Patricia DeAmico Shreeve, 54, state employeePatricia...

January 31, 1996

Patricia DeAmico Shreeve, 54, state employee

Patricia DeAmico Shreeve, a state employee, died Wednesday at her Ocean City home after a long illness. The Fells Point native was 54.

Mrs. Shreeve worked for several Baltimore advertising firms before joining state government in 1974, working for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and later the Department of Transportation.

In late 1994, Mrs. Shreeve, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, moved from Baltimore to Ocean City. In November 1995, she was placed on medical leave.

A graduate of Catholic High School, she graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland College Park in 1962, majoring in home economics. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and Women in Transportation.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. "Bob" Shreeve, whom she married in 1968; a son, Rob Shreeve of Baltimore; a brother, Anthony DeAmi

co of Corpus Christi, Texas; three grandchildren; a nephew; two nieces; and a cousin.

James E. Nicholas, 81, chemical engineer

James E. Nicholas, 81, a retired chemical engineer and former Scout leader, died of pneumonia Jan. 21 at Union Memorial Hospital.

The Baltimore resident was a member of the Engineers Club of Baltimore and had been a Scout leader of Troop 35 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer on North Charles Street where services were held Jan. 23. He is survived by his wife, Frances; a daughter, Dr. Anne Costain of the University of Colorado; and a grandchild.

Ralph E. Ensor, 78, contracting executive

Ralph E. Ensor, 78, who retired in 1978 as president of the general contracting firm of John K. Ruff Inc., died Jan. 9 of congestive heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

The Hampden native was a 1935 graduate of City College and served in the Army during World War II.

Services were held Jan. 15. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Edna M. Raynor; two daughters, Judith L. Basilone of Baltimore and Joanna M. Gurley of Irvington, N.Y.; brother, Frank L. Ensor of Hampden; a sister, Edith E. Ringsdorf of Philadel- phia; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Constance Marie Hemmeter, 64, telemarketing manager

Constance "Connie" Marie Hemmeter, 64, retired manager for a telemarketing firm, died of cancer Jan. 19 at her Rosedale home. She was 64.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Jan. 22. Survivors include her husband, John G. Hemmeter; two sons, Gary Hemmeter of Abingdon and Scott Hemmeter of Rosedale; three daughters, Denise Poferl of Perry Hall, Lisa Strebeck of Middle River and Carol Clarke of Parkville; and eight grandchildren.

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