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Franklin Adams

Longtime Dundalk resident Franklin "Ted" Adams, 79, died of cancer May 26 at Fort Howard VA Medical Center. 

Mr. Adams lived on Mornington Road for more than 25 years before moving to the Parkview Apartments on Center Place last year. 

He worked in the shipyard at Bethlehem Steel for many years, before health problems forced an early retirement. 

During World War II, Mr. Adams served in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Predeceased by his wife, Miriam (nee O’Neill), he leaves behind many family members and friends.

Mr. Adams donated his body to the Maryland State Anatomy Board.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 

Inez M. Brittain

Services will be held Thursday, June 1, for lifelong Jones Creek resident Inez Marie Brittain (nee Bundy), 64, who died at home May 29.

The service begins 8 p.m. at Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Road. Friends may visit at the church Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. 

She received an associate of arts degree from Dundalk Community College, graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. She was a dean’s list student and was named to Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges. 

Mrs. Brittain went on to teach a course, Managing Independence, for disabled students in the school’s Single Step Program. After the program was discontinued, she organized three reunions for former Single Step students and staff. 

For about 15 years, she and her husband owned a bakery and pool hall on Sparrows Point Road in Edgemere. In the late 1970s, they sold both businesses. 

She belonged to the Dundalk Optimist Club and wrote a grant proposal for and later managed the club’s drug awareness program. 

She was an active member of Dundalk Church of the Nazarene. 

Predeceased in 1984 by her husband, Fern L. Brittain Sr., she is survived by daughter Janet Ambrosino, sons Ernest, James, John and Joseph Forbes and Fern L. Jr. , Raymond and Robert Brittain. She also leaves behind brothers Harry, Robert and Ronald "Joe" Bundy, sisters Darlene Whitelaw and Patricia Plumley, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Another son, Blair Brittain, died in 1979. 

Burial will be private.
 

Margaret K. Greenborn

Former North Point Village resident Margaret K. Greenborn (nee Schmitt) died May 26 at Franklin Square Hospital. She was 63 and a secretary in Baltimore County’s Office of Substance Abuse.

A resident of White Marsh since 1984, Mrs. Greenborn’s greatest joy in life was her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Charles R. Greenborn Sr., children Charles R. Greenborn Jr., Gayle M. Glasser and David M. Greenborn Sr., mother Margaret Charnasky, sister Laura Daugherty, five grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was predeceased by her father, Francis K. Schmitt, and a brother, Frank Chase. 

The Rev. George Raduano of Eastern Assembly of God conducted services May 31 at Schimunek Funeral Home in Perry Hall. Interment followed at Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236-0025.
 

Marlyn G. Huffman

Marlyn Genevieve Huffman, 64, a longtime Gray Manor resident, died of cancer May 27 at Mercy Hospital. 

Born and raised in Highlandtown, the former Marlyn Mugrage married Harold Huffman soon after graduating from high school. 

Years ago, she worked at Beta Shoe Co. Later, as a working mother, she held positions at Hochschild Kohn department store in Eastpoint Mall, Jack and Jill nursery in Gray Manor and Heritage Nursing Center on German Hill Road. 

She was a troop leader when her daughters were in Girl Scouting and a member of the Bobby Vinton fan club in the 1970s.

She loved flowers, gardening and canning and enjoyed making crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Mrs. Huffman attended Edgemere Church of God. 

In addition to her husband of 47 years, she is survived by sons Harold David, Robert "Link" and David Eugene Huffman, daughters Kathy Wagner, Sandy Dietz and Amy Zablan, sister Regina Praglowski, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Services conducted by the Rev. Howard Hancock of Edgemere Church of God were held May 30 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery. 
 

Walter J. Jachim

Retired longshoreman Walter Joseph Jachim, 75, died May 15 at his home in Gray Manor. He was a longshoreman for 41 years and was a member of Marine Carpenters Union Local 1335.

