Leah E. Porpora


Homemaker, 75

October 29, 1991|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If informationhasn't been published about someone in your familywho has passed away, please call the Anne Arundel County Sun at 761-1732 or 332-6211 or(800) 829-8000, Ext. 6211; you may also fax your information to us at 332-6677.

Services for Leah Evelyn Porpora of Ferndale will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Singleton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Meadowridge Memorial Park.

Mrs. Porpora, 75, died at home Oct. 27 of cardiac arrest.

The Baltimore native lived locally for 28 years and was a member of the Ferndale Senior Citizens Club.

Mrs. Porpora was preceded indeath by her former husband, Ernest Downing, and son, William L. Downing.

Survivors include her husband, Louis D. Porpora; a son, George A. Downing Sr. of Oceanview, Del.; two sisters, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



Servicesfor Robert Melvin Pearce of Glen Burnie will be held at noon Oct. 30at Singleton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Glen Haven MemorialPark.

Mr. Pearce, 50, died Oct. 26 at North Arundel Hospital of heart failure.

Born in Baltimore, he retired earlier this year after 27 years as aroute salesman for Schmidt Baking Co.

Mr. Pearce issurvived by his wife of 18 years, Hallie M. Pearce; five daughters, Donna J. Pearce of Hollywood, Fla., Kristin Anne Pearce of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Hallie E. Pearce of Glen Burnie, Jessica Pearce of Glen Burnie and Melissa P. Bennett of Baltimore; a brother, Joseph Pearce,and sister, Marshell Nobile, both of Baltimore County; and four grandchildren.



Services for Walter E. Nash of Arnold were held Oct. 28 at St. John's Church in Severna Park.Burial followed at Glen Haven Memorial Park.

Mr. Nash, 78, died Oct. 25 at Anne Arundel Medical Center of heart failure.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Nash lived locally for 38 years and served inthe Navy during World War II. He retired in 1975 from the Naval Gun Factory in Washington.

Mr. Nash is survived by his wife, Lenora M.Nash, and daughter, Sharon; a sister, Lois Schafer of Baltimore; twobrothers, Vernon Nash of Baltimore and George Nash of Virginia; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Contributions can be sent to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore, Md. 21203.



Services for George Ray "Jim" Shipley Sr. of Linthicum arescheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at Singleton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at GlenHaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Shipley, 54, died Oct. 24 at Gilman Hospital in St. Mary's, Ga.

The Glen Burnie native retired in 1988 after 28 years as a truck driver for Joseph E. Seagrams and Sons. He wasa member of the Ferndale Community Club, Seagrams Distillery Retirement Club and Local No. 355 Retirement Club.

Mr. Shipley is survived by his wife of 21 years, Glenna M. Shipley; a son, George R. Shipley of Linthicum, and two stepsons, Arthur Miles of Baltimore and Sgt. Larry H. Miles of Italy; a daughter, Delta Marie Priest of Bowie, anda stepdaughter, Juanita S. Sowers of Arbutus; a sister, Betty L. Chalk of Pasadena; and three grandchildren.

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