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September 24, 1994

Jean E. Zink


Jean E. Zink, a businesswoman, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital of an internal infection. She was 69 and lived in Perry Hall.

She and her husband of 51 years, George S. Zink, retired in 1991 as owners of the New Life Hearing Instrument Centers. They had started the business in 1977 in Glen Burnie and added an outlet in Eastpoint.

From the 1940s until 1972 when they moved for a time to Fallston, they had operated the Joppa Cleaners in Perry Hall.

The former Jean Elizabeth Kling, a native Baltimorean, was reared in Highlandtown and graduated from Eastern High School.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road, Fullerton.

In addition to her husband, survivors include five daughters, Shirley Suggs of Bonita Springs, Fla., Winnie Brugman of Woodbine, Jean Dempster of Bald Head Island, N.C., Barbara Wagner of Smithsburg and Mary Zink Lynch of Baltimore; a son, George S. Zink Jr. of Middle River; her mother, Elsie Seitz of Rosedale; two sisters, Shirley Zacharko and Elsie Schafer, both of Perry Hall; and 12 grandchildren.

James H. Fry, a retired real estate executive, died Monday from complications of a stroke at Northwest Hospital Center. The longtime Lochearn resident was 75.

He retired in 1984 as president and director of Fidelity Management Co., a subsidiary of Nottingham Properties, which manages White Marsh Mall and properties in Towson and Columbia. He joined the firm in 1971.

He began his real estate career in 1946 as manager of the Dulaney Valley Apartments and later managed the Broadview Apartments on West 39th Street for Broadview Realty. During the 1960s, he managed the Blaustein Building downtown.

Born and reared on North Calvert Street, he attended city schools and was a 1937 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He attended the Johns Hopkins University on the GI Bill, earning a bachelor's degree in 1955.

During World War II, he served with the Army's Special Services in the European Theater. He was discharged with the rank of captain in 1945. As a reservist, he was recalled to active duty in 1951 during the Korean War.

His professional memberships included the Apartment Builders and Owners Association and the Institute of Real Estate Management.

He was an outdoorsman who had hiked most of the Appalachian Trail. He was also a member of the Bare Hills Tennis Club.

In 1949, he married the former Evelyn Rogers, who died in 1979.

A memorial service was set for 1 p.m. today at St. James Lutheran Church, Liberty and Rolling roads.

Survivors include a son, Jef Fry of Maui, Hawaii; four daughters, Janet R. Hancock of Sykesville, Jeannie L. McConkey of Afton, Va., Carol A. Fry of Parkville and Karen J. Fry of Baltimore; a sister, Jane Wardell of Parkville; an aunt, Vinnie Forestell of Towson; and six grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mountain Club of Maryland, 802 Kingston Road, Baltimore 21212.

Helen G. Long, who was active in church and community groups, died Wednesday of cancer at home in Waban, Mass., where she had moved 26 years ago from Catonsville, She was 79.

The former Helen Griffith was a Baltimore native and graduate of St. Joseph's Monastery School and Seton High School. She had worked for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. as a young woman.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered today in Waban.

She is survived by her husband, John J. Long; six daughters, Kathleen Long of San Francisco, Mary Wilson of Medfield, Mass., Dorothy Long of Brookline, Mass., Margaret Nagel of Honolulu, Barbara Kenslea of Newton, Mass., and Helen Long of Palmer Lake, Colo; two sons, John J. Long Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., and Gregory Long of Palmer Lake; two brothers, John R. Griffith of Pasadena and Thomas C. Griffith of Ocean Pines; two sisters, Katherine Murphy of Virginia Beach, Va., and Regina C. Dempsey of Park Ridge, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.

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