Anthony SeminozziUnion leaderAnthony F. Seminozzi, a...

November 24, 1993

Anthony Seminozzi

Union leader

Anthony F. Seminozzi, a retired United Steelworkers Union local president who had been a boxer, pop singer and composer, died Monday of heart failure at his home on South Rappolla Street in Baltimore. He was 81.

Known as Tony or Tootsie -- the last from his boxing name -- Mr. Seminozzi retired in 1984 after 21 years as president of Local 3185 at the Armco Steel Corp. plant where he had begun working as a machine operator in the mid-1940s.

He was born in Baltimore and educated at St. Leo's School.

In the 1930s, he was a lightweight amateur boxer, fighting under the name of Toots Semino.

He was also a singer who appeared at the Hippodrome Theater and before 5,000 sailors at the Bainbridge Naval Training Station during World War II. He also sang in clubs, church variety shows and contests in the Baltimore area. In 1973, he declared, "Any contest I ever entered as a pop singer, I won."

He also wrote songs, including "Only a Make-Believe Dream," his best-known work.

A Mass of Christian burial was set for 10 a.m. today at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, Stiles and Exeter streets in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis T. Garbuglia; two daughters, Rosemary E. DeMartino and Toniette Politowicz, both Street; a son, Anthony M. Seminozzi Jr. of Baltimore; a half-brother, John Seminozzi of Baltimore; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Elsie A. Krauk, a retired Baltimore schoolteacher, died Monday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 74 and lived on Walther Avenue in Northeast Baltimore.

She retired in 1977 from Glenmount Elementary School, where she had taught since 1952 and was active in the PTA.

She had taught from 1949 to 1952 at Guilford Avenue Elementary School, now Mildred Monroe Elementary School, and from 1942 to 1943 at Thomas Johnson Elementary School.

In 1948 and 1949, she did social work for what is now the city Department of Social Services.

After she retired, she did private tutoring.

Born in New York City, the former Elsie A. Harasym was a 1941 graduate of Hunter College and earned a master's degree in 1942 from the Teachers College at Columbia University.

She later did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University, Towson State University and the University of Maryland.

She was a member of the retired Public School Teachers Association, the Maryland Retired Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

Her husband, Pembroke M. Krauk, died in 1986.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road in Overlea.

She is survived by a son, James M. Krauk of Kingsville; a stepdaughter, Mary Krauk Schmedes of Ferndale; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Jane I. Schwarz

Artist and teacher

Jane Imbach Schwarz, an artist and teacher who was active in church work, died Saturday of cancer at her home in Arnold. She was 66.

Mrs. Schwarz had lived in Severna Park and then Arnold for a total of about 35 years.

She retired a year ago after 15 years on the faculty of Anne Arundel Community College.

A painter in oils and watercolors who also did pencil drawings and prints, her exhibit last spring at the college was "Fields, Flowers and Findings." The show included birds nests she had )) collected and arrangements of painted driftwood and bird houses in addition to her other works.

Before joining the college faculty, Mrs. Schwarz headed the art department at the Severn School, which she developed after becoming the school's first art teacher about 25 years ago.

She also was on the boards of the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Banneker-Douglass Museum.

She did volunteer work at the Chesapeake Manor Extended Care Center and as a water-quality monitor for Anne Arundel County.

At St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, she helped to start a Sunday School when the parish was a mission of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis. She sang in the choir, served as a cantor and designed decorative hangings for liturgical occasions.

She also designed the Archdiocesan Medal of Honor given to Catholic lay members and was a recipient of the award last July.

The former Jane Imbach was born in Baltimore and graduated from All Saints School, Mount St. Agnes High School and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1949. In 1965, she received a master of fine arts degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

A Mass of Christian burial was set for 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road, Severna Park.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, William H. Schwarz; four sons, William Harry Schwarz Jr. of Catonsville and John Joseph Schwarz, Michael Girard Schwarz and Stephen Francis Schwarz, all of Annapolis; two brothers, Martin Imbach of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Francis Imbach of Adelphi; two sisters, Betty Leon of Ashton and Bernadette Perilla of Woodbine; and a granddaughter.

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