Managed bridal salon
Services for Jack Barrash, a retired businessman and officer in the Maryland Defense Force, will be held at noon today at Sol Levinson Brothers funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Mr. Barrash died Friday of natural causes at his Pikesville home. He was 82.
He worked in the family business, Becky's Bridal Salon on South Broadway, for 70 years, retiring as the manager in 1988.
Mr. Barrash recently was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Maryland Defense Force, a support unit for the Maryland National Guard based in Pikesville. During World War II, he served in a guard unit at Fort Meade.
He was a member of Beth El Congregation in Pikesville and president for two years of its Club 50.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and his family moved to Baltimore when he was six weeks old.
His wife of 47 years, Janet Barrash, died in 1975.
Mr. Barrash is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Charles Baumel of Pikesville; three grandsons, and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore 21208. Services for Edna May Becker Hettchen, who cared for children as a volunteer for many years, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Towson United Methodist Church at Hampton Lane and Dulaney Valley Road.
Mrs. Hettchen died Thursday in her sleep at the home of her son, Henry Edwin Hettchen of Ellicott City, where she had lived for the last two years. She was 95.
She had been a member of the Towson church since 1925 and served on its Board of Child Care. She worked at the Kelso Home, a home for orphans operated by the church.
Mrs. Hettchen was a volunteer in Baltimore County well-baby clinics and was the first president of the Women's Auxiliary Post 3148 of the Towson Veterans of Foreign Wars. During World War II, she was a Red Cross first aid volunteer in the reserve squad.
She and her husband, Henry Hettchen, who died 10 years ago, traveled extensively in the United States and Europe after he retired in the 1970s.
Mrs. Hettchen was born in Baltimore to Hilberth Henry and Elizabeth Gertrude Becker and lived most of her life in Towson.
In addition to her son, she is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Martin of Hamilton; and four grandsons.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Baltimore, 21204.
Elizabeth F. Starr
Active in church work
The Holy Eucharist of the Resurrection will be offered for Elizabeth Feustle Starr, a Baltimore native who was active in church and community work, at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Nativity at Cedarcroft and York roads.
Mrs. Starr died Friday of cancer at the Joseph Richey Hospice. She was 81.
She lived in the Cedarcroft area for 44 years.
Mrs. Starr spent almost 50 years as a volunteer for a variety of groups, including the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes and the Girl Scouts.
She taught Sunday school and worked in the altar guild at the Church of the Nativity.
Mrs. Starr and her husband of 58 years, John T. Starr, had traveled to England, Scotland and Europe many times.
A daughter, Diana Elizabeth Ranieri, died in 1987.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Starr is survived by a son, John T. Starr Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Pamela Elizabeth May of Annapolis; and eight grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph Richey Hospice, 820 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201 or the Church of the Nativity, 419 Cedarcroft Road, Baltimore 21212.