Dagmar M. Maszun

January 02, 1991

Dagmar M. Maszun died after a heart attack Sunday at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. She was 39 and lived in Woodlawn.

Mrs. Maszun had suffered from kidney disease for many years. She had been active in recent weeks as an opponent of proposed budget reductions in the state's kidney dialysis program. The program was subsequently saved.

A mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Maszun will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road.

Mrs. Maszun's husband, Joseph D. Morton Jr., said he did not think his wife's death was caused by her activities as a demonstrator and spokeswoman for dialysis patients. Mr. Morton said his wife also suffered from diabetes.

"Her death was a shock for me only because she had gotten stronger," Mr. Morton said yesterday. "I know she was severely distressed [by the cutbacks]. There may have been a psychological connection."

She is survived by her husband; her parents, Alfred W. Maszun and Trudy L. Maszun of Lutherville; a brother, Curtis S. Maszun of Glassboro, N.J.; and two aunts, Elly Maszun and Gertrude Maszun of Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, her family suggests contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 9133 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, 21117.

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