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November 13, 1993

Sten F. B. Anderson

Founded hypnosis center

Sten F. B. Anderson, 44, a hypno- tist and founder of the Reducing Key Hypnosis Center Inc., died Nov. 6 of lymphoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He established the Glen Burnie reducing center in 1976 and also operated a branch in York, Pa. He employed a weight loss concept that he developed that used subliminal messages transmitted through words and pictures, as well as posthypnotic suggestions to help patients lose weight.

Born in Ferndale, he was reared in Dundalk, where he was a 1966 graduate of Dundalk High School. He received an associate business degree from Dundalk Community College in 1968 and continued his education in California, where he took courses in diabetes and hypoglycemia and in 1991 received a doctorate from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy in Santa Ana, Calif.

He presented many seminars and workshops on hypnotherapy and weight loss throughout the country.

He was active in many professional organizations, such as the American Guild of Hypnotherapists and the American Nutrition Consulting Association, and was a life member of the American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists. He was awarded the Sealah Award in 1991 as the Hypnotherapist of the Year from the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame and was the author of "The Anderson Handbook for Hypnotherapists," which was privately published in 1991.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Park Avenue and Monument Street, Baltimore. Interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

His survivors include brothers Karl, Ivan, Emanuel, Erick and Benght, all of Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Health Education Resource Organization, Suite 825, 101 W. Read St., Baltimore 21201.

Steve M. Savko, who retired as an Air Force warrant officer and as a chemical worker, died Wednesay of cancer at the Harbor Hospital Center. He was 72 and lived in Brooklyn.

The native of Weeksbury, Ky., settled in Baltimore after his retirement from the Air Force in 1961. He had remained in the service after World War II, when he was a member of the Army Air Forces. He was a flight engineer on 33 bombing missions over Tokyo and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from Conoco Inc. about eight years ago because of illness.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the McCully Funeral Home, 237 E. Patapsco Ave., Brooklyn area.

Mr. Savko is survived by six brothers, John Savko of Baltimore, Nick Savko of Essex, Pete Savko of Leonardtown, Paul Savko of Reisterstown and Joseph and Henry Savko, both of Tucson, Ariz.; and four sisters, Mary Ann Woomer of Baltimore, Suzie Cuthie of Parkville, Julia Garvey of Glen Burnie and Margaret Witt of Winchester, Va.

Stella Jean Whisman

Worked at Westinghouse

Stella Jean Whisman, retired printed-circuit tester for Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Sunday of cancer at her home in St. Cloud, Fla.

Mrs. Whisman, 69, moved to St. Cloud after her retirement in 1981. She had worked at Westinghouse's Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant for nearly 20 years.

Born in New York City, the former Stella Jean Faiella moved to the Eastpoint area as a young woman and to Glen Burnie in 1961. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Glen Burnie and of the Women of the Moose in Glen Burnie and in Florida, where she also became active in the American Legion Auxiliary.

Her husband, Olen W. Whisman, died in 1982.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the McCully Funeral Home, Mountain and Tick Neck roads in Pasadena.

She is survived by a daughter, Ethel Wood of St. Cloud; a son, Olen C. Whisman of Pasadena; a sister, Antoinette Salamirie of Staten Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Alfred Faiella of Toms River, N.J., and Michael Faiella of Hicksville, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

Julia C. Collins

Cafeteria supervisor

Julia C. Collins, a retired cafeteria supervisor at Westinghouse, died Thursday of a heart attack at Harbor Hospital at age 75.

She retired in 1990 after working for 30 years as a supervisor in the cafeteria of the Westinghouse plant in Linthicum.

The former Julia Smoleski of Weirton, W.Va., attended schools there. During World War II, she worked for Weirton Steel on materials used in the construction of airplanes, said John F. Collins Jr., a son from Baltimore.

She came to Baltimore after the war and worked for the Baltimore Transit Co. as a security agent, riding the company's streetcars to make sure the motorman placed all the fares in the fare box.

"She met my dad, who did the same thing for the BTC, and they were married in 1948," her son said.

Before moving to Glen Burnie in 1988, she made her home on Camp Meade Road for 30 years in a 120-year-old clapboard house that was torn down to make way for expansion of Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

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