TCCharles H. Stevenson, 78, teacher, businessmanCharles...

October 31, 1997


Charles H. Stevenson, 78, teacher, businessman

Charles Henry Stevenson, a former Baltimore City schoolteacher and businessman, died of an aneurysm Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 78.

Mr. Stevenson taught dry-cleaning and tailoring at Carver Vocational-Technical High School in West Baltimore from 1949 to 1975, when he retired. He later operated a nightclub on $l Pennsylvania Avenue and a dry-cleaning business.

The Baltimore native graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1936.

In 1938, he married Louise Gaskins, who died in 1976. In 1980, he married Pauline Wilson.

Services are planned for 11: 30 a.m. today at Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500 Edmondson Ave.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Burt Stevenson; a daughter, Carolyn Bowen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Memorial service planned for Rev. Howard M. Amoss

A memorial service for the Rev. Howard M. Amoss will be at 1: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Fork United Methodist Church, 12828 Fork Road.

Mr. Amoss, a retired Methodist minister, died of pneumonia Aug. at a hospital in York, Pa. He was 93.

During his 50-year career, the former Fallston resident served churches in Baltimore and Cumberland and on the Eastern Shore.

His wife of 60 years, the former Ernestine Ohler, died in 1990.

He is survived by two daughters, June A. Karschner of Dillsburg, Pa., and Dorothy A. Boehm of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial service planned for Anthony J. Girandola Sr.

A memorial service for Anthony James Girandola Sr., a lawyer and former priest, will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

Mr. Girandola died of a heart attack Sept. 1 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Severna Park resident was 72.

Joseph Franklin Fowble, 89, Baltimore County teacher

Joseph Franklin Fowble, a retired Baltimore County educator, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at Holly Hill Manor nursing home in Towson. He was 89.

The longtime Towson resident was principal of Pot Springs Elementary School from 1968 to 1972, when he retired.

During a career that began in 1930 as a teacher at Sparks Elementary School, Mr. Fowble was principal at Chase, Mars Estates and Pleasant Plains elementary schools.

The Timonium native earned a teaching degree from Towson State Normal School in 1929. He later earned a master's degree from the University of Maryland and did graduate work at Duke and the Johns Hopkins universities.

When he was 20, Mr. Fowble was stricken with poliomyelitis and lost the use of a leg.

He was listed in the 1959 edition of "Who's Who in American Education" and was a former president of the Teachers' Association of Baltimore County and the Men's Club of Baltimore County.

He enjoyed woodworking, model railroading and building dollhouses and reproduction dollhouse furniture.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Catherine Lee Bishop; and two daughters, Dr. Barbara Lee Fowble of Philadelphia and Bette Jo Toms of Richmond, Va.

Erma C. Smith, 68, Civic Center cashier

Erma C. Smith, who was a 50-year member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church on West Lanvale Street, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack at the church. The West Baltimore resident was 68.

For many years, Mrs. Smith was a cashier at the Baltimore Civic Center, now the Baltimore Arena. She retired in 1987.

She was born Erma Carsley in Baltimore and attended city schools.

In 1947, she married Walter Cecil Smith, a mechanical engineer who died this year.

Mrs. Smith enjoyed being with her family and playing pinochle.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Smith of Baltimore, and Wayne Smith and Craig Smith, both of Bradenton, Fla.; three daughters, Sheila Talley, Lynn Crawley and Carol Randall, all of Baltimore; a brother, Thuron Thomas of Baltimore; a sister, Doris Williams of Baltimore; and three grandsons.

Pub Date: 10/31/97

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