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|Jennie L. Aus
Homemaker Jennie Luco Aus, 86, died Feb. 2 at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester, Md.
She was a member of Lodge Forest United Methodist Church, IOOF Rebekah Lodge in Fort Howard and North Point Pleasure Club. She also enjoyed traveling and had recently visited Jamaica and Hawaii.
She is survived by children Edward R., Alfred, Robert and Frederick
Aus, Celeste Lotz, Mary Healy, Frances Yates, Patricia Halphenstine and
Susan Collins, 33 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She also was
predeceased by daughters Anna Durkin and Elsa Roger and a number of brothers
Ethel L. Ethridge
She retired with 20 years of service as a secretary for United Auto Workers Union Local 738.
She belonged to Dundalk United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Marvin Kline conducted services Feb. 19.
Other memberships included Dundalk American Legion Auxiliary Unit 38 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 451.
In addition to her husband, William “Phil” Ethridge, she is survived
by sons Mark and Joseph T. Letke Jr., daughters Kimberly Letke and Melodie
(Billings) Ritz, sister Dorothy Blaha and three grandchildren. She was
buried at Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
Eva M. Friesner
Born in Detroit and raised in Edgemere, Mrs. Friesner worked in Bethlehem Steel’s assorting room until her retirement in 1970.
She was a talented seamstress and shared her love for sewing with family and friends. She enjoyed reading, knitting and spending time with her seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Other survivors are children Joan M. Ryan, Janet L. Duncan and Tereva E. Davis, brother Julius Sakowski and sisters Emilie DeWeese and Irene Batko. She was predeceased by husband Joseph M. Friesner, grandson Randy S. Duncan and brothers George and Norman Sakowski.
Services were held Feb. 16 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed
at Parkwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Harding was 79 and lived in Inverness.
Mrs. Harding belonged to Inverness Presbyterian Church and worked in the Bear Creek Elementary School cafeteria for about 20 years.
Predeceased in 1987 by her husband, Willard Harding, she is survived by daughters Mary Prevatt of Bel Air and Joan Cuzzart of Ellicott City, five brothers and four grandchildren.
Visitation at the funeral home was scheduled for Wednesday, March 8,
from 7 to 9 p.m.
Raymond R. Johnston
Mr. Johnston worked as an engineering specialist for Sinai Hospital for 18 years and taught courses at Dundalk and Harford community colleges. He had earlier worked for Bethlehem Steel.
He loved photography and spending time with his family in Bedford, Pa., and at a vacation home in West Virginia.
In addition to his wife, survivors are mother Margaret Johnston, daughters Shelley Price, Ginger Rigney and Tresa Johnston, sisters Carol Gay and Doris Pettrone and two grandchildren.
Services on Feb. 26 were followed by interment at Bel Air Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association of
Maryland, 212 S. Bond St., Bel Air, MD 21014 or Northern Chesapeake Hospice
Foundation, 111 W. High St., Elkton, MD 21921.
The noon service will be conducted by the Rev. Nick Shanholtz of Dundalk Assembly of God at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
A homemaker and a Waterview Road resident for seven years, Mrs. Krupinsky had earlier lived in Edgemere. Years ago, she was president of the ladies auxiliary of a Democratic club in Baltimore.
Survivors are son Albert Cantwell, daughters Ger-aldine Petterson, Fern Hoopengardner and Doro-thy Gaydosh, who shared an April 2 birthday with her mother, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands Harry Cantwell, Albert Wanhoff and John Krupinsky, daughter Delores Fistek and son Timothy Cantwell.
Visitation at the funeral home was scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday,
March 8 and 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Pauline R. Lucas
Born in Mount Fair, Va., and raised on a farm there, she and her husband and family moved to Edgemere in the 1950s. They then lived in Sparrows Point until the town was torn down in the 1970s, when they returned to Edgemere.
Mrs. Lucas devoted her life not only to her own five children, but also to many foster children, including Wayne and Carl Baugher, and the other family members she helped to raise. Gardening, canning, quilting and crocheting were among her favorite pastimes.
She is survived by children Raymond, Joseph and Vincent Lucas, Brenda Evans and Tammy Lewis, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her husband, Raymond L. Lucas, died in 1988.
Services at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home on March 1 were followed by interment
at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
Marilyn J. McCormack
The former Marilyn Justine Naper, daughter of the late John G. and Mildred Naper, grew up in Watersedge. She was a 1950 Dundalk High School graduate and was chosen prom queen during her senior year.
