Else HansenSalesclerkServices for Else Hansen, a retired...

OBITUARIES

January 10, 1992

Else Hansen

Salesclerk

Services for Else Hansen, a retired salesclerk at the downtown Hutzler's store, will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul St.

Mrs. Hansen, who was 71 and lived in Towson, died Wednesday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Cromwell of complications from a stroke.

She retired in 1982 after five years in the silver and china at Hutzler's.

Earlier she was a clerk in a young women's clothing department at the store, where she had worked since 1965.

She was born Else Isaksen in Norway and came to Baltimore in 1949 with her husband and daughter. She worked part time at many tasks at the Norwegian Seamen's Home until it closed in 1965.

Her husband, Kristian Rolf Hansen, a carpenter, died in 1983.

She is survived by her daughter, Greta Klug of Towson; a sister, Mary Andersen of Norway; and a grandson. Services for Carrie M. Wolf, who retired nearly 20 years ago from selling clothing door to door, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.

Mrs. Wolf, who was 88 and lived on Willoughby Road in Parkville, died Tuesday of pneumonia at the Dulaney-Towson Nursing and Convalescent Center.

She had worked in sales for about 20 years before her retirement. As a young woman, she had worked as a seamstress and as a waitress.

The former Carrie M. Clayton was a native of Fork. She was married to Frederick Wolf, a commercial artist who died in 1976.

She is survived by four daughters, Geraldine E. Miller of Long Beach, Erna C. Latteus of Glen Burnie, Doris M. Zissimos of Baltimore, and June M. Smith of Parkville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Benedict L. Kerr

Baltimore jeweler

Services were held yesterday for Benedict L. Kerr, 92, a retired Baltimore jeweler who died Wednesday at the Har Sinai House for senior citizens.

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, he emigrated with his family to Philadelphia when he was 5 years old. He was reared there and attended the Wharton School of Finance in 1919. In 1930, he moved to Baltimore with his wife, Lillian, and began a long career in the retail business.

Mr. Kerr was a founder of the Howard Street Jewelers in Baltimore and the owner of Giftland Jewelers in Glen Burnie. He was active in the Baltimore Jewelers Association and the Retail Credit Bureau of Baltimore.

After a long membership in the Masonic Order, he became a master of the Centre Lodge and a member of the Scottish Rite and Yedz Grotto.

Mr. Kerr was active in the Mercantile Club and was a longtime member of the Har Sinai Congregation.

His wife died in 1978.

He is survived by a daughter, Elaine Janofsky of Baltimore; a son, David M. Kerr of Pasadena; a brother, William Kerr of Cherry Hill, N.J.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

May Curtin Cochran

Owings Mills resident

Graveside services for May Curtin Cochran, who lived in Owings Mills and was a member of several organizations, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Road and Garrison Forest Road.

Mrs. Cochran, who was 90, died Jan. 3 of heart failure in a nursing home in McLean, Va.

The former May Hammersly Curtin was a native of Annapolis. Her husband, Peyton Skipwith Cochran, who was a Naval Academy graduate and a retired manager in Baltimore for the Sun Oil Co., died in 1975.

She was a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

She is survived by her son, Peyton S. Cochran Jr. of Glyndon; two daughters, Gertrude C. Farwell of Vienna, Va., and Beverly C. Fleming of Philadelphia; her brother, retired Navy Rear Adm. N. Roland Curtin of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Thomas' Church.

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