Peter S. Okas, Food salesman
A Mass of Christian burial for Peter S. Okas, a food salesman who was active in Lithuanian groups, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Saratoga Street and Park Avenue.
Mr. Okas, who was 59 and lived on Elm Road in Arbutus, died Thursday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice.
He had been a salesman for Tremont Foods and a predecessor firm for nearly 10 years, and for many years before that had worked for Macy's, Turnbaugh Inc. and Good Bros.
Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, he settled in Chicago in 1949. He came to Baltimore in the early 1950s while stationed in the Army at Fort Meade.
He was a former member of two traditional Lithuanian dance groups, Aras and Malunas, and was a former commander of the Lithuania Post of the American Legion.
In 1954, he married the former Elena Barniauskas.
His survivors also include a son, Robert P. Okas of Sykesville; a daughter, Elena B. Langan of Cooper City, Fla.; his mother, Juze Okas of Chicago; three sisters, Nijole Kairys and Birute Nowak, both of Chicago, and Danguole Altman of Lake Forest, Ill.; three grandchildren; and five nieces and two nephews.
Julia S. Valliant, Former area resident
Julia S. Valliant, a former resident of the Baltimore area, died Nov. 9 at a hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., of complications from a circulatory illness.
Mrs. Valliant, who was 85, moved from Towson to Morgantown in 1988. She was a 40-year resident of the Baltimore area who lived for many years in Homeland.
In the 1950s, she worked in the admitting office of the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
She had taught at elementary schools in Dorchester County as a young woman. A native of the Cambridge area, the former Julia Mitchell Spedden attended what is now Frostburg State University and was a graduate of what is now Towson State University.
Fond of bridge and golf, she was a member of the Country Club of Maryland and the Baltimore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by two sons, William E. Valliant Jr. of Napa, Calif., and Stephen S. Valliant of Morgantown; a sister, Lucille Fall of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Mrs. Valliant were held Nov. 13 at Christ Episcopal Church in Cambridge.