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January 02, 1994

Sister Mary Chupein

Taught at St. Mary's

Sister Mary Chupein, a professor in the pastoral department of St. Mary's Seminary for 14 years, died Thursday of a brain tumor at Stella Maris Hospice near Timonium. She was 61.

Born in Philadelphia, she attended local schools, including West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Girls.

She received her undergraduate degree from Immaculata College and a master's degree from LaSalle University.

She made her first profession of vows in 1954.

Sister Chupein taught elementary school at two parochial schools in Philadelphia and at St. Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

In the 1960s, she taught at Cardinal O'Connell High School in Arlington, Va., and served as principal at St. Michael's School in Annandale, Va.

In 1971, she moved to Portsmouth, Va., to initiate work in pastoral ministry and community development at the Church of the Resurrection.

During those years, she earned her doctor of ministry degree from St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park.

In the late 1970s, she co-founded Family Learning Teams, a national adult education organization that trains parents to teach religion to their children.

At St. Mary's Seminary, Sister Chupein administered the doctor of ministry program and taught pastoral theology. While at the seminary she served as a mentor to numerous students.

She also volunteered her time and services to women in jail and she traveled to Central America as a delegate for peace with the Share Foundation.

Sister Chupein published several articles and children's stories.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the chapel of Stella Maris Hospice of the Cardinal Shehan Center for the Aging, on Dulaney Valley Road in Baltimore County.

Sister Chupein is survived by her mother, Mary Chupein; and three brothers, Edward, Joseph and James Chupein, all of Philadelphia.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Viva House, 26 S. Mount St., Baltimore 21223.

Eva Katie Gott

Homemaker

Eva Katie Gott, a Pasadena homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. She was 72.

Born Eva Katie Stallings in Friendship, she married John E. Gott Jr. in 1937 in Prince Frederick. They moved to Baltimore, but in 1975 relocated to Pasadena. Mr. Gott died four years later.

Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2150 Mount View Road, Marriottsville. She is survived by a son, Walter H. Gott of Stevensville; three daughters, Ethel M. Bright of Mineral, Va., Margie Wilson-Conrad of Clearwater, Fla., and Carolyn E. Patchett of Pasadena; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Jurgen Dittmann

Army intelligence officer

Jurgen Dittmann, a retired Army intelligence officer, died Tuesday from an apparent stroke at Kimbrough Army Hospital at Fort Meade. He was 46.

Mr. Dittmann, the father of one daughter, retired from Army intelligence in 1988 with the rank of chief warrant officer.

Born in Hanau, in what was then West Germany, Mr. Dittmann came to the United States at the age of 12,when his mother married an American serviceman. He joined the Army when he was 18 and later became a U.S. citizen.

His Army postings included Korea and Germany, as well as several locations in the United States. Mr. Dittmann had lived in Gambrills in Anne Arundel County since 1980.

Known as Jerry, Mr. Dittmann collected stamps, particularly those from Germany and the United States. He also built models of military trucks and tanks.

A funeral will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Mr. Dittmann is survived by his wife of 21 years, Margaret L. Dittmann; his daughter, Cassandra Lynn Dittmann; his mother and stepfather, Charlotte and Paul Grace, of Somerset, Mass.; and his grandmother, who lives in Germany.

The family suggests memorial contributions to United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland, Suite 110, 31 Walker Ave., Baltimore 21208.

Louis S. Lo Zito Sr.

Formed contracting firm

Louis S. Lo Zito Sr., a Baltimore County contractor and avid golfer, died Tuesday after having a heart attack on a trip to Florida. He was 57.

Mr. Lo Zito, who lived most of the year in Glen Arm, died at the vacation home he and his wife, Cecilia G. "Gerry" Lo Zito, owned in Port St. Lucie.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Lo Zito launched L and L Painting Contractors in Baltimore County in 1958. In 1972, he formed Lo FTC Zito Contracting, a Hunt Valley company that does residential and commercial work. Mr. Lo Zito left day-to-day involvement with the company a few years ago.

Mr. Lo Zito played golf at the Hunt Valley Golf Club as many as five times a week, and more often during his trips to Florida.

As a young man, he was an amateur boxer in Baltimore and continued to lift weights regularly throughout his life. He and his wife also loved to dance, particularly the jitterbug, at area clubs.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, at 6806 McClean Blvd. in Northeast Baltimore.

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