Thelma Giesin, representative of brokerage, dies2 She is...


October 12, 1991

Thelma Giesin, representative of brokerage, dies

2 She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Katherine R. Giffin

Nurse, amateur painter

A memorial service for Katherine Rollins Giffin, a former nurse who lived in Anne Arundel County for about 20 years, will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mrs. Giffin, who was 92 and lived in Severna Park, died Thursday of respiratory failure at North Arundel Hospital.

The former Katherine Rollins was born in Gainesville, Va., the oldest of 12 children. She was a 1927 graduate of the nursing school at the Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., where she worked as a nurse until her marriage in 1935 to Paul G. Giffin, who died in 1968.

She had lived in Maplewood, N.J., Garden City, N.Y., Dallas, Pa., andfinally in Easton, Pa., before moving to this area.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Giffin Intlekofer of Severna Park; three sisters, Cary Damora of Vero Beach, Fla., Emma Rollins of Falls Church, Va., and Regina Karpovich of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Robert Rollins of Vero Beach; and two grandchildren.


Ruth B. Glauber

Clerk, church organist

A requiem Mass for Ruth B. Glauber, a retired clerk for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and a former church organist and choir director, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Mount Calvary Episcopal Church, Madison and Eutaw streets.

Miss Glauber, who was 77 and had lived in North Baltimore, died Saturday at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She retired from the customer accounts department in 1977 after 40 years of service with BG&E.

From 1964 until 1981, she served as organist and choir director of the Episcopal Church of the Advent on South Charles Street. Earlier, she had held the posts at the Episcopal Church of St. Stephen-the-Martyr on West North Avenue and had also served as a substitute at Mount Calvary Church and at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Carey Street.

After her retirement, she served as a volunteer at Union Memorial Hospital.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Catonsville High School and Strayer Business College.

A5 There were no surviving immediate family members.

Karen Lee Simmons


A memorial service for Karen Lee Simmons, a retired physical education teacher at Golden Ring Middle School, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Hadwen Park Congregational Church in Worcester, Mass.

Miss Simmons, who was 40 and lived in Worcester, died Tuesday at a hospital there of pneumonia as a complication of a form of Alzheimer's disease.

She retired in 1987 because of her illness after 14 years of teaching in Baltimore County in which she also served as tennis coach and director of school plays.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was a graduate of Slippery Rock University in that state, earned a master's degree at Towson State University and did further graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University.

She is survived by a brother, Carl F. Simmons, of Worcester; her grandmother, Louise Simmons, of Mars, Pa.; two nephews, and a niece.

D. Wildberger-Crook


Services for Diane Elizabeth Wildberger-Crook, who had worked as a hospital and private duty nurse, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Towson Presbyterian Church , Chesapeake and Highland avenues.

Mrs. Wildberger-Crook, who was 36 and lived in Bar Harbor, died Tuesday at North Arundel Hospital of complications to diabetes.

The former Diane Elizabeth Wildberger was a native of Baltimore, a 1973 graduate of Eastern High School and a 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

She worked for about five years in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and then as a private duty nurse through agencies until 1988.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher D. Crook; and two brothers, John D. Wildberger of Washington and Daniel M. Wildberger of College Park.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Blanche Snodgrass

Owned Elkridge grocery

A Mass of Christian burial for Blanche L. Snodgrass, a former grocery store owner in Elkridge, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4795 Ilchester Road, Ilchester.

Mrs. Snodgrass, who was 84, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke at her home on Jopenda Drive in Ellicott City.

Mrs. Snodgrass and her husband, John E. Snodgrass, who died in 1967, owned the IGA Foodliner in Elkridge for many years. After Mr. Snodgrass died, the store remained in the family, and Mrs. Snodgrass continued to work there until she retired about four years ago.

The former Blanche L. Rinkus was a native of Baltimore.

She is survived by two daughters, Regina Lauer of Cockeysville and M. Agnes Thiem of Ellicott City; a sister, Jean DuVal of Ellicott City; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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