Ralph Justus Dohme, 71, former Sun photographerRalph...

December 14, 1996

Ralph Justus Dohme, 71, former Sun photographer

Ralph Justus Dohme, 71, a former Sun photographer who left his native Baltimore in 1961 and was an editor at newspapers in the Southwest, died of emphysema Monday at a hospital in Spring, Texas, where he lived.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Christopher Roman Catholic Church in Chester, Queen Anne's County.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Shirley Mae Jackson; two sons, Thomas J. Dohme and Paul M. Dohme, and a daughter, Mary Kathryn Parham, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, William Dohme of Newark, Worcester County; a sister, Dorothy Minihan of Stevensville, Queen Anne's County; a stepson, Michael J. Ball of Potomac; two stepdaughters, Barbara Ann Cline of Frederick and Susan Marie Collins of Spring; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

William Eliades, 94, owned restaurants

William Eliades, a restaurateur who was active in Democratic Party politics, died of bladder cancer Monday at his Highlandtown residence. He was 94.

He left the Greek island Rhodes in 1918 and came to Weirton, W.Va., where he was a steel worker until he moved to Baltimore in 1940.

Known as "Mr. Bill," he owned the Tacoma Restaurant on Eastern Avenue until 1955, when he sold it and purchased Bill's Terrace Inn, an Essex crab house and restaurant that he ran until he retired in 1991.

In 1955, he founded the Riverside Democratic Club, of which he was president of 35 years.

In 1929, he married Evelyn Papavasliou, who died last year.

He was a founder of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Highlandtown, where services were held yesterday.

He is survived by two sons, Steven W. Eliades and Andrew

Eliades, both of Highlandtown; a daughter, Agnes Rigopoulos of Rosedale; and two grandchildren.

Ellis Hardy Jr., 63, carpenter at Montebello

Ellis Hardy Jr., a carpenter, died Dec. 7 of a lung disease at Bon Secours Hospital. He was 63 and lived in North Baltimore.

The Baltimore native graduated from Douglass High School in 1952, then served in the Army.

He was discharged in 1954 and worked as a carpenter at the former Montebello Rehabilitation Center until the late 1960s when he went to work at a hardware store. He retired in 1986.

In retirement, he made furniture and operated a home improvement business.

He married Marion Wise in 1964.

Services were held yesterday at Hope Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Hardy and Bertram Troxler; four daughters, Deborah Marie Hardy, Deborah Michelle Hardy, Jacqueline Hardy and Audra Hardy; his mother, Phyllis Hardy-McCloud; two sisters, Pauline Shell and Rosa Dickerson; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 12/14/96

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