John P. Paca VBaltimore lawyerServices for John Philemon...


July 10, 1992

John P. Paca V

Baltimore lawyer

Services for John Philemon Paca V, a Baltimore lawyer and a great-great-great-grandson of William Paca, one of Maryland's four signers of the Declaration of Independence, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

Mr. Paca, who was 91, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on North Charles Street.

He began practicing law in 1922 when he graduated from the University of Maryland Law School and was admitted to the bar. He practiced with his father until his father's death in 1931 and then independently. A specialist in estates, he made his last court appearance in 1991 but continued to practice until his death.

A member of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland since 1931, he had been its registrar since 1950 and served on its council for over 50 years. He was also a member of the national council of the General Society of Colonial Wars.

An honorary member of the Society of the Cincinnati of Maryland and a life member of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, he was also the founder and honorary chairman of the Paca Family Fund of Historic Annapolis which restored, and maintains, the William Paca House and Gardens.

A member for about 50 years of the membership committee of the Maryland Historical Society, he also was interested in railroad history and collected memorabilia of the Baltimore and Ohio and Chesapeake and Ohio railroads.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Boys' Latin School and of the Johns Hopkins University, where he was a member of the Student Army Training Corps during World War I.

Mr. Paca was a member of the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels.

He is survived by his wife, the former Olive Virginia DeCatur, and many cousins.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to a memorial fund that has been established as part of the Paca Family Fund at Historic Annapolis.

Services for Demetrio G. Lintzeris, who corresponded with poets and writers in his native Greece, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Chapel of the Holy Resurrection at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Windsor Mill Road at Hillcrest Avenue.

Mr. Lintzeris, who was 79, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on North Calvert Street.

He came to this country in 1953 and worked for Black & Decker for a time before becoming a foreman for the Owens Yacht Co. where he worked in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was a part-time cashier at the Towson Inn, where he worked for about 15 years. Earlier, he had worked at the Central Restaurant in Brooklyn.

A native of Krokeai near Sparta, he was a charter member and former president of the Krokeai Society, an organization of people from that Greek village.

He had served as an officer in the Greek army before emigrating in 1937 to Argentina, where he operated a newspaper for the Greek community.

He also wrote for the newspaper in Krokeai and in 1988 published a book, "Without Focus," a memoir of his life away from Greece.

He is survived by his wife, the former Stella M. Stamatakos; a son, George D. Lintzeris of Baltimore; a daughter, Linda L. Fannon of Phoenix; a brother, Leonidas G. Lintzeris of Krokeai; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Krokeai Society in care of George Theodorakes, 48 E. Homestead Ave., Palisades Park, N.J., 07650, or to the Union Memorial Hospital Hospice.

C. Jerome Mellendick

Printing manager

A Mass of Christian burial for C. Jerome Mellendick, retired manager of the printing department of the Baltimore Stationery Co., will be offered at noon today at St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue and Cooks Lane.

Mr. Mellendick, who was 68, died Tuesday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Woodlawn.

He retired at the beginning of April after working for the stationery firm since 1954. Earlier, he had worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1941 graduate of Loyola High School and a 1950 graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

A pitcher and outfielder for the baseball team and captain of the football team at Loyola, he also played quarterback for Hopkins. He remained interested in sports as a fan.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Henderson; three daughters, Elizabeth Foley of Bel Air and Nancy Mellendick and Patricia McGonigle, both of Arbutus; a son, Jerome Michael Mellendick of Woodlawn; four brothers, William, Richmond and Robert Mellendick, all of Catonsville, and John Mellendick of Mount Hebron; and five grandchildren.

Mary R. Noell

Teacher, volunteer

Services for Mary R. Noell, who had been a substitute teacher at St. Paul's School, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.

Mrs. Noell, who was 73 and lived on Yarmouth Road, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winchester, Va., after suffering a stroke while on vacation.

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