Evelyn R. Moxley, In the Nov. 2 editions of The Sun, the...

November 02, 1996

Evelyn R. Moxley, In the Nov. 2 editions of The Sun, the obituary for Evelyn R. Moxley of Ellicott City inadvertently omitted her daughter, Eleanor M. Breeden of West Friendship, among the list of survivors. The Sun regrets the error.

Evelyn R. Moxley, 88, churchwoman for 70 years

Evelyn R. Moxley, an Ellicott City resident who was active in her church for 70 years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Howard County General Hospital. She was 88.

Widely known and appreciated for her friendly disposition, Mrs. Moxley was a member of Rockland United Methodist Church, formerly the Evangelical United Brethren Church, where she belonged to the Ladies Aid Society and United Methodist Women.


She was born Evelyn Richarts in Manchester, Carroll County, and raised in Woodlawn, where she graduated from Baltimore County schools.

She was 16 when she met Norman E. Moxley Sr. during a Sunday school outing at old Bay Shore Park near Sparrows Point. They were married in 1926.

Mr. Moxley, a former Howard County commissioner, contractor and developer of Normandy Shopping Center in Ellicott City, died in 1995.

Services for Mrs. Moxley will be at 11 a.m. today at Rockland United Methodist Church, 8971 Chapel Ave., Ellicott City.

She is survived by two sons, Norman E. Moxley Jr. of Columbia and Robert R. Moxley of Ellicott City; a daughter, Marilyn M. Embrey of Ellicott City; two brothers, Charles Richarts of Woodlawn and John Richarts of Glen Burnie; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Association for Retarded Citizens of Howard County, 9220 Rumsey Road, Columbia 21045.

Wayland S. 'Will' Bell, 81, longshoreman

Wayland S. "Will" Bell, a retired field representative for the Steamship Trade Association-International Longshoremen's Association, died Monday of complications of a stroke at Windsor Ridge Nursing Home in Catonsville. He was 81.

Mr. Bell, a career longshoreman, was financial secretary and business agent of International Longshoremen's Association Local 858 before becoming STA-ILA field representative in 1964 for the pension-benefit fund. He retired in 1982.

Mr. Bell was a lifelong West Baltimore resident and graduated from Douglass High School in 1935. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945.

He enjoyed playing golf, traveling and gardening.

Services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at White Stone Baptist Church, 3005 Baker St., Baltimore, where he was a member and sang with the male chorus.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Blanche Beverly; a brother, Dr. James E. Bell; and several nieces and nephews. All are of Baltimore.

Norman F. Matthews, 72, roofer, sports fan

Norman F. Matthews, a retired roofer and sports enthusiast, died Oct. 26 at Sinai Hospital after suffering a heart attack while en route to his niece's funeral. He was 72.

Mr. Matthews was a roofer for more than 40 years. He retired several years ago.

Born and raised in Sandtown, Mr. Matthews was a 1942 graduate of Douglass High School. He enlisted in the Army and served in the Pacific Theater as a clerk. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of private.

He played sandlot baseball for many years as a member of the Old Sandtown Lucky Strikes baseball team.

He sang with the Soldiers for Christ male chorus, was a chaplain and member of the usher board at the Senior Missionary Society of Berean Baptist Church, 3523 Hayward Ave., Baltimore, where services will be held at noon today.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former Ora Brooks; a daughter, Lorraine Pinnock of Baltimore; a brother, William S. Matthews of Baltimore; five sisters, Shirley M. Pratt, Jean Matthews, Delores Merritt, Beverly Anderson and Mattie R. Matthews, all of Baltimore; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

Josephine M. DiFilippo, 88, longtime teacher

Josephine M. DiFilippo, who taught in Baltimore public schools for 40 years, died Tuesday of heart failure at her Timonium residence. She was 88.

Mrs. DiFilippo earned a bachelor's degree in 1931 from Towson State Normal School and spent her entire teaching career at Betsy Ross Elementary School on Millington Avenue. She retired in the early 1970s.

She also was office manager and bookkeeper for her father's bridge building company, Frank Pecora Construction Co.

She was born Josephine Pecora in Forest Park and was a 1927 graduate of Eastern High School. She was married for 52 years to Philip J. DiFilippo, who survives her.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, on Church Lane in Texas, Baltimore County.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, J. Jay Pecora of Roland Park; four sisters, Antoinetta Kingan, Palmina But- ler and Catherine S. Pecora, all of Towson, and Grace E. Krieg of Lutherville; and many nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 11/02/96

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