Salvatore L. Valenziano, 77, engineer in paving...

March 24, 1998

Salvatore L. Valenziano, 77, engineer in paving division

Salvatore L. Valenziano, a retired engineer and lifelong Baltimorean, died of a brain hemorrhage March 17 at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 77.

Mr. Valenziano graduated from Calvert Hall High School in 1939 VTC and the Johns Hopkins University in 1943. He served in the Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945 during World War II.

After he was discharged, he returned to Hopkins and worked as a surplus property officer until 1951. From 1952 until he retired in 1983, he was an engineer in the asphalt paving division of Harry T. Campbell & Sons.

Services were held Friday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Lang, whom he married in 1947; a son, Stephen Valenziano of Valencia, Calif.; a daughter, Lynn Valenziano of the Los Angeles area; and two grandchildren.

Michael M. Costello, 59, advertising copywriter

Michael M. Costello, a free-lance advertising copywriter who had been creative director of several Baltimore agencies, died of cancer Thursday at Maryland General Hospital. He was 59 and lived in Baltimore.

The Hamilton native, who had been self-employed since 1995, graduated from City College in 1956 and attended the University of Baltimore. He served in the Army from 1958 to 1960 and that year married Mary E. Macatee, who died in 1991.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hull Street Blues Cafe, 1222 Hull St., Locust Point.

He is survived by a son, Michael W. Costello of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Carol Costello of White Marsh; a brother, William C. Costello of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Emma Smith, 109, cook, hairdresser, seamstress

Emma Smith, a Baltimore resident who had been a cook, hairdresser and seamstress, died Friday of natural causes at Sandtown Nursing Home in West Baltimore. She was 109.

A native of Calvert County, the former Emma Frazier came to Baltimore in the early 1900s and married George Wallace. After his death, she married Hamilton Smith, who died in the early 1980s.

She was a cook at a Fort Meade elementary school for many years, then worked as a seamstress before she opened a hair salon in Baltimore.

Services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, 617 Baker St.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Nelson C. Howell, 65, donated to Polish orphanage

Nelson C. Howell, a semiretired house painter who helped support an orphanage in Poland, was found dead March 16 at home on South Ann Street in Fells Point. He was 65. He enjoyed traveling in Europe and, after visiting an orphanage for the blind in Poland, he became interested in the welfare of the residents. He collected clothing and other necessities that he shipped to the orphanage several times a year. He also sent the orphanage the proceeds he earned selling items at the Fells Point Festival.

He was born and raised in Martinsburg, W.Va., and worked at Interwoven Mills before moving to Baltimore in the 1960s.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, 700 S. Ann St.

He is survived by two sisters, Grace I. Howell Grote of Toledo, Ohio, and Phyllis J. Howell Pearrell of Martinsburg; a stepbrother, Dennis Howell of Cumberland; a stepsister, Alicia Gomez of Martinsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 3/24/98

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