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September 05, 1997

Vasilios A. Vavakas, 53, restaurant owner

Vasilios A. Vavakas, who owned a carryout restaurant, died Aug. 28 of a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 53.

Mr. Vavakas owned Antonio's Carry Out in the 4900 block of Belair Road for 13 years. Earlier, he worked at A-1 Crab Haven on Old Eastern Avenue for 13 years.

Mr. Vavakas, who named his restaurant in honor of his father and son, was born in Chios, Greece, and was trained as a cook while working on ships that sailed out of his native country. He came to Baltimore in 1971.

Services were held Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Kiriaki Roros; a son, Antonios Vavakas, and a daughter, Alexandra Vavakas, both of Baltimore; his parents, Antonios and Alexandra Vavakas, and a brother, Constandinos Vavakas, all of Chios; three sisters, Eleni Zahariou of Corinth, Greece, and Nicki Maliaroudakis and Zenovia Vavakas, both of Chios; and several nieces and nephews.

Emmalene R. Mabe, a former Baltimore bookkeeper, died Saturday of undetermined causes in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, where she lived. She was 77.

Beginning in 1944, Mrs. Mabe was a bookkeeper, first for Keswick Home, then for a security company. She retired in 1990 and moved to Columbus, Ohio. She later moved to


Born Emmalene Ronk in Milton, W.Va., the former Emmalene Ronk married Lawrence Thornhill Mabe in 1944 and the couple moved to Baltimore. Mr. Mabe died in 1966.

Graveside services were yesterday.

She is survived by two brothers, J.P. Ronk of Venice, Pa., and Calvin C. Ronk of Ogden, Utah; and a sister, Marie Gammon of Columbus.

Charles W. Clayville, 87, barber, WWII veteran

Charles W. Clayville, a longtime barber, died of lung cancer Aug. 24 at Good Samaritan Nursing Center. He was 87 and lived in Baltimore.

The native of Clayton, Del., was a barber for 59 years, including 44 years in Baltimore.

L He served in the 44th Infantry Division during World War II.

His wife, the former Lena Calloway, died in 1967.

Services were held Aug. 28. Survivors include a son, Harry C. Clayville of Baltimore; and a grandson, Christopher Clayville of Baltimore.

Celestine K. Jones, 69, homemaker, saleswoman

Celestine K. Jones, a homemaker and former saleswoman, died of heart failure Tuesday at Bon Secours Hospital. She was 69 and lived in Randallstown.

Mrs. Jones, who moved from East Baltimore to Randallstown in 1995, was a sales associate at a local jewelry store from 1977 to 1982. Earlier, she was a nursing assistant at the old Baltimore City Hospitals.

She was born Celestine Kates in Baltimore and attended Douglass High School.

In 1950, she married Leroy Nelson, who died. . In 1979, she married Charles Jones, who died in 1991.

She was an active member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave., where services are planned for 11: 30 a.m. today.

She is survived by three sons, John Bright of Clinton, and Allen Haskins and James Young, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Vernetta Aziz of Randallstown and Darlene Jackson of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/05/97

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