Mary C. Lewis


Homemaker, 77

January 28, 1992|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes.

Services for homemaker Mary C. Lewis of Baltimore took place Jan. 19in Kaiser, W.Va.

Mrs. Lewis, 77, died Jan. 16 at Harbor Medical Center of cardiac arrest.

Born and raised in Oakmont, W.Va., she had lived in Anne Arundel County for 25 years.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Lewis ofWaynetown, Pa., Richard Lewis of Cumberland, Randall Lewis of Abington, and Ernest Randall of Annapolis; five daughters, Patricia Lazenby, Helen Collins, and Mary Harvey, all of Baltimore, Ruby Suter of Kaiser, W.Va., and Sharon Disharoon of Seaford, Del.; a brother, Karl Paul of Baltimore, two sisters, Delores Rounds of Midland, Pa., and Anne Elizabeth Holmes of Baltimore; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.



A Mass of Christian burial will be offered for retired waitress Anna A. Cruise of Glen Burnie at 9a.m. Jan. 29 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Visitation will take place between 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cruise, 81, died Sunday of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was originally from Mount Carmel, Pa., and was active in a number of community groups. These included the Glen Burnie Women of the Moose 1176, the Glen Burnie Moose Senior Citizen Club, the RSVP Volunteers of Anne Arundel County, the CASOS Social Club, Kids Inc., and the Lifeline Services.

Mrs. Cruise also belonged to the Holy Trinity congregation.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy West of Glen Burnie and Dolores Longbottom of Pasadena; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



Services for Betty Joan Schmidt of Severna Park will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at St. John's Church in Severna Park.

Mrs. Schmidt, 58, died Jan. 25 of cancer at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

She was born and raised in Bay Shore, Long Island, and educated at the Pilgrim Suite Nursing School in Brentwood, N.Y. Mrs. Schmidt was a registered nurse who worked at various hospitals in New York state.

Mrs. Schmidt was a member of the St. John's congregation. Other interests included bowling and bridge.

She is survived by her husband, Edward A. Schmidt, whom she married in 1954; two sons, Mark Edward Schmidt and Eric Albert Schmidt, both of Severna Park; her mother, Ada Kaler, also of Severna Park; and two brothers, Charles Kaler of Grafton, N.H., and Richard Kaler of Bohemia, N.Y.

Contributions may be made to the University of Maryland Cancer Center, in care of the Director's Office, 29 South Greene St., Baltimore 21201.



Services for Ronder Marshall Grogan of Pasadena, a retired tile and marble mason for Hillgardners Co., will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Singleton's Funeral Home.

Mr. Grogan was born and raised in Toliver, N.C. He worked asa tile and marble mason for 26 years, until his retirement in 1979. Mr. Grogan was a member of Local 29 of the Tile and Marble Masons Union.

His interests included splitting wood, farming, gardening, fishing, whittling wooden items, hunting and nature.

Survivors include his wife of almost 55 years, the former Ora Lee Lewis; two sons, Duel Grogan and Chris Grogan, both of Pasadena; two daughters, Muriel Upperman of Baltimore and Rennie Kahler of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Bina Toliver of Lenore, N.C., and Dixie Lee Campbell of Hickory, N.C.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his mother, Anna Grogan of West Jefferson, N.C.

Visitation will take place between 3 to5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Singleton.



Services for retired security guard Earl Lee Richards of Annapolis will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

Mr. Richards, 81, died Jan. 25 at the Perrypoint Veterans Hospital in Perryville after a lengthy illness.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he served with the Army Air Force during World War II. During his service, he earned two Bronze Stars and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon.

Survivors include his wife,the former Mary R. Walaitus of Annapolis; a step-daughter, Carol AnnButtrum, also of Annapolis;, and four grandchildren.



Services for retired pressman Joseph M. Davis Sr. of Baltimore will take place at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Mr. Davis, 69, died Jan. 25 of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.

He was born and raised in Baltimore, and later served with the Army Air Force during World War II. He worked for the BaltimoreBusiness Form Co. for 41 years, until he retired in 1982.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 1456 of Glen Burnie and of St. John's Lutheran Church in Linthicum since 1959. Other interests included antique cars, bowling, gardening and yard work.

Survivors include his wife, the former Georgia A. Sternat of Baltimore; two children, Georgiann R. Gaeth of Belcamp and Joseph M. Davis Jr. of Baltimore; and son-in-law Bruce R. Gaeth of Belcamp.

Donations may be made to the St. John's Memorial Fund.



Services for Ella A. Matchett of Crownsville will take place at 11 a.m. today atthe Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Road, Gambrills.

Mrs. Matchett, 76, died Jan. 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Born in Washington, she was the first school crossing guard in Anne Arundel County, serving during the 1950s.

Mrs. Matchett was a member of the South Shore Baptist Crownsville, the Herald Harbor Ladies Auxiliary-Herald Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, and the O'Malley Senior Center in Odenton.

Her husband, Frank W. Matchett, died in 1985.

Sheis survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Meisenholder of Greenwood, Del., and Patricia I. Johnson of Herald Harbor; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the South Shore Baptist Church or the Herald Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.

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