Mr. Jachim, whose life was centered on his faith, was instrumental in the building of three local churches, Eastern, Dundalk and Bethel Assemblies of God. A carpenter by trade, he actually worked on the construction of the three church buildings. 

He raised and flew show pigeons since his childhood days in Baltimore. When he died, he owned more than 100 birds of many varieties. 

He served in Okinawa during World War II as a corporal in the U.S. Army. 

In addition to his wife of more than 50 years, Nora (nee Flannery), he is survived by sons John D. Jachim of Middle River and Ronald L. Jachim of Cherokee, N.C., one brother, three sisters, four grandchildren and one great-grandson. 

The Rev. George Raduano of Eastern Assembly of God and the Rev. Nick Shanholtz of Dundalk Assembly of God conducted services May 19 at Eastern Assembly of God. Interment followed at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. 
 

Mitsuko Kearns

West Inverness resident Mitsuko "Judy" Kearns, 69, died May 23 after a brief illness. 

Born in Sendai, Japan, the former Mitsuko Miyazawa married Francis J. Kearns in 1954. After they lived in Japan, then New York, her husband’s military career took them to U.S. Army posts in Germany and Hawaii, where she became a U.S. citizen in 1960. Fort Holabird was his last stationed post before retirement. 

For the last five months she lived in Abingdon with her daughter, Janet Edwards, and her only grandchild, Christopher Michael Edwards. 

She loved homemaking, gardening, shopping and cooking. 

Other survivors are five sisters and two brothers. She was predeceased by her husband and a son, Michael Joseph Kearns. 

Services conducted by the Rev. John B. Ward of Our Lady of Hope Church were held May 26 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery. 
 

Stella H. Pazdzinski

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 2, for former Graceland Park resident Stella Helen Pazdzinski (nee Pawloski), 83, who died May 28 in Marietta, Ga. 
The 10 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart of Mary Church will be followed by interment at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Taneytown, during her years in Graceland Park she belonged to Sacred Heart of Mary Church and was a member of its Polish Women’s Alliance. 

After her husband died in 1994, she moved to Marietta, Ga., to live with her son, Frank Pazdzinski III, daughter-in-law Linda and their three children. 

In Marietta, she joined St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and was a member of St. Ann’s Seniors Group. She also helped prepare food for a ministry to feed the homeless. 

Years ago, she worked as an accountant for a Baltimore lithographing company. 

Other survivors are daughter Pat Miller of Kennesaw, Ga., brother William Pawloski of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and two other grandchildren. Her husband, Frank Pazdzinski Jr., died in 1994. 

Visitation at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., was scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. 
 

Margaretta M. Poole

Homemaker Margaretta M. Poole (nee Schaeffer), 69, died May 24 at Heritage Nursing Center. 

Mrs. Poole lived on Cornwall Road and Sollers Point Road before moving to Heritage Nursing Center about two years ago. 

An avid Elvis Presley fan, she liked car rides in the country, arranging flowers and spending time with her grandchildren. Through the years, she also helped raise several nieces. 

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ervin E. "Gene" Poole, sons Sam Poole and Butch Schaeffer, daughters Debbie Staskowiak and Jeannie Rader, brother Melvin L. Schaeffer, sister Ruth Watts and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister and two brothers. 

Services were held May 26 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Glen Burnie. 
 
 

Edward L. W. Redemann

Longtime Bayside Drive resident Edward Lawrence William Redemann, 87, died May 16 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Mr. Redemann, a tool and die maker at Continental Can Co. for 48 years, retired in 1971. 

Mr. Redemann lived in East Baltimore before moving to Bayside Drive in 1945. His 1935 marriage to the former Edith Butler ended in divorce. 

After his retirement, he enjoyed making wood furniture and toys for his family, including his 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. 

Other survivors are sons Carol and Barry Redemann, daughters Janet Bateman and Midge Morrison, brother Marion Redemann and sisters Margaret Gorge and Gladys Waterfield. He was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. 

