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ROGER BLOOMQUIST SALES REPRESENTATIVE, 39
Services for Linthicum resident Roger H. Bloomquist will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
Mr. Bloomquist, 39, died after a short illness Sept. 8 in Glen Burnie.
A 1968 graduate of Andover High School and a 1978 graduate of University of Maryland, he worked as a sales representative for Nationwide Paper Co.
He served in the Marine Corps durning the Vietnam War.
Mr. Bloomquist was a member of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
Other interests included sports, especially golfing.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Brenda Arbogast Bloomquist; his mother, Mrs. Willie Bloomquist of Ellicott City; two sons, Roger K. and Mark J. Bloomquist, both of Linthicum; a brother, Charles Bloomquist of North Carolina; and a sister, Martha Karbonski of Germany.
BRUCE M. FONTZ RESTAURANT WORKER, 28
Funeral services for Glen Burnie resident Bruce M. Fontz will be held at 10 a.m. today at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mr. Fontz, 28, died of cancer Sept. 8 at University Hospital.
A 1981 graduate of Old Mill High School, he worked at Sbarro's in Marley Station Mall.
Mr. Fontz was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
Other interests included model trains, eagles and sports.
He is survived by his wife of six years, Lana Monroe Fontz; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Fontz; a daughter, Tiffany Fontz of Glen Burnie; a grandmother, Irene Willett of Glen Burnie; and two sisters, Crystal Sherman and Denise Liberto, both of Glen Burnie.
Memorial donations may be made to Grant A Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 21211, Baltimore 21228.
JAMES E. BRATT JR. BUILDING WORKER, 69
Funeral services for Glen Burnie resident James E. Bratt Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mr. Bratt, 69, died of cancer Sept. 8 in Glen Burnie.
He worked in the construction industry and was a member of Calvary Temple Church.
His wife of 46 years, Mary A.V. Bratt, predeceased him.
He is survived by two sons, James E. Bratt of Florida and Michael K. Bratt of Glen Burnie; three sisters, Marietta Smith of Pasadena, Pearl Gray of Reisterstown and Dorothy Martin of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.
JUANA L. SOPATO NURSE, 50
A Mass of Christian burial for Glen Burnie resident Juana L. Sopato will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
Mrs. Sopato, 50, died of cancer on Sept. 8 at her home.
She worked as a registered nurse in the pediatric unit at North Arundel Hospital.
The former Juana Farnes was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Other interests included sewing, crocheting, crafts and Orioles baseball games. She had traveled throughout Europe.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Frank Sopato; three daughters, Mary Catherine, Barbara Ann and Elizabeth, all of Glen Burnie; a brother, Angel Farnes of Florida; and a sister, Carmen Armstrong of Florida.
BEATRICE V. HYSON CAN CO. WORKER, 68
Funeral services for Point Pleasant resident Beatrice V. Hyson will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hyson, 68, died on Sept. 9 in Glen Burnie.
She retired in 1982 from the American Can Co. after 29 years.
The former Beatrice Bellamy's hobbies included camping.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Stanley E. Hyson; a son, Fred Kenny of Brooklyn; two daughters, Linda Mullins and Alice Napfel of Glen Burnie; and three brothers, two sisters, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.