Katherine T. FrickRegistered nurseKatherine T. Frick, who...


September 30, 1993

Katherine T. Frick

Registered nurse

Katherine T. Frick, who had been a registered nurse before she moved to the Baltimore area in 1982, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice of pneumonia and heart failure.

Mrs. Frick, 95, had been a resident of Stella Maris since shortly after moving to the area.

The former Katherine T. Tobin was a native of Clyde, N.Y., and a graduate of the nursing school at what is now Genesee Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. She worked in private duty and hospital nursing in Jamaica, N.Y., and lived in various communities on Long Island before she moved to California in the mid-1950s.

Her husband, Raymond Frick, died in 1964.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today in the chapel at Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, in the Timonium area.

She is survived by two nieces, Katherine Rafalko of Timonium and Doris Tobin of New York City; two nephews, James Feely of Fairport, N.Y., and Joseph Feely of New York; six grandnephews; eight grandnieces; six great-grandnieces; and seven great-grandnephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions may be made to the Stella Maris Hospice.

Jenovefa K. Hoza

Czech immigrant

Jenovefa K. Hoza, who fled her native Czechoslovakia after the Nazi invasion of 1939 and emigrated to Harford County, died Friday at Fallston General Hospital.

In Harford County, she joined her husband, John Hoza, 1963 who came to Belcamp in 1938 to direct the manufacturing operation of the Bata Shoe Co., a firm founded by Thomas Bata. Known as the Henry Ford of Czechoslovakia, Mr. Bata introduced American mass production methods to the European shoe manufacturing industry. The Harford plant began operations in 1939.

Born in Bukova, Czechoslovakia, Mrs. Hoza was educated in schools in that country, graduating from a business school in Zlin. She then worked at the Bata Shoe Co., where she met her husband. They were married in 1925. He died in 1978.

She was fond of the outdoors and in 1990 sold her 50-acre Churchville Road farm to the town of Bel Air for a park. It was her hope that the land would remain undeveloped.

She was a life member of the Bel Air unit of the Harford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the American Sokol Organization in Belcamp, a gymnastic group that she joined in 1939.

She enjoyed celebrating a Czechoslovakian Christmas each year, said her daughter, Jarmila H. Craster of Bel Air.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Mrs. Hoza also is survived by a granddaughter, several nieces and nephews, and many family members in the Czech Republic.

The family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Christopher Wylund Craster Library Fund, St. Margaret's School, 205 Hickory Ave., Bel Air 21014. Elizabeth Mary Franz, a retired secretary who was active in church groups and volunteer work, died Sunday of heart disease at Stella Maris Hospice.

The 88-year-old Northeast Baltimore resident retired about 20 years ago from the city public school system. Her earlier jobs included secretarial work for the Baltimore Civic Opera Company and a lawyer.

The former Elizabeth Mary Mueller and Baltimore native was a graduate of St. Anthony of Padua School and St. Michael's High School.

At St. Anthony of Padua Church, she was a member of the Ladies of Charity, the Legion of Mary and the Sodality. She did volunteer work at Stella Maris and was a Sunday school teacher in several parishes.

Her husband, Edward Henry Franz, a retired plumber for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point, died in 1962.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony's, 4414 Frankford Ave., Baltimore.

Mrs. Franz is survived by two daughters, Christine M. Scheeler of Hunt Valley and Mariann C. Wittelsberger of Jarrettsville; a son, Louis A. Franz of Baltimore; a sister, Maria Slimbach of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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