John S. AntalRan barbershopJohn S. Antal, who operated a...


September 08, 1993

John S. Antal

Ran barbershop

John S. Antal, who operated a barbershop in Middle River in the 1950s and 1960s and later was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point, died Sunday of cancer at his home on Woodlynn Road in Essex. He was 79.

Mr. Antal retired in 1980 from the Sparrows Point shipyard. He had worked during World War II at the Glenn L. Martin plant in Middle River.

Born in Belle Vernon, Pa., he moved to Baltimore in 1940 after his marriage to the former Elizabeth Chaboy. Mrs. Antal died in 1970.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Antal was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Clare's Roman Catholic Church, 714 Myrth Ave. in Essex.

He is survived by two sons, James E. Antal Sr. of Fallston and Dennis Antal of Essex; a daughter, Marianne E. Bayer of Parkton; two brothers, Joseph Antal and Steve Antal, both of Belle Vernon; five sisters, Mary Leonard of Wheeling, W.Va., and Elizabeth Lucas, Stella Trenk, Sophie Nussar and Mary Bassar, all of Belle Vernon; and two grandchildren.

Augusta B. Cheston

49 years at Keswick

Augusta B. Cheston, who had lived at Keswick Home for nearly half a century, died of pneumonia Aug. 26 at the nursing home. She was 83.

Born in Atlanta and reared in Roland Park, Miss Cheston was the daughter of a career Army officer. She became afflicted with cerebral palsy while in high school and became a resident of Keswick in 1944. She was active in the affairs of the home and enjoyed reading and bridge.

A memorial service was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 Owensville Road in West River.

Miss Cheston is survived by a brother, Col. D. Murray Cheston 3rd of Fort Belvoir, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

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