Arlene ShearsHospital housekeeperArlene Shears, who...

August 27, 1994

Arlene Shears

Hospital housekeeper

Arlene Shears, who retired about 15 years ago from the housekeeping department at Kernan Hospital, died Sunday of cancer at Joseph Richey Hospice. The Pikesville resident was 73.

The former Arlene Ward was a native of Uniontown, Ala., and a graduate of Lincoln Academy in Selma, Ala. She moved to Baltimore about 20 years ago from Cincinnati, where she had worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, cleaning passenger cars.

She was a former president of the Pastor's Aid and a member of the Fuel Club and the Matrons at Wayland Baptist Church, 3200 Garrison Blvd., where services were set for 11 a.m. today. Her husband, Paul Shears, died in 1964.

She is survived by two daughters, Delores A. Wright of Randallstown and Jaki Hall of Pikesville; a son, Calvin Donald Shears of Los Angeles; a brother, Thomas J. Ward of Cincinnati; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Frank E. Muffoletto

Owned stonemason firm

Frank E. Muffoletto, who owned stonemason and fuel oil companies, died Wednesday of lung cancer at Perry Point Veterans Hospital. The Madonna resident was 65.

He retired in 1990 as owner of Sam Muffoletto & Son, the stonemason firm started by his late father. They also operated a fuel oil business that bore the family name from the late 1950s to 1968.

He was a native of the Waverly area in Baltimore and lived in Joppa from 1970 to 1974. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ayres Chapel United Methodist Church, Norrisville and Ayres Chapel roads near Shawsville.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Grace Marie Chambers; three brothers, Charles Muffoletto of Dundalk, Samuel Muffoletto of Cambridge and Vincent Muffoletto of Perry Hall; a sister, Theresa Tumminello of Lutherville; and many nieces and nephews.

Alice Marie Green, a Baltimore native and retired housekeeper, died Aug. 17 of cancer at a hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 78 and lived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. She was educated in Baltimore public schools.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills.

She is survived by six nieces, Lorraine T. Green of Towson, Earline E. Pride of Baltimore, Jennifer B. Thompson of Millersville, Deborah M. McCrimmon of Randallstown, Sarah A. Thomas of Pikesville and Fannie Thomas of Owings Mills; and four nephews, Irvin Thomas of Owings Mills, Edward Thomas of Pikesville, Ralph Pride of Baltimore and Gregory McCrimmon of Randallstown.

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