Nightclub founder Louis Principio Jr. succumbs at 67A Mass...


November 21, 1991

Nightclub founder Louis Principio Jr. succumbs at 67

A Mass of Christian burial for Louis J. Principio Jr., a founder of Hammerjacks, the South Baltimore nightclub and concert hall, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, Potomac and Poplar avenues in Halethorpe.

Mr. Principio, who was 67 and lived on Oakland Terrace Road in Arbutus, died at St. Agnes Hospital Tuesday of cancer.

He became a partner in the business, which now concentrates on concerts in its building at 1101 S. Howard St., when it opened as a tavern on South Charles Street in the late 1970s. He oversaw its operations until his death.

He also used the facilities for events to raise money for groups in the area -- the Southern District Police Boys Club, the Just Say No Campaign at the Sharp-Leadenhall School and the recreation center of the Sharp-Leadenhall Community Association. Other beneficiaries included campaigns of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the city Fire Department and a memorial to firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Before entering the tavern and entertainment business, he had been an iron worker who worked for contractors through the hiring hall of Local 16 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers. He also had been a streetcar motorman for the defunct Baltimore Transit Co.

He was a native of Baltimore who was educated at St. Paul's parochial school in East Baltimore. During World War II, he served in the Navy.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lydia J. DiPaolo; a daughter, Nicola P. Lind of Arbutus; a son, Louis J. Principio III of Arbutus; two sisters, Victoria Baker and Rose Fletcher, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Joseph and Vincent Principio, both of -- Baltimore, and five grandchildren.

Sister Mary B. Pasco

Retired teacher

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Blanca Pasco, S.S.N.D., a retired teacher at the Institute of Notre Dame, will be offered at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles St.

Sister Blanca, who was 91, died Monday after a stroke at the Institute of Notre Dame, where she lived in retirement.

Since her retirement in 1981 as a mathematics tutor at the institute, she remained well known among the students, raising funds by selling pretzels.

On the institute faculty since 1978, she had taught high school science courses at St. John's School in Westminster since 1967 and for nine years before that taught high school courses at St. Mary's School in Bryantown.

In the early 1950s, she taught at St. Andrew's School and in the late 1930s and late 1940s at Our Lady of Good Counsel School. She also had served as superior of the religious community at both of these Baltimore schools.

Earlier, in the 1930s, she taught in Baltimore at St. Leo's School and at St. Brigid's School.

She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1916 and also taught in Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Bridgeport, Conn.; and Rochester, N.Y.

Born in Baltimore, the former Aurelia Pasco was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and did graduate work at Duquesne University and Villanova University. She is survived by a niece, Natalie Ruark of Baltimore; and a nephew, Charles Hennigan of Harrisburg, Pa.

Loren R. Schlieder

Sales manager

A memorial service for Loren R. Schlieder, a native of Baltimore who was fleet sales manager for an automobile dealer and served in the Navy aboard submarines during World War II and the Korean War, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Sebring, Fla.

Mr. Schlieder, who was 72 and lived in Sebring since 1984, died Nov. 13 of cancer at his home.

He moved from Baltimore to Venice, Calif., in the early 1970s and served as an apartment manager until he retired and moved to Florida.

Earlier, he had been fleet sales manager for Anderson Chevrolet.

He was a graduate of City College and attended the University of Maryland.

He is survived by his wife, the former Muriel Rowland; a daughter, Muriel O. Fulgione of Eleva, Wis.; a brother, Carl E. Schlieder of Oceanside, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Charles E. Overman

Personnel administrator

A Mass of Christian burial for Charles E. Overman, a personnel administrator in Maryland's state government, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 6400 E. Pratt St.

Mr. Overman, 61, died Monday of cancer at his home on Gough Street in Eastpoint.

He had worked in the state's Department of Personnel for 22 years. Earlier, he was a salesman for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Pottsville, Pa.

The native of Marion, Ind., served in the Navy during the Korean War. He later attended the University of Baltimore.

Mr. Overman was a member of the Essex lodge of the Moose. His first wife, Adele Overman, died in 1986.

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