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Carolyn D. Giovanos
30 Jul 1916 - 15 Nov 1998
She is survived by her daughter, Antonio Wolff; sister, Ruby Hillman; and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Giovanos, who was born in Maryland, was predeceased by her husband, Louis Giovanos Jr. and parents, Birdie and Harry Rumpf.
Funeral services were held Nov. 18 at Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home. Interment was at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Martin of Church of the Resurrection officiated.

Nancy J. Stanley
Nancy J. Stanley, a registered nurse, died Nov. 16 [1998] at Howard County General Hospital. Born in Connecticut July 7, 1931, she was 67.
A resident of Columbia and formerly of Laurel, where she had lived for 30 years, Mrs. Stanley is survived by her daughter, Amy Jordan of Columbia; son, Bruce Jordan; twin sister, Barbara Jones; brother, James Denison; and one grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 992, College Park, MD 

Joseph M. Nanni
Born in Clairton, Pa., Mr. Nanni is survived by his wife, Antoinette Nanni; daughters, Carol Cobb, Deborah Dane, Angeline Nanni and Joann Wilson; brother, William Nanni; sisters, Rose Russo and Sara Urso; and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Angelina Nanni; sisters, Vita Smith and Amelia Martell; and brother, Rocco Nanni.
A memorial mass was held Nov. 19 at Church of the Resurrection.
Memorial donations may be made to Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity Inc., 1905 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218.
[Nov. 1998]

Azell L. Gordon
Azell L. "Jackie" Gordon, 73, died Nov. 12 [1998] at her home in Ellicott City. Born in Louisiana, she had been a cloth inspector for a textile company.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by her children, Robert Gordon Jr., Henry Gordon and Scott Gordon; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Gordon Sr.; parents, Lillian and Elbert Jackson; and daughter, Shirley Cassell.
Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home with burial at Meadowridge Memorial Park. Father Richard Smith of Our Lady of Perpetual Help officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Howard County Division, P.O Box 6, Ellicott City, MD 21041.

Daisy V. Connor
Daisy Victoria Connor, 86, of Sykesville died Nov. 18 [1998] at Northwest Hospital Center. Born in Baltimore Jan. 27, 1912, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Connor.
She grew up in Catonsville and later lived in Marriottsville with her niece, Dorothy Baker.
She had been a secretary in the insurance industry and worked for Fidelity and Deposit, Mutual of Omaha and Fire Underwriters, from which she retired in 1977.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel with interment at Loudon Park Cemetery. The Rev. Fielder Israel officiated.

Ethel R. Dammyer
Ethel R. Dammyer, a homemaker from Ellicott City, died Nov. 17 [1998] at St. Agnes Nursing Center.
Born in Maryland, she is survived by her husband, Earl Dammyer; daughter, Darlene Grund; brother, Charles Seward; sister Millicent Adcock; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lettie and Milton Seward, and sister, Irma Fischer.
Services were held Nov. 20 at Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home with interment at Mount Zion Cemetery in Freeland.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Homecare and Hospice, 3421 Benson Ave., Suite G-100, Baltimore, MD 21227 or to the Alzheimer's Association Baltimore, Central Maryland Chapter, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-3142.

Helen E. Thornton
Helen Elizabeth "Betty" Thornton, 73, of Ellicott City died Nov. 18 [1998] at Howard County General Hospital. Born in Maryland, she had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Thornton is survived by her sons, William Thornton Jr. and Daniel Thornton; daughter, Ellen Johnson; sisters, Dorothy Zeller, Mary Heck and Catherine Wolfe; brother, Charles McNamara; and nine grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Thornton Sr. and parents, Helen and Daniel McNamara.

Funeral services, arranged by Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, were held Nov. 21 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Interment was at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.

Charles J. Schleicher

Charles J. Schleicher, 69, a master plumber-contractor, died Nov. 15 [1998] at his home in Ellicott City. He was born March 31, 1929 in Arbutus.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Schleicher; children, Carl Schleicher, Karen Koehler, Eric Schleicher and Kurt Schleicher; sister, Joan Fiddes; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services, held Nov. 19 at Church of the Resurrection, were arranged by Sterling Ashton Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Parson officiated and burial was at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave., Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Martha P. Ward

Martha Pearl Ward, 96, a homemaker from Ellicott City and a member of Bethany Baptist Church, died Nov. 20 [1998] at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Gamber March 25, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Ada Arnold.

Mrs. Ward is survived by her daughters, Eva Rice of Laurel, ÊDoris Bowman of Woodbine and Alice Litaker of Martinsburg, W.Va.; sister, Elsir Raver of Gamber; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Ward; daughter, Annie Buch; and siblings, Wilmer Hoff, David Hoff, Herman Hoff, Leslie Hoff, Charles Hoff, Virgie Ford and Carrie Barnes.

A funeral was held Nov. 23, with interment at Providence Cemetery.

Nancy J. Stanley

Nancy J. Stanley, a registered nurse, died Nov. 16 [1998] at Howard County General Hospital. Born in Connecticut July 7, 1931, she was 67.

A resident of Columbia and formerly of Laurel, where she had lived for 30 years, Mrs. Stanley is survived by her daughter, Amy Jordan of Columbia; son, Bruce Jordan; twin sister, Barbara Jones; brother, James Denison; and a grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 992, College Park, MD

John A. Mulligan

John A. Mulligan of Ellicott City died Nov. 14 [1998] at Sinai Hospital. Born in Lowell, Mass., Feb. 16, 1943, he was the son of the late Richard and Mildred Mulligan.

He graduated from Lowell High School and received bachelor's degrees in business administration and history from Columbia College.

Mr. Mulligan, a chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army, served proudly and dutifully for 30 years, said his wife, Hannelore Mulligan. He was a special agent for the Criminal Investigation Division, with assignments taking him to Korea, Belgium and Germany as well as Africa, Pakistan, Australia, Norway, England, France, Portugal and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

After retiring from the service, Mr. Mulligan worked as a police officer for Amtrak until his death.

He enjoyed fishing, sailing and working in the yard, his wife said.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Mulligan is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Linda Mulligan; brothers and sisters, Richard Mulligan Jr., Gerald Mulligan, Deanna Martin, Barbara Pastor, Jacqueline Feazle and Bonnie Hill; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Johann and Margarete Stoehr.

He was predeceased by his sister, Patsy Nesbitt.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Post Chapel, Llewellyn Street, Fort Meade. A full honors burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21203.

Margaret P. Sollers

Howard County native Margaret Powell Sollers, 81, of Woodbine died Nov. 23 [1998] at Northwest Hospital Center. She had been the cafeteria manager of the West Friendship and Bushy Park elementary schools.

Born March 23, 1927, she is survived by her sons, William Sollers Jr. of Silver Spring and Howard Sollers of Woodbine; daughters, Joan Holley and Debra Mills, both of Randallstown, Marion Bynum and Barbara Dobson, both of Baltimore, and Norrita Sollers of Beltsville; sister, Dorothy Howard of Brookville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Sollers was predeceased by her husband, William Sollers Sr.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Nov. 27 at the Full Gospel Baptist Church, 14340 Frederick Road, Cooksville. 

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27 at the church.

The Rev. James H. Stovall Sr. will officiate and interment will be at Lake View Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Full Gospel Baptist Church, 14340 Frederick Road, Cooksville, MD 21723.


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