.A., Jarrettsville, MD. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Hubbard, Doris E. On August 29, 2002, DORIS E. (nee Robinson), of Linthicum, beloved wife of Donald L. Hubbard, loving mother of Donna Usilton and beloved grandmother of Christopher. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in The Brooklyn United Methodist Church (3701 4th St.) on Saturday, September 7 at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A. (Brooklyn). Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Jackson, Evelyn Watson Suddenly, on August 27, 2002, EVELYN WATSON JACKSON, devoted mother of Dolores J. Carter, Joyce L. Jackson and the late Richard A. Holmes; dear aunt of Arthur Irving Brown Sr.; loving grandmother of Jaye Richardson. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 4 at 12 Noon at Nutter Funeral Home, Inc., 2501 Gwynns Falls parkway. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in her memory be sent to The University of MD Medical System Foundation, 29 S. Greene street, suite 500, Baltimore MD 21201-1534. (www.ummsfoundation.org). Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/3/2002.

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Johannesen, Bernard Gustav On August 28, 2002, BERNARD GUSTAV of Arbutus (formerly of Glen Burnie and Towson). Beloved husband of the late Ruth L. Johannesen and loving uncle of Susan L. and Ronald L. Thompson; dear brother of the late Maurice Johannesen, Ethel Anna Owens and Virginia K. Jones. Graveside Services will be held on Tue. at 1:00 P.M. in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to offer special acknowledgement and thanks to the management and caregivers of Eldercare Gardens of Arbutus and to St. Agnes Homecare and Hospice, all who have given special and tender care and would greatly appreciate memorial contributions to St. Agnes Hospice, 3421 Benson Ave., Suite G100, Baltimore, MD 21227. Arrangements by The Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, P.A., 410-766-2200. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

Koenig, Karen A. Suddenly, on August 31, 2002, KAREN A., beloved daughter of William M. Koenig, Sr. and Charlotte G. Koenig, devoted sister of Dr. William M. Koenig, Jr. Also survived by her dear friend Pam Gross. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., on Wednesday at 11 A.M. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visiting Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/3/2002.

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Latham, Isabelle E. On August 30, 2002, ISABELLE E. LATHAM (nee Chaney); beloved wife of the late Jack I.E. Latham; devoted mother of Nancy L. Seitz and her husband Alan and Jack I.E. Latham and Jane; loving grandmother of Andrew A. Seitz and his wife Susan, Amy E. Seitz, Jason I.E. Latham and Justin N. Latham; great-grandmother of Keddy E. Seitz and sister of the late George F. Thalwitzer Jr. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc., 3631 Falls Road on Monday and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Wednesday at 10 A.M. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Falls Road at 42nd Street. Interment in Moreland Memorial Park. Those desiring may make contributions to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Falls Road at 42nd Street, Baltimore, MD 21211. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/3/2002.

