Alfred RomanoskiBusinessmanA memorial service for Alfred...


May 04, 1991

Alfred Romanoski


A memorial service for Alfred T. Romanoski, a retired Pittsburgh businessman, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Marburg Conference Room of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where a son is a psychiatrist and assistant professor.

Mr. Romanoski, who was 69 and lived in Pittsburgh, died April 24 of lung disease at his son's home in Baltimore.

He started a company selling heat-resistant inks to structural steel manufacturers and similar companies in Pittsburgh in 1951. He sold the company and retired as president in 1975, but remained a consultant until 1981.

A native of Scranton, Pa., who was reared in Swoyersville, Pa., he served in the Army Air Forces in bomber crews in North Africa during World War II.

His wife, the former Anita Zamba, died last June.

He is survived by two sons, Dr. Alan J. Romanoski of Baltimore, and Alfred Thomas Romanoski Jr. of Denver; a brother, Benjamin Romanowski of Swoyersville; three sisters, Violet Check of Swoyersville and Helen Polk and Irene Romanowski, both of Kingston, Pa.

The family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Alfred T. Romanoski Fund for Research in Motivated Behavior and Affective Disorders in care of Dr. Paul R. McHugh, at the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A Mass for Mr. Romanoski was offered Monday in Pittsburgh.

Dennis G. Michaelis

Service engineer

Dennis G. Michaelis, a senior technical service engineer for Katalistiks International and a former Cockeysville resident, died Sunday at a hospital in Houston of complications from cancer. He was 45.

He had been transferred to Houston nine months ago after working at the company's Baltimore headquarters since 1984. The company makes catalysts for use in oil refineries.

For 10 years before joining Katalistiks, he worked for its present parent company, UOP, formerly Universal Oil Products, as a manager of departments in Des Plaines, Ill.

A native of Minneapolis, Minn., he received a chemical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.

His survivors include his mother, Gladys Michaelis of Minneapolis; a sister, Debbie Berg of Minneapolis; and a brother, Doug Michaelis of Tucson, Ariz.

Services were held Thursday in Minneapolis.


Janet Panamarow

Schaefer's secretary

Services for Janet E. Panamarow, who had worked as a secretary for Gov. William Donald Schaefer in his law office and later handled his private business, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mrs. Panamarow, who was 69, died Wednesday of cancer at her home on Dunmore Road in Catonsville.

She began working as a legal secretary for Mr. Schaefer in the 1960s and continued for about 10 years, while he still maintained a private practice. Later, she continued to do work for him at her home.

The governor described her as a "special friend," praised her as a civic-minded person with strong family values and said, "I have such warm and cherished memories of her."

The former Janet E. Nichols was a native of Relay and a graduate of Catonsville High School and the Strayer Business College.

As a young woman she worked for the Title Guarantee Co.

Her husband, Stephen Panamarow, a pharmacist, died in 1988.

Known as Jan, she was a member of the Emanuel United MethodistChurch and was fond of traveling, needlepoint and gardening.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet L. Gethmann of Catonsville and Stephanie A. Panamarow of Chicago; a brother, John Wesley Nichols of Catonsville; a grandson, Marine Cpl. Stephen C. Gethmann of San Diego; and a granddaughter, Amy J. Gethmann of Catonsville.

Services for M. Paul Hartman, a retired operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, who was widely known as a square dance caller, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Glenmont United Methodist Church in Wheaton.

Mr. Hartman, who was 68 and lived in Wheaton, died Thursday at Montgomery General Hospital of complications to a stroke.

He retired in 1976 after working for the CIA since 1951.

Before joining the CIA, he had worked as an investigator for the United States Displaced Persons Commission in Germany and from 1946 until 1949 had been a civilian employee of at the Fort Holabird headquarters of the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps.

During World War II, he served in Army intelligence, in a unit that helped bring German rocket scientists to this country at the end of the war.

The native of Baltimore was a graduate of City College and worked at the Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard before entering the Army.

A square dance caller who usually worked in Maryland, Virginia and adjacent states, he had also called dances in Europe and at the 1982 White House Fourth of July party.

He also wrote and lectured on the subject and provided the calls on several square dance records.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Frances Mead; two daughters, Holly Haupt of Randallstown and Fran Lee St. Peter of Ashland, Va.; and five grandchildren.

William Swanston

Owned furniture firm

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