Catherine J. RoystonRetired city teacherServices for...


July 05, 1991

Catherine J. Royston

Retired city teacher

Services for Catherine J. Royston, retired head of the home economics department at Booker T. Washington Junior High School, will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Grace Presbyterian Church, Greenspring Avenue and Bannister Road.

Mrs. Royston, who was 86, died Saturday after a long illness at her home on Elizabeth Avenue in Pumphrey, where she had lived for the past year.

A resident of West Baltimore for many years, she retired in 1973 after 46 years as a teacher in the city school system.

The former Catherine Jones was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Douglass High School and the Hampton Institute. She also did graduate work at New York University, the University of Maryland and Morgan State University.

Although she had no children of her own, she was known as "Mother Kitty" to the many children of her family, neighborhood school and church.

A founder of the Baltimore Business and Professional Women's Club and the Maryland League of Women's Clubs, she served on the executive board of the league.

At Grace Presbyterian Church, she was a member of the Flower Circle, the Presbyterian Women's Organization and Grace Circle 1.

Her husband, Asa C. Royston, died in 1971.

Survivors include a nephew, William Routh of Pumphrey, and several cousins.

Anita Pannoni

Operated grocery store

A Mass of Christian burial for Anita Pannoni, who had operated an East Baltimore grocery store with her husband, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

Mrs. Pannoni, who was 89, died of a respiratory illness Tuesday ** at Franklin Square Hospital.

Before retiring in the late 1950s, she and her husband operated a grocery store on Washington Street near Fayette Street.

Also, she was fond of singing, especially Italian songs. Born in Fiuggi, Italy, the former Anita Mariani came to Baltimore as a young woman. Her husband, Nazzareno Pannoni, died in 1975.

Two of her sons, Fausto P. Pannoni of Perry Hall and Frank J. Pannoni of Olney, and a daughter, Teresa M. Zimmerman of Baltimore, are triplets.

She also is survived by another son, William C. Pannoni of Baltimore; another daughter, Rose Ferrandi of Baltimore; a brother, Olindo Mariani of Fiuggi; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Catherine Baldwin

Substitute teacher

A Mass of Christian burial for Catherine Baldwin, a former substitute teacher, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road.

Mrs. Baldwin, who was 76 and moved from Timonium to Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., three months ago, died Monday after an apparent heart attack while on vacation in Ocean City.

She had been a substitute teacher in Baltimore schools in the 1960s and 1970s and was a member of the Maryland Colonial Society.

A native of St. Mary's County who was reared in Baltimore, the former Catherine Blanck was a graduate of Eastern High School. Her husband, Francis C. Baldwin, retired store manager for the Stebbins-Anderson Co., died in 1989.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Biszantz of Rancho Santa Fe; a sister, Dr. Florence Blanck of Severna Park; and two grandchildren.


Harry E. Cogley

Bethlehem Steel worker

Services for Harry E. Cogley, a retired foreman in a hot strip mill of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk.

Mr. Cogley, who was 79, died Monday of cancer at his home on Parkwood Road in Dundalk.

He retired in 1972 after working for the steel company for 27 years. Earlier, he served as a civilian courier for the federal government during World War II, was a city policeman and drove for Dignan Trucking Inc.

Born in Oakland, he moved to Baltimore as a young man. A member of the Baltimore Highlands Lodge of the Moose, he was fond of vegetable gardening, freshwater fishing, and doing home repairs.

He is survived by his wife, the former Vera E. Thorpe; two daughters, Mary F. Cogley of Joppa and Ruth A. Cogley of Timonium; a sister, Frances Myers of Dunedin, Fla.; a brother, Franklin Cogley of St. Cloud, Fla.; and a granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Church Hospital Hospice Program.

Edith Sours Figgs

Bookstore clerk

Graveside services for Edith Sours Figgs, a retired clerk in a Baltimore religious bookstore, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Blvd.

Mrs. Figgs, who was 82, died Wednesday of kidney failure at her home in Seaford, Del.

She was a sales clerk at the Trustworthy Book Store on Howard Street for 10 years before she retired and moved from Halethorpe to Seaford in 1964.

A native of Cambridge, the former Edith Bell came to Baltimore as a young woman. Her first husband, Julian E. Sours, died in 1968.

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