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Leonard Sr., Michael Henry On August 29, 2002, MICHAEL HENRY, SR., beloved husband of Margaret Leonard; loving son of Maude Leonard; devoted father of Dawn, Stephanie, Kimberly, and Michael Jr.; dear brother of Thomas and Nancy Leonard and Terri Welday. Also survived by one grandchild. Funeral service at the W. Dabrowski-Chojnacki Funeral Homes P.A., 1005 Dundalk Avenue, Tuesday 10 a.m., interment Oaklawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Manning, Charles (Chappie) On August 28, 2002, CHARLES (CHAPPIE), beloved husband of Iris Manning and devoted father of Charles Dickerson and Carlos Manning. He is also survived by four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Friends may call at James A. Morton & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc., 311 Main street, Monday 2 to 6 P.M. On Tuesday, Mr. Manning will lie in state at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 101 Avon Beach road. The family will receive friends 10 to 11 A.M. Funeral at 11 A.M. Interment in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Mitchell, Blanche T. On August 29, 2002; BLANCHE T. (nee Foster). Beloved wife of the late Thomas W. Mitchell; devoted mother of Thomas W. and Warren F. Mitchell and the late Allen F. Mitchell; loving mother-in-law of Carolyn, Merriam and Joanne. Also, survived by 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Friends may call the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road (Beltway Exit 26 A) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Mrs. Mitchell will lie instate at the Stella Maris Chapel on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 AM at which time the Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment Moreland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Mitchell Jr., George P. On August 31, 2002, GEORGE P. JR., of Curtis Bay; beloved father of David L. Mitchell, Sr. and Keith Mitchell; loving grandfather of Jessica Mitchell and David L. Mitchell, Jr.; devoted brother of Dale Mitchell; dear friend of James Thomas. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated McCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 237 E. Patapsco Ave. (Brooklyn), on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held on Thursday at 1 P.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Mitchell, Myrtle E. On August 29, 2002; MYRTLE (nee Ellis). Devoted mother of Thomas Mitchell of Woodbine, and Betty Kirby of Citrus Heights, CA; mother of the late Edward Mitchell. Also, survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services from Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis Street, Westminster on Tuesday at 11 AM. Burial at Parkwood Cemetery. Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM on Monday from the Funeral Home. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Muir, Bennett W. DR. BENNETT W. MUIR, a Denver area resident for sixty-two years, died on August 14, 2002 of heart failure at the age of 89 in Denvers Presbyterian-St. Luke Hospital. He was born December 3, 1912 in Springfield, IL to Ida May Bennett and Army Major General Charles H. Muir, a decorated career soldier. Raised in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Muir attended Baltmore Polytechnic Institute; he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1935 and from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1939. While he was doing postgraduate work at the Wilmer Ophthalmological in 1940, the University awarded him the prestigious Harkness Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology. Having held an Infantry Reserve Officers Commission in the U.S. Army since 1935, Dr. Muir was promoted to the rank of Captain in the Medical Corps in 1941. He served on active duty during World War II until 1946, including stints at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Aurora, CO and overseas assignments in Australia and in New Guinea with the 172nd Station Hospital in the South Pacific Theater as Chief of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Department, Chief of Roentgenology and Anesthesiologist. After the War, Dr. Muir completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Colorado General Hospital and established a private practice in Denver, which he maintained from 1946 through 1982. Some of the surgical techniques that Dr. Muir helped develop in the 1940s represented significant advances and were widely adopted by other eye surgeons. During the 1960s and 70s he served as a consultant to the Colorado State Vocational Rehabilitation Department and the Colorado Social Security Administration. At the time of his death Dr. Muir was still lecturing and practicing medicine as a consultant to the Supplemental Security Income branch of HEW. Dr. Muir was a member of the AMA, Colorado Medical Society, Denver Medical Society, the Colorado Ophthalmological Society and the National Association of Disability Examiners; he was affiliated with St. Josephs and Presbyterian-St. Lukes Hospitals in Denver. In addition to other interests during his life, which included fishing, fly tying and acting as a Scout leader for Troop 100 in Aurora, Dr. Muir was an accomplished jazz piano player and a longtime amateur radio operator who formed friendships around the world through shortwave radio conversations. By 1980 he had confirmed contacts with other amateur operators in all 50 States and 340 of the countries that were officially recognized at the time for amateur radio purposes, many of which no longer exist. It is believed that the only two countries he failed to reach by the time he gave up the pursuit had governments that prohibited amateur radio operations. Dr. Muir was married for 49 years to his first wife Frieda Elizabeth Vennum, who died in 1990 and with whom he had four children. In 1995 he married Hazel Shores Davis, a long time resident of Buena Vista, Colorado and owner of the Blue Sky Inn, who died in 1997. He is survived by daughters Elizabeth M. Williams of Roswell, GA and Bonnie Bair of Dallas, TX; sons Arthur B. Muir of Chicago, IL and Peter B. Muir of Palm Springs, CA; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter Memorial Services are scheduled for 2 P.M. on September 7, 2002, at the Brentwood United Methodist Church, 1899 South Irving Street, Denver, CO 80219, telephone (303)936-3447. The family suggests donations to the ASPCA in lieu of flowers. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Norris, Ruby Marie Jackie On August 24, 2002, RUBY MARIE JACKIE NORRIS (nee Jackson), age 80, of Baltimore, MD. Survived by her daughter, Patricia Marie Hommes of Warren, NJ; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral will be private. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Father Hudson House, 111 DeHart Place, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 or to Beth Health Care Foundation, 201 Lyons avenue, Newark, NJ 07102. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Oneill, James W. On August 30, 2002, JAMES W.; beloved husband of Mary L. ONeill (nee Dengler); devoted father of Mary Jean Erb, James W., Jr., Francis J. ONeill, Teresa E. Brashears, Matthew J. ONeill and Judith A. Bopp. Also survived by 14 grand children . He was proceeded in death by seven brothers. A Vigil Service will be held at the Family Owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale), on Monday, at 3:30 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ursula Church on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Sunday and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Parks, Jane L. On August 25, 2002, JANE L. PARKS. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 4, at 7 P.M., in the chapel of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 130 West Seminary Avenue, Lutherville. Interment private. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Patchak, Bernard A. On August 30, 2002, BERNARD A. Bernie; devoted husband of Cynthia Ann Patchak (nee Tolson); devoted father of Brian David Patchak, Michael Anthony Patchak, Kari Lynn Patchak and Kelly Marie Patchak; devoted brother of Robert Patchak; devoted son-in-law of Linwood and M. Margaret Tolson; devoted brother-in-law of Ronald C. and Gary J. Tolson; devoted nephew of Mary M. Schrader; devoted son of the late Anthony F. and Helen V. Patchak. Family and friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Rd. (at Echodale), on Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 A.M. at St. Ursulas Catholic Church, Parkville. Interment in Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/3/2002.

