Steven G. BrosnanSupervisorSteven G. Brosnan, a former...

February 08, 1994

Steven G. Brosnan


Steven G. Brosnan, a former Ellicott City resident, died Friday of injuries he received that day in an industrial accident at the New Jersey recycling plant where he worked. He was 35 and had been a resident of Netcong, N.J., since 1990.

He had been employed since last year as a supervisor for Reclaim of Kearny, N.J., which turns old tar roofing shingles into an asphalt substitute for roadway resurfacing.

He was born in Baltimore and reared in Howard County, where he was a 1976 graduate of Mount Hebron High School.

After graduation, he moved to New Jersey, where he and a partner owned and operated Garden State Recruiters in Bernardsville for three years.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home in Landing, N.J.

He is survived by his parents, Donald and June Brosnan of Highland ; a brother, Glenn Brosnan of Springfield, N.J.; his grandmother, Evelyn Brosnan of Catonsville; and his fiancee, Mary Cipolla of Budd Lake, N.J.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

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 for six years in a similar program at Stoneleigh Elementary School, of which she was a graduate.

Born in Baltimore, the former Patricia Loik also graduated from Dumbarton Junior High School and Towson High School. She attended Towson State University, where she was a cheerleader.

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 and its annual Native American Festival.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.

She is survived by her 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. She also is survived by her estranged husband, Jerry Quinn.

Joseph A. Heming

Retired police officer

Joseph A. Heming, a retired Baltimore police lieutenant, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Fullerton. He was 83.

He was promoted to lieutenant Dec. 11, 1955, as he lay in a hospital bed after having been wounded the day before by a bullet fired through the window of an Aliceanna Street tavern. The tavern owner killed his wife, daughter, mother and then himself.

A native of Stepney, Harford County, Mr. Heming was reared in Baltimore and educated at St. James School. He had been a merchant seaman and a pressman for a printing company before joining the police force in 1942.

He had worked in the Traffic Division and the Central District, walking a beat on The Block, before being assigned to the old Eastern District on Bank Street near Broadway. After leaving the hospital, he was assigned to the old Northeastern District at Ashland Avenue and Durham Street.

He was awarded five departmental commendations and retired in 1960 as a lieutenant in the Southeastern District.

He was a member of the White Marsh Mall Walkers, which gave him a plaque in 1991 in honor of his elevation from mayor to mayor emeritus of the group.

His first wife, the former Albertina Hinson, died in 1975.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Vopalecky; two daughters, Miriam H. Mitchell of White Plains and Diane H. Holmstrom of Fallston; a son, Richard Joseph Heming of Bakersfield, Calif.; a brother, Charles Heming of Lutherville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

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