Lt. Col. A. L. StevensD-Day veteranGraveside services for...


May 30, 1992


D-Day veteran

Graveside services for retired Army Lt. Col. Alfred L. Stevens, a decorated combat veteran of two wars, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Denton resident died Tuesday of pneumonia at the age of 83 at Memorial Hospital in Easton.

He retired in 1962 at Fort Meade after a 22-year Army career. He landed in Normandy on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Later, he saw action in the Korean War as a battalion commander.

He was an assistant military attache in Paris in the late 1940s and was deputy commander of a U.S. Army post in Braconne, France, in the late 1950s. He helped develop battlefield missile technology.

The Philadelphia native earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering at Cornell University and worked as a refrigeration engineer before beginning his active military career.

His decorations included the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. He had also been decorated by allied governments.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Anne Blanck; three sons, Michael J. Stevens of Seekonk, Mass., Patrick J. Stevens of Ithaca, N.Y., and Kevin J. Stevens of Baltimore; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Margaret Anne Stevens, died in 1964.

Also surviving, from his first marriage, are a daughter, Marcia Story of Las Vegas; two sons, Robert Stevens of Cincinnati, Ohio, and David Stevens of Warren, Pa.; and three granddaughters.

J. Calvin Smyth

Services for J. Calvin Smyth, a partner in Albert S. Smyth Co., the large Timonium retailer of jewelry, china, silver and other merchandise, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

The resident of Sleepy Dell Court in Towson, who was 77, died yesterday of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital.

A fellow of both the Gemological Association of Great Britain and the Gemological Institute of America, he became associated after World War II with the company started by his father.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Smyth was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. He studied accounting and business law at Southwestern University in Los Angeles while working there before the war as a salesman for what is now PepsiCo Inc.

He served in an Army artillery unit in the Pacific during the war. His decorations included the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Joyce; three brothers, Lester Smyth of Wakefield, William Smyth of Towson and Robert Smyth of Stoneleigh; a sister, Elizabeth Getschel of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

Anna A. Lanzi

Longtime city resident

Anna A. Lanzi, who moved to Elkton from Baltimore about six years ago and was active at the Buckworth Senior Center there, died May 22 of cancer at her Elkton home. She was 83.

The former Anna Accardi was a native of Sicily who lived in Newark, N.J., as a child. She later was a resident of Baltimore for many years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Elkton.

Her husband, Herman Lanzi, died in 1986.

She is survived by a daughter, Joann Wenger of Kenton, Ohio; four sons, Dr. Joseph G. Lanzi of Elkton, Constantino Herman Lanzi of Baltimore, Raymond J. Lanzi of Richmond, Va., and David P. Lanzi of Crofton; two brothers, Samuel and Anthony Accardi, both of Elizabeth, N.J.; a sister, Mary Bertolo, also of Elizabeth; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A Mass was offered for Mrs. Lanzi Tuesday in the chapel of the retreat center of the Oblate Fathers of St. Francis de Sales in Elkton.

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