Frances J. MichaelSchool nurseFrances J. Michael, who had...


August 25, 1993

Frances J. Michael

School nurse

Frances J. Michael, who had been the school nurse at Seton High School for almost 40 years, died Sunday of cancer in her apartment at the Cardinal Shehan Center.

The Baltimore native, who was 77, was a devoted churchwoman and a tireless fund-raiser. She was known for the crafts and candies she made for church benefits and was an accomplished seamstress who specialized in making garments and banners for religious services.

She was an ardent supporter of the Daughters of Charity and worked to benefit the retired members of the religious order of nuns.

The 1937 graduate of Seton received training as a licensed practical nurse at Jenkins Memorial Hospital. She then went to work at Seton as the school nurse, retiring in 1978.

For 47 years, she was a member of SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St. in Baltimore, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today.

She is survived by three sisters, Grace L. McGill of Overlea, Lillian M. Miller of Towson and Annabelle V. Bahr of Baltimore; a brother, Donald J. Michael of Chesapeake City; a niece; and several nephews.

John Bradford Crowe

Terminal manager

John Bradford Crowe, a terminal manager for the Johnson Transfer Trucking Co., died Friday of cancer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Fort Howard.

The 48-year-old Vietnam War veteran and resident of Glen Burnie worked at the company 18 years. He had worked earlier as a truck driver.

A native of Montgomery, Ala., he moved to Baltimore with his mother while still a youth. After graduating from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1963, he served in the Air Force for five years -- including his stint in Vietnam. He attained the rank of staff sergeant

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Maryland Motor Truck Association, the Alpha Delta Nu Transportation Fraternity, the Traffic Club of Baltimore and the Maintenance Council of Maryland.

A funeral service was to be held at noon today at the Singleton Funeral Home Chapel, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janet G. Copley of Glen Burnie; a son, J. Brian Crowe of Joppatowne; two stepsons, Robert Blizzard and Ray Blizzard of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Theresa L. Crowe of Baltimore and Christine L. Crowe of Glen Burnie; a sister, Ramona Lovelace of Pasadena; and several nieces and nephews.

Annis 'Ann' Freid

Skated professionally

Annis "Ann" Freid, a former professional roller skater, died of cancer Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was 62.

The former Annis Angeline Johnson skated professionally until 1974. In 1963, she married Samuel Freid, who was also a professional skater.

The Baltimore native had been a member of the Faith Community Church in Gambrills since 1981, where she was an accomplished soloist.

According to Jo Knipe, a close friend, she was also a "popular and well-known inspirational speaker" who spoke frequently at Christian women's clubs.

A service was to be held at 1:45 p.m. today in the chapel at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. A memorial service is to be offered at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Community Church, Route 3 North and Waugh Chapel Road.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Angeline Hullett of Millersville.

Janie Konigsberg

Photographer and writer

Janie Konigsberg, a photographer, writer and tennis instructor, died Sunday at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. She was 38.

The Baltimore native graduated in 1973 from Milford Mill High School and in 1977 from Dickinson College.

She wrote "The Johns We've Known," a humorous book about restrooms here and abroad, which was published this year. She also wrote articles on tennis that appeared in local and national publications. Her photographs appeared in several magazines.

She also "chronicled her life in pictures," said her brother, Richard Konigsberg of Owings Mills.

Ms. Konigsberg had played on the pro women's tennis circuit. She was a member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and was a director of tennis programs with Howard and Carroll counties and was a professional tennis instructor.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.

In addition to her brother, she is survived by her parents, Helen and Frank Konigsberg of Finksburg; and a great aunt, Lena Aronson of Baltimore.

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