Dorothy FankhanelRetired secretaryDorothy H. Fankhanel, a...


August 06, 1993

Dorothy Fankhanel

Retired secretary

Dorothy H. Fankhanel, a secretary for many years, died July 29 of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Mrs. Fankhanel, who was 76 and lived on Joppa Road in Towson, retired nearly 20 years ago after working for several firms.

The former Dorothy Hart was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the old Samuel Ready School.

She was a member of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church of Baltimore County.

Her husband, William R. Fankhanel, one of a pair of brothers who married twins, died in 1977.

A memorial service for Mrs. Fankhanel was to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road in Towson.

She is survived by her sister, Ruth Beardsley Fankhanel of Bradenton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Sadie M. Douglass

Retired city teacher

Sadie M. Douglass, a retired teacher in the Baltimore public schools, died Monday at St. Agnes Hospital after a stroke. She was 87 and lived on North Payson Street.

She retired in 1969 after a career of more than 25 years that included stints as a kindergarten demonstration teacher, a special education teacher and reading resource teacher.

She also taught at New York University and the University of Baltimore.

The former Sadie Prince was born in Birmingham, Ala., but was reared in Baltimore.

She was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and what is now Coppin State College. She earned a bachelor's degree at Morgan State University and a master's degree at NYU. She also did graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Maryland.

She was a charter member in Baltimore of Jack and Jill of America and a warden of the Flower Guild at St. James Episcopal Church.

A first marriage ended in divorce. Her second husband, Carlton C. Douglass, died in 1972.

Services for Mrs. Douglass were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues in Baltimore.

She is survived by a son, William A. Marshall Jr.; a stepson, Carlton C. Douglass; and two step-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore. JoAnn C. Moser, a Baltimore native who ran a literary agency in Venice, Fla., died Tuesday after a heart attack at her home in Venice.

Mrs. Moser, 49, operated the Venice Literary Agency, helping authors have their works published, in the late 1980s. The former JoAnn C. Fornoff was a graduate of the Parkville High School and moved to Florida from Bel Air 11 years ago.

Graveside services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Venice Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Moser is survived by her husband, William Moser; a son, Scott Moser; her parents, Philip and Marion Fornoff, and a brother, David Fornoff. All are of Venice.

Norman Yearick Jr.

Real estate agent

Norman B. Yearick Jr., a real estate agent, died Tuesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

Mr. Yearick, who was 55 and lived in Glen Burnie, had worked for about four months for Coldwell Banker and for two years before that for Grempler Realty Inc.

Before going into the real estate business, he had been a systems analyst for several companies, including Bendix Corp.

He had also worked at the Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

He came to the Baltimore area while serving in the Army from 1958 until 1961 as a tenor in the chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, headquartered at Fort Meade.

Born in Lewiston, Pa., he was a graduate of Lewiston High School and attended Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa.

He earned a business administration degree from the Baltimore College of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Joan E. Kestler; a son, Kevin Paul Yearick of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Christine Elizabeth Yearick of Glen Burnie; his mother, Eliza Yearick of Leesburg, Fla.; and a sister, Betty Wian of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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