Earl Edward Collins, 80, industrial painterEarl Edward...

June 19, 1996

Earl Edward Collins, 80, industrial painter

Earl Edward Collins, an industrial painter for Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan for 25 years, died of respiratory failure Saturday at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 80.

The native of southwest Baltimore graduated from City College high school in 1933 and did free- lance painting jobs.

In 1942, during World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and was an airplane armorer for the 366th Fighter Squadron. He was discharged in 1945.

He returned to Baltimore and again did free-lance painting for several years until he joined Baltimore Federal. He retired in 1977.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marie Scherer, whom he married in 1947; two daughters, Kathleen Warner and Victoria Porterfield, and a brother, Robert Collins, all of Baltimore; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

Margaret S. Dowling, 73, tailor and secretary

Margaret S. Dowling, a retired tailor and a former Baltimore resident, died Sunday at Devlin Manor Nursing Home in Cumberland. She was 73.

She also had worked as a secretary to her nephew, Dr. Andrew Sosnowski, in Brooklyn Park.

She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Cumberland and a former parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Brooklyn.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Mary's Church in Cumberland. Another memorial Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, Prudence and Church streets in Curtis Bay.

Her husband, Edward J. Dowling, died in 1968.

She is survived by two sons, E. Guy Dowling of Cumberland and Andrew J. Dowling of Hanover; a daughter, Renee M. Martellini of Upper Marlboro; two brothers, Joseph and Edward Cierniak, and three sisters, Victoria Sosnowski, Tena Michalski and Jan Kellenberger, all of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Pub Date: 6/19/96

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