Thomas J. Fitzgerald, 92, Josephite priestThe Rev. Thomas...

August 07, 1998

Thomas J. Fitzgerald, 92, Josephite priest

The Rev. Thomas J. Fitzgerald, S.S.J., a retired Josephite priest and former rector of St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, died of respiratory failure Monday at St. Joseph Manor in Baltimore. He was 92.

The native of Salem, Mass., graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore in 1929 and earned graduate degrees in theology from the Catholic University of America in 1931.

That same year, Father Fitzgerald was ordained as a priest of the Society of St. Joseph at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and immediately assigned to the faculty Epiphany Apostolic College, then in Walbrook.

After two years there, he was assigned to St. Joseph Seminary, where he taught theology until he retired in 1968. He served as rector from 1948 to 1956.

After he retired, he led spiritual retreats, performed pastoral services and was active in Josephite affairs.

Because of illness, Father Fitzgerald moved to St. Joseph Manor, the Josephite retirement home, in 1993, staying for a year. After he recovered, he moved out and returned two years later.

A Mass of Resurrection will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Seminary, 1200 Barnum St., N.E., in Washington.

He is survived by a sister, Margaret Fitzgerald of Salem.

Joseph R. Myerowitz, 86, doctor of internal medicine

Dr. Joseph R. Myerowitz, who practiced internal medicine in Northwest Baltimore for more than 50 years, died Wednesday of heart failure at his Mount Washington home. He was 86.

Dr. Myerowitz, who began his practice in 1936, retired in 1992. For many years, his office was located opposite Reisterstown Road Shopping Center. He also was on the staffs at Sinai Hospital and Northwest Medical Center.

He was a charter fellow of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Baltimore Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Practice, the Southern Medical Society and the Geriatric Society.

Dr. Myerowitz, who was born in East Baltimore, was a 1929 graduate of City College, and earned a degree in pharmacy from the University of Maryland pharmacy school in 1932 and a medical degree from the University of Maryland medical school in 1936.

During World War II, he served with the Army Medical Corps, managing a pediatric ward at a military hospital in Georgia. He was discharged with the rank of captain in 1946.

Services were held yesterday.

A son, Morris B. Myerowitz, died in 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Merry Brown; a son, Dr. P. David Myerowitz of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Bonnie Belle Myerowitz of Mount Washington; a sister, Betty Zalesch of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

John E. Hannsen, 91, furniture salesman

John E. Hannsen, a retired salesman and former longtime Catonsville resident, died in his sleep Wednesday at an Ann Arbor, Mich., nursing home. He was 91.

Mr. Hannsen, who moved to Michigan in 1994, was an appliance and furniture salesman at the old Montgomery Ward & Co. store at Monroe Street and Washington Boulevard for 24 years. He retired in 1974.

Born in Liverpool, England, he came to Baltimore in 1920 and was educated in city schools. During World War II, he worked as a machinist.

He enjoyed gardening and especially planting apple trees. He was a member of Second English Lutheran Church in Baltimore.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

A son, John C. Hannsen, died in 1981.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Mary Pauline Byrd; a daughter, Martha Seward of Ann Arbor; a brother, Charles Hannsen of Cambridge; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

! Pub Date: 8/07/98

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