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Patterson, Preston W. On Tuesday, August 27, 2002, PRESTON W. PATTERSON, 87, Ormond Beach, Fla, formerly of Baltimore, MD, died at his home. He was the devoted husband of Ferne Patterson with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. He was the son of the late Edwin Stanley Patterson and Emma Pfeiffer Patterson. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific in WWII and was Past Pres. of Americal Ordnance Assoc. He was employed by Glenn L. Martin Aircraft and Sheppard-Pratt Hospital before retiring to Ormond Beach in 1979. He is survived by a sister, Helen Owen of California. Interment will be in Churchville Presbyterian Cemetery, Churchville, MD. Dale Woodward Funeral Homes in charge. Holly Hill, Fla. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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Piechocki, Blanche G. On August 29, 2002, BLANCHE G. PIECHOCKI (nee Summers), beloved wife of the late Robert Martin Piechocki, and devoted mother of Sandra Meade, Robin Burke, Tammy Piechocki and Robert Paul Piechocki, sister to Sara Collins, Carol Lingelbach, and Flo Dulley, Mary Jean Groves, and brother of Marion Summers. Also survived by six grandchildren, Steven, OLeary, Christopher, and Andrew Buck, Daniel E. Burke Jr., Shannon Olivia Wilt, and Coty Robert Martin Piechocki and many other relatives. Funeral Services at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Ave., on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. Visiting hours on Sunday and Monday 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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Rybinski, Allen Rogers On August 29, 2002, ALLEN ROGERS RYBINSKI, beloved husband of Ida Rogers (nee Kotkowski), loving father of Patricia Mann and her husband Timothy Mann, beloved brother of Adam Rybinski, brother-in-law of James and Edwin Kotkowski. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at Kaczorowski Funeral Home, P.A., 1201 Dundalk Avenue, Sunday and Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. Christian Wake Service will be held Monday evening at 7 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 A.M. at Sacred Heart of Mary Church. Entombment to follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart of Mary School Fund, 6726 Youngstown Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21222. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Salvo Jr., Samuel J. On August 29, 2002, SAMUEL J. SALVO JR, loving brother of Gary, Debi Salvo and Rene Duncan. Also survived by many loving nieces. Funeral services at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Ave, on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., interment Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours, Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Schwartz, Sarah G. On August 29, 2002, SARAH G. SCHWARTZ, dear sister of Lilah G. and Gladys Schwartz, Janet Sorrell and the late William W. Schwartz and Dorothy E. Williams. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday 2 P.M. at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland, 400 Georgia Court, Towson. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Health Care Center Fund of the Presbyterian Home of Maryland, 400 Georgia Court, Towson MD 21204. Arrangements by the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Schwensen, George R. On August 29, 2002, GEORGE R. Rich, beloved husband of Betty (nee Floray), devoted father of Bonny Ann Fritz and Guy R. Schwensen, brother of John Raymond Schwensen Jr. and the late Irene McClain, loving grandfather of Michelle, Jason, Christina, Zack, Nicole, Destiny, and Derek. Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., (beltway exit 29B), on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. where services will be held on Tuesday 11 A.M. Interment Moreland Memorial Park. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Scott, Ada R. In her 102 years on August 27, 2002, ADA (nee Riley), beloved mother of Lucille Diana Kane; grandmother of Michael D. Kane Sr.; great grandmother of Michael D. Kane Jr. and Brandon D. Kane. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at Nutter Funeral Home Inc., 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway, on Monday after 3 pm until 5 p.m. On Tuesday Mrs Scott will be taken to Faith Baptist Church, Ashland Ave and Bond St. where family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Funeral services immediately following. Interment in Arbutus Memorial Park. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Seling Sr., Frederick L. On August 30, 2002, FREDERICK L. SR., beloved husband of Mary A. Seling (nee Conners), devoted father of Linda A. Haynes and Frederick L. Seling Jr., dear brother of Catherine Helminiak and Joseph Seling, dear grandfather of Austin, Frederick III, Brian and Nicole. Visitation Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Cvach/Rosedale Funeral Home, 1211 Chesaco Avenue. Prayer Service 8:45 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10:30 A.M. St. Clement Church (Rosedale) . Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Clement Church Rosedale. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Slevin, Joseph On August 30, 2002; born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, JOSEPH SLEVIN, beloved husband of Anna Slevin (nee Volk), devoted father of Jim Slevin and his wife Judy, Tom Slevin and his wife Connie, dear grandfather of Tom, Jr. and Julie Slevin, brother-in-law of Olga, Nick, and Dorothy Volk. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family owned Bruzdzinksi Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex at Rt. 702 (beltway exit 36), on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Services on Monday 1 P.M. Interment Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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Sloan, Dorothy Eleanor On August 29, 2002, DOROTHY ELEANOR (nee Ball) SLOAN, wife of the late Robert Sloan Jr.; mother of Sally Stricklin and Robert Sloan III. Also survived by four grandchildren, Jeffrey and Nancy Stricklin and Kelly and Kristen Sloan. Due notice of Memorial Service will be given. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Presbyterian Home, 400 Georgia Court, Towson 21204 or to Monkton United Methodist Church, 1930 Monkton road, Monkton, MD 21111. Arrangements by Family Owned Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 410-343-3000. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Sommers, Catherine On August 28, 2002, CATHERINE (nee Kelch) beloved wife of the late Charles Sommers. Devoted mother of Douglas C., Wayne C., Stuart C. and Susan C. Sommers. Dear sister of John M. Kelch. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Mary Church on Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 9 A.M. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to The American Lung Association, 1840 York Rd., Suite M, Timonium, Md. 21093. Arrangements by the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Struk, Stanley On August 30, 2002, STANLEY beloved husband of Regina Struk, father of Richard and Ed Struk Friends may call at the Thomas J. Skarda Funeral Home, Hudson St. and Linwood Ave from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Monday. Christian Wake Services on Monday at 3:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimirs Church on Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Sullivan, Stella A. On August 29, 2002, STELLA A. (nee Kiser) SULLIVAN, beloved wife of the late Malcolm F. Sullivan, Jr., devoted mother of Malcolm F., III, and his wife Donna Sullivan, Elaine and her husband Carl Kaufman, Gail and her husband Paul Schmitz, cherished grandmother of 14, and great-grandmother of six. Friends may call at the family owned Evans Chapel of Memories-Parkville 2-5 & 7-9 P.M. Wednesday. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday at St. Ursulas Catholic Church, Harford Rd., Parkville. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

