Betty J. Wilkinson

OBITUARIES

Artist, 74

January 17, 1992|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. Ifinformation hasn't been published about someone in your familywho 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 at332-6677.

Services for Betty J. Wilkinson of Annapolis, artist and supporter of the arts, will take place at noon Jan. 18, at the Barranco and SonsFuneral Home in Severna Park.

Mrs. Wilkinson, 74, died Jan. 15 ofcancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Originally from Princess Anne, her family roots on the Eastern Shore date back to the 17th century.

Mrs. Wilkinson graduated from the Maryland Institute of Art in 1938, and, during her career as a watercolorist and portrait painter, won many awards. She was a member ofthe Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Maryland Federation of Art andthe Annapolis Watercolor Club.

Her husband, commercial artist Walter G. Wilkinson, died in 1971.

Survivors include a daughter; Julie A. Wilkinson, and a son, J. Michael Wilkinson, both of Baltimore; asister, Emma J. McCarthy of Ellicott City; and a brother, Robert S. Jones Jr. of Baltimore.

The family asks that memorial donations bemade to the Kennedy Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis.

JAMES DANZA

POULTRY FARMER, 85

Graveside services for retired poultry farmer and musicianJames "Jack" Danza will take place at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie at 11 a.m. Jan. 25.

Mr. Danza, 85, died Jan. 10 at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne Beach, Fla.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Danza was raised in Little Italy. He played the drums with a family band and with bandleader Arthur Godfrey during the early part of his career, in Baltimore night clubs during the 1930s and throughout Anne Arundel County during 1940s.

He later moved to Severn,where he became a poultry farmer for about 40 years, before moving to Florida in 1978.

Mr. Danza is survived by his wife, Mabel Danza;a daughter, Shirley O'Hara of Millersville; a son, Robert Danza of IndiaAtlantic, Fla.; a stepson, Steve Day of Argillite, Ky.; three brothers, Joseph Danza of Camp Hill, Pa., Charles Danza of Severn, and Angelo Danza of Middle River; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family asks that flowers be sent to the gravesite at Glen Haven Memorial Park.

Arrangements were made privately.

WILLIAM GERMAN

MECHANIC, 75

Services for retired mechanic William German of Annapolis will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 17, at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park.

Mr. German, 75, died Jan. 15of a heart attack at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born andraised in Hanover and later lived in Severna Park and Sudlersville.

Mr. German worked for the Heins Filling Station in Glen Burnie. Before that, he was employed by Baltimore Gas & Electric in Sudlersville. He also previously worked for Southern States.

Mr. German belonged to the Masonic lodges of Centreville and Savage. Other interests included building radio-controlled model planes. He was also an avid pool player.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eva A. Delgado, whom he married in 1958; two sons, Donald German of Severn and DeanGerman of Augusta, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore, 21203.

GORDON LEE NORRIS

CLERGYMAN, 70

Services for Gordon Lee Norris of Glen Burnie, co-pastor of the Full Gospel Temple,will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 18, at the Full Gospel Temple. Visitation will precede the services at 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 17,and one hour before services on Jan. 18.

Mr. Norris, 70, died Jan. 16 at the Joseph Ritchie Hospice House after a lengthy illness.

Born in Maryland, he lived in Baltimore City and graduated from Souther High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Norris' interests included sports, religion and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jacqueline N. Norris; a son, Richard Thompson of Owasso, Okla.; two daughters, Nancy L. Ballman of Glen Burnie and Boni L. Neilson of Big Pool; a brother, Marty Norris of Garney; a sister, Mae N. Doyle of Glen Dora, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Temple Building Fund, P.O. Box 770, Glen Burnie, 21061.

SOFIA T. KOLB

HOMEMAKER, 71

Services for homemaker Sofia Tutin Kolb of Severna Park, formerly of Pasadena and Baltimore, will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park.

Mrs. Kolb, 71, died of respiratory failure at the Meridian Nursing Home in Severna Park.

Her interests included bowling.

Mrs. Kolb is survived by three sons, Stuart Dietz Jr. of Glen Burnie, Michael Dietz of Gambrills, and WayneDietz of Goldsboro; three daughters, Margaret Chaney of Baltimore, Susan Jacobs and Nancy Conrad, both of Pasadena; two brothers, Gilbertand Edward Tutin, both of Baltimore; a sister, Margaret Robinson of Dallas, Pa.; and 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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