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January 29, 1993

Cleopatra Stamidis

Beautician and soprano

Cleopatra Stamidis, a partner in a beauty shop business and a soprano who performed with church choirs, died Tuesday of cancer at her home on Galewood Road in Timonium. She was 60.

Mrs. Stamidis had been an owner of the Hair Act in Timonium for nearly 10 years. In the late 1960s, she worked as a hostess at the Club Venus when her brother, Michael Athas, owned that Baltimore County nightclub.

She was a soloist with the choirs of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation and later at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. She had had a musical career as a singer of Greek popular songs, making several recordings in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s.

She appeared in plays produced at the Cathedral of the Annunciation.

Born in York, Pa., the former Cleopatra Athas -- the name was shortened from Athanasakos -- was reared in Baltimore. She was a graduate of Western High School.

Services for Mrs. Stamidis will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Demetrios Church, 2504 Cub Hill Road.

She is survived by a daughter, Helen Pentikis of Perry Hall; a son, Constantine Stamidis of Timonium, and her brother, Michael Athas of Timonium.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Demetrios Church.

Evelyn Mae Noyes

School secretary

Services for Evelyn Mae Noyes, a secretary at the George T. Cromwell Elementary School in Ferndale who had worked for the Anne Arundel County school system for 30 years, died Tuesday of heart failure at her Ferndale home. She was 65.

The former Evelyn Mae Dietz was born in Baltimore. The Western High School graduate was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Her husband, Eugene L. Noyes Sr., died in 1989.

Services for Mrs. Noyes were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by a son, Eugene L. Noyes Jr. of Ferndale; a daughter, Deborah G. Douglas of Ferndale; a brother, Henry E. Dietz of Linthicum Heights; and a sister, Bernice M. Jones of Arbutus.

James J. Kotmair

Retired fire captain

James J. Kotmair, retired captain of Truck 14 in the Baltimore City Fire Department, died Tuesday at Fallston General Hospital.

Mr. Kotmair, who was 82, had moved from Northwood to Forest Hill in 1974, the year before he retired as head of the truck company in Hamilton.

He had joined the Fire Department in 1936. He was commended in 1943 for his rescue of five people from a Light Street house fire. During the rescue, he was cut by falling glass when he punched out a window to reach them.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Southern High School.

Before joining the department, he had been working days as a chemical technician for the Bartlett-Hayward Co. and majoring in chemistry in night classes at the Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Fire Department after losing his job in the Depression.

He was a member of the Oldtimers Baseball Association. He had competed in track and boxing as a young man for the Stonewall Democratic Club and the Maple Leaf Athletic Club.

He was one of the founders of the St. Ignatius Council of the Knights of Columbus at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Hickory, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered for him at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Doris Bauer; two daughters, Sister Rita Mairelenes, P.V.M.I., of Monroe, N.Y., and Joan C. Ziegler of Baltimore; a son, James J. Kotmair Jr. of Baltimore; two brothers, John B. Kotmair of Clermont, Fla., and Francis E. Kotmair of Fallston; four sisters, Edna Hoffman and Mary Payne, both of Baltimore, Catherine Kauffman of Fallston and Margaret Koch of Lutherville; and five grandchildren.

Thomas J. Martins

Sun advertising clerk

Thomas J. Martins, who retired as a clerk with the National Advertising Department of The Baltimore Sun in 1979, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Airville, Pa. He was 82.

He moved from Northeast Baltimore to Airville about three years ago.

As a child he made movie money selling newspapers and in 1927 he joined The Sun as a clerk in the business office.

The Baltimore native, who had attended the Polytechnic Institute, served in the Army in Europe during World War II.

His wife of 53 years, the former Ada Linzey, died in 1989.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue.

Mr. Martins is survived by a daughter, Kathleen L. Conley of Airville; two sisters, Marie Berger of Baltimore and Helen Mooney of Stewartstown, Pa.; a brother, George Martins of Thurmont; and four grandchildren.

A. J. Hundertmark

Retired bank officer

Andrew J. Hundertmark, a retired senior vice president and 30-year employee of the Union Trust Bank, died Jan. 1 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at St. Joseph Hospital.

The 92-year-old Baltimore native lived for many years in Northwood. He also lived in Towson for a time before moving to Edenwald nearly seven years ago.

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