Henry J. Pope
Services for Henry J. Pope, a retired equipment operator at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. tin mill at Sparrows Point, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Sterling Ashton Funeral Home, 736 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.
Mr. Pope, who was 76, died Tuesday of heart failure at Howard County General Hospital.
He retired from working in the mill 13 years ago, after 25 years of service. After retirement, he did maintenance work part time at ,, the Salem United Methodist Church and the Canton Baptist Center.
The Warsaw, N.C., native had been a farmer and railroad worker before moving to Highlandtown in 1953. He moved from Highlandtown to Fairbrook Road in Woodlawn in 1985.
He served in the North Carolina National Guard and in a field artillery unit in the Philippines during World War II.
Fond of working with wood, he taught crafts in Sunday and summer school programs at Patterson Park Baptist Church, where he was a member.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary M. Arnette; a daughter, Frances Pittas of Woodlawn; a son, James A. Pope of Sykesville; three sisters, Annie Mae Tucker, Rachel Turner and Margaret Wagner, all of Warsaw; and three grandchildren.
Gerard T. Stickler
Law firm manager
A Mass of Christian burial for Gerard T. Stickler, retired office manager for the law firm of Venable, Baetjer and Howard, will be offered at 8:45 a.m. today at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 9215 Old Harford Road, in the Parkville area.
Mr. Stickler, who was 83 and moved from Hamilton to the Charlestown Retirement Community last August, died Wednesday at St. Agnes Hospital of complications from pneumonia.
He retired about 20 years ago after working for the law firm for more than 40 years, starting as a secretary.
Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Katharine's commercial school and attended night classes at City College before completing his accounting studies at the Baltimore College of Commerce.
He served in the Navy during World War II as a yeoman.
Fond of hunting deer and small game and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, he was a charter and life member of the Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association.
His wife, the former Helen M. Lewis, died in 1964.
He is survived by two daughters, Elaine S. Buddenbohn of Ocean City, and Dolores M. Voelkel of Parkville; a brother, Martin J. Stickler of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Clara G. Yakup
Services for Clara G. Yakup, who had lived in Bel Air for about three years, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Farrow Funeral Home in Shamokin, Pa.
Mrs. Yakup, who was 81, died Thursday at Fallston General Hospital after a short illness.
A native of Shamokin who worked in a shoe factory and a dairy store as a young woman, the former Clara G. Miller was twice widowed. She was married to Victor Schuck and later to Michael Yakup.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Treon of Bel Air; and two grandchildren.