Dimetrius Hajimihalis, 80, deli ownerDimetrius...

January 05, 1998

Dimetrius Hajimihalis, 80, deli owner

Dimetrius Hajimihalis, a retired deli owner, died Friday at his home of cancer. He was 80.

Mr. Hajimihalis, known as Danny, was born in Bethlehem, Pa., but shortly thereafter moved with his parents to their birthplace, Greece. He lived in Greece until he was 36, working as a farmer and a fisherman before starting a business selling cheese, wine and olives.

He served in the Greek army during World War II as a radio dispatcher, receiving two medals for honor and valor.

In 1953, he returned to the United States, settling in Baltimore. He married Dimitra Makris and started several businesses, including Danny's Food Market and Danny's Wholesale Produce both of which he sold.

In 1970, he opened Danny's Deli in Parkville. In 1975, after the success of the Parkville deli, he opened another in Cockeysville, where he spent most of his time until he retired in 1995.

Services will be at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street in Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sisters, Chressy Kostis, Catherine Kutson and Helen Karas, all of Baltimore; one brother, Konstantine Karavasilis, also of Baltimore; two sons, Alec Hajimihalis of Hunt Valley and Gus Hajimihalis of Cockeysville; two daughters, Stephanie Sourlis of Timonium and Estelle Jenkins of Lutherville; and nine grandchildren.

William "Willie" Russell Ferandes Sr., who owned a Highlandtown linoleum business and enjoyed playing the washboard, died Wednesday at his home in Armistead Gardens after a long illness. He was 79.

Born in East Baltimore, Mr. Ferandes attended Patterson High School and joined the Army in 1942. He served in Africa and Europe in a labor supervisor unit.

When he returned home, Mr. Ferandes opened his business, Veterans Linoleum Service on Eastern Avenue. He retired in 1980.

He enjoyed fishing and visiting Pimlico Race Course, said his grandson, Richard Hineline.

"But most of all he liked to play his washboard and sing," Mr. Hineline said. "All he needed was a microphone and he was happy."

Services will be at 10 a.m. todayat Our Lady of Pompei Roman Catholic Church in the 200 block of S. Conkling St.

His marriage to Mary DeWitt of Baltimore ended in divorce 27 years ago.

His second wife, Gloria Poston Ferandes, died this year after 25 years of marriage.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellingson of Baltimore; three sons, William R. Ferandes Jr. and George L. Ferandes, both of Baltimore, and Andrew T. Ferandes of Norfolk, Va.; three stepchildren; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Charles V. Emmel, 48, designer and painter

Charles V. Emmel, a Baltimore-born interior designer and painter, died unexpectedly last month at his home in Boise, Idaho. He was 48.

Mr. Emmel was educated in the Baltimore area and served in the Navy Medical Corps from 1968 to 1972 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

After his marriage ended in divorce, Mr. Emmel moved to Boise in 1979. There, he built a successful design business and enjoyed painting.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Cloverdale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Boise.

Survivors include his mother, Helen E. Shifflett of Baltimore; two aunts, Lauretta Corso and Shirley Lipscomb of Baltimore; and an uncle, Leonard Monfredo of Los Angeles.

Pub Date: 1/05/98

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