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December 03, 1992

Patricia M. Schmidt

Officer in firms

Patricia Marie Schmidt, who was an officer or manager in several family-owned businesses, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Finksburg.

Services for Mrs. Schmidt, who was 56 and also had a home on Tilghman Island, were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

Mrs. Schmidt had been controller and secretary of Metro Camping Paradise Inc. since the family recreational vehicle business in Finksburg was started 22 years ago.

She was also business manager of Metro Storage and Rental Inc., which provides storage space for recreational vehicles and also manages real estate; and of the Carroll Trust Co., which makes loans for the purchase of boats and recreational vehicles.

In addition, she was secretary of John A. Schmidt Inc., which formerly operated the Lamplight restaurant and lounge in Reisterstown and now owns real estate.

The former Patricia Marie Martin was born and reared in communities on the Baltimore County-Carroll County border and was a graduate of Westminster High School. She had been active in Parent-Teacher Associations in the Westminster area and was a member of the Women of the Moose in Reisterstown and of several business organizations.

She is survived by her husband, John A. Schmidt; a daughter, Judith D. Cramer of Brandon, Fla.; four sons, John A. Schmidt Jr. of Owings Mills, George Conaway of Sykesville and John F. Schmidt and Bruce Schmidt Sr., both of Finksburg; her mother, Catherine Stone Martin of Westminster; two sisters, Jerry Masmore of Hampstead and Ann Barnhart of Westminster; a stepsister, Kay Baker of Westminster; three brothers, Edward Martin of Westminster and David and Ben Martin of Sykesville; a stepbrother, Jeff Stone of Westminster; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ardyth A. Andersen

Nurse, church deacon

Ardyth A. Andersen, a retired nurse who was active in church, garden and art groups, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a stroke.

Services for Mrs. Andersen, who was 60 and lived in Lutherville, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, where she was a deacon.

Mrs. Andersen worked at the Meridian Nursing Center-Catonsville in the late 1970s and earlier was a pediatric nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a private duty nurse.

The former Ardyth A. Godfrey was born in Buffalo, N.Y., but reared in the Govans area.

A graduate of Eastern High School, she attended the Union Memorial Hospital nursing school until she was injured in a tennis game. After her recovery, she finished her studies at the Church Home and Hospital nursing school, graduating in 1955.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dr. William A. Andersen; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Mader of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Mary Ellen Shaffer of Sykesville; a son, William Fraser Andersen of Lutherville; a brother, Bruce Godfrey of Los Angeles; and three grandsons.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Govans Presbyterian Church.

Renea Adams


Renea Adams, an underwriter for the Injured Workers Insurance Fund, died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center after an aneurysm in her brain burst.

Services for the 32-year-old Randallstown resident were to be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, 8334 Liberty Road, Rockdale, Baltimore County.

She began working for what was then known as the State Accident Fund about six years ago, after working for a short time for Baltimore Federal Financial.

The former Renea Gasque was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Southern High School who worked her way through Morgan State University, serving as an assistant manager at the McDonald's Restaurant at Howard and Fayette streets.

Her husband, Jack F. Adams Sr., is a mail carrier.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Sherrell A. Adams of Randallstown; a son, Jack F. Adams Jr. of Randallstown, a nephew she was rearing, Mark Bernard of Randallstown; her parents, Linda and Louis Russell of Baltimore; her father, Joseph Gasque of Baltimore; and four sisters, Denise, Michele and Suellen Gasque and Yolanda Alston, all of Baltimore.

Thomas Jenkins Sr.

Laundry operator

Thomas K. Jenkins Sr., who operated an independent citywide home pickup and delivery laundry and dry cleaning service, died of cancer Saturday at Mercy Medical Center.

Services for the 60-year-old North Monroe Street resident were to be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at the Estep Brothers Funeral Home, 1300 Eutaw Place.

He operated the Home Customer Service for more than 20 years and earlier worked for his father's catering business. He also managed residential real estate he owned and repaired sewing machines.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Douglass High School and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Sandtown-Winchester Community Association and other civic groups.

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