5/8 TCEmil Szen NordRetired from SSAEmil Szen Nord, a...


June 29, 1993

5/8 TC

Emil Szen Nord

Retired from SSA

Emil Szen Nord, a Social Security Administration employee for 31 years, died Sunday at Martinsburg City Hospital in West Virginia after a stroke. He was 82.

In 1972, he retired from the SSA and moved to Bunker Hill, W.Va.

In 1941, he moved from Milbank, S.D. to Baltimore to go to work for SSA. For a while, he drove streetcars part time in Baltimore.

He was born in Milbank, where he received his elementary school education.

He was a member of the Calico Squares Dance Club when he lived in Baltimore.

He also was a member of the National Association for Retired Federal Employees.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. July 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church on Greenhouse Road, Route 45 West in Martinsburg.

Mr. Nord is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Alice Dahlgren; two sons, Philip E. Nord of Glen Burnie and Michael J. Nord of New York City; a brother, Harry Nord of Cottage Grove, Ore.; a sister, Ruth Johnson of Watertown, S.D.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Irene E. Haacke

Co-founder of sales firm

Irene Elizabeth Haacke, co-founder of a firm that sells electrical products, died June 20 of a brain tumor at her home in Havre de Grace. She was 45.

Ms. Haacke and her husband, William John "Jay" Haacke III, founded the Jay Haacke Sales Corp. in 1990. The firm is now run by her husband and daughter.

Born in Baltimore, Ms. Haacke graduated from Merganthaler Vocational-Technical Senior High School in 1967 and worked for a time as a professional hairdresser.

She was a secretary of the Harford County Republican Women's Club and was active in the Campfire Girls of Maryland.

In addition to her husband of 26 years, Ms. Haacke is survived by a son, William J. Haacke IV; a daughter, Melissa N. Brown of Rising Sun; her parents, John J. and Irene Nightengale Scales of Baltimore; three sisters, Mary Webster and Shirley A. Caton, both of Baltimore, and Cassie Geiger of Fallston; two brothers, James J. Scales and John G. Scales, both of Baltimore; and a grand- son.

Services were held June 25 at the Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home in Havre de Grace.

Mary Marjory Burlin

43 years a teacher

Mary Marjory McLay Burlin, a teacher for 43 years, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Port Deposit. She was 64.

She began her teaching career in the Howard County school system in 1950, the year she graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a bachelor's degree in home economics.

During her career, she taught at her high school alma mater, the Jacob Tome Institute in Port Deposit and Good Shepherd School in Perryville. At the time of her death, she was a home teacher for the Cecil County Board of Education.

She was a lifelong resident of Port Deposit.

She was a member of the Cecil County Mental Health Core Service Agency Advisory Board; the League of Women Voters of Cecil County: and S.O.F.T. , a support group for children with Trisomy 18 and 13 and related genetic disorders.

She was a charter member of the Upper Shore Hospital Board of Trustees and a lifelong member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Port Deposit.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Teresa's on North Main Street in Port Deposit.

Mrs. Burlin is survived by her husband of 43 years, Walter W. Burlin; her mother, Hazel Blackburn McLay of Port Deposit; three daughters, Joan B. Harper of Seaford, Del., and Emily B. Jensen and Marjory L. Robinette, both of Port Deposit; a sister, Hazel M. Patterson of Perryville; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to S.O.F.T., c/o Patterson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188. Perryville 21903.

Ambrose Cremen Sr.

55 years a horseman

Ambrose R. Cremen Sr., a horseman for 55 years, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Nursing Home in Baltimore. He was 83.

The Baltimore resident had owned and trained horses since 1932.

He was the first child christened in St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore -- hence his name. After graduating from Calvert Hall High School, he operated two theaters built and owned by his family.

He was a member of the Horseman's Benevolent and Protection Association and of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in Pikesville.

Mr. Cremen is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Dorothy Swach; four daughters, Catherine Trently of Severna Park, Dorothy Rankin of Westminster, Jane Cole of Randallstown and Mary Ann Cremens of Parkville; three sons, Ambrose Cremen Jr. of Marriottsville, Richard E. Cremen of Randallstown and Matthew J. Cremen of Parkville; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville 21228.

George M. Taylor

Anne Arundel judge

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