Susan P. LoweryPsychotherapistSusan Patricia Lowery, a...


October 29, 1992

Susan P. Lowery


Susan Patricia Lowery, a psychotherapist who was active in community work, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice of cancer and a degenerative disease of the bile ducts of the liver.

A Mass of Christian burial for Ms. Lowery, who was 40 and lived on East Baltimore Street, was to be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel at Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road.

An expert on the use of behavioral modification in gastrointestinal disease, the subject of several of her published professional papers, Ms. Lowery had been diagnosed at the age of 12 with ulcerative colitis.

A native of Chicago, Ms. Lowery was a graduate of Monmouth College in Illinois and held master's degrees in both psychology and in behavior modification from Southern Illinois University. She was a member of the board of the Maryland Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and she was a volunteer for the People's Homesteading Group, a self-help housing organization for low-income families.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Mazepink, executive director of the People's Homesteading Group; a daughter, Cristina Gabriela Mazepink; her father, John Patrick Lowery of Chicago; her mother, Marie L. Woods of Chicago; a brother, Robert John Lowery of Blue Island, Ill.; six sisters, Jeanne Meeks of New Lenox, Ill., Barbara Bronson of Golden, Colo., Janet Bontz and Kathy Eversman, both of Rhinelander, Wis., Nancy Weck of Hebron, Ill., and Peggie Wells of Walnut Creek, Calif.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the People's Homesteading Group, the Central American Solidarity Committee or the Maryland Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Dr. Ronald Dalin


Dr. Ronald Dalin, a native of Baltimore and an orthodontist in Toms River, N.J., died yesterday after a heart attack.

Services for Dr. Dalin, who was 52 and practiced in Toms River for more than 25 years, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Congregation B'Nai Israel in Toms River.

A graduate of City College and the University of Maryland and its dental school, he served as a dentist in the Air Force before starting his practice in New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, the former Susan Gaines; three sons, Steven, Aaron and Greg Dalin, all of Toms River; a daughter, Jill Dalin of Portland Ore.; his mother, Ethel Dalinsky of Baltimore; and two sisters, Arlene Schragger of Trenton, N.J., and Harriett Kravitz of Baltimore.

Ella May Schauber

Lived in Chestertown

Ella May Hurd Schauber, who lived in Chestertown for many years, died Saturday of heart failure at Magnolia Hall Nursing Center there. She was 93.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Schauber was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Chestertown

The former Ella May Hurd was a native of Worton.

She worked in the Candy Kitchen in Chestertown as a young woman.

Her husband, Adam Schauber, died in 1984 at the age of 99.

She is survived by 10 sons, Bernard Schauber of Wilmington, Del., Paul and Walter Schauber, both of Baltimore, Thomas and William Schauber, both of Chestertown, George Schauber of Sarasota, Fla., Adam Schauber Jr. of Nokomis, Fla., Albert Schauber of Price, Donald Schauber of Fort Mohave, Ariz., and James Schauber of Red Lodge, Mont.; and four daughters, Bonnie Perriraz of Houston, Mary Wilson of Newark, Del., Genevieve Gorsuch of Still Pond and Rosemary Dana of Groveland, Fla.

Also surviving are three sisters, Rose Postle of Elkton and Rachel Meekins and Florence Postle, both of Chestertown; 64 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund.

Dr. Nestor de Venecia

Doctor, surgeon

Dr. Nestor Flor de Venecia, who practiced family medicine and general surgery in Columbia, died Sunday of cancer at his home on Willowbottom Drive there.

A Mass of Christian burial for Dr. de Venecia, who was 69, was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Before he opened his practice in 1972 in Columbia, he had worked for four years in the emergency room at Prince George's General Hospital in Cheverly.

A native of Dagupan City in the Philippines, he was a graduate of the University of the Philippines and its medical school in Manila.

He was an intern at Philippines General Hospital in Manila and first came to the United States in 1950 as a resident in anesthesiology at Duke University hospital.

He then was a surgical resident at University of Maryland Hospital and a fellow in cardiovascular surgery at Georgetown University.

He returned to the Philippines from 1962 until 1968, practicing in Dagupan City.

He was a member of the staff at Howard County General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Shearer; two sons, Nestor Lawrence de Venecia of Baltimore and Ronald Kent de Venecia of Columbia; a daughter, Brenda Aileen de Venecia of Columbia; and three sisters, Dr. Josefina Fernandez and Rosita de Venecia, both of Dagupan City, and Dr. Virginia Laza of Santa Rosa Laguna, the Philippines.

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