Patricia L. QuinnPreschool teacherPatricia L. Quinn, a...

February 05, 1994

Patricia L. Quinn

Preschool teacher

Patricia L. Quinn, a preschool teacher, died Jan. 25 of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 38.

Mrs. Quinn, who lived on Maplewood Road in Idlewylde, most recently had worked for nearly eight months as a clerk at Wicklein's Aquatic Farm & Nursery.

For nearly five years before that, she had taught in a preschool program at Reformation Lutheran Church. She first taught in a similar program at Stoneleigh Elementary School, which she attended.

Born in Baltimore, the former Patricia Loik graduated from Dumbarton Junior High School and Towson High School. She attended Towson State University.

She was a volunteer at the Spring Festival and other events at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, and at the Baltimore American Indian Center.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Quinn; a son, Gerard Quinn, and a daughter, Gloria Bernadette Quinn; her parents, Gloria and Peter Loik of Idlewylde; and two sisters, Pamela Sparoco of Baltimore and Christina Reichert of Buffalo, N.Y.

Anthony A. Lipton, a real estate investor who attended the University of Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship, died Tuesday at St. Agnes Hospital after a heart attack.

Mr. Lipton, who was 67 and lived in Arbutus, had been in the real estate business since he was a young man.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School where he played basketball and was an end and a quarterback on the football team and a pitcher on the baseball team.

After serving in the Army at the end of World War II, he earned a business degree at Notre Dame.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 4416 Wilkens Ave., Arbutus.

Mr. Lipton is survived by two sisters, Eleanor Jankunas of Annapolis and Joan Hofmann of Elkridge; two brothers, John Lipton of Baltimore and Edward Lipton of Catonsville; four nephews; and three nieces.

Henry A. Lee

Retired sea captain

Henry A. Lee, a retired sea captain, died Tuesday of pneumonia at the Bay Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Panama City, Fla. He was 87.

The former Ednor Gardens resident had moved to Florida in 1984.

Born in Superior, Wis., he was reared by his grandparents in Norway after his mother's death and, after graduating in 1930 from a Norwegian maritime academy, entered the maritime service.

In 1943, a Norwegian merchant vessel on which Mr. Lee was serving was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. Rescued after some time in a lifeboat, the surviving crewmen were taken by ship to New York, where Mr. Lee learned that he was an American citizen. He joined the U.S. Merchant Marine, serving until the end of the war.

After the war, he earned his master's ticket and sailed ships for Lykes Bros. and Waterman Steamship Co. He also worked on tugs of the Curtis Bay Towing Co.

His first wife, the former Evelyn Hawn of Baltimore whom he married in 1945, urged him to give up the sea, and he retired in 1956. She died in 1980.

He worked for a Dodge and Chrysler dealer on Kirk Avenue near 25th Street and later as a house painter, retiring again in 1978.

His son, Robert F. "Skip" Lee of Baltimore, said, "He loved the sea, and it is hard for a person like that to be set on the land. His first love was really ships and the ocean."

Services were set for today in Florida.

In addition to his son, survivors include his wife, Marian Gibson, whom he married in 1980; three other sons, Szein Lien, Gunner Lien and John Lien, all of Norway; three stepdaughters, Kathy Hallford of Panama City and Marie Scott and Midge Peddicord, both of Baltimore; and 14 grandchildren.

Howard J. Coster

Retired carpenter

Howard J. Coster, a retired carpenter, died Thursday at his home in Perry Hall of a liver illness. He was 72.

He retired about 10 years ago after working for contractors through a carpenters union hiring hall.

Born in Perry Hall, he served in the Army Air Forces as a gunner on bombers in the European Theater during World War II.

He belonged to the Overlea-Perry Hall Post of the American Legion.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road, Fullerton.

His first wife, the former Eunice Simms, died in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Stager Nossel; a daughter, Kathy Coster of Baltimore; a son, Tom Coster of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; two stepdaughters, Mary Nossel of Towson and Kathy Nossel Klausmeier of Perry Hall; two stepsons, Jim Nossel of Parkville and Joe Nossel of Perry Hall; four brothers, Bernard, Clarence, Paul and Wilbur Coster, and three sisters, Margaret Boothe, Ethel Guetler and Thelma Gebhardt, all of Perry Hall; and eight grandchildren.

E. Bennett Bowen

School principal

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