Services were officiated by the Rev. Laura Gates of Lodge Forest United Methodist Church on May 20 at Connelly Funeral Home. Interment followed at Moreland Memorial Cemetery. 

Contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236 or the National Kidney Foundation, 1106 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21236-0025. 

Ethel I. Bobo

Baybriar Road homemaker Ethel I. Bobo, 84, died May 30 at Stella Maris Hospice. 

The former Ethel Irene Lowery was born, raised and married in Cumberland. She and her husband moved to Dundalk in 1953. 

“She loved her flowers and kept a beautiful yard,” said her daughter, Carol Burtrim of Dundalk. “She was devoted to her children and grandchildren.” 

She is also survived by son Kenneth Lee Bobo of Dundalk, brothers Charles W. Lowery of Churchville, Md., and Edward Lowery of Baltimore, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth L. Bobo, and by five sisters and one brother. 

Services were held June 3 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, followed by interment at Meadowridge Memorial Park. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236-0025. 
 

Daniel P. Boland Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 8, for Daniel Patrick Boland Sr., who died June 5 at Franklin Square Hospital. Mr. Boland was 83 and had lived in Dundalk for 51 years. 

The Mass begins 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church, 1727 Lynch Road. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. 

Mr. Boland designed men’s neckties for Goodman and Theise, a Scranton, Pa., tie manufacturer, before becoming a woodworker and pattern maker in Martin Marietta’s model shop. He retired with 28 years of service as an insurance underwriter for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. 

He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Hope Church and had earlier belonged to St. Adrian’s and St. Michael’s Catholic churches. 

During the 43 years he was involved in Boy Scouting, he had served as troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 356, was a director and assistant director of training courses and was honored four times for his work as a wood badge trainer. He had also received the St. George Award for Catholic scouters and the Silver Beaver Award. 

His other interests included drawing and painting, woodworking, astronomy, jewelry making, gem collecting, reading and camping. 

Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Florence “Dolly” (nee Cherwinski), sons Daniel Boland Jr. of Dundalk and Dennis Boland of Overlea, brother William Boland of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., sister Anastacia Pirrello of St. Louis, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother Timothy Boland. 

Visitation at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., was scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. 
 

Richard R. Davis

Richard Ronald Davis, 67, died suddenly May 26 at his Willow Spring Road home. He had earlier lived with his sister and brother-in-law, Earl and Bettymae Barley, in Gray Manor. 

Born and raised in Cumberland, Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 

He moved to Baltimore in the mid-1950s, when he started a 30-year career in the Bethlehem Steel tin mill. 

A lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former member of its honor guard, he belonged to Dundalk Post 6694 and Charles Evering Post 6506 in Rossville. He also belonged to Dundalk American Legion Post 38.

He was a member of Patapsco United Metho-dist Church, where he enjoyed cutting the grass and taking care of the church grounds. 

He loved fishing, hunting, bowling, country-western music, Orioles baseball and lending a helping hand to his neighbors. 

Other survivors are sister Alice Faye Dunkle of Mill Creek, Pa., brother Thomas W. Davis of Cameron, N.C., and many other family members. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Jean Hawkins. 

Services with military honors were held May 30 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home and Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. 
 

Michael J. Donahue Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 9, for Michael J. Donahue Sr., 68, who died June 5 at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long illness. 

The Mass begins 10 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church followed by interment at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. 

Mr. Donahue worked as a millwright welder in Bethlehem Steel’s 56-inch cold strip mill. He retired in 1991 with 41 years of service. 

He belonged to Dundalk Moose Lodge 1228 and the Baltimore Kickers German Club, a pool team at Harold’s bar. His interests also included fishing and hunting. 

Born in Brandsville, Mo., he moved to Baltimore when he was 9 years old. He attended St. Martin’s School in West Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Joyce T. (nee Krammer), children Patricia A. Walton, Michael J. Donahue Jr., John F. Donahue and Mary T. Bartucci, one brother, six sisters, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Another son, Wayne A. Donahue, died in 1992. 

