John C. YansonRetired comptrollerJohn C. Yanson, retired...

September 01, 1994

John C. Yanson

Retired comptroller

John C. Yanson, retired comptroller for a mechanical contracting firm, died Monday at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., after a stroke.

Mr. Yanson was 74 and had lived in Northwood for many years before moving to Lewes in 1991.

He retired about 10 years ago from the Poole and Kent Co., mechanical contractors, where he had worked for about 15 years. Earlier, he was chief accountant for the WBAL Division of the Hearst Corp.

Known for many years as John C. Yankoski, the native of Daisytown, Pa., graduated from City College and was a Navy pilot in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue, Baltimore.

His wife, the former Constance Hedja, died in 1987.

He is survived by four sons, Mark Francis Yanson of the Shawan area, Michael Charles Yanson of Bear, Del., Matthew Paul Yanson of Ellicott City and Peter Edward Yanson of Norfolk, Va.; three daughters, Constance J. Nickerson of Millsboro, Del., Katherine E. Yanson of Baltimore and Claudia Maskeroni of Ellicott City; a sister, Edith Szamski of Allentown, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

Ella Louise Jahnigen

Active in church

Ella Louise Jahnigen, who was active in church groups, died Tuesday at Howard County General Hospital of complications from multiple sclerosis. She was 77 and lived in Ellicott City.

The former Ella Louise Harbroe was a native of New Jersey who moved to the Baltimore area as a child. She had been a member of two Roman Catholic churches in Ellicott City, the Church of the Resurrection and, earlier, St. Paul's Church. In Baltimore, she had been secretary of the Sodality at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, E. Homer Jahnigen; a daughter, Teresa Lindquist of Winter Springs, Fla.; three sons, Edward Jahnigen of Jarrettsville, Hugh Jahnigen of Hanover, Pa., and Timothy Jahnigen of Mount Airy; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

J. Mellinger Hyde

Textiles salesman

J. Mellinger Hyde, a retired textiles salesman, died Monday of heart failure in his sleep at the Berlin Nursing Home on the Eastern Shore. The former Hamilton resident was 90.

He retired 17 years ago as a traveling salesman for the Standard Textile Co. after spending 55 years in the business, some of that time with other firms.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of City College and a member of the Landmark Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Moose.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sadye E. Henry; a daughter, Ethel Antoinette DeCarlo of Berlin; a son, James M. Hyde Sr. of Charlestown, W.Va.; a brother, George W. Hyde of Baltimore; two sisters, Mary G. Hemmick of Easton and Edna B. Hyde of Baltimore; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Katherine Hilprecht Hauser

Services were conducted July 28 for Katherine Elizabeth Noble Ziegler Hilprecht Hauser, who as a Baltimore Sun telephone operator notified Woodrow Wilson that he had won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at the 1912 national convention in Baltimore.

The Baltimore native was 105 and died July 22 of cardiac arrest at a Laurel nursing home. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Hilprecht Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., and Karl W. Hilprecht of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Sonia H. Burton of Ellicott City; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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