J. 'Jodi' EngelmeyerBeauty salon ownerJosephine "Jodi...

April 21, 1994

J. 'Jodi' Engelmeyer

Beauty salon owner

Josephine "Jodi" Engelmeyer, owner of Chez Jodi, a Timonium beauty salon, died Sunday of cancer at her home on Poplar Road in Essex. She was 54.

She had owned the shop for 18 years and distributed her line of cosmetics to other shops. Before starting her business, she worked at La Parfumerie, a store in the Village of Cross Keys, and was a bookkeeper for J. Schoeneman Inc.

She was born Josephine Wagner in Baltimore and graduated from Patterson Park High School and Baltimore Junior College, now Baltimore City Community College.

She also owned thoroughbred race horses and collected paintings. She had studied painting privately and did still lifes and landscapes in oils and pastels.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley J. Engelmeyer; two daughters, Darlene E. Richards of North Potomac and Dawn M. Ray of Sparks; her mother, Mamie Wagner of Parkville; a brother, Anton Schultz III of Parkville; two sisters, Marie McNamee of Elkridge and Patricia Cross of York, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

C. Alfred Roswell

Chemist, farmer

C. Alfred Roswell, a retired research chemist who raised beef cattle on a farm that is now a Howard County park, died Monday at St. Agnes Hospital after a heart attack. He was 78 and lived at the Charlestown Retirement Community.

He retired in the mid-1970s from the FMC Corp. He came to Baltimore in 1948 to work for a predecessor company, the United States Industrial Chemicals Co.

He began his career in 1940 with the Servel Co. in Evansville, Ind., where he received several patents in the refrigeration field.

During retirement, he worked for a time in the gasoline testing labora

tory of the Maryland Comptroller's Office. In 1979, he was a consultant to the Loyola College physics department in its move to the college's new science building.

In 1975, he sold Clover Hill Farm in the Elkridge area to Howard County, which maintains it as Rockburn Branch Park and is about to restore a 1744 home there.

Born in Schenectady, N.Y., and reared in Lexington, Ky., he earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of two honorary fraternities.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

He is survived by his wife, the former May MacGinnis; three sons, Charles Roswell of Columbia, David Roswell of Baltimore and John Roswell of Elkridge; three daughters, Rosemary Roswell of Columbia, Anne Porter of Racine, Ohio, and Joan Carter of San Francisco; and 17 grandchildren.

B. J. 'Butts' Ward

Tavern owner

Benjamin Joseph "Butts" Ward, an East Baltimore tavern owner, died Sunday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center. He was 70

He had operated Butts and Betty's Tavern at Collington Avenue and Gough Street since 1957. His father opened the business in 1935 as Max's Tavern.

Mr. Ward was also a partner with a son Gary W. Ward of Baltimore in Partners, a nightclub and restaurant on South Ponca Street.

The Baltimore native was a Navy motor machinist's mate during World War II, serving in China and Burma. He attained the rank of petty officer first class.

Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, the former Betty P. Frederick; another son, Larry S. Ward of Baltimore; a daughter, Cindy Ward Johnson of Baltimore; two brothers, Alvin Niewiadomski of Gillette, Wyo., and Theodore "Peter" Niewiadomski of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and a stepgrandson.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday .

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