Jane F. DouglasHostess at restaurantsJane F. Douglas, who...


June 19, 1993

Jane F. Douglas

Hostess at restaurants

Jane F. Douglas, who taught at the Immaculate Conception School in Towson in the 1960s and was a hostess at several Maryland restaurants, died June 3 of cancer at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green. She was 73.

Mrs. Douglas was a native of Washington who lived in the Baltimore area for many years. The former Jane F. Hitchens was a graduate of the Notre Dame Academy and Trinity College, both in Washington.

She moved in the mid-1970s from Towson to Ocean City, where she was a hostess at the Bon Fire Restaurant. Returning to Towson in the early 1980s, she worked at the Valley Inn on Falls Road and at the Country Club of York in Pennsylvania. A memorial Mass for Mrs. Douglas was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City.

She is survived by a son, James Douglas of Towson; two daughters, Courtney Quillen of Knoxville, Md., and Dana DeNolfi of Ocean City; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

J. Violet Garren

Educator, nurse

J. Violet Garren, who had been a teacher, school principal, nurse and missionary, died June 12 of cancer at Keswick. She was 81.

Miss Garren lived in Armagh Village for many years. She moved to Keswick about four years ago.

She retired 16 years ago from the Baltimore school system after serving as principal of schools in South and Northeast Baltimore.

She began her teaching career before World War II but turned to nursing after completing a wartime training program for registered nurses at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She worked as a nurse for a time in Baltimore, specializing in pediatrics, then became a nursing supervisor at a hospital in Abingdon, Va. Later, she returned to teaching in Baltimore.

After her retirement, she volunteered for the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service of the Wycliffe Bible Translators, working in Peru and at its headquarters in Waxhaw, N.C.

Born in Philadelphia, Miss Garren moved to Baltimore as a child with her family and was a graduate of the Govans Elementary School, Eastern High School and what is now Towson State University.

Services were held Wednesday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home.

Miss Garren is survived by a brother, Earl M. Garren Jr. of Rodgers Forge; and many nieces and nephews.

Sister Leona

Convent cook

Sister Mary Leona Moskoski, S.S.N.D., who had supervised the boarders' dining room at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland between 1937 and 1953 and had been dining room supervisor or cook at four convents, died Wednesday after an apparent heart attack at Villa Assumpta. She was 82.

Sister Leona had lived at the villa, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, since retiring in 1983 as supervisor of the diningroom at Villa Maria. She began working there in 1959.

After entering the religious order in 1932, she was a cook at convents in Elkridge, Westminster and Glen Cove, N.Y.

The former Genevieve Moskoski was born in Baltimore and was a graduate of Holy Rosary School, where she learned Polish.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Leona was to be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by several nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Gerard A. Sartori

Towson State registrar

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Gerard A. Sartori, who for 15 years was registrar of Towson State University, died Thursday at his home in Granite of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Lou Gehrig's disease.

Colonel Sartori, 74, had retired from Towson State in 1981.

The native of Kimbles, Pa., retired from the Air Force in 1966. He had been drafted in 1940 while a student at Washington and Lee University and assigned to the Army Air Corps. In 1960, while serving in the Air Force, he graduated from George Washington University.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Roman Catholic Church, 10800 Old Court Road in Woodstock.

Colonel Sartori is survived by his wife, Marie Sartori; a sister, Betty McGinnis; four sons, Peter, Michael, Patrick and James Sartori; a daughter, Olivia Burgess, and seven grandchildren.

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