After high school, she worked for a time before her marriage to John J. McCormack and becoming a full-time homemaker and mother. She was a devoted Christian.
She enjoyed bingo, 10-pin bowling and frequent trips to Cape Coral, Fla., to visit her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Sam Poole, and her grandson.
She is also survived by son Dennis J. McCormack II of Dundalk, three other grandchildren and many other family members. She was predeceased by her husband and a brother, John Naper.
Services were held March 3 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home followed by interment
at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
Cleo C. Richards
The former Cleo Shewbridge grew up in Sparrows Point, then lived on Dineen Drive for 30 years. She worked 10 years as an assembly line packer for Rock-Tenn Co. on Broening Highway.
Survivors are her husband, Donald W. Richards Sr., sons William Clark and Donald Richards Jr., daughter Dawn Clark, brothers Whitey, Bo and Jake Shewbridge, sisters Frances Suprik, Kate Baier and Dixie Weidner and three grandsons. She was predeceased by her brother, Grover C. Shewbridge, who died Jan. 21.
Services were held Jan. 29 at Connelly Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Baltimore, Gilchrist
Center, 6601 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21204 or the American Cancer
Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236.
Grover C. Shewbridge
A Sparrows Point native, Mr. Shewbridge served with the U.S. Army paratroopers.
In addition to his wife, the former Emma Mullen (Herdegen), he is survived by sons Cole Shewbridge and Norman and Larry Herdegen, daughter Lori Piper, brothers Whitey, Bo and Jake Shewbridge, sisters Frances Suprik, Kate Baier and Dixie Wiedner and four grandchildren. His sister, Cleo C. Richards, died Jan. 27.
Services were held Jan. 24 at Connelly Funeral Home.
Charles L. Tetrick Jr.
A 1970 graduate of Dundalk High School, he had a lifelong interest in music.
Mr. Tetrick, who drove for Jimmy’s taxi service, had earlier worked for Bethlehem Steel.
Predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (nee Powell), he is survived by sons Charles L. Tetrick III and Cory Tetrick, daughter Cathleen Tetrick, sisters Carolyn Gonzalez, Melody Seibert, Sue Andrede and Penny Williams and brother Ronald Tetrick.
Services were held Feb. 14 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment was private.
Nellie M. Bigwood
A graduate of Salisbury State College, she started her career in 1939 as principal of a two-room school in Charles County.
She taught at Dundalk and Merritt Point elementaries from 1949 to 1968, when she became Berkshire Elementary’s librarian, a position she held until her retirement in 1977.
She belonged to Henry Brecht Chapter 43, Order of the Eastern Star, Bou-Tem-Sci, DeMolay Mother’s Club and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
She is survived by children Suzanne Atkinson and James Bigwood and two grandchildren.
Her husband, James Bigwood, died in 1987.
A memorial service was held Feb. 17 at Ruck Towson Funeral Home followed
by graveside services at Greenlawn Cemetery in Cambridge.
Mr. Boyer had 38 years of service with Bethlehem Steel when he retired almost 25 years ago.
A U.S. Army veteran, he belonged to Helena IOOF Lodge 171, Patapsco Masonic Lodge 183, Acacia Club of Dundalk and St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He loved reading, golfing, bowling and completing crossword puzzles and was an avid Baltimore sports fan.
He and his wife, the former Verda Morlock, traveled to London and Bermuda and throughout the United States.
In addition to his wife of more than 62 years, he is survived by daughters Carol Diehl and Jean Michler, sister Elizabeth Boyer, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother Bruce Boyer and sister Catherine Emmons.
Services were held Feb. 24 at Connelly Funeral Home. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helena IOOF Lodge 171, 201 Baltimore
Ave., Dundalk, MD 21222 or Patapsco Masonic Lodge 183, 2 Trading Place,
Dundalk, MD 21222.
Harry T. Carson Jr.
He attended Colgate Elementary School and graduated in 1943 from Sparrows Point High School.
He served with the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division during World War II and was promoted to staff sergeant before his discharge in 1946.
After learning masonry in night school, he worked his way up from apprentice bricklayer to executive vice president during his career with Sorenson Construction Co. In 1973, he and Alfred Gray started Carson and Gray Inc., a masonry contracting business. He retired in 1989.
He was past president of the Pikesville Lions Club and the Masonry Institute of Maryland. He was a great storyteller, an excellent artist, an avid golfer and bowler and a talented musician.
Survivors are children Gregory and Debra Carson, sister Rose C. McCarthy, three grandchildren and many other family members.
