John Fotiadis Sr.Perryville mayorJohn G. Fotiadis Sr., who...

October 10, 1994

John Fotiadis Sr.

Perryville mayor

John G. Fotiadis Sr., who was mayor of Perryville in the early 1970s, died Friday during an operation at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

He was 70.

jTC Mr. Fotiadis of Perryville was mayor from 1970 to 1971. He also worked as an electronic technician at Edgewood Arsenal for 33 years, retiring in 1979.

During World War II, Mr. Fotiadis served with the Eighth Marine Anti-Aircraft Battery. He left the service as a private first class. He later became a member of the Susquehanna American Legion Post No. 135 in Perryville.

Mr. Fotiadis was born in Colora, Cecil County, and graduated in 1942 from Jacob Tome Institute in Port Deposit.

Services are to be held at 11 a.m. today at Patterson Funeral Home, 1493 Clayton St., Perryville 21903.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Gillespie; a daughter, Judith D. Sherrard of Perryville; two sons, John G. Fotiadis Jr. of Havre de Grace and Jeffrey G. Fotiadis of Perryville; a brother, Nicholas G. Fotiadis of Perryville; and five grandchildren.

Margaret V. M. Walton

Salvation Army volunteer

Margaret Virginia Mullenberg Walton, who received the Salvation Army's Unsung Hero Award after many years of service in the women's auxiliary, died Friday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice.

She was 86.

Mrs. Walton, a homemaker and volunteer, joined the auxiliary in 1961.

She helped raise money to build an addition to the Salvation Army's Baltimore headquarters.

A seamstress, she chaired the auxiliary's sewing committee for 12 years.

She also made clothes for her daughter and granddaughter.

"The stitching was so fine, when I went to take a lace collar off, I couldn't get it off," daughter Margaret Wheatley of Towson recalled.

The Salvation Army gave Mrs. Walton its Unsung Hero Award for 1984-1985.

Mrs. Wheatley said her mother touched many lives.

Mrs. Walton was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for 10 years and belonged to the Cedarcroft Garden Club, Towson Methodist Church and BouTemSci Club, a women's service organization that aids the Salvation Army.

She and her husband, Howard "Tom" Walton, shared an interest in antique clocks. Mr. Walton, who owned a plumbing business, died in 1984. They were married for 56 years.

Mrs. Walton was born in Baltimore.

Mrs. Wheatley said her mother was very proud of having been chosen to attend No. 49 Accelerated Junior High School. The school for gifted and talented students at 1205 Cathedral St. was renovated in 1985 to house the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. Mrs. Walton graduated from Forest Park High School in 1926.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers +V Forge.

Burial will be in Lorraine Park Cemetery.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Walton is survived by a son, Howard C. Walton of Catonsville; two sisters, Helen Wenzing of Bel Air and Julia Hoffman of Catonsville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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