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January 26, 1993

Sister Gabrielle

Teaching nun was 100

Sister Gabrielle Sullivan, D.C., who worked for 15 years in health care after 57 years of teaching, died Sunday of heart failure at Villa St. Michael, her order's retirement home in Emmitsburg. She was 100.

She had lived at the Villa in retirement since 1984, but for 10 years before that she worked in the pastoral care department at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. For five years she was on the staff at Villa St. Michael. She taught from 1912 to 1969. She had also been on the faculty at St. John's Elementary School in Baltimore.

She taught at Seton High School in Baltimore, Immaculate Conception Academy in Washington, St. Joseph's High School in Emmitsburg and high schools in Utica and Endicott, N.Y., and Petersburg, Va.

The former Mary Sullivan was a native of Wilmington, Del., who was graduated from St. Peter's Cathedral High School in 1910.

The next year, she entered the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, later earning a bachelor's degree at St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg and a master's degree from Villanova University.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Gabrielle, who is survived by several cousins, was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.

Pricy Justice

Lived in Glen Burnie

Pricy Justice who moved from Pike, Ky., to Glen Burnie just over 40 years ago, died Saturday of cancer at her home. She was 68.

The former Pricy Chaney was married to William T. Justice, who died in 1988.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by two sons, Gregory Lee Justice Sr. and Richard G. Justice, both of Ferndale; a daughter, Peggy Sue Justice of Glen Burnie; her mother, Viola Chaney of Catlettsburg, Ky.; two brothers, Garland and Bill Chaney, both of Catlettsburg; a sister, Vicie Wolfe of Glen Burnie; and a grandson.

Sarah M. Ritter

Linthicum resident

Sarah Margaret Ritter, a Linthicum resident for many years who was active in veterans' groups, died Saturday at North Arundel Hospital of complications of circulatory disease.

Mrs. Ritter, who was 83, belonged to American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary units.

The former Sarah Margaret Follmer was a native of Northumberland, Pa. Her husband of 50 years, Phillip H. Ritter, died in 1984.

Services were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth C. Murphy of Glen Burnie and Robert Coombs of Baltimore; a sister, Emma Zentgraf of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

Mary K. Hartley

Librarian, tutor

Mary Kathryn Hartley, who was a librarian in both Baltimore City and Baltimore County and a reading tutor for children, died Thursday of pneumonia at the Dulaney-Towson Nursing and Convalescent Center.

A Towson resident for many years, Mrs. Hartley, who was 85, retired in 1970 as a full-time member of the staff of the Baltimore County library but continued to work part time until 1981.

In 1958, she started working in the Baltimore County library system, where her duties included giving book talks at schools.

Jean-Barry Molz, deputy director of the library, described her as "a charming person with an infectious smile."

The former Mary Kathryn Cochrane was a native of Hayfield, Minn., who was reared in St. Paul, Minn.

She moved to the Govans area in the early 1920s with her family and was a graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School.

She also attended the Johns Hopkins University before completing training at the Enoch Pratt Free Library School and going to work at the Canton branch in the late 1920s. She worked in the city for about 10 years.

Her husband of 42 years, Henry A. Hartley Jr., died in 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Jack Cochrane Hartley of Towson and Michael William Hartley of Elkton; a daughter, Margaret Sydnor of Parkville; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church.

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