Linda DewSupervisorLinda Dew, a supervisor with Maryland...


July 03, 1993

Linda Dew


Linda Dew, a supervisor with Maryland Orthopedics P.A. for over 11 years, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. She was 43.

Born in Arbutus, she graduated from Lansdowne High School in 1967 and from Strayer Business College in Baltimore in 1969.

She then worked as a secretary at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore for more than six years. Mrs. Dew then took time off to raise her family before joining Maryland Orthopedics.

She was a member of the Bishop Cummins Reformed Episcopal Church, 2001 Frederick Road, Catonsville, where a memorial service was to be held at 10 a.m. today.

Mrs. Dew is survived by her husband, William E. Dew; two daughters, Jodi Rebecca and Staci Renee; and her parents, Raymond and Nettie Mae Lawson. All are of Baltimore. She is also survived by a brother, Dennis Lawson of Corpus Christi, Texas.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Bishop Cummins Church Youth Program, 2001 Frederick Road, Catonsville 21228.

Joseph F. Restivo

Bus company official

Joseph Francis Restivo, a retired bus company executive, died June 28 of heart and kidney failure at a nursing home in Baltimore. He was 91.

In 1919, Mr. Restivo, who lived in Parkville, and his four brothers established the Baltimore Motor Coach Co. During World War II, the company transported defense workers to various sites around the city.

"The bus company was his life," said his daughter, Rosetta May Maggelet of Silver Spring.

In 1979, Mr. Restivo, known to friends and customers as "Mr. Joe," and his surviving brothers sold the company.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Restivo was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 9215 Old Harford Road in Parkville.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Carmelina J. DiPaula; a son, Marion Charles Restivo of Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Carmelina Decker of Salisbury and Elizabeth Carr of Haddon Heights, N.J.; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Jerry D. Pearce Sr.

Scarlett Place employee

Jerry Dean Pearce Sr., 45, a maintenance supervisor for an apartment complex, died June 25 of a heart attack in his Rosedale home.

He supervised carpentry and electrical repairs at Scarlett Place Condominiums in Baltimore.

Born in Elizabethton, Tenn., but reared in Hampstead, Mr. Pearce attended North Carroll County High School. He lived in Essex for more than 20 years and had been employed by a construction company before going to work at Scarlett Place.

He is survived by his wife, the former Brenda Hedrick; his mother, Inalee Kryder, and stepfather, Reed Kryder, both of Geneva, Ala.; three daughters, Patricia Ramsey of Baltimore and Nicole and Lindsley Pearce, both of Churchville; a son, Jerry Pearce Jr. of Baltimore; two brothers, Bobby Jo Pearce of Geneva and Dale Pearce of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two sisters, Linda Jones of Newport News, Va., and Shiela Ivey of Fairmont, N.C.; and two stepdaughters, Sondra Olszynski and Bonita Stubbs, and a stepson, Robert Stubbs, all of Baltimore.

Services were held Tuesday.

Edythe B. Roach

Taught in city schools

Edythe B. Roach, a retired special education teacher in Baltimore public schools, died June 24 of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. She was 83.

She retired in 1968 after 38 years of teaching in city high schools.

Born in Simpsonville, Howard County, but reared in Baltimore, she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1928. Two years later, she graduated from the Coppin Normal School, now Coppin State College. She also took summer courses at Morgan State, Towson State and Michigan State universities. In 1977, she moved to Miami with her husband, Calvin Roach, who died in 1978. She returned to Baltimore in 1989 and lived at the Meridian Nursing Center-Homewood until her death.

She was a member of St. Martha's Altar Guild of St. James Episcopal Church in Baltimore, the Church of the Open Door in Miami and Church Women United of Greater Miami.

Ms. Roach is survived by a brother, John "Rookie" Dorsey of Willingboro, N.J.; a great-aunt, Beatrice Myers of Spotsylvania, Va.; two nephews; two nieces; and many cousins.

Services took place June 30 at the Cathedral Church of the Incarnation in Baltimore.

Jessie B. Clanton

Co-founder of church

Jessie Beatrice Clanton, a co-founder of Charity Community Church of God in Baltimore, died Wednesday of heart failure at Bon Secours Hospital. She was 75.

Mrs. Clanton was born in Vaughan, N.C., and moved to Baltimore in 1938. For 10 years, she did private nursing. After 1948, she devoted herself to her church and the care of her children and grandchildren.

In 1942, she had joined the Christian Community Church of God in Baltimore, where she was ordained. Later, she helped found the Charity Community congregation at 3208 Frederick Ave. and was president of its missionary board.

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