John F. Reina Sr.Organized sports teamsJohn F. Reina Sr...

January 14, 1994

John F. Reina Sr.

Organized sports teams

John F. Reina Sr., who managed and organized youth baseball and football teams in northern Anne Arundel County, died Tuesday of em physema at North Arundel Hospital. The Orchard Beach resident was 81.

In 1952, he was one of the organizers of the Riviera Beach Little League. He managed teams in the league for 35 years. In 1957, he organized the Buccaneers, a football team and sports club for children.

He grew up on Fulton Avenue in South Baltimore and was a 1930 graduate of Southern High School. After graduation, he was a barber, owned a grocery store on McHenry Street and drove a bakery delivery truck until he became a produce salesman for the John Trampetta Produce Co.

In 1952, he established the John F. Reina Co., a produce company in the Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Terminal in the Mount Vernon railroad yards. He operated the business until 1982.

He also delivered the News-American and Maryland Gazette newspapers in the Orchard Beach area for more than 30 years.

He lived for 35 years on Patapsco Street in South Baltimore. In 1943, he moved to Orchard Beach, where he served on the board of directors of the Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Co. He was a past president of the Orchard Beach Improvement Association and a member of the Stoney Creek Democratic Club.

He married Lydia V. Herrold of Baltimore in 1934. She died in 1979.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Reina was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave., Riviera Beach, with interment in Lakeview Memorial Park.

Survivors include four sons, Joseph J. Reina of Orchard Beach, John F. Reina Jr. of Alexandria, Va., Tony Reina of Pasadena and Paul M. Reina of Honolulu; two daughters, Irene D'Antonio of Riviera Beach and Santa Callahan of Orchard Beach; three foster sons, Frank E.Schwartz of Carvel Beach, David Schwartz of Alexandria and Chris Ortiz of Orchard Beach; 26 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Nina M. DeSimone, who taught children who were hospitalized or ill at home, died Tuesday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 48.

The East Baltimore resident began her teaching career in the city school system in 1968. Her last assignment was teaching children hospitalized at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

"She was an extremely productive person who was intelligent and curious about everything," said Judith Sheinbrot, a friend of 20 years. "She was very involved in cultural things and had a very deep religious faith."

The daughter of Italian immigrants, she was born and reared in Baltimore and was a 1964 graduate of Seton High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Towson State University in 1968.

She earned three master's degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and was a doctoral candidate in education at the University of Maryland College Park at the time of her death.

Ms. DeSimone was a member of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church on Lafayette Avenue, a past president of Banner Neighborhoods and a founder of the Upton School Foundation.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 5310 Harford Road in Baltimore, with interment at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, Michael DeSimone; three brothers, Paul DeSimone, Marc DeSimone and Richard DeSimone, all of Baltimore; a sister, Adalgisa Harris of Oakland, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Joseph P. Faber Sr., an electrical engineer at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Jan. 7 after a heart attack in Apopka, Fla., where he was attending a family funeral.

Mr. Faber, who was 63 and lived in Millersville, had worked for Westinghouse for 34 years.

Born in Aliquippa, Pa., he served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Bernadette in Severn.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Titus Roman Catholic Church in Aliquippa.

Mr. Faber is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Genevieve I. Data; a son, Joseph P. Faber Jr. of Millersville; a daughter, Mary Kathryn Faber of Millersville; a brother, Edward Faber; and a sister, Josephine Pucevich, both of Monaca, Pa.

Albert L. Moreland

Farmer, broker

Albert L. Moreland, a retired tobacco farmer and real estate broker, died Tuesday of heart failure at his home in Lothian. He was 74.

He retired in 1991 from Moreland Realty, the firm he and his wife had started in 1958. In 1978 he had retired after 40 years as a farmer.

The Lothian native was a 1938 graduate of Southern High School in Anne Arundel County. He served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a charter member of the Lothian Ruritan Club and a member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Lothian where services were to be held at 11 a.m. today.

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