Following services at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, Mr. Carson was buried
Jan. 24 at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Gail W. Dishon
Mr. Dishon was a Baltimore County firefighter from 1987 to 1993 after working with the Sparrows Point Fire Department from 1969 to 1987. For many years, he worked at the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Co.
Born in Matoka, W.Va., he his wife lived in West Inverness for about 10 years before they moved to Eastfield in the early 1970s. He moved to Riverview in 1998.
Predeceased by two brothers, he is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Margie Brookman, and two sons, Robert and Thomas Dishon, five grandsons, three brothers and four sisters.
Services were held March 5 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. On March 7, services
were held in Pulaski, Va., followed by interment the next day in the family
cemetery in Snowville, Va.
George W. Fields
During daily walks with his pet dogs, Bandit and Raggs, Mr. Fields enjoyed stopping along the way to talk with his neighbors.
He served aboard the USS Little Rock during his U.S. Navy service.
Predeceased in 1997 by his wife, Carolyn C. (nee Connor), he will be missed by daughter Sharon Wit-kowski of Berkshire, son Edward D. Fields of Essex, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 4 at C. S. Zeiler and Son Funeral Home. Interment
followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
He retired after a long career as manager of Apcoa Parking in Baltimore.
In addition to his wife, the former Irene Harcarik (Lucas), he is survived by a daughter, Theresa Foreman, sister Betty Reeves and stepsons Ernest Lucas, Steven Lucas, Kenneth Lucas and six stepgrandchildren. He was predeceased by stepson John Glenn Lucas.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 23 at Our Lady of Hope Church.
Interment followed at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
Born May 30, 1913, in Kegley, W.Va., the former Alma Walker graduated from high school in Earlysville, Va. She and her husband lived on North Point Road for a year before moving to Edgemere in 1935.
She belonged to Hughes Memorial Presbyterian Church for 65 years and, in her later years, served as church elder.
In addition to her husband of 67 years, Earl James Heflin Sr., she is survived by son Earl James Heflin Jr., sister Maca-Lee Wimmer of Orlando, Fla., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 14 at Hughes Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment
followed at Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
Glenwood F. Jones
Mr. Jones was a 1951 Dundalk High School graduate and, at 6-foot-8, was a star basketball and lacrosse player.
After graduating from Gettysburg College in 1954, he worked in Bethlehem Steel’s open hearth as general foreman, then for North Point Cab Co. and Drug City Pharmacy.
He is survived by mother Elizabeth Jones, daughters Terri Carr and Lori Woodley, sister Nancy Hayes, niece Rhonda Keagy, nephew Quinton Hayes and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church,
10689 Owen Brown Road, Columbia, MD 21044.
L. Dolores Joynes
Born and raised in Sparrows Point, she was the daughter of Edward G. and A. Evelyn Sharron. She had lived in Harford County for 30 years and enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.
Mrs. Joynes is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ray Lintz Joynes, sons Edward G. Lindemann of Baltimore and Robert Glenn Lindemann of Gray, Ga., sisters Jean Parker and Sally Demanovich, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by daughter Janet Marie Joynes and brother Robert E. Sharron.
Services officiated by the Rev. Harold L. Hubble were held Feb. 15 in
Abingdon. Interment followed at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
Mr. Meclar was born in Sparrows Point and raised in Baltimore. He and his wife moved to Edgemere about 52 years ago.
He was a crane operators foreman when he retired after a 42-year career with Bethlehem Steel.
He was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He volunteered at the church for about 40 years.
In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling and neighborhood pickup baseball games.
Survivors are his wife, the former Rose Vincent, whom he married in October 1941, sons Francis J. and John M. Mecler, brothers Gus, Rudy and Ben Mecler, sisters Ernestine Guldan and Margaret Stahle, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
The Rev. Joseph Lizor conducted a Mass of Christian Burial on Feb. 25 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at Bel Air Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease,
1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4-B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305-1946.
Born and raised in South Baltimore, Mr. Nixon worked for St. Joe Paper Co. for 10 years. He also worked as a carpenter, plumber, landscaper and handyman.
Survivors are children Harold, Major, Darryl, Eric, Shaquille and Jeannie Nixon, sisters Hattie Williams, Shirley Bethune and Genevieve Moore, brothers Thomas and Richard Nixon and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial was held Feb. 24 at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Patricia A. Price
She attended St. Rita School and graduated from Patapsco High School in 1969.