Taylor, Charles On August 23, 2002, CHARLES (CHUCK) TAYLOR; devoted father of four daughters, Joy Whitted, Carla Robinson, Dana Taylor and Sakari Pritchett; one son Dwight Robinson. He is also survived by two grand children, one sister Doris Taylor, one brother, James Taylor, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the SMITH & WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2818 E. Baltimore St., on Monday from 1 to 6 P.M., where the family will receive friends on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M., followed by funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Interment Crownsville VA Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Taylor, Geneva May Beauchamp On Sunday, August 18, 2002, MRS. GENEVA MAY BEAUCHAMP TAYLOR, 91, formerly of Walker Mews Apts., York Rd., Baltimore, MD, died at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC, after three years of declining health. A native of Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ada May Boughman Beauchamp and was married to the late Carl Taylor. She was a member of Laymans Home Missionary Movement in Chester Springs, PA and was retired from All First Bank of Baltimore, MD. She was survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Mae Taylor McGlothlin of Burlington; one granddaughter, Deborah Mae Huynh and her husband, Phuon, of Mebane; three great grandchildren, Jeremy Huynh, Keegan Huynh and Forrest Huynh; one brother, Leslie Beauchamp and his wife, Jeanette, of Westfield, MA; and one niece, Lee Ann Beauchamp of New York, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents along with one nephew, Louis Beauchamp. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Laymans Home Missionary Movement, Chester Springs, PA 19425. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Thompson-Fitts, Eloise Frances On August 26, 2002, ELOISE FRANCES (nee Thompson); devoted mother of Dr. Gloria Thompson. Friends may call at the PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 1721-27 N. Monroe St. (Westwood Ave), Monday, 12 noon to 6 P.M. and Tuesday, 10 to 4 P.M. Thereafter Mrs. Fitts will lie in state at Berea Temple of Seventh Day Adventist, 1901 Madison Ave., where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 P.M., with services to follow. Interment Wednesday, 10 A.M., Maryland National Memorial Park (Laurel). Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/1/2002 - 9/2/2002.

