Death notices


On September 23, 2002, ALEXIS MARY. Born to Nicholas and Barbara Stratigeas Sept. 3, 1980. Alexis was a good person, a good daughter, a good sister and a good friend. She lived a wonderful life full of happiness and joy and she brought these things into the lives of everyone that had the privilege of knowing her. She was a girl scout and an acolyte at St. Marys Episcopal Church in Abingdon, Md. She attended Bel Air Middle and high school and was an important part of many peoples lives. In high school, she played both soccer and lacrosse for Bel Air. She lived every minute of her life to the fullest. She is survived by her parents, Nicholas and Barbara Stratigeas and two brothers, Nicholas Stratigeas, Jr. and Christopher Stratigeas. We love her with all our hearts and will miss her forever. A receiving of friends will be held Friday, September 27 at Schimunek Funeral Home in Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road (at Route 24) from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28 at St. Marys Church in Abingdon. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/26/2002 - 9/27/2002.

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Sweeney Sr., Joseph F.

On September 24, 2002, of Annapolis, MD. He is survived by his wife Margaret Peggy Sweeney of Glen Burnie, MD, beloved father of Joseph F. Sweeney, Jr., Charlotte, NC; Michael P. Sweeney, Centreville, MD; Joyce A. Swanson, Millersville, MD; Colleen L. Storm, Crofton, MD; Angela L. Murray, Glen Burnie, MD, loving brother to Philip Sweeney, Annapolis, MD; Elizabeth Skubal, Annapolis, MD and Anna Andrews, Asheville, NC. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Sandra Peddicord. Friends may call at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, MD on Thursday, September 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Mass will be on Friday 11:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Glen Burnie, MD. Interment will be at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/26/2002.

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Travers, Elizabeth

On September 25, 2002, ELIZABETH ANN (nee Ashburne) predeceased by husbands Elmer Vineyard and Joseph Travers, mother of Valerie Lucas and Nancy Joerger, mother-in-law of William P. Lucas and Steven R. Joerger, sister of Nettie Trail, Jean Chesser, Carol Taber and the late Frances Bowen and Patricia Davis, grandmother or Steven, Scott, John and Stacey. Services at ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, Friday 8 PM. Interment private. Friends may call Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. If desired, donations to the American Heart Association or the Cancer Society. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/26/2002.

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Wailes, Mollie S.

On September 23, 2002, MOLLIE S. WAILES (nee Sawyer); loving wife of John R. Wailes; beloved mother of Theodore R. Wailes (Taneytown) and Alice W. Kordulak (Lutherville); dear sister of Stathel S. Spruill (N. Carolina) and the late Murrell and Mitchell Sawyer; loving grandmother of Lindsay and Kelsey Wailes; daughter of the late Renzy and Allie Sawyer of N. Carolina. A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, Friday at 2 P.M., with Interment following in the Church Columbarium. Memorials in her name to the above church would be appreciated. Arrangements by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/25/2002 - 9/26/2002.

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Watts, Matthew J.

On September 23, 2002, MATTHEW JOHN, beloved son of James W. and Denise C. Watts, brother of David J. and James T. Watts. The family will receive visitors at the Singleton Funeral Home, P.A., 1 Second Ave., S.W. (at Crain Hwy) Glen Burnie, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Friday. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at The Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday at 11 A.M. with visitation one hour prior. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA. 22184. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/26/2002.

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Zais, Goldie Fran

On September 23, 2002, GOLDIE (FRAN) (nee Parazader), beloved wife of the late Alfred F. Zais Sr., and devoted mother of Deborah M. Alford, Michael L. Harris, Stephanie A. Cooper, Frances A. Melchior; step-mother of Alfred F. Jr., Wayne M., Alan P., and David L. Zais and Joan M. Ashton; dear step-sister of Jeanne Thompson. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED HARTLEY MILLER-STELLA FUNERAL HOME, CHTD, 7527 Harford road, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where Services will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. Entombment in Gardens of Faith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center drive, Baltimore, MD 21236 will be appreciated. Published in the Baltimore Sun from 9/25/2002 - 9/26/2002.

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Zimmerly M.D., James Gregory

Suddenly On Monday, September 23, 2002 Family will receive friends at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD on Thursday and Friday from 7 to 9 P.M. Published in the Baltimore Sun on 9/26/2002.

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