Michael James Cross, 57, president of accounting...

December 30, 1997

Michael James Cross, 57, president of accounting firm

Michael James Cross, president of a Timonium accounting firm, died Thursday of multiple myeloma at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Phoenix resident was 57.

The Baltimore native graduated from Calvert Hall College High School in 1958 and, after service in the Army Reserve, from Loyola College in 1968.

He was a certified public accountant for various firms before starting M. J. Cross in 1976. It became Waugh, Cross and Associates and, later, Cross and Associates, of which he was president at his death.

He also was an assistant Scoutmaster and coached lacrosse with the Cockeysville and Carroll Manor recreation councils.

From 1995 until this year, he was board president of New Pathways, a private, nonprofit agency that cares for foster children.

He was a lector in two Roman Catholic parishes in Baltimore County -- St. Francis Xavier Church in Hunt Valley and St. Joseph Church, 101 Church Lane in Texas, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Charlotte Dietz; a daughter, Melanie Cross, and a son, Alex Cross, both of Phoenix; five sisters, Mary Louise Wilreker of San Antonio, Helen Starr of Corpus Christi, Texas, Margaret Gilroy of Hudson, Mass., Catherine Brown of Baltimore and Alma McElvie of Lonaconing; three brothers, Raymond Cross of Columbia and Joseph Caroll Cross and Paul Cross, both of Baltimore.

Anthony S. Lee Jr., 21, accounting student

Services for Anthony S. "T. J." Lee Jr., a West Baltimore resident and an accounting student at the University of Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. today at New Psalmist Baptist Church, 4501 Old Frederick Road.

Mr. Lee, who was 21, was found dead in his car Wednesday in the Ridgely's Delight section of Baltimore. He had been shot in the head, and police ruled his death a homicide.

The West Baltimore native graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1993 and was expected to graduate from the University of Baltimore in June. He also worked for two family businesses, as a driver for Lee & Lee Trucking and as an administrative assistant at Crystal Health Services.

He enjoyed writing poetry and bowling with his parents in a Friday bowling league, said his sister, Crystal A. Lee of Baltimore, a student at Loyola College.

Other survivors include his parents, Anthony S. and Alice C. Lee, with whom he lived; a grandmother, Rose Ferges of Randallstown; a grandfather, Freddie L. Capel Sr. of Cherry Hill; and a special friend, Monica Wedlock of Lochearn. Luvinia Macklin Dougherty, a retired secretary and longtime Baltimore resident, died of cardiac arrest Thursday at Sinai Hospital. She was 77.

Born in South Hill, Va., she moved as a child to Baltimore, graduated from Douglass High School in 1939 and married Frank Roland Dougherty, who lived across the street from her.

She graduated from Cortez Peters Business School in 1949 and became a secretary in the probation department under the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, now the Circuit Court. She retired in 1979 and was a volunteer at Waxter Senior Center until her eyesight began to fail in 1987.

Mrs. Dougherty had been an active member of Rosemont Neighborhood Improvement Association and St. James Episcopal Church, 1020 W. Lafayette Ave., where services were held yesterday.

Her husband died in 1987. Survivors include a son, Roland Dougherty of Chicago; two brothers, Talmadge Macklin of Boydton, Va., and Harold Macklin of Baltimore; four sisters, Christine and Daisy Mitchell, both of Baltimore, Harriett Russell of South Hill and Grace Duncan of Chicago; and a granddaughter.

Sheila Lubin Golden, an actress who performed in theater productions in Baltimore and Florida, died of cancer Sunday at Vitas Hospice in Miami, where she lived. She was 61.

She married Dr. Howard Golden in 1957, and they moved to Miami.

A memorial service was set for today in Miami.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Polly Beam of Atlanta and Lilly Garth Battista of New York; a son, Andrew Golden of Miami; and her mother, Hanna Lubin of Baltimore.

Geneva B. Paolucci, 73, nurse, mother of 12

Geneva B. Paolucci, a registered nurse and mother of 12, died of a heart attack Friday at her home in Hyattsville. She was 73.

Mrs. Paolucci, a Washington native, graduated from the Georgetown University School of Nursing in 1945 and married Dr. Felix D. Paolucci in 1947. She was a nurse in his Hyattsville office from 1970 until they retired in 1986.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 7501 Adelphi Road in Hyattsville.

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