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Van Brunt, Martha F. On August 30, 2002, MARTHA F. VAN BRUNT (nee Fogg), beloved wife of the late Dr. F. Norman Van Brunt, devoted mother of Carol V. Cathcart and her husband Creston, dear grandmother of Jennifer Lisle and Chelsea Krotz, great grandmother of Phoebe Lisle and Delaney Krotz. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the Grace Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Weasenforth, Elvin C. On August 29, 2002, ELVIN C., beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Hanlin) devoted father of Bonnie Engelskirch and Cheryl Czajkowski, loving grandfather of Sarah Tennant, Christina Engelskirch and Megan Czajkowski and great-grandfather of Jacob Tennant, dear brother of Lola Schaeffer, Erma Hinkle and Norma Culp. Friends may call at the George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Hwy, on Monday and Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., Funeral Service in Townsend Avenue Baptist Church on Wednesday at 11:30 A.M. Interment in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Wenger, Doris Elizabeth DORIS ELIZABETH WENGER (nee Chadwick), formerly of Baltimore, MD. Beloved wife of the late J. Lester Wenger on August 26, 2002 in Blair, Nebraska. Mother of Mrs. Nis (Elois F.) Momsen of Blair, NE and Mrs. Robert B. (Maxine) Williams of Broomfield, CO and the late Edna M. Wenger; grandmother of four: great-grandmother of four; sister of William Chadwick, Jr. of Elton, MD. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 from 9:30 A.M. until time of Services at 10:30 A.M. at LOUDON PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3620 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Interment Loudon Park Cemetery. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Williams, Ernest W. On August 30, 2002, ERNEST W. WILLIAMS, beloved husband of Kathryne P. Williams, devoted father of Sharon Jones and her husband Dan, dear brother of Grace Gray and Marion Sedlins. Also survived by a granddaughter, grandson, great grandson and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB FUNERAL HOME, INC., 736 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where services will be held on Wednesday at 10 A.M. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/1/2002.

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Zeffert, Bernard Maurice On August 29, 2002, BERNARD MAURICE ZEFFERT. Loving husband of Vera I. Zeffert (nee Shulman); beloved father of Robert H. Zeffert of Chesterfield, MO, Dr. Judith T. Levy of Merion, PA, Steven D. Zeffert of Houston, TX, Monroe S. Zeffert of Baltimore, MD; devoted father-in-law of Ann E. Zeffert, Dr. Robert J. Levy, Beth Zeffert and Dr. Patricia Zeffert; beloved brother of the late Joan Levi; loving grandfather of Corey (Chris) Elliott, Sarah F. Zeffert, Barry L. Levy, Maria (Dan) Neale, Lisa (Paul) Kliebert, Laurance C., Harrison J., Daniel J. Zeffert; loving great-grandfather of Chase and P. Alexander Elliott, Lauren M. Neale, John Paul and Cameron Kliebert; beloved uncle of Nanci Wehling, Dr. Ellen (Dr. Eric) Roskes and Sandy (Sharon) Shulman. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS. HOME, 8900 Reisterstown road at Mt. Wilson lane, on Sunday, September 1 at 3 P.M. Interment Oheb Shalom Memorial Park, Berrymans lane. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be directed to Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights avenue (21208). Family in mourning at 725 Mt. Wilson lane (North Oaks) (21208). Published in the Baltimore Sun from 8/31/2002 - 9/1/2002.

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