Frank E. Stitt, 72, Social Security workerFrank E. Stitt...

September 25, 1997

Frank E. Stitt, 72, Social Security worker

Frank E. Stitt, a retired Social Security Administration data processing supervisor, died of a hemorrhage Sept. 2 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The Towson resident was 72.

Mr. Stitt began working for SSA in 1945 and worked in the Candler Building in Baltimore before moving to the Woodlawn headquarters. He retired in 1978.

The native of Altoona, Pa., enlisted in the Army Air Corps after graduating from high school. He was a mechanic and was on Tinian in the Mariana Islands, where he witnessed the atomic bomb being placed aboard the bomber that dropped it on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant.

Mr. Stitt was an avid Orioles fan.

A memorial service was held Sept. 7 at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St., where he was a member for 44 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Frances Louise Gulden; two sons, Roger E. Stitt of Annapolis and Douglas E. Stitt of Emerald Isle, N.C.; a daughter, Sandra Heckler of Carlisle, Pa; a sister, Meryl Stitt of Sykesville; and five grandchildren.

Mary Eva Burger, 82, registered nurse

Mary Eva Burger, a retired registered nurse, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 12 at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 82.

She had lived at Charlestown for three years.

Mrs. Burger, who earned a nursing degree from Temple University in 1936, worked in hospitals and nursing homes in Pennsylvania and Florida and retired in 1985.

She was born Mary Eva Harpster in Warriors Mark, Pa.

In 1942, she married John J. Burger Sr., who died this year.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

She is survived by a son, John J. Burger Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; four daughters, Barbara Eves and Elizabeth Eva Sharpe, both of Columbia; Mary Reale of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., and Ann Burger of Washington; three sisters, Pauline Zimmers, Maude Hazzard and Grace Bloom, all of Altoona, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/25/97

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