Everett L. Chapman, 73, concrete specialistEverett L...

December 28, 1996

Everett L. Chapman, 73, concrete specialist

Everett L. Chapman, a concrete specialist with Arundel Corp., died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 73.

Born in Pimlico, he was a 1941 City College graduate. He went to work for the old Brooks-Arundel Concrete Co. that year and stayed with the company, which later became Arundel Corp., for years.

"He was widely known in the concrete industry. There was hardly a project, from the building of Memorial Stadium to the construction of light rail, that he didn't serve," said A. O. "Reds" House, a colleague at Arundel.

In 1946, after serving with the Navy in the Pacific Theater as a radioman first class, Mr. Chapman married Harriet Irvin, who survives him.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Also surviving are two sons, Stuart Chapman of Darlington and Steven Chapman of Bel Air; a daughter, Shelley Hostetter of Catonsville; a sister, Mary Lou Holdefer of Pinellas Park, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Marie C. Helinski, a former clerk at Northeastern District police station, died Dec. 24 of cancer at her Parkville home. She was 68.

The former Marie Catherine Idzik, who graduated from Patterson Park High School, was a longtime member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Overlea.

On Aug. 8, 1954, she married George J. Helinski, a former district judge who is now retired.

Mrs. Helinski was chief clerk at the Northeastern District station house, a job she began when the station house was on Ashland Avenue. She left that job in 1961 to raise her family but returned to the Police Department in 1980 and remained for eight years.

"She enjoyed nature and the state she lived in. She toured the Civil War battlegrounds and the Chesapeake Bay. She passed that appreciation on to her children," said Michael S. Helinski, a son who lives in Middle River.

"She was creative and made wonderful Halloween costumes. She used my father's tuxedos and used old curtains," said Lois Stickles, a daughter who lives in Perry Hall.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. today at St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Also surviving are two other daughters, Barbara J. Graves of Frederick and Martha A. Powers of Cub Hill; two brothers, Walter and Joseph Idzik of Baltimore; two sisters, Irene Brooks of Baltimore and Frances Kocur of New Orleans; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael School Library Fund, 10 Willow Ave., Baltimore 21206.

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