Salvatore A. RaoPoly and UM graduateA memorial Mass for...


April 01, 1992

Salvatore A. Rao

Poly and UM graduate

A memorial Mass for Salvatore A. "Tony" Rao, a Baltimore native who traveled widely abroad as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army, will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St.

Mr. Rao, 53, died Feb. 23 of a heart attack at Winchester Memorial Hospital in Winchester, Va., where he had lived for 17 years.

He was a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and, in 1960, of the University of Maryland. Five years later he married Mary Lynn Keiper of Baltimore.

After serving in the Army, he moved to a civilian job as an Army engineer. In 1974, he was transferred to northern Italy, where he lived for several years.

He traveled extensively in the Middle East.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Virginia.

Mr. Rao is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn Rao; three sons, Scott, David and Stephen, all of Winchester; and two sisters, Carmela Fosler and Rose Pannoni, both of Baltimore.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Winchester Chapter, Box 3271, Winchester, Va. 22601.

Gertrude Clayton

Former sales clerk

Services for Gertrude Irene Clayton, who had been a sales clerk at stores in Baltimore, Kingsville and Federalsburg, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg and at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Fork Christian Church, Stoney Batter Road and Sunshine Avenue.

The resident of Seaford, Del., who was 87, died Monday at a hospital there of complications from a respiratory illness.

She had worked at the Joel Gutman Department Store on Eutaw Street in downtown Baltimore and Green's Grocery in Kingsville before moving in the late 1960s to the Eastern Shore, where she worked for several years at Fox's Five Cent To One Dollar Store in Federalsburg.

The former Gertrude Irene Robinson was a native of Kingsville. Her husband, Lehman B. Clayton, died in 1965.

A former member of the Fork Christian Church, Mrs. Clayton she was a member of the Countryside Christian Church in Cambridge.

She was a charter member of the Upper Falls Rebekah Lodge and became a member of the Federalsburg Senior Center after moving to the Eastern Shore.

She is survived by three sisters, Annie E. Dilworth of Preston, Mary R. McCluskey of Seaford and Marjorie R. St. Dennis of Towson; four nephews, Leland W. McCluskey, whom she reared, of Seaford, James McCluskey of Blades, Del., Harry McCluskey of Frederick, Kenneth McCluskey of Preston; and four nieces, Glenna Rufenacht of Bel Air, Thelma Schmick of Preston, Ruby )) Ruppert of South Bend, Ind., and Evelyn Hearn of Perry Hall.

Milton H. Stephens

Retired accountant

Services for Milton H. Stephens, a retired accountant, will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave.

Mr. Stephens, who was 67 and lived on Glen Allen Drive, died Sunday of pneumonia at the Mercy Medical Center.

Until about 15 years ago, he was an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service. He began working for the federal agency in 1946 in Washington and moved to Baltimore in 1954.

After leaving the IRS, he worked for two accounting firms, Arthur Andersen & Co., and Harry B. Gorfine & Co., retiring at the latter about a year ago.

Born in Washington, he was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Benjamin Franklin University there.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific as a radioman during World War II.

Mr. Stephens was a collector of stamps and coins, mostly of the United States.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Pollard; two sons, Robert Stephens of Myersville and James Stephens of Jackson, N.J.; and a daughter, Mary Mellendick of Catonsville.

Francis G. Hurlock

Retired metallurgist

Services for Francis G. Hurlock, a retired American Smelting and Refining Co. metallurgist, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 6300 Harford Road.

The Pinewood Avenue resident died Monday of cancer at the GreaterBaltimore Medical Center. He was 77.

He retired 14 years ago. He had worked for the copper company for more than 40 years.

A native of Cambridge, he was a graduate of Cambridge High School and St. John's College in Annapolis. He did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University.

A member of the Waverly Lodge of the Masons, he enjoyed leather work and small woodworking projects as a hobby.

He is survived by his wife, the former Hilda Stone; a daughter, Dr. Donna Graves Hurlock Lamb of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Christian F. Hurlock of Baltimore; and a brother, the Rev. Charles J. Hurlock of Knoxville, Tenn.

Frank J. Smiraglia

State Department worker

Frank J. Smiraglia, a retired U.S. State Department employee and a violinist, died March 25 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring at the age of 72. He had suffered a heart attack six weeks earlier.

A Mass of Christian burial for the resident of Silver Spring was offered Monday at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church there.

Born in Berwick, Pa., he attended George Washington University in Washington.

He retired in 1979 as a management analyst in the State Department's Bureau of European Affairs after 40 years of service.

He then began playing the violin at parties and other social events in the Baltimore-Washington area, booked through Gene Donati Presentations and the Strolling Strings Associates. He was a member of the District of Columbia Federation of #i Musicians.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of the choir at St. John the Evangelist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Elrod; five daughters, Marilyn Welling of Parkton, Mary Annis Cunningham of Lawrenceville, N.J., Claire Flaherty of Ellicott City and Carmalyn Dorsey and Rosemary Walbert, both of Baltimore; two sons, John Smiraglia of Burtonsville and C. Frank Smiraglia of Sterling, Va.; a sister, Carmella Scalise of Hazleton, Pa.; and 14 grandchildren.

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