Robert KoningMarine surveyorA Mass of Christian burial for...


July 11, 1991

Robert Koning

Marine surveyor

A Mass of Christian burial for Robert Koning, who commanded merchant ships before becoming a marine surveyor in the Port of Baltimore, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 3615 Harford Road.

Mr. Koning, who was 54 and had lived in the Montebello and Mount Vernon areas since settling in Baltimore in 1980, died Monday of complications from cancer at University Hospital.

Since coming here, he had worked as an inspector of ships and their cargoes, most recently for the National Cargo Bureau Inc.

A native of Amsterdam and a graduate of a school for ship's officers in the Netherlands, he had been captain of ships under the Dutch and Liberian flags. He became a United States citizen in 1985.

A member of the Cross Keys Tennis Club, he was also fond of flower gardening.

His is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Rawa.

Mildred B. Hess

Adoption worker

A graveside service for Mildred B. Hess, a retired adoption worker in Baltimore County, will be held at noon today at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mrs. Hess, who was 69 and lived for the past three years in Jamesburg, N.Y., died Monday at a hospital in Princeton, N.J., of a respiratory illness.

She lived in Towson from 1961 until moving to Jamesburg. She retired in 1981 as an administrative assistant in the adoption department of the support and custody division.

A native of Camden, N.J., the former Mildred Behnke was a graduate of the Collingswood High School in New Jersey and of a business school.

She worked for the county agency for 20 years and studied at Towson State University. Fond of playing bridge and gardening, she was a member of the Loch Raven United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Frederick G. Hess Sr., an engineer for W. R. Grace & Co., died in 1975.

She is survived by a son, Frederick G. Hess Jr. of Mercerville, N.J.; a daughter, Rosanne L. Hearn of Rockville; a brother, Edwin J. Behnke of Palmyra, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Additional services for Mrs. Hess were held yesterday at the Saul Funeral Home in Hamilton Square, N.J.

P. R. Staines Jr.

Chemical engineer

A Mass of Christian burial for P. Raymond Staines Jr., a retired chemical engineer, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Staines, who was 71 and had lived in Severna Park since 1933, died Tuesday of cancer at University Hospital.

He retired in 1982 from the Davison Chemical Division of W. R. Grace & Co., where he started working in 1941.

A native of Ruxton, he attended Glen Burnie High School and the University of Maryland.

During World War II, he served in the Navy.

He was fond of sailing, fishing, reading, gardening and working about the house repairing cars, bicycles and other items.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Genevieve Scally; three sons, Ronald J. Staines and Powell R. Staines III, both of Severna Park, and Barry A. Staines of Key Largo, Fla; a daughter, Barbara A. Kopp of Severna Park; and six grandchildren.

Rosalind A. Jewett

Reader for blind

A memorial service for Rosalind A. Jewett, a volunteer reader to the blind and a former secretary at the Gilman School, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Jewett, who was 77 and lived at Roland Park Place, died yesterday at Union Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.

The former Rosalind Huidekoper was a native of Romney, W. Va. She came to Baltimore as a child with her family and was a 1932 graduate of the Greenwood School.

She had worked at Gilman in the 1930s and was also active in community theater as a young woman.

She is survived by a daughter, Rosalind J. Slay of McLean, Va., a sister, Page H. Wilson of Washington, and two granddaughters.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the United States Committee for UNICEF.

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