Matthew W. J. PeasePastor, evangelistMatthew Ward John...


April 02, 1993

Matthew W. J. Pease

Pastor, evangelist

Matthew Ward John Pease, associate pastor of the College Park Church of the Nazarene and an evangelist, died March 16 at a hospital in Morrisville, Vt., after a heart attack.

He had served the College Park church for three years under a local license as a minister and was to be fully ordained April 15. He had gone to New England to preach at a revival meeting.

The 28-year-old Baltimore native was a 1982 graduate of the Glen Burnie High School and later of the Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass.

He is survived by his wife, the former Debbie Frye; a son, JR Pease of College Park; two brothers, Jimmie E. Pease of College Park and Eugene Pease of Chandler, Ariz.; four sisters, Myra Adams, Pam Protani and Gale Mitchell, all of Pasadena, and Suzanne Hellmig of Liberty, N.Y.; and his parents, Jimmie E. and Fay Pease.

Services were conducted March 22 at the Marley Park Church of the Nazarene.


Maria W. Emrich

Had worked as clerk

Maria Wilhelmina Emrich, a longtime resident of southwestern Baltimore County and a former store clerk, died of heart failure March 19 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 75.

Before moving to Crownsville four years ago, Mrs. Emrich lived in Baltimore Highlands and earlier in Lansdowne.

She had worked as a young woman at the Montgomery Ward store on Monroe Street and in the 1970s and 1980s at a Rite Aid store on West Patapsco Avenue.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore. Since moving to Crownsville, she was active in the Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Born in Baltimore, the former Maria Wilhelmina Nicholas attended Western High School.

Her husband of 50 years, Ernest H. Emrich, died in 1986.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest L. Emrich of Hewitt, Texas, Frederick W. Emrich of Baltimore Highlands and Ronald R. Emrich of Ferndale; a daughter, Kathryn D. Stanley of Crownsville; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted March 22 at the Singleton Funeral Home in Glen Burnie.

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