Irene PappasNative of GreeceServices for Irene Pappas, a...


February 01, 1992

Irene Pappas

Native of Greece

Services for Irene Pappas, a resident of Colora, Cecil County, who sang Greek folk songs and recited Greek poetry for her family, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue.

Mrs. Pappas, who was 92, died Jan. 22 of congestive heart failure at home. She was living with a daughter.

The former Irene Konachou Alexious was born in Aggia Paraskevi on the Greek island of Mitylene. She came to the United States at age 15 and lived in the Reading, Pa., area for many years.

In the early 1960s, she and her husband, Michael T. Pappas, returned to Greece after he retired as a steel mill foreman. Mr. Pappas died in 1966.

Mrs. Pappas is survived by five daughters, Fern Ladas of Colora, Anna Miller and Katherine Katsigiannis, both of Reading, Mary Gill of Philadelphia and Evangeline Frangeskos of Lititz, Pa.; three sons, Lewis Pappas of Westville, Fla., Thomas Pappas of Reading and Jerry Pappas of Corvalis, Mont.; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service for Bernard Paul Deigert, a Baltimore native who moved to California to study theater and work in stage productions, will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Carney Assembly of God, 3319 Summit Ave.

Mr. Deigert, of Eagle Rock, Calif., died Jan. 21 of pneumonia at a hospital there. He was 34.

The graduate of Perry Hall High School appeared in plays at Essex Community College, where he graduated in 1979. He moved to California 12 years ago to study theater at the University of California at Los Angeles. He worked at UCLA and with theater groups in the Los Angeles area.

He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Stout; his mother, Mildred E. Deigert of Fullerton; three sisters, Patricia Biensach of Parkville, Jeanette Waller of Edgewood and Anna Adolphson of Fullerton; three brothers, LeRoy Deigert of Joppa, Dennis Deigert of Grantsville and David Deigert of Fullerton; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte Oles

Church adviser

A memorial service for Charlotte Oles, who had been a financial adviser to Baltimore's Emmanuel Episcopal Church in the 1960s and 1970s, will be held at noon today in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, North Charles Street and Melrose Avenue.

Mrs. Oles died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of emphysema. She was 86.

She had lived in Roland Park and more recently at the Ambassador Apartments.

The former Charlotte Lehman was a native of Baltimore who was reared in Guilford. She was a graduate of Eastern High School and, in 1927, of Goucher College.

Mrs. Oles is survived by two daughters, Charlotte O. Boyle of Roland Park and Jean O. Fulton of Monkton; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.

George Fowler Sr.

Shipyard worker

Services for George F. Fowler Sr., a retired pipefitter at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, Carey and Baker streets.

Mr. Fowler, 66, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Montwood Road in the Rockdale area.

He retired in 1986 after 31 years at the shipyard. Earlier he worked for a family business, Mid-City Junk.

L The Baltimore native served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Fowler was co-chairman of the Family Ministry Commission at Ames Memorial Church.

He also bred and raised pigeons and more recently love birds. He was a member of the Maryland Pigeon Club.

His wife, the former Rosie Holland, died last Nov. 9.

He is survived by three sons, Deacon George F. Fowler Jr. of Glen Burnie, the Rev. Clarence Fowler of Pikesville and Michael Fowler of Baltimore; two daughters, Marie Penn of the Rockdale area and Marion Murphy of Reisterstown; a brother, William Fowler Sr. of Baltimore; two sisters, Catherine Thornton and Mildred Gross, both of Baltimore; and 13 grandchildren.

Charles E. Herbst

Gas lamp illuminator

Services for Charles E. Herbst, who had worked for a company that maintained gas lamps illuminating Baltimore streets before 1957, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Cronrath Funeral Home in Lewisburg, Pa.

Mr. Herbst, 85, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at a retirement home in Lewisburg, where he had lived since 1987.

He retired in 1971 as a supervisor for the Welsbach Corp. in Philadelphia, where he had worked since 1940. The native of Thomaston, Conn., began working as a youth in Baltimore for Welsbach, the former gas-lamp supplier.

He returned to the Baltimore area after his retirement and was a member of the Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church.

He played the piano and the saxophone -- the latter with dance bands as a young man in Baltimore -- and was choir director for several Baltimore churches before moving to Philadelphia.

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