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December 02, 1992

John G. De Simone

Real estate broker

John G. De Simone, a real estate broker with offices in East Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at Loch Raven Veterans Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. De Simone, who was 51 and maintained a home on Glenmore Avenue, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 3615 Harford Road.

He had been in the real estate business for about 10 years. He also managed the Pine Heights Medical Building near St. Agnes Hospital.

For many years, he served in the medical corps in the Army Reserve, reaching the rank of master sergeant. He was on active duty in the early 1960s during the crisis that followed construction of the Berlin Wall.

Before becoming a real estate broker, he worked in the 1960s as a crane mechanic for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. and in the 1970s as a computer programmer for the Koontz Creamery.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Dominic's School and Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. He attended Loyola College.

A longtime member of the Clifton Pleasure Club, he was fond of bowling and playing pool. He often crewed on a friend's sailboat in races.

He is survived by his mother, Carmela Tenace De Simone of Baltimore; his brother, Frank A. De Simone of Baltimore; three sisters, Marian D. Elder of Monroeville, Pa., Carolyn D. Temple of Street and Regina D. De Simone of Baltimore; and seven nieces and nephews.

W. Eugene Watts, a carpet installer who was reared in Glen Burnie, died Saturday at a hospital in York, Pa., of injuries he received in an automobile accident in Gettysburg, Pa.

Services for Mr. Watts, who was 34 and was known as Gene, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He had lived in Orrtanna, Pa., for about five years and worked for Essis and Sons, which has several stores in south-central Pennsylvania.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Glen Burnie High School. He worked for contractors and carpet companies in the Lake Worth, Fla., area before moving to Pennsylvania.

He is survived by two daughters, Nicole L. and Chelsea M. Watts, both of Gettysburg; his father and stepmother, Ray R. and Sandra M. Watts, both of Glen Burnie; his mother and stepfather, Betty J. and Lee Hibner, both of Bunnell, Fla.; two brothers, LaRicky R. and Garrick A. Watts, both of Lake Worth; three stepbrothers, Robert J., Jeffrey W. and Brian J. Lee, all of Glen Burnie; and two sisters, Lillian T. Van Sickle of Baltimore and Diane L. Watts of Daytona Beach, Fla.

Miriam K. Vaida

Hopkins secretary

Miriam K. Vaida, who had worked in the 1980s as a secretary at the Peabody Institute and the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University, died Monday of heart failure at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.

Graveside services for Mrs. Vaida, who was 74 and had been a resident of the Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall for about a year, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Ave.

The former Miriam Kautter was a native of Mount Carmel, Pa., who was reared in Baltimore.

She served as a WAVE during World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor.

Her husband, Albert W. Vaida, died in 1978.

She is survived by three sons, Jeffrey L. Vaida of Baltimore, Richard Vaida of Marne, Mich., and Albert W. Vaida Jr. of Hurst, Texas; a brother, Lewis Kautter of Levittown, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Jerome L. Gilbert

Manufacturing official

Jerome L. Gilbert, a retired vice president of the Londontown Manufacturing Co., died Monday after an apparent heart attack in Pennsylvania Station in New York City while returning from a visit to a daughter.

Graveside services for Mr. Gilbert, who was 78 and lived in the Highfield House Condominiums, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, 318 Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown.

He retired three years after coming to Baltimore as vice president for manufacturing of the clothing company in 1965. Later, he headed the establishment of retail outlet stores for Londontown.

After his retirement, he worked part time for the Cordish Co., which develops outlet malls.

Before coming to Baltimore, he was vice president for manufacturing of Simon Ackerman Inc., a New York City clothing company.

Born in New York, he was a graduate of the City College of New York where he studied business and accounting.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miriam Moskowitz; two daughters, Arlene Durando of Long Beach, N.Y., and Leslie Slan of Rockville; a brother, Stanley Goldberg of Tamarac, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Dorothy P. Hossfeld

Active in community

Dorothy P. Hossfeld, who was active in community and church work while living in the Stoneleigh area, died Nov. 25 of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

A memorial service for Mrs. Hossfeld, who was 83 and moved to Kenilworth Park Drive in Towson in 1984, is to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson.

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