Alecia R. PulleyTherapist's assistantAlecia R. Pulley, a...


November 14, 1992

Alecia R. Pulley

Therapist's assistant

Alecia R. Pulley, a physical therapist's assistant, died Tuesday at Liberty Medical Center of complications after the birth of twins.

Services for the 24-year-old Gwynns Falls Parkway resident were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 27 S. Caroline St.

Mrs. Pulley had worked for about a year at the Villa St. Michael Nursing and Retirement Center and earlier had completed a physical therapy training program at Sinai Hospital.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Milford Mill High School, the former Alecia R. McLaughlin was a 1989 graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She was a member of the Church of the Everlasting Kingdom, of which her husband, the Rev. Doral R. Pulley, serves as pastor.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include her daughters, Brittney and Courtney Pulley, both of Baltimore; her parents, Rodell and Mary McLaughlin; a brother, Rodell T. McLaughlin II of Baltimore; a sister, Monica M. Butler of Fort Washington; a grandmother, Mildred B. McLaughlin of Baltimore; and a great-grandfather, William E. Pratt of Lothian.

Frederick Klapproth

Quality inspector

Frederick E. Klapproth, a retired quality control inspector, died Wednesday of leukemia at Union Memorial Hospital.

Services for the 81-year-old Catonsville resident were to be conducted at noon today at the St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wilkens Avenue and Courtney Road, where he was a charter member.

Mr. Klapproth retired 14 years ago from Tate Access Floors Inc. Earlier, he had worked nearly 25 years for the Martin Marietta Corp.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Catonsville High School and studied mechanical drawing at the old Maryland Institute on Market Place. A member of the Palestine Lodge of the Masons, he also belonged to the York Rite and Boumi Temple.

Fond of sailing and a member of the Baltimore Yacht Club and the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association, he raced his 29-foot boat on the bay until about 15 years ago, when he bought a 30-footer that he twice took through the Inland Waterway to the Florida Keys.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris R. Vordemberge; a sister, Thelma Ganz of Towson; and a niece, Janice Greenwood of Queenstown.

Josephine T. Buca

Retired teacher

Josephine T. Buca, a retired special education teacher in the Anne Arundel County public schools, died Tuesday at North Arundel Hospital of heart failure.

A Mass of Christian burial for the 78-year-old Severna Park resident was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

She retired in 1975 because of a stroke after teaching for about five years. Earlier, she had taught physical therapy at the University of Maryland for about a decade.

A native of Chicago, she was a graduate of Loyola University there, and had a certificate in physical therapy from the University of Texas and a master's degree in special education from the University of Maryland.

Though she used a wheelchair since her stroke, she remained active as a member of the American Association of University Women, the Severna Park Democratic Club and other organizations.

She is survived by her brother, Jerome Buca of Chicago, and her friend Ruth Latimer of Severna Park.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Southern Maryland Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Millersville.

James I. Ratcliff Jr.

Former county worker

James Irving Ratcliff Jr., a retired Anne Arundel County roads worker, died Wednesday of heart disease at the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown.

Services for the 30-year-old Ingleside resident were to be conducted at noon today at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

He retired because of illness nearly four years ago after working as a truck driver and equipment operator for nearly eight years. Earlier, he had worked for Ratcliff Masonry, his late father's business.

Born in Annapolis and reared in Severna Park, he was a graduate of the Chesapeake High School and also had lived in Pasadena.

He is survived by his wife, Belinda Ratcliff; a son, James I. Ratcliff III; and a daughter, Melissa Ann Ratcliff of Pasadena; his mother and stepfather, Gloria and Edward Lee Greenwood, both of Ingleside; two sisters, Tammy Weiland of Pasadena and Lillian Stansbury of Crumpton; a stepsister, Sheri Wilson of Iceland; a friend, Barbara Wright, and her son, Dallas Wright, both of Ingleside.

Martin T. Pisarek

Uniroyal employee

Martin T. Pisarek, a Baltimore native, died Oct. 28 at a hospital in Springfield, Mass., after a heart attack at his home in Chicopee Falls, Mass.

A memorial Mass for Mr. Pisarek, 63, was to be offered at noon today at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Chester and Bank streets. A Mass also was offered Nov. 1 in Chicopee Falls.

Mr. Pisarek retired in 1984 after holding several supervisory jobs while working for Uniroyal Inc. in Massachusetts and finally at a plastics plant in Mishawaka, Ind. He was educated at Holy Rosary School and served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, the former Bertha Cousquet; two daughters, Elizabeth Lempke of Holyoke, Mass., and Sandra Pisarek of Utah; and four sisters, Clara Bailey of Towson, and Dorothy Grabowski, Rita Mack and Teresa Baginski of Baltimore.

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