Services set tomorrow for Vitalis V. Pilius
A Mass of Christian burial for Vitalis V. Pilius, a support technician for Hewlett-Packard Co., will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 114 W. Saratoga St.
Mr. Pilius, 37, was found slain Thursday, two days after being abducted from a downtown Baltimore parking garage.
The Catonsville resident had worked for Hewlett-Packard in Baltimore for three years and was between service calls for the company when he was abducted. He previously worked as a chemist for McCormick & Co. in Hunt Valley.
The Baltimore native was a member of several Lithuanian organizations, including the Baltimore-Lithuanian Athletic Club. He was a member of a Woodbridge Valley neighborhood association and was a coach for the Our Lady of Victory boys' soccer team.
When he was a boy, his family moved from Baltimore to Cleveland, and then to Kennebunkport, Maine, where he graduated from high school. The family returned to Baltimore in 1970.
Mr. Pilius received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988.
He was a member of the St. Alphonsus Church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Aldona Theresa Drazdys; four sons, Tomas, Darius, and twins Vitas and Jonas; his parents, Vladas and Anele Pilius of Arbutus; a brother, Linas Pilius of Catonsville; and a sister, Vida Vaskys of Sykesville.
An education trust fund has been established for the four children. Contributions may be sent to: The Pilius Trust, c/o Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St., Baltimore, Md., 21201, or to any Hewlett-Packard office. Services for J. Randle Biden Sr., a semiretired executive at a company that makes equipment for the poultry industry, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown.
Mr. Biden, a Finksburg resident, died after a heart attack Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was 63.
He was vice president of finance at Beacon Industries Inc.-PennMar Castings, which has offices in Hanover, Pa., and Westminster. He had been working part time since April.
Mr. Biden was a member of the South Hills Golf Club in Hanover and the Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Finksburg. He was a past exalted ruler of the Westminster Elks Lodge No. 2277.
The Baltimore native had served in the National Guard.
Mr. Biden is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Evelyn Harris; a son, J. Randle Biden Jr. of Finksburg; a sister, Claire B. Wilder of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.
The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 3006 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, Md. 21048.
Paul Henry Queen
Western Electric worker
Services for Paul Henry Queen, a retired Western Electric Co. employee, will be at 11 a.m. today at the E. F. Lassahn Funeral Home, 11750 Belair Road.
Mr. Queen, a resident of Hydes, died Thursday of cancer at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. He was 83.
He retired in 1970 after working for 31 years making cables for Western Electric, formerly a manufacturing arm of American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
Mr. Queen was born in Fries, Va., and served for nine years in the Army in the 1930s.
He enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques and was a hunter.
Mr. Queen is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois Fogle Queen; two daughters, Anita Smith and Joyce Garrett, both of northern Baltimore County; and one granddaughter.
The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, White Marsh, Md., 21236.
Services for Richard James Barnstein, a pressman at The Baltimore Sun for almost 49 years, will be at 1 p.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.
Mr. Barnstein, a Perry Hall resident, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital after suffering a heart attack a week earlier. He was 64.
He began working in The Baltimore Sun's pressroom in May 1943 and was the senior employee there when he died.
For the past six years, Mr. Barnstein had worked on the press maintenance crew. He recently completed three weeks of training on presses at the newspaper's new facility at Port Covington.
"He always had a funny story or a joke," said William Christopher, a pressman for 39 years.
Mr. Barnstein enjoyed going to flea markets, he said.
He was a member of the Baltimore Newspaper Graphic Communications Union No. 31.
Mr. Barnstein was born in Baltimore and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.
Mr. Barnstein is survived by his wife of 19 years, the former M. Romaine Haines of Perry Hall; two sons, Richard F. Barnstein of Baltimore, and Jason P. Barnstein of Perry Hall; two stepchildren, D. Bruce Pellicot and Laurie L. Pellicot-Bresnick, both of Baltimore; his mother, Emma V. Barnstein of Baltimore; one sister, Jean Infussi of Baltimore; and her husband, James Infussi.
The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Heart Fund of Central Maryland, 415 N. Charles St., Box 17025, Baltimore, Md. 21203.