Crisanta G. ArribasHomemakerCrisanta Gutierrez Arribas, a...

December 09, 1993

Crisanta G. Arribas


Crisanta Gutierrez Arribas, a homemaker who worked briefly as an esthetician in the 1970s, died Dec. 1 of cancer while on a visit to Spain. The Ellicott City resident was 60.

She was born in Laredo, Spain, and was educated at St. Vincente de Paul parochial school in her hometown and at El Colegio de Los Sagrados Corazones, a finishing school in Santander, Spain.

She moved to the United States in 1960 and married Dr. Luis J. Arribas, a psychiatrist who retired as a division director at Springfield Hospital Center in 1983. The couple lived in Sykesville before moving to Ellicott City in 1968. Dr. Arribas died in 1992.

She was active in several Baltimore-area Hispanic organizations and became a U.S. citizen in 1978.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Road and Chatham Road, Ellicott City.

She is survived by two daughters, Rosa Maria Arribas Smith of Virginia and Maria Arribas Hovet of Columbia; four brothers, Dr. Jesus Gutierrez of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Jose Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez and Joaquin Gutierrez, all of Spain; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.

J. F. Linsenmeyer

Firefighting Santa

J. Frank Linsenmeyer, a retired Baltimore City firefighter who was assigned to Truck 6 in South Baltimore for many years and who played Santa Claus for church groups, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Harbor Hospital Center.

He was 85 and had lived for about 10 years in the Burwood Gardens Senior Citizens Apartments in Glen Burnie. He retired from the Fire Department in 1968 as driver of the truck.

He was commended many times in his 25-year career with the truck company at Hanover and Ostend streets and was named Fireman of the Year in 1968 by the South Baltimore Kiwanis Club.

The Baltimore native had earlier worked as a deliveryman for a plumbing supply company.

Before moving to Glen Burnie, he had played Santa Claus for groups at St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church and more recently at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church and at the apartments where he lived.

He once had to go to work with heavily rouged cheeks when the lipstick used in his Santa Claus makeup proved to be indelible.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Benedict's Church, 2612 Wilkens Ave., Baltimore.

Mr. Linsenmeyer is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Schmidbauer; a son, J. Franklin Linsenmeyer, of Baltimore; a daughter, Mary Margaret Ocampo of Brooklyn Park; a sister, Lillian Hartley of Ellicott City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Harry Klein

Hardware merchant

Harry Klein, a partner in Klein's Hardware, a family business started as Klein's Furniture by his father in 1921 in South Baltimore, died Tuesday at Sinai Hospital of aplastic anemia and complications of diabetes.

He was 85 and lived on Greenspring Avenue in Pikesville. He began working in his father's business while in his teens and was still a partner with his sister at his death.

Klein's was opened as a furniture-refinishing business and did a lot of work for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. It became a used-furniture shop in the 1930s, switched to children's furniture and toys in the 1950s and to hardware in the 1970s.

Mr. Klein was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute.

He was a former vice president of the Redfe Zedek Congregation in South Baltimore and helped to take care of its East Baltimore cemetery after the temple was closed in the 1960s. He became a member of the Beth Israel Congregation.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Klein is survived by his wife, the former Anna Cohen; two sons, Dr. Gary A. Klein and Yale Klein, both of Reisterstown; a sister, Anne R. Klein of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

William A. Martinek

Textile chemist

William A. Martinek, a retired textile chemist, died Monday of a heart ailment at his Orlando Avenue home. He was 83.

The Hamilton resident was born and reared in East Baltimore and was a 1929 graduate of City College. He attended the Johns Hopkins University night school and received a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1941.

In 1960, he joined Mount Vernon Mills Inc., a textile manufacturer in Greenville, S.C., where he established a research and development laboratory. He retired in 1972. Earlier, he had worked for the University of Maryland before joining the Baltimore textile firm of William E. Hooper and Sons.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hartley Miller Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road, Baltimore.

Mr. Martinek is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Mildred Dietrich of Baltimore; a son, Bruce W. Martinek of Perry Hall; and a grandson.

Helen W. Rydstrom

Retired manager, 95

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.