Erna M. HampElementary teacherErna M. Hamp, who taught for...

March 17, 1994

Erna M. Hamp

Elementary teacher

Erna M. Hamp, who taught for many years at Howard Park Elementary School in Baltimore, died Friday of respiratory failure at North Arundel Hospital. She was 89 and had lived in Cape St. Claire since 1968.

She taught at Howard Park from 1928 until 1941 and earlier at Lansdowne Elementary School in Baltimore County for a short time.

She was born Erna Johanna Medenbach in Washington and came to Baltimore with her family as an infant. She graduated from Western High School in 1922, then studied for a year at Dr. Graicl's Finishing School for Young Ladies in Bad Nassau, Germany. She graduated from what is now Towson State University in 1927.

In 1930, she married Jesse Jacob Hamp, who was in the school and laboratory furniture business. He died in 1972.

She had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church on City Hall Plaza until she and her husband moved to Cape St. Claire and joined St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Annapolis.

Services were planned for 10:30 a.m. today at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mrs. Hamp is survived by a brother, retired Army Maj. Gen. Milton H. Medenbach of Wayne, Pa.; two sisters, Bertha M. Mutziger of Riverdale and Barbara W. Hart of Catonsville; four nephews, three nieces, 11 grandnieces and grandnephews; and six great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

George J. Muhvich

Chemical engineer

George J. Muhvich, a retired chemical engineer, died Sunday of heart failure at a hospital in Newark, Del. He was 77.

He retired in 1980 after 35 years with the Diamond Shamrock Chemicals Co., now the Maxus Energy Corp.

He moved to Newark in 1965 from Bel Air when the company transferred him. Earlier, he worked at Edgewood Arsenal, where the company was a subcontractor.

A native of Hibbing, Minn., he attended the University of Minnesota and served in the Army Chemical Corps during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel E. Hughes; a son, Kenneth H. Muhvich of Baltimore; a daughter, Sheilah K. Kimmel of Rock Hill, S.C.; a brother, Walter P. Muhvich of Chester, Pa.; four sisters, Catherine Hiley of Rochester, Minn., Mary Gellerstedt of Duluth, Minn., Rose Carpenter of Newark and Elizabeth Draskovich of Hibbing; and five grandchildren.

Services were held yesterday.

William L. Mineur


William L. Mineur, a retired optician known in business as Will Miner, died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center of cardiac arrest after a stroke. The Highlandtown resident was 76.

He retired in June after maintaining a shop in Perry Hall for 22 years and, earlier, in downtown Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Polytechnic Institute and served an apprenticeship with other opticians.

During World War II, he was a radio operator in the Coast Guard. Later, he was a radio operator on merchant ships.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, the former Hazel Henning; two sisters, Millie Staben of Essex and Lillian Hammons of Fort Worth, Texas; and 21 nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Boumi Temple for its transportation fund.

Services were held yesterday.

John S. Jalonski

Retired welder

John S. Jalonski, a retired welder for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Sunday after a heart attack at his Brooklyn Park home. He was 76.

He retired in 1980 after working for BG&E for 35 years. He had also been a coal miner in Pennsylvania.

Born in Pottsville, Pa., he was a graduate of Pottsville High School and served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Madeline Derescavage; a daughter, Patricia Mary Vaise of Linthicum; two sons, John Stanley Jalonski Jr. of Waterford, Conn., and Michael Paul Jalonski of Glen Burnie; a brother, Chester Jalonski of Loch Haven, Pa.; two sisters, Helen Quercia of Loch Haven and Joan Sheldon of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

James W. Smith

Auto mechanic

James W. Smith, a retired automotive mechanic for Anne Arundel County government, died Sunday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. He was 70.

He retired in 1980 after four years with the county. Earlier, he was a press operator at the Kaiser Aluminum plant in Halethorpe and a mechanic for other companies.

Born near Louisburg, N.C., he came to the Baltimore area in the late 1940s.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Esther Helen Barnett; two daughters, Cynthia A. Johnson of Glen Burnie and Ruby Mae Harris of Henderson, N.C.; two brothers, A. C. Pete Smith of Louisburg and J. Douglas Smith of Henderson; two sisters, Violet M. Dorsey and Faye Burnette, both of the Louisburg area; and a granddaughter.

Services were held yesterday.

Dr. N. Calderon Jr.

Internist, pianist

Dr. Nemesio B. Calderon Jr., an internist and concert pianist, died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center of heart failure. He was 45.

He practiced internal medicine in New York City before moving to Baltimore two years ago.

He gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall and in Philadelphia and Washington.

Born in Manila, Philippines, he earned a medical degree at that city's University of Santo Tomas in 1972. He also studied at the Conservatory of Music of the University of the Philippines.

He completed an internship and residency at the Philadelphia General Hospital and also studied at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a fellow in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital in New York City.

He is survived by three sisters, Dr. Cecilia B. Calderon-Yudt, Mercedes B. Calderon-Salvania and Dr. Dana B. Calderon, all of Baltimore; and three brothers, Rodolfo B. Calderon and Rolando B. Calderon, both of Baltimore, and Romeo B. Calderon of Manila.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

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