John A. SnyderCatholic priestThe Rev. John A. Snyder, a...

OBITUARIES

September 07, 1992

John A. Snyder

Catholic priest

The Rev. John A. Snyder, a former associate pastor at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Aberdeen who celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest earlier this year, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson after a long illness. He was 77.

A Mass of Christian burial for Father Snyder will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Eldersburg. Archbishop William H. Keeler of Baltimore will be the principal celebrant.

Father Snyder was born in Baltimore in 1915. He attended St. Charles College on Paca Street and St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park.

He was ordained May 30, 1942, at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore.

In the 1940s, he served as pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Lee Street.

From 1962 to 1982, he was the pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sykesville.

Faced with a growing congregation, Father Snyder was responsible for overseeing construction of a new church on Liberty Road in 1964.

In 1982, he left St. Joseph's to become an associate pastor at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Catonsville for two years. In 1984, he moved to Aberdeen to become an associate pastor of St. Joan of Arc, where he spent eight years. He retired at age 70, but continued a pastoral ministry at St. Joan of Arc.

He is survived by a brother, Nicholas J. Snyder of Towson; and several nieces and nephews.

Katharine Marlow

Retired city teacher

Katharine Barwick Marlow, who retired after 40 years of teaching school in Baltimore, died of cardiovascular disease at her Catonsville home Thursday. She was 90.

Services for Mrs. Marlow will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Born in 1902 at Belleview Farm on Kent Island, Mrs. Marlow graduated from Stevensville High School in 1920. She then enrolled in the Maryland State Normal School, the only institution at that time devoted exclusively to the preparation of teachers for the public schools of Maryland. It is known today as Towson State University.

She later earned the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in education by taking courses at the Johns Hopkins University.

Mrs. Marlow liked teaching her students about farm life and often took animals to her kindergarten and first-grade classes. She retired in 1962.

When she was younger, Mrs. Marlow was active in the Kent Island United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed gardening.

Her husband, J. Frank Marlow, who was a state roads inspector in Baltimore County, died in 1941.

Her survivors include a nephew, Clarence Edward Brickley III of Ellicott City; two nieces, Mary Elizabeth Mashok of Red Lion, Pa., and Mary Bernadett Eggers of Homestead, Md.; and many cousins in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore.

Adolph Finkelstein

Master baker

Adolph "Zaidy" Finkelstein, a retired master baker and union representative in Jewish bakeries throughout Baltimore, died Friday after a heart attack at his home on Dunhill Village Circle. He was 93.

Services for Mr. Finkelstein will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Sol Levinson Funeral Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Finkelstein was born in Warsaw, Poland, and received his early education at a Hebrew elementary school there. He learned the baking business from his parents, who operated a bakery in Warsaw.

In the early 1920s, he immigrated to the United States, settling in Baltimore and establishing his own bakery.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Mr. Finkelstein and his brother helped establish the local chapter of the Bakery Workers union.

Mr. Finkelstein was an officer in the Woodmoor Hebrew congregation for 25 years. He supported a number of charitable organizations. Many knew him by the nickname "Zaidy," which in Hebrew means grandfather. Family members said he considered it a title of respect because many turned to him for advice.

He is survived by two sons, Paul Fink and Sidney Finkelstein, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Dorline J. Koplin of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Esther Yaroslav, died in 1952.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Woodmoor Hebrew Congregation, 3605 Coronado Road, Baltimore 21207.

Charles Klein Sr.

Services today

Charles Adam Klein Sr., whose heating, plumbing, and air-conditioning business employed all eight of his children, died Thursday of heart failure at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was 67.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. today at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 9531 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

After working 35 years in his father's contracting business, he set out on his own in 1975 with Charles A. Klein & Sons Inc. of Sykesville.

"His church and his family and his business were his life," said daughter Patricia Kennedy, company treasurer. "We never had to find day care for our own kids because we could always just bring them to the office."

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