John R. DelclosRetired executiveA Mass of Christian burial...


July 19, 1992

John R. Delclos

Retired executive

A Mass of Christian burial for John R. Delclos, a retired steamship company executive, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane in Timonium.

Mr. Delclos, who lived in Lutherville, died of cancer Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 88.

He retired as president of the Cottman Co., a subsidiary of the Canton Co. of Baltimore, in 1968.

He began working for the company in 1927 as a customs clerk and office helper. Within seven years, he became assistant secretary and was promoted to treasurer in 1940. Six years later, he was named vice president and in 1955 became president.

Mr. Delclos was active in the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore for more than 25 years and served as its president from 1956 to 1958.

He was born near Barcelona, Spain. At age 17, he moved with his family to New York. The family later moved to Baltimore.

His wife of 60 years, the former Mary Agnes Skrivan, died in 1989.

Mr. Delclos is survived by two daughters, Mary Van Slyke of Baltimore and Janet Raleigh of Rockville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21085.

Marie Chiaruttini

Artist, cake decorator

A Mass of Christian burial for Marie Justina Kavanagh Chiaruttini, an artist and well-known cake decorator, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Church, 103 Church Lane in Texas, Md.

Mrs. Chiaruttini died Friday of respiratory failure at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville where she had lived for five years. She was 87.

She was a Baltimore native and attended the Maryland Institute of Art. In 1928, she married Jordan Chiaruttini, a pastry chef, and two years later they opened Jordan's Home Bakery in Govans.

Mrs. Chiaruttini was known for her decorated wedding cakes and often gave cake decorating demonstrations at the Maryland State Fair and on local television shows.

After raising her children and working at the bakery, she studied art again. In 1964, she won an award for her drawings of the Baltimore skyline in a national competition at the Smithsonian Institution.

Mrs. Chiaruttini also exhibited paintings -- mostly landscapes, seascapes and flowers -- at the Peale Museum, the U.S. Naval Academy and the Easton Gallery of Fine Arts.

In 1968, she was listed in the Registry of Living Artists. She also taught adult art education at Franklin Senior High School.

Mr. Chiaruttini died in 1987, and a son, Donald Chiaruttini, died in 1983.

Mrs. Chiaruttini is survived by two daughters, Dolores M. Nolan of Timonium and Fort Myers, Fla., and Carmen M. Noakes of Roswell, Ga.; a son, Giordano A. Chiaruttini of Alexandria, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Our Lady of Grace Church Building Fund, 18310 Middletown Road, Parkton 21120.

William Peck

In scrap metal business

Services for William Peck, a Baltimore native who learned the scrap metal business here before starting his own company in Portsmouth, Va., will be held at 1 p.m. today at Gomley Chesed Synagogue in Portsmouth.

Mr. Peck died Friday at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth of complications after cancer surgery. He was 84.

At about age 10, Mr. Peck went to work for Jacob Shapiro, then owner of United Iron and Metal Co., to help support his family who had moved to Baltimore from Ukraine in 1908. He was their first child to be born in the United States.

He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 33 years, the former Thelma Gochrach of Baltimore; a daughter, Rhona Peck of Norfolk, Va.; two sons, David S. Peck of Norfolk and Joel Peck of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Zelda Harrison of Baltimore; two brothers, Julius S. Peck of Norfolk and Earl Peck of Richmond; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions be sent to Gomley Chesed Synagogue, Beth Shalom Home, 3110 Sterling Point Drive, Portsmouth, Va. 23703.

Louis A. Hogan Jr.

Former FBI agent

A Mass of Christian burial for Louis A. Hogan Jr., a former FBI agent and investigator for the Maryland attorney general's office, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church at 112 Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville.

Mr. Hogan, an Owings Mills resident, died Thursday of a heart attack at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was 67 and a native of Perryman.

He retired two years ago from the attorney general's office, where he had been a criminal investigator in the savings and loan division.

From 1961 to 1985, he was the vice president in charge of branch development and market research at the Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association.

From 1945 to 1961, he was an agent for the FBI and worked at offices in Washington, Pittsburgh and Newark, N.J., and investigated cases of military loan fraud in the 1950s. When he left the agency, he was assistant special agent in charge of the Baltimore office.

Mr. Hogan served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from City College in 1942 and the Benjamin Franklin School of Accounting in Washington in 1949.

He was a member of the Citizens Committee for the Election of Sitting Judges, the Exchange Club of Towson, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society.

Mr. Hogan is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Bernadette Dowling; one son, Louis A. Hogan III of Owings Mills; and one grandson.

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