Giustino Valenti


Postal Clerk, 47

January 15, 1992|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If informationhasn't been published about someone in your family who 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 Giustino "Gus" Valenti of White Marsh, formerly of GlenBurnie, will take place at the Glen Lutheran Church at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16.

Mr. Valenti, 47, died Jan. 13 at Mercy Hospital.

A veteran of 11 years in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Valenti was employed as a clerk for the U.S Postal Service.

He served as a U.S. Navy Seal and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned the Silver Star, the Navy Cross, two Purple Hearts and numerous other honors.

Mr. Valenti's interests included reading, television and cooking.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mona G. Seibel; four children,Joseph, Lisa, Charles and Giustino Valenti, all of New York; a brother, Joseph Valenti of Pennsylvania; and a sister, Marguerite Curreri of Bowie.

Arrangements were by the Kirkley Funeral Home.



Services for businesswoman Carol Esther Rankin of Annapolis will take place at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16, at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park.

Mrs. Rankin, 49, died Jan. 13 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from complications of pneumonia.

Born and raised in St. Petersburg, W.Va., she moved at the age of 15 to Gibson Island, and then to Annapolis.

Mrs. Rankin was the bookkeeper at the Annapolis City Marina for 15 years, and then becamethe owner and operator of Carol's Cleaning Clinic in Annapolis.

She belonged to American Legion Post 175 Auxiliary in Manhattan Beach,the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Arnold, and the Meeting House LaneSocial Club in St. Margaret. Other interests included crafts, needlework and travel.

Survivors include her husband, Bolton Rankin, of Annapolis; her first husband, William D. Cunningham II of St. Margaret's; three daughters, Donna Phaneuf of Annapolis, Karen Fisher of Millersville, and Melody Thompson, also of Annapolis; a son, William D. Cunningham III of Millersville; her father, Jonah Wolford of Glen Burnie; two brothers, Denton Wolford of Davidsonville and Roy Wolford ofGlen Burnie; three sisters, Alverda Miller of Westminster, Bonnie Selby of Harney, and Laura Mae Conner of Cottageville; and five grandchildren.



Services for businessman Christopher Stephen Gibney of Pasadena will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 16, at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Gibney, 66, died Jan. 13 of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was the former owner of Harley Davidson Motorcycles of Baltimore, until he retired in 1987.

Mr. Gibney was a member of the Maryland Yacht Club. His other interests included racing motorcycles and boating.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy P. Gibney, and his daughter, Dorothy E. Gibney, both of Pasadena; his brother, John Hoffman of Baltimore; three grandchildren and threegreat-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.



A Mass of Christian burial for retired tugboat sailor ChesterC. Vovak of Glen Burnie took place Jan. 14 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mr. Vovak, 72, died Jan. 11 of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

Originally from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mr. Vovak was a veteran of World War II with the 82nd Airborne. He earned the Purple Heart. He later worked for the Curtis Bay Towing Co. for 33 years.

Mr. Vovak was a member of the Holy Trinity congregation and of Elks Lodge 2266, VFW Post 160, American Legion Post 40, and the Disabled American Veterans Pup Tent 13.

His other interests included the racetrack and playing cards.

Mr. Vovak is survived by his wife, the former Gloria E. Myers; Cheryl L. Mott and son-in-law Michael Mott, both of Dayton; nephew, Charles E. Anderson of Glen Burnie; four brothers, Joe Vovak of Dearborn, Mich., John Vovak and Walter Vovak, both of Dundalk, and Zigmond Vovak of East Baltimore; two sisters, Viola Koslosky of Essex and Donna Bator of East Baltimore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Kirkley Funeral Home.



Services for Marguerite Hawkins Pumphrey of Linthicum took place at the Singleton Funeral Home Jan. 10.

Mrs. Pumphrey, 91, died Jan. 10 of natural causes at the Meridian Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pumphrey was a homemaker who was born and raised in Maryland. She was a member of the Glen Burnie United Methodist Church.Her other interests included reading and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late John H. Pumphrey Sr.

Survivors include her son, John H. Pumphrey Jr.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were by the Singleton Funeral Home.



Services for retired bookkeeper John I. Shaffer Sr. of Glen Burnie took place Jan. 13 at the Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mr. Shaffer, 69, died Jan. 9 at North Arundel Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in North Arundel and worked for the Hein Brothers Oil Co. until his retirement in 1977.

During World War II, Mr. Shaffer served with the U.S. Army in Europe, where he earned the Purple Heart.

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