Thomas DeBlase, 78, Postal Service workerThomas DeBlase, a...

February 10, 1997

Thomas DeBlase, 78, Postal Service worker

Thomas DeBlase, a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, died of lung cancer Thursday at his daughter's home in Arnold. He was 78.

The Baltimore native was a longtime resident of Glen Burnie, who moved to Vero Beach, Fla., in 1995.

He retired in 1978 after 27 years as a letter carrier and postal clerk. He was also a hairdresser.

He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and was a decorated Army veteran of World War II. In 1940, he married Rose Mary Giunta, who survives him.

Services will be at 9: 30 a.m. today at St. Andrew by the Bay, 701 College Parkway, Annapolis.

Other survivors include four sons, Samuel DeBlase of Mobile, Ala., Thomas DeBlase of Glenwood, Robert DeBlase of Centreville and Joseph DeBlase of Odenton; a daughter, Toni Maglio of Arnold; a brother, Joseph DeBlase of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sisters, Rose Zangara of Perry Hall and Tina Ceccio of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Daniel L. Donohue, 66, procurement specialist

Daniel L. Donohue, a retired Westinghouse Electronic Manufacturing procurement specialist, died of cancer Feb. 3 at his Taylors Island residence. He was 66.

Mr. Donohue began his career with Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River in 1954, went to work for Westinghouse in 1965. He retired in 1987.

The Baltimore native graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1948 and Loyola College in 1952.

He served in the Army as a military policeman during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1956.

He married Dorothy A. Kable in 1955. They lived in Gardenville for many years, then moved to what had been their second home on Taylors Island in 1983.

He was a communicant of St. Mary's Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, the American Legion Post No. 91, and the Taylors Island Volunteer Fire Department.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday in Cambridge, and a memorial service was held Friday in Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Kevin M. Donohue and Timothy P. Donohue, both of Baltimore, and Daniel L. Donohue Jr. of Taylors Island; a daughter, Colleen E. Townsley of Littleton, Colo.; his mother, Mary B. Donohue of Baltimore; five brothers, James Donohue, Leo Donohue, John Donohue, Thomas Donohue and Richard Donohue, all of Baltimore; a sister, Patricia Marshall of Scarsdale, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.

Pub Date: 2/10/97

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