Margaret P. KoubekAide at Seton HighA Mass of Christian...

OBITUARIES

July 24, 1992

Margaret P. Koubek

Aide at Seton High

A Mass of Christian burial for Margaret Patricia Koubek, who had been on the staff of Seton High School and was active in volunteer work, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Woodbourne Avenue and Loch Raven Boulevard.

Mrs. Koubek, 62, died Tuesday at her home on Purdue Avenue of cancer.

In the 1980s, she was a clerk in the corporate trust department of Maryland National Bank. As a young woman she worked for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., and in the 1970s she was a science department aide at Seton High.

She did volunteer work at Seton and at St. Matthew's Church, where she was an adult leader of the Girl Scouts and a member of the Sodality. Born in Baltimore, the former Margaret Patricia Stromer was educated at the Shrine of the Little Flower School and at Catholic High School, where she graduated in 1947.

She had been a member of the Veterans Mission Crusade.

A fan of the Orioles, she also enjoyed reading mysteries, and traveling.

Joseph F. Koubek, her husband of 36 years, is a retired draftsman for the Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mary Cecilia Koubek O'Briant of Baltimore and Marian Elizabeth Koubek Denning of Towson; a son, Joseph Edward Koubek of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Mary Virginia Bormuth of Timonium; three brothers, John G. Stromer of Baltimore, Joseph E. Stromer of Hillendale and Thomas H. Stromer of Catonsville; and two grandchildren.

Katherine Soper

Art director

A memorial service for Katherine Soper, who had been art director for department stores in Baltimore and in New York City, is set for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Joseph Richey Hospice, 828 N. Eutaw St.

Mrs. Soper, who was 83, died Jan. 23 of heart failure at a hospital in New York City.

A native of Baltimore, she was a graduate of Western High School and what now is the Maryland Institute College of Art.

In the 1940s, she was art director and fashion artist for Hutzler's, then moved to New York City, where she worked as an art director for Macy's, Gimbel's and Arnold Constable before her ,, retirement in 1969.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Purdum of New York City.

Leon R. Handy

New York counselor

Services for Leon Roland Handy, a Baltimore native who was an alcoholism counselor in New York City, will be held at noon today at the Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Mr. Handy, who lived in New York City, died Saturday of cancer at a hospital there. He was 59.

worked for 20 years for the New York State Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Administration. Before moving to New York, he worked for 10 years at Social Security headquarters in Woodlawn.

He served in the Army at the end of the Korean War.

A graduate of Douglass High School, he attended Morgan State University before graduation from Howard University. Later he attended Rutgers University and received a master's degree from Fordham University.

He is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Sims of Reisterstown; a son, Reginald Handy of Baltimore; his father and stepmother, Leon and Betty Jackson, both of Baltimore; two brothers, George Handy and Gerald Jackson, both of Baltimore; four sisters, Beverly Stewart, Lois Anderson, Deborah Ali and Barbara Jackson, all of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Madeline Cook

Essex tavern owner

Memorial services for Madeline Cook, who owned an Essex tavern with her husband, will begin at 6 o'clock tonight at the Essex Lodge of the Elks, 1007 E. Homberg Ave.

Mrs. Cook, who was 68 and lived on Worton Road in Essex, died Wednesday of cancer at the Dundalk home of a daughter.

She and her husband, George Cook Jr., have owned and operated the Tempo Lounge since 1969. The former Madeline Coulter was a native of Baltimore and educated in the public schools.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include two daughters, Iris Wallace of Edgemere and Sharon Danielczyk of Dundalk; a son, George Cook III of Gaithersburg; three brothers, Wilbur Coulter of Baltimore, and Frederick and Robert Coulter, both of Glen Burnie; a sister, Elizabeth Hauck of Dundalk; and four grandchildren.

Elizabeth D. Hodges

Library supervisor

Elizabeth D. Hodges, a retired supervisor of library services for the Baltimore County school system, died July 6 of pneumonia at Baltimore County General Hospital.

Miss Hodges, who was 91, had lived since 1980 at Fairhaven, a retirement community in Sykesville. She earlier had lived in Timonium.

She retired in 1966 after overseeing the establishment of libraries in Baltimore County elementary schools since 1952.

A native of Roanoke, Va., she was a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned a degree in library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Miss Hodges taught English and served as librarian at a high school in Danville, Va., and was librarian of the demonstration school of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., before moving to Baltimore County. She also taught for a year at the School of Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after her retirement.

Private services were planned for Miss Hodges, who is survived by several cousins.

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