Brian S. PfeiferElectronics technicianBrian S. Pfeifer, an...

January 03, 1995

Brian S. Pfeifer

Electronics technician

Brian S. Pfeifer, an electronics technician and former Baltimore resident, died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., from injuries he suffered in a car accident earlier in the day. He was 34.

Born in Fort Meyers, Fla., Mr. Pfeifer was a 1978 graduate of Parkville High School. He took courses at Essex Community College, Frederick Community College, the University of Maryland and a college in Indiana.

For the last 10 years, Mr. Pfeifer worked for Magnavox Corp., spending time at plants in Northern Virginia, Germany and, for the last 18 months, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Pfeifer was a former member of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the 8500 block of Loch Raven Blvd., where a burial Mass will be offered tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Mr. Pfeifer is survived by his wife, Karen; two sons, George and Gregory; his parents, Francis and Mary Virginia Pfeifer of Berlin, Md.; and three brothers, Michael Pfeifer of Newark, Del., John Pfeifer of Joppa, and Francis Pfeifer Jr., with whom the family has lost contact.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brian Pfeifer Educational Fund, in care of John Pfeifer, 527 Anchor Drive, Joppa 21085.

Dr. P. Sioson-Reyes


Dr. Pauline Bayani Sioson-Reyes, a neonatologist and mother of two who lived in Clarksville, died last Tuesday at Howard County General Hospital of lymphoma. She was 34.

Dr. Sioson-Reyes cared for premature babies at Howard County General Hospital in a 14-bed unit she helped establish in 1990.

She took part in the activities of a support group for the families of the babies cared for in the nursery.

Dr. Sioson-Reyes earned her medical degree in the Philippines and did further training at hospitals in Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Jami D. Reyes of Clarksville; a daughter, Jeanine Paulette S. Reyes, age 5; a son, Jonathan Jami S. Reyes, age 2; her parents, Dr. Conrado Sioson and Dr. Pelagia Bayani-Sioson of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Dr. Conrado Sioson Jr. of Memphis; three sisters, Dr. Priscilla Sioson- Aherrera of Jackson, Tenn., Patricia Sioson of New York, and Pamela Salazar of Memphis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pauline Reyes Fund for the Howard County General Hospital Special Care Nursery, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, Md., 21044.

Jocelyn M. Wagner

Winery co-owner

Jocelyn McDonough Wagner, who had been co-owner with her husband of a Maryland winery, died of Alzheimer's disease and medical complications Friday at the Pickersgill retirement home in Towson. She was 93.

Mrs. Wagner and her husband, Philip M. Wagner, an editor at The Baltimore Sun from 1930 to 1964, cultivated their love of wine at J. & P. Wagner Boordy Vineyards, which they founded in Riderwood in 1945. They operated the winery until 1980, when it was sold to the DeFord family of Long Green Valley.

Mrs. Wagner had played piano since she was a child and often entertained friends and family. She particularly enjoyed chamber music.

Mrs. Wagner was an active member of the Women's Board of Johns Hopkins Hospital for many years.

Born in Portsmouth, N.H., Mrs. Wagner was a 1923 graduate of Vassar College. She was a 1925 graduate of the Smith College School of Social Work in Northampton, Mass.

After taking jobs in psychiatric social work in Boston and Detroit, she moved to Baltimore in 1928 and worked for the Mental Hygiene Clinic of Maryland.

Her first marriage, to the late Dr. Manfred S. Guttmacher, chief medical adviser to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore and internationally known for his work in criminal psychiatry, ended in divorce.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mr. Wagner; two sons, Dr. Jonathan Guttmacher of Boston and Richard Guttmacher of Waterville, Maine; and four grandchildren.

Services will be private. The family suggested donations to Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland, 2916 Churchville Road, Churchville 21028.

Helen Erskine Donellan, an active member of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton and the mother of five children, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The Towson resident was 89.

Mrs. Donellan was born in Lancaster, Pa., in 1905, the daughter ** of Irish immigrants William Howard and Katie Brogan Erskine.

The family moved to Baltimore and became active members of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church on Greenmount Avenue. In 1928, Miss Erskine married Thomas Joseph Donellan. He died in 1974.

For years, Mrs. Donellan's life centered on St. Dominic's in Hamilton, where she was a Sunday school teacher and active volunteer. She attended Mass daily at 8:15 a.m. and would then walk through the neighborhood to shop, buy lottery tickets and talk to longtime friends.

Mrs. Donellan was president of the church's chapter of the Ladies of Charity and belonged to the Emerald Isle Club, which helps Irish immigrants.

A Mass of Christian burial, led by her son, Monsignor Thomas Donellan, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Dominic's, in ++ the 5300 block of Harford Road.

Mrs. Donellan is survived by four sons, Monsignor Donellan of Baltimore, Robert E. Donellan of Englewood, Fla., William H. Donellan of Mount Vernon, Va., and Patrick M. Donellan of Hanover, Pa.; a daughter, Helen D. Lewis of Greensboro, N.C.; a brother, Alfred Erskine of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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