Mary M. McCotterData processorMary M. McCotter, a retired...

January 08, 1994

Mary M. McCotter

Data processor

Mary M. McCotter, a retired data processing worker and homemaker, died Tuesday of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. The longtime Parkville resident was 69.

She retired in 1990 after a 20-year career as a data processor for Shillcraft Inc., a mail order crafts business. Earlier, she had worked in a similar capacity for the Gulf American Land Corp.

The former Mary M. Beegle was born in Westminster and reared in Baltimore. She attended city schools and was a graduate of Eastern High School.

In 1942, she married Hugh B. McCotter, a maintenance worker at Noxell Corp. He died in 1978.

She enjoyed crocheting and entertaining, and "loved to cook," said a son, Richard G. McCotter of Parkville, a newsroom employee of The Sun.

Services were set for 11 a.m. todayat the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, with interment at Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Ave.

Survivors include another son, Ronald H. McCotter of Baltimore; a daughter, Shirley M. Falter of Perry, Mich.; a stepson, Maurice Patrick of Upperco; three brothers, John R. Beegle of Newport News, Va., Carl S. Beegle of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Charles G. Beegle of Hampden; a sister, Mabel A. Newton of Edgewood; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Sister Mary Regis

Former principal

Sister Mary Regis Fitzpatrick, O.S.F., a former teacher and principal who retired about 20 years ago after an assignment as secretary and bookkeeper at St. Francis School for Special Education on Maryland Avenue, died Tuesday of pneumonia at a hospital in Norfolk, Va. She was 96.

Sister Regis, who lived at the motherhouse of her order at 3725 Ellerslie Ave., became ill while visiting a sister in Norfolk.

She had taught in Richmond, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; and New York City, and had been principal of two schools in Norfolk, where she was stationed from 1956 to 1964.

The Norfolk native joined the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore at the age of 26.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at the motherhouse.

In addition to her sister, Margaret F. Hebert of Norfolk, survivors include 10 nieces; seven nephews; and 88 grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Myron H. Bates

Federal worker

Myron H. Bates, a retired contract specialist for the federal Health Care Financing Administration, died Dec. 13 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 68.

The Perry Hall resident moved to the Baltimore area in 1960 as a disability examiner for the Social Security Administration.

Earlier, he had worked for the Red Cross as a field representative to several chapters in Connecticut and as a field director at military posts in the United States, the Philippines and with the 1st Marine Division in Korea.

Born in Pittsfield, Mass., Mr. Bates served in the Navy during World War II.

A 1950 graduate of Transylvania University in Kentucky, he did graduate work at Indiana University.

He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and treasurer of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, where a memorial service was set for 3 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Filomena LaGuardia; three sons, David E. Bates of Perry Hall, Steven M. Bates of Catonsville and Stuart R. Bates of Baltimore; three daughters, Linda M. Severson of Martinez, Ga., Patricia J. Bates of Unionville, Pa., and Roberta V. Bates of Perry Hall; a brother, David R. Bates of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Betty S. Dalo

Retired nursing director

Betty S. Dalo, retired director of nursing at the Rosewood Center, died Wednesday at a hospital in Orlando, Fla., after a blood vessel burst. She was 70.

She had moved to Titusville, Fla., from Reisterstown 14 years ago after retiring from Rosewood, where she had worked for 25 years.

Before joining Rosewood, she was director of nursing at the zTC Berwick Hospital in Pennsylvania.

A native of Berwick, the former Betty Spaide earned a degree in nursing at Mercy College in Bloomsburg, Pa.

During World War II, she served in the Army Nurse Corps, attaining the rank of captain.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Brevard Memorial Funeral Home in Sharpes, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Ambrose Dalo; two sons, David D. Dalo of Annapolis and Ambrose J. Dalo Jr. of Merritt Island, Fla.; two daughters, Judith D. Sydnor of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Joan E. Dalo of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; a sister, Beverly Hutchinson of Berwick; and five grandchildren.

Charles R. Georgius

State banking official

Charles R. Georgius, retired deputy Maryland banking commissioner, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications of myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease. He was 74.

He had moved from Randallstown to Littlestown, Pa., nearly five years ago.

Mr. Georgius retired in 1987 as deputy banking commissioner, shortly after serving as acting commissioner for two years. He had worked for the state for nearly 40 years.

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