F. Edward GreifShipyard welderF. Edward Greif, a retired...


November 03, 1993

F. Edward Greif

Shipyard welder

F. Edward Greif, a retired welder at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard, died Sunday of lung disease at the Stella Maris Hospice.

The 77-year-old Parkville resident retired 15 years ago after 42 years at the shipyard. He was a member of the Trout Run Hunting Club of Pennsylvania and made wine from his Catawba and Concord grapes.

The Baltimore native attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road in Parkville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Harriett E. Greif; two daughters, Beverly Schenning of Cockeysville and Diane Handley of Parkville; three brothers, Bernard Greif of Ramrod Key, Fla., James C. Greif of Sebastian, Fla., and Frank J. Greif of Big Pine Key, Fla.; four sisters, Lorraine Tresnak and Estelle McCarthy of Parkville, Nancy Peiper of White Marsh and Barbara DeLea of Big Pine Key; and four grandchildren.

Ines Fronti Field


Ines Fronti Field, 68, a volunteer translator for the Red Cross in Baltimore, died Sunday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The former Ines Fronti was a native of Fortunago, Italy, who was raised in Tripoli, Libya, and moved to Texas in 1961; eight years later, she moved to Arnold.

Fluent in English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Turkish and Arabic, she also understood several other languages. Her first experience as a translator came in World War II with British intelligence after the allies took Tripoli. After the war, she worked for the British Overseas Airways Corp. Later, she received awards for her Red Cross work.

Her husband, Howard M. Field, died in 1979.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Homes, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

She is survived by two daughters, Jan Field Pritchard of Severna Park and Joyce Field of Arnold; her father, Giusseppe Fronti of Milan, Italy; a brother, Edgidio Fronti, also of Milan; a sister, Wanda K. Meyer of Houston, and a granddaughter.

Esther S. McCarty

Longtime Essex resident

Esther Spahr McCarty, who lived in Essex for many years, died Friday of a circulatory ailment at a nursing home in Rising Sun. She was 95.

Mrs. McCarty was a native of Carlisle, Pa., where an ancestor was a founder of Dickinson College.

She was reared in Waynesboro, Pa., and graduated from high school there. She then worked in the offices of the Frick Co., a designer and manufacturer of machinery.

In 1941, she and her husband, Harry David McCarty, who died in 1978, moved to Essex.

In Essex, she was a member of auxiliaries of the American Legion and the Moose and of the Jephthah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Essex though she kept her membership in the United Church of Christ of Waynesboro.

Graveside services were set for 2 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery, 7225 Eastern Ave. in Colgate.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Brandenburg of Rising Sun; a son, Harry Spahr McCarty of Leesburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bernard L. Legg

Retired upholsterer

Bernard L. Legg, a retired upholsterer, died Saturday of cancer at the Joseph Richey Hospice. He was 69.

The Glen Burnie resident retired in 1986 after 13 years with the Royal Furniture Co. in Baltimore. Earlier, he had worked for an upholsterer.

The Baltimore native served in the Army in Europe in World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia A. Johnson; three sons, Charles A. and Wayne Legg, both of the Clearwater, Fla., area, and Charles F. Bisesi of Glen Burnie; a brother, Robert Legg of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and a sister, Doris Gerber of Riviera Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph Richey Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Catherine Stewart

Nursing assistant

Catherine Mason Stewart, 86, a retired Perry Point Veterans Hospital nursing assistant, died Friday of heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice.

She worked at the hospital for 27 years, retiring in 1977.

The former Catherine Mason was a native of Port Deposit who was educated in public schools there.

Her husband, William J. Stewart Sr., died in 1979.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Port Deposit.

She is survived by five sons, Robert M. Stewart of Port Deposit, George O. Stewart of Louisville, Ky., and Douglas I., John P. and William J. Stewart Jr., all of Baltimore; two daughters, Joanne E. Walton of Cleveland and Rosemary V. Watson of San Diego; two brothers, Roman S. Mason Sr. of Virginia Beach, Va., and Richard H. Mason Sr. of Baltimore; a sister, Drade M. Lane of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Belle Rivkin

Backed Jewish education

Belle Rivkin, who was active in groups that support Jewish religious education, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a stroke.

The 87-year-old Levindale resident was a life member of the Amit Women, which supports educational and other projects in Israel, and of the auxiliaries of the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, the Talmudical Academy and the Ner Israel Rabbinical College. The former Belle Shapiro was a native of Baltimore and attended public schools.

Her husband, Leon Rivkin, a retired teacher, died in 1979. Services were set for 9 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

She is survived by five daughters, Jaclyn Rosenblatt of Pikesville, Margola Gross of New York City, Eileen Renee Chudson of Potomac, and Esther Birnbaum and Harriet Rivkin, both of Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.