Visitation at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., was scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 8, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
 

Shirley J. Hood 

Lifelong Dundalk resident Shirley Joan Hood (nee Schmitt), 64, died after a brief illness May 24 at her home on Walnut Avenue. 

She grew up on Railway Avenue, graduated from Dundalk High School in 1953 and married John Calvin Hood two years later. 

She volunteered at Sacred Heart of Mary School for about 10 years and was a member of the choir at Sacred Heart of Mary Church. 

An Avon sales representative for 18 years, she was a member of Avon’s President’s Club. 

She loved jigsaw and crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, with whom she celebrated 45 years of marriage May 21, she is survived by children John Hood Jr., Cheryl Krofka, Gloria Glover and Robert Hood, brother Richard Schmitt and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by granddaughter Emily Krofka. 

Monsignor Richard Parks conducted a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Mary Church on May 27. Interment followed at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. 
 

Thomas O. Jones

Former Dundalk resident Thomas Owings Jones, 87, died May 27 at the Wesley Home in Baltimore. 

Mr. Jones moved to Watersedge in 1950 and lived in Logan Village from 1959 until two years ago, when he became a resident of the Wesley Home. 

He retired in the early 1980s from the State of Maryland, after a long career as an auditor with the State Roads Administration. He was a member of the Maryland Classified Employees Association and had served as its treasurer. 

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of Dundalk Moose Lodge 1228. 

Predeceased in 1996 by his wife, Ruth (nee Woodrum), he is survived by sons Norman D. Jones and Thomas O. Jones III and brother Albert Jones. 
He was predeceased by two sisters and a brother. 

Services were held June 1 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. 
 

Craig Keuski

Services will be held Thursday, June 8, for Craig Keuski, the 23-year-old Longpoint Road resident who had been missing since May 27. He was an apparent drowning victim. 

The service begins 11 a.m. at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave. Interment will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. 

Mr. Keuski, who grew up in Essex, moved to Delaware with his parents when he was 12 years old. He moved to Watersedge about four years ago. 

After high school, he became an apprentice with the Pipefitters and Steamfitters Union Local 486

He loved all animals, camping and sports. 

In addition to his parents, Dennis and Kathleen Keuski of Rehoboth Beach, Del., he will be missed by brother Brian Michael Keuski, maternal grandfather Arthur Stritch, paternal grandparents Louis and Marie Keuski and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation at the funeral home was scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. 
 

Alex L. Urban

Purple Heart recipient Alex Leonard Urban, 79, died May 25 at the Gilchrist Center after a long battle with cancer. 

Mr. Urban, who was born in Nanticoke, Pa., graduated from high school before enlisting in the U.S. Army in July 1942. 

He served as a member of the military police in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. In addition to the Purple Heart he earned when he was wounded on July 25, 1944, he received the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars. He was discharged Nov. 11, 1945.

He worked for Amrhein’s Bakery, which later became Mrs.Smith’s Bakery, until he retired. 

He and his wife, the former Josephine Razmus, were longtime members of Sacred Heart of Mary Church. Mrs. Urban died in February. 

He had a lifelong interest in airplanes, enjoyed attending air shows and was a World War II history buff. 

Survivors are son Leonard A. Urban of Carney, daughter Patricia A. Hyder of Charleston, S.C., sister Eleanor Cielesz and one grandson. He also was predecased by two sisters, Loretta Bavitz and Delphine Zaucha. 

On May 30, Monsignor Richard A. Parks conducted a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Mary Church. A military honor guard tribute was conducted during interment at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.
 

Robert L. Wyngarden

Former Dundalk resident Robert L. Wyngarden Jr. died suddenly of a heart attack June 3 at St. Agnes Hospital. 

He was 49 and had lived in Catonsville for about three years. 

He is survived by sister Lori Wyngarden, niece Cassidy Wyngarden and several other family members. He also leaves behind dear friends Debbie Malinowski and Jimmy Knoud. 

Funeral arrangements were private.


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