John B. CainFuneral directorJohn B. Cain, who had been a...


January 09, 1993

John B. Cain

Funeral director

John B. Cain, who had been a funeral director in Baltimore for more than 50 years, died Wednesday of a respiratory disease at Mercy Medical Center.

Mr. Cain, who was 81, lived in Rodgers Forge near the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, where he worked for 25 years before his retirement in 1981.

Before that, he worked for 33 years at the William J. Tickner and Sons Funeral Home at North and Pennsylvania avenues.

A native of Baltimore, he attended parochial and public schools before his graduation from City College. He was also a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

He was a member of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association. A former president of the Towson Lions Club, he was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Exchange Club of Baltimore.

Mr. Cain played in golf tournaments as a youth and participated in competitions for caddies.

In his retirement, he made duck decoys and other wildlife carvings.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Virginia W. Cleaver, a native of Baltimore who lived in Cranford, N.J., for many years, died Sunday of pneumonia at a hospital in New York City at age 77.

The former Virginia Whaley was a graduate of the Friends School.

She left the Baltimore area in 1938 after her marriage to William P. Cleaver. A former president of the board of deacons at the First Presbyterian Church in Cranford, she was also a member of a local garden club and Junior League unit.

Graveside services for Mrs. Cleaver were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Loudon Park Cemetery, 3801 Frederick Ave.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a daughter, Jane P. Cleaver of New York City.

Mary Federline


Mary Virginia Federline, retired receptionist at the Good Shepherd Center, died Wednesday at St. Agnes Hospital after a stroke.

The 71-year-old Ellicott City resident retired about 20 years ago after working about 15 years at the center for girls with emotional and behavioral problems.

As a young woman, she had worked as an operator for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. The former Mary Virginia Knecht was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 30 Melvin Ave., Catonsville.

Mrs. Federline is survived by her husband, Joseph V. Federline; five daughters, Mary Agnes Tolentino of Finksburg, Barbara Ann Keefer of Lineboro, Jane Frances Pasko of Bel Air, Angela Marie Gardner of Catonsville and Margaret Mary D'Agostino of Naples, Italy; five sons, Joseph John Federline of Fort Washington, John Paul Federline of Towson, Paul Francis Federline of Ellicott City, Michael Anthony Federline of Sykesville and Edward Joseph Federline of Annapolis; her mother, Helen Knecht of Palm Bay, Fla.; two sisters, Frances Hayden of Palm Bay and Mary Woish of Indiatlantic, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

William R. Korrow

Loyola 7th-grader

William R. Korrow, 12, died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of a heart attack believed to have resulted from internal injuries received Dec. 18 when he fell and hit his head at the family home on Blue Ridge Road in Gardenville.

John W. Stewart, assistant headmaster at Loyola High School, said the boy, a seventh-grader, was a conscientious honor student who especially liked English.

Although he had entered the middle school program only last year, Mr. Sullivan said, he had been a part of Loyola since birth because his father, William D. Korrow, physical education department chairman and assistant football coach, was a longtime faculty member.

The Baltimore native attended St. Anthony's School for five years before entering Loyola.

A member of the middle school soccer team, he also played both indoor and outdoor soccer for recreation teams. In addition, he played lacrosse at Loyola last year and was named the most improved player at the end of the season.

In addition to his father, his survivors include his mother, the former Jane Fassio; three sisters, Katie, Kristi and Julie Korrow, all of Baltimore; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy G. Korrow of Cumberland, Va.; and his maternal grandfather, Arthur J. Fassio Sr. of Towson.

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