Joseph M. France


Parts Man, 76

March 04, 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 Joseph Melvin France, a retired parts man for International Harvester, will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Visitation will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Mr. France, 76, died Sunday at North Arundel Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in Baltimore, he worked for International Harvester for 30 years until his retirement in 1975.

Mr. France belonged to the Glen Burnie Lodge 1456 and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Other interests included refinishing furniture, gardening and his dogs.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Ruth D. France; three sons, Frank Norris of Glen Burnie, Wayne Norris of Arnold, and Gary Norris of Tracys Landing; two sisters, Catherine Sotynski of Rosedale and Margaret Vasil of Dundalk; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.



A Mass of Christian burial will be offered for Constance Rosinski Plotczyk of Annapolis at 10a.m. today, at Our Lady of the Field Catholic Church.

A Christianwake service will take place at the Singleton Funeral Home at 4 There will also be visitation between 3 and 5 p.m. and 7 to 9p.m. today, at Singleton's.

Mrs. Plotczyk, 80, died Monday at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a long illness.

She was born in Baltimore, and attended Our Lady of the Field Catholic Church. Other interests included spending time with her children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph V. Plotczyk.

Survivors include two daughters, Theresa P. Stopowski of Easton and Helen P. Mazur of Crownsville; two sisters, Rose Czerwinski of Towson and Vera Klutz of Glen Burnie; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.



A Mass of Christian burial for homemaker Anne Elizabeth High of Pasadena will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

There will be a Christian wake service at 8:30 p.m. today, and visitation between 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Singleton's.

Mrs. High, 41, died Sunday at NorthArundel Hospital after an extended illness.

Born and raised in Maryland, she attended Martin Spalding High School and the Bryman MedixSchool.

She was a member of the St. Philip Neri congregation. Other interests included decorating.

Survivors include her husband of18 years, John W. High Jr.; two sons, Ryan High and Mark High; a sister, Cathy Feeley; and her mother, Betty Fetcho; all of Pasadena.



Services for homemaker Elizabeth Carpenter Smith of Baltimore, formerly of Glen Burnie, will take place at the Singleton Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. today.

Mrs. Smith, 84,died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital after a brief illness.

She was originally from Kentucky and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her interests included gardening, cooking and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elisha K. Smith.

Survivors include four sons, Clyde Smith and Samuel Smith, bothof Texas, Carl Smith and Halwin Smith, both of Glen Burnie; five daughters, Narcella Elliott of Baltimore, Arzella Carey of California, Delores Greathouse of Ferndale, Mary Shetrone of New Jersey, and Shirley Shea of Tennessee; numerous brothers; 32 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Baltimore/Central Maryland Chapter, 330 East 25th St., Baltimore, Md. 212128 or the American Heart Association, Anne Arundel County Division, 1816 Margaret Ave., Annapolis, Md. 21404-0607.



Services for retired U.S. Army Col. Roscoe J.Ailor of Severna Park will take place at noon tomorrow, at the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

Col. Ailor, 78, died Saturday of heart failure at Kimbrough Army Hospital.

He was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. He attended Georgia Tech and graduated from Atlanta Law School.

He was a veteran of service in World War II and Korea, and a member of the U.S. Army's Judge Advocates-General Corps, retiring in 1968. Col. Ailor then worked in the Civil Service as headof the U.S. Army's Claims and Recovery Department at Fort Meade.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eily Knight, whom he married in 1946; two daughters, Susan M. Crawford of Severna Park and Peggy A.Gresham of Vancouver, Washington; and a granddaughter.



Services for E. Lillian Clark of Severn, a retired clerk for the U.S. government, took place yesterday at the Severn United Methodist Church.

Ms. Clark, 86, died Saturday of a stroke at North Arundel Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Severn, she attendedWestern High School, graduating in 1932. She later worked for the Bureau of Printing and Engraving and the Social Security Administration, retiring in 1970.

She was a member of the Severn United Methodist Church, serving as its organist and choir director for 35 years. Ms. Clark was also the first president of the Severn Senior Citizen's Group.

Other interests included gardening and cooking.

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