Brother F. E. BarthPainter, decoratorBrother Frederick E...

June 15, 1994

Brother F. E. Barth

Painter, decorator

Brother Frederick E. Barth, S.J., a painter and decorator who took care of buildings at Jesuit facilities -- including Loyola College in Baltimore and Loyola High School in Towson -- died Friday of cancer at Loyola Center, the Jesuit community residence at St. Joseph University in Philadelphia. He was 76.

Brother Barth, a Philadelphia native, joined the Society of Jesus in 1940. He worked at Loyola College from 1947 to 1949 and again in 1954 and 1955. He was assigned to the high school in 1949 and 1950.

He had other assignments at the Jesuit novitiate in Wernersville, Pa.; Georgetown University; Campion House, the New York City headquarters of America magazine; and the Loyola Center in Philadelphia.

His skills as a painter were especially useful in the extensive interior renovation work he oversaw at Gesu Church in Philadelphia and Old St. Joseph's Church in central Philadelphia, according to a Jesuit official.

He is survived by two brothers, William and Joseph Barth, both of Philadelphia; a niece; and a nephew.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Oscar Tayman

Retired liquor retailer

Oscar Tayman, a retired liquor store owner who had been a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, died June 5 at Levindale Nursing and Convalescent Center after a heart attack. He was 74 and had moved from Pikesville to Levindale about 18 months ago.

He retired in 1975 as owner of Thompson's Liquors in Catonsville, which he had operated for nearly 10 years. Before then, he owned Tayman's Liquors at Calhoun and Presstman streets in West Baltimore, where his family had operated a grocery store for many years.

Born in Luzk, Poland, he came to Baltimore with his family when he was 3. He graduated from City College.

He served in an Army tank destroyer unit during World War II and was captured in North Africa. For 26 months, he was held in prisoner-of-war camps in Germany.

Mr. Tayman was a member of the Jacob Sandy Lodge of the Knights of Pythias; the Ner Tamid Congregation; and veterans groups, including the Jewish War Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Posner; two daughters, Sharon Hackerman of Pikesville and Ellen Brady of Beltsville; a son, David Tayman of Ellicott City; a sister, Beatrice Yoffe of Pikesville; a brother, Irv Tayman of Delray Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Services were held June 7.

Bridget J. Quinn

Governess, dressmaker

Bridget J. Quinn, a governess, dressmaker and department store saleswoman, died June 3 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack. She was 85 and had been a resident of Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood for 40 years.

Born in County Mayo, Ireland, the former Bridget Brennan came to the United States in 1926 and was a governess in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Her husband, Bernard J. Quinn, whom she married in 1936, died in 1966. After his death, she was a saleswoman at Stewart's department store in Towson, retiring in 1977.

While living in Govans, Mrs. Quinn was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church. After moving to Hamilton, she became a parishioner at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne Catherine Quinn of Towson and Nora Marie Hughes of Hamilton; a son, Bernard J. Quinn Jr. of Hamilton; two sisters, Nora Brennan of Towson and Anna Brennan of Hamilton; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered June 7.

Helen A. C. Wight

Helped found girls' school

Helen Abel Conley Wight, who helped found the Frederick Academy of the Visitation and the gift shop at Frederick Memorial Hospital, died June 3 of heart failure at her home in Frederick. She was 87.

The former Helen Abel Conley was born in Adamstown and was a graduate of the Georgetown Academy of the Visitation in Washington.

Her husband, Daniel Ewing Wight, operated Monocacy Farms, a beef cattle and real estate business. He died in 1979.

She is survived by three sons, Charles Henry Conley Wight of Leesburg, Va., Peter Wight of Cockeysville and Edward Ira Wight of Baltimore; a daughter, Helen Wight Beale of Montrose, Colo.; four sisters, Mrs. Douglas Deane Hall of Washington, Mrs. Richard B. Griffin of Frederick, Mrs. Clinton P. Pitts of Monkton and Mrs. Augustus W. Lee of Louisville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the church or the Frederick Memorial Hospital Hospice.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered June 7.

Valerie D. Zeitschel

Long at WBAL

Valerie D. Zeitschel, until recently a floor director for WBAL-TV, died June 4 after collapsing at her parents' home in Melbourne, Fla. She was 41 and lived in Cockeysville.

The cause of death has not been determined, a sister said yesterday.

Ms. Zeitschel had worked for WBAL for 19 years., She left about a month ago to become a full-time beauty consultant for Mary Kay cosmetics, a job she had held on a part-time basis for about a year.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Reisterstown, she was a graduate of Franklin High School and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

She is survived by her parents, William and Doris Zeitschel of Melbourne; a brother, Richard Zeitschel of Kissimmee, Fla.; and two sisters, Cheryl Zeitschel of Melbourne and Karen McGowan of Fayetteville, Ga.

Services were held June 9.

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