Gerry F. Case Jr., 19, Loyola College studentA Mass of...

March 25, 1997

Gerry F. Case Jr., 19, Loyola College student

A Mass of Christian burial for Gerry F. Case Jr. will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Andrew by the Bay Roman Catholic Church, 701 College Parkway, Annapolis.

The Loyola College of Maryland freshman and former Broadneck High School lacrosse star died Saturday of meningococcemia at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was 19.

He is survived by his parents, Gerard F. Case Sr. and Effie A. Case of Arnold; a brother, Joseph G. Case of Arnold; his paternal grandmother, Thelma A. Case of Baltimore; an uncle, Charles Case of Baltimore; an aunt, Sister Angela Francis, S.S.J., of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a special friend, Molly Branning of Arnold.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loyola College Scholarship Fund, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210. Grace A. Schlesinger, a former dancer, instructor and costumer, died March 16 of complications from a fall at Cherrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Owings Mills. She was 90.

Mrs. Schlesinger, who studied at the Peabody Conservatory, danced professionally here and in New York, and taught dance here from 1940 to 1965. She also made costumes for area dancers, opening Grayce's Capezio Dance Theater Shop on Read Street in 1949. It closed in 1984.

The former Grace Arnold was born in New York City and raised in Forest Park. She graduated from Western High School in 1925.

In 1932, she married Howard Schlesinger, administrative secretary to Baltimore Mayor Howard Jackson. Mr. Schlesinger died in 1963.

Private services were held Friday.

She is survived by a son, Ted Schlesinger of Catonsville; a daughter, Sarah Schlesinger-Gossage of New York City; and two grandchildren.

Nancy E. McNickle, 75, homemaker, record collector

Nancy E. McNickle, a homemaker who collected jazz and blues records, died of cancer March 17 at the Hospice of Baltimore's Gilchrist Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Pikesville resident was 75.

The former Nancy Kirk became interested in jazz and the blues as a young girl in her native Williamson, W.Va., where her father brought in big bands in the 1930s and 1940s. During high school, she sang with a local jazz band.

In the early 1950s, she moved to Washington and worked in the personnel office of the Library of Congress, where she became friends with the poet Carl Sandburg.

In 1954, she married Paul A. McNickle, who served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush of Connecticut, father of former President George W. Bush. The couple moved to Catonsville in 1964 and later to Pikesville. Mr. McNickle, a court stenographer, died in 1981.

Services were held Saturday. She is survived by a son, Thomas A. McNickle, and her mother, Maude M. Kirk, both of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 3/25/97

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