She was the founder of Chesapeake Wiper and Supply Co., a business she recently turned over to her daughter, Teresa Price of Kent Island.
She enjoyed family gatherings, Broadway shows, Caribbean cruises and playing the piano. Recently, she spent a great deal of time at her computer researching her family history.
In addition to her daughter, survivors in-clude brothers James, Joseph and Edward Cous-ler, sister Mary Louise Procter and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
in Annapolis. She was buried at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
Named the Sun’s Policeman of the Year in 1971, an honor he shared with his partner, he worked for the Baltimore police force from 1957 to 1975. He was awarded his first Bronze Star for saving the life of a child who had stopped breathing after mistakenly drinking Methodone and the second for arresting a man wanted for robbery and 30 shootings.
He retired a second time in 1992 as head of security for the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse.
A 1944 Patterson High School graduate and a U.S. Navy veteran, he belonged to the Fraternal Order of Police, the Lions Democratic Club, Dundalk VFW Post 6694 and Dundalk American Legion Post 38. Years ago, Mr. Santivasci served an an Eastfield Rec Council baseball coach.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, the former Henrietta J. Bielecki, he is survived by sons Leonard J. and Jerome W. Santivasci, daughter Deborah Brown and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 25 at at Our Lady of Hope Church,
where he was an usher for 42 years.
Clarence J. Thompson
Born in Rockridge County, Va., he was a young man when his family moved to Edgemere.
Mr. Thompson and his brothers and several friends formed the Free-state Hunting Club about 45 years ago. He had a lifelong interest in horses and especially enjoyed riding quarter horses and attending horse shows.
He worked for Gibson-Homans Co. in Rosedale for 32 years.
Survivors are his wife of almost 41 years, Donna (nee Koski), children Norma J. and Roger A. Thompson and Lisa L. Foley, brother Roy Thompson and twin bother Lowell Thompson, sister Esther Burdette and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Bob Peters of Jones Creek Christian
Church were held Feb. 28 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed
at Bel Air Memorial Gardens.
Joseph A. Tyc
Mr. Tyc lived in Northeast Baltimore before moving to Eastfield about 45 years ago.
He worked for Becker Pretzel Co. for 21 years, followed by 10 years as a baker for Acme Markets. He retired in 1979.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Dundalk VFW Post 6694.
Mr. Tyc enjoyed crabbing and fishing. Every year in March, Mr. Tyc and his sons and “stepson” Ron Helinski traveled to the Eastern Shore town of Millerton for a few days of white perch fishing.
He will be missed by his wife of 45 years, the former Marian M. Grebos, sons Joseph C., Lawrence R., Leonard A. and Robert J. Tyc, daughter Deborah A. Feuer, brothers James J. and Paul A. Tyc, sisters Rose VanDaniker, Carolyn Tyc and Patricia Birmingham, aunts Agnes Buz-gierski and Rose Chester, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted March 6 at Connelly Funeral Home by the Rev.
Carl Simmons of First Church of God of Middle River. Interment followed
at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.
Bernard J. VanBergen Sr.
Mr. VanBergen joined the Baltimore Model Flyers Association in the 1950s and the Flite Streaks in the 1960s. In the 1970s, he became a member of the Sunday Flyers, which focuses on radio-controlled model airplanes. For many years, he participated in competitions and exhibitions, including many during Dundalk’s Fourth of July celebrations.
His career with Bethlehem Steel began when he was 19. He had been working in the rod and wire mill when he retired at age 64.
He is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Thelma Elizabeth (nee Schultz), son Bernard J. VanBergen Jr. of Bel Air, daughter Mary Elizabeth Potyraj of Dundalk and four grandchidlren.
A Catholic wake service was held Feb. 24 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home.
The next day, a Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Hope Church,
where he was a member. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Ronald P. Weaver
Mr. Weaver attended Patapsco High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Maryland Transportation Authority for 30 years.
He is survived by his stepmother, Elizabeth Weaver, sister Sharon Conjar, brother Jay Weaver and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Paul Weaver, and brothers Don and Stanley Weaver.
A memorial service was held Feb. 26 at Graceland United Methodist Church.
Betty Eva White
A former Baltimore resident, Mrs. White lived in North Point Village for about 25 years. She was a lifetime member of Battle Grove Democratic Club.
She liked playing bingo, sewing and spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Survivors are daughters Eva Higgins, Barbara Meek and Donna Smith, 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William T. White Sr., and sons William T. White Jr. and Michael N. White.
Services were held Feb. 29 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home followed by interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.