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January 19, 1995

Sister Generosa

Retired teacher

Sister Mary Generosa Sibiski, S.S.N.D., a retired teacher, died Monday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 80 and lived at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

She retired in 1988 after 10 years as a first-grade teacher at Our Lady of Fatima School in East Baltimore. She had taught in schools in Baltimore and other localities beginning in 1936.

From 1974 until 1977, Sister Generosa was a member of the staff of her order's headquarters in Rome.

The former Catherine Sibiski was a native of Baltimore who graduated from the Sacred Heart of Jesus School and St. Michael's Business School. She worked as a clerk for the Western Electric Co. and briefly as a typist at another firm before she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1933.

She then completed her high school studies at the Institute of Notre Dame and later earned a bachelor's degree from Duquesne University.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by two nieces.

Jan Foster Higgins

Preschool teacher

Jan Elizabeth Foster Higgins, a preschool teacher, died Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured Saturday in an automobile accident in Pasadena, where she resided. She was 41.

The former Jan Elizabeth Foster, who taught at the Forcey Christian School in Silver Spring, was a native of Tullahoma, Tenn. She was reared there, in Ohio and in Churchville. She was a graduate of the Bel Air High School and the University of Kentucky.

After private services today at the Churchville Presbyterian Church, a memorial service was set for 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church, 7378 Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie, where her husband, the Rev. Raymond H. Higgins, is associate pastor for music and worship.

In addition to her husband of 16 years, survivors include a son, Jeffrey; a daughter, Kristin; and her mother, Doris C. Foster, all of Pasadena; two sisters, Ann Foster Doupnik of Towson and Susan Foster Austin of Bel Air; a brother, J. Michael Foster of Stillwater, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Anna C. Walker

Social Security worker

Anna C. Walker, 63, a retired section manager at Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn, died Sunday of cancer at her Northwest Baltimore home.

The former Anna C. Cooper, a native of Baltimore, retired four years ago after working at SSA for 27 years. She was a member of the Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 1121 W. Lanvale St. in Baltimore, where services were set for 7:30 p.m. today.

Her husband, William Walker, died in 1981. She is survived by two daughters, Estelle Walker of Baltimore and Karen Thaniel of Randallstown; a stepdaughter, Barbara Ennels of Baltimore; two sons, Michael Walker of Westminster and Kenneth Walker of Baltimore; her mother, Blanche Rustin of Baltimore; a sister, Lorretta Bond of Baltimore; a brother, Bernard Cooper of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Norbert J. Burke, 97, a retired salesman for the Crown Cork and Seal Co., died Tuesday of heart and respiratory failure at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He lived in Roland Park.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. His wife, the former Marguerite Lamble, died in 1982. He is survived by a son, Norbert J. Burke Jr. of Springfield, Maine; a daughter, Marguerite B. Evans of Boca Raton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Elzie E. Curry, 93, a retired sleeping car porter on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, died Sunday at the Harbor Hospital Center after being found unconscious at his home in Cedar Hill near Brooklyn Park.

He was an elder of the Maryland Church of God in Christ, 5100 Denmore Ave., Baltimore, where services were set for 11:30 a.m. today. His wife, Louise, died in 1981.

Mr. Curry is survived by two daughters, Grace Moore of Cedar Hill and Irene Wallace of Baltimore; a son, Robert Curry of Cedar Hill; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Bernadine Borowy, 69, who became known as the candy lady when she worked in her son's candy store in Highlandtown, died Monday of an intestinal rupture at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She worked from 1975 until 1985 at the Sugar Bin, where her son sold the chocolates he made upstairs.

A Mass of Christian burial for the former Bernadine Gruszczynski, a Baltimore native and resident of Highlandtown, was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 400 S. Chester St. She is survived by her husband, Stanislaus Borowy; her son, Ron Borowy of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

Gladys Hesselbacher, 97, retired secretary-treasurer of what is now the PHH Corp., died Sunday of respiratory failure at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm, where she had lived for about 10 years.

Services for the former Gladys Wiley, a Baltimore native, were set for 10 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road. Her husband, Paul H. Hesselbacher, died about 20 years ago. She is survived by a sister, Hilda W. Stetka of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; three nieces; three nephews; and 30 grandnieces and grandnephews.

Philip Hudson, 85, a retired certified public accountant, died Saturday of pneumonia at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He had moved from Towson to the Charlestown retirement community in 1989.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville. Mr. Hudson's wife, the former Marie Gibson, died in 1980. He is survived by a brother, Samuel M. Hudson of Glen Burnie; a niece; and a nephew.

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