Harris C. Souris, saloon owner, dies at 62Harris...


December 14, 1991

Harris C. Souris, saloon owner, dies at 62

Harris Christopher Souris, owner of a Towson saloon that bore his family's name, died yesterday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 62.

Services for Mr. Souris will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 25 W. Preston St.

Mr. Souris, who was known as Bobby, was a Towson native and for many years operated Souris' Saloon -- a Towson landmark at the corner of Allegheny Avenue and York Road, which has been owned by the Souris family since the early 1930s.

He was a graduate of Towson High School and attended the Citadel and Towson State University. In 1966, Mr. Souris established Towson State's first academic excellence scholarship for student-athletes in honor of his father, Christopher Harris Souris.

Mr. Souris, who lived in Lutherville, was fond of Rehoboth Beach, Del., where he also had a home. He enjoyed many types of sporting events, and at one time the saloon was the home of the Maryland Lacrosse Club.

He also sponsored the Copper Bowl -- a charity football game between state and local police agencies.

Mr. Souris was an active member of the Cathedral of the Annunciation, and his family suggested memorial donations to the cathedral library.

Mr. Souris, who was formerly married to the former Sally Vansant, is survived by three daughters, Maggi, Molli and Millicent Souris, all of Lutherville; three sisters, Joanne Dietz of Woodstock, Tina McLernon of Towson and Vangie Sakles of Timonium; six nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and great-nephews.

John W. Skozilas Sr.

Tax auditor

A Mass of Christian burial for John W. Skozilas Sr., a retired auditor in the Income Tax Division of the state comptroller's office, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Mr. Skozilas, who was 79, died Wednesday of cancer at his home on Kenilworth Park Drive in Towson.

He retired from the comptroller's office in 1978 and earlier had owned Skozilas Food Market in Canton until he sold the business in 1965. During World War II, he had also worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Calvert Hall College and attended the University of Maryland. He belonged to the Exchange Club of Highlandtown for many years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Claire Debinski; a daughter, Jane Julia Spahn of San Diego; a son, John W. `D Skozilas Jr. of Westminster; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Mount St. Joseph High School or the Visiting Nurse Association of Baltimore.

Esther A. Edington

Pratt supervisor

Services for Esther A. Edington, a retired desk supervisor at the Lafayette Square branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the First Apostolic Faith Church, 27 S. Caroline St.

Mrs. Edington, who was 69, died Monday of cancer at her home in the Berea Apostolic Apartments.

She retired about four years ago after working for the library for more than 25 years.

Active at the First Apostolic Faith Church, where she was a vice president of the Willing Workers and had sung in the choir, she also served on the board of the Legal Aid Bureau.

Born in Baltimore, the former Esther A. Thomas was a graduate of Dunbar High School and attended what is now the New Community College of Baltimore.

Her husband, construction worker Benjamin Edington, died 20 years ago.

She is survived by a sister, Alethia R. Henderson of Baltimore, and many nieces and nephews.

Dr. C. W. Harwood


A memorial service for Dr. Clarence W. Harwood, who was a pediatrician in Middletown, Conn., will be held at 3 p.m. today at the South Congregational Church in Middletown.

Dr. Harwood, who was 77, died Thursday of kidney failure at a nursing home in Cromwell, Conn.

Dr. Harwood was a native of Rupert, Vt.

His wife, the former Emma M. McLean, died in 1983.

He is survived by two sons, Russell Harwood of Baltimore and Charles Harwood of Meriden, Conn.; three daughters, Doris Sabin of Bound Brook, N.J., Elaine Harwood of Meriden and Ruth Harwood of Cromwell; a brother, Dr. Clifford B. Harwood of Manchester, Vt.; and seven grandchildren.

Jessie Lee Patsko

West Virginia native

Services for Jessie Lee Patsko, who lived in Brooklyn Park for many years, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Davis Funeral Home in Clarksburg, W.Va.

Mrs. Patsko, who was 81 and moved to Dickson, Tenn., two years ago, died Wednesday of pneumonia.

The former Jessie Lee Strother, a native of Wilsonburg, W.Va., moved to the Baltimore area in 1942.

She is survived by her husband, George Andrew Patsko; a daughter, JoAnn Dorschel of Dickson; a son, Charles E. Hustead of Newton Falls, Ohio; a sister, Helen Mulligan of Clarksburg; and three grandchildren.

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