Peter J. Basilone, 78, Balto. Co. register of willsPeter...

October 13, 1998

Peter J. Basilone, 78, Balto. Co. register of wills

Peter J. Basilone, register of wills for Baltimore County and a former state legislator, died Thursday of liver cancer at his Towson residence. He was 78.

The Democrat did not seek re-election for health reasons.

In 1978, he was appointed register of wills by the three Orphans' Court judges, replacing J. Louis Davis, who had resigned. He was elected to a full term later that year.

He represented the county's 7th Legislative District in the House of Delegates from 1974 to 1978.

Born in Farrell, Pa., where he graduated from high school, he came to Baltimore in 1939 and worked as a welder building Liberty ships at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard. The longtime Kingsville resident and World War II Navy veteran opened the Hilltop bar and restaurant on Pulaski Highway in 1946 and operated it until the late 1960s.

He was past president of the Baltimore County Restaurant and Tavern Association, Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association, Baltimore County Men's Club and the Rosedale and Towson Optimist clubs. He was a member of the Towson-Dulaney Valley Sons of Italy chapter and president of Maryland State Grand Lodge Osia.

He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Theresa Ladanyi; two daughters, Sandra L. Spadaro of Timonium and Donna Willard of Rising Sun; three brothers, James Basilone of Berlin, Robert Basilone of Ocean Pines and William Basilone of Farrell; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Margaret Panzer Frenkil, who worked to advance the right of women to serve on juries and for increased pay for female teachers, died of cancer Monday at home in Baltimore. She was 89.

Mrs. Frenkil, the wife of Baltimore developer Victor Frenkil, at- tended city schools before going to work as a secretary for John C. Knipp and Son and later at Baltimore Plumbing Supply. She married Victor Frenkil in 1932 and worked with him at Baltimore Contractors Co. for several years.

During the 1930s, she was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Council and worked with city officials to establish the right of women to serve on juries and for equal pay for female teachers.

During World War II, in 1942, she organized a dinner for the Women's Club of Baltimore and invited representatives from 52 countries as a gesture of peace. After the war, she worked for the Associated Jewish Charities to help resettle refugees.

She was treasurer of the Baltimore Symphony Associates and the Baltimore Opera Guild and was active on the women's board at Children's Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Janet Krieger of Pittsburgh; two sons, Victor Frenkil Jr. of Glyndon and Leonard Frenkil Sr. of Baltimore; a brother, George Panzer of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Lillian May Schaub, former supervisor of housekeeping at the old North Charles General Hospital, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at Mariner Health Care in Bel Air. She was 88.

Mrs. Schaub, who had lived in Bel Air since 1996, began working at the hospital during the 1960s and retired in 1978.

The former Lillian Ennis was born in Fruitland and was a graduate of Wicomico County public schools. In the early 1930s, she married Amos H. Schaub, who died in 1984.

She was an active member of Fruitland Christian Church.

Services were held Friday

She is survived by three sons, Joseph H. Schaub and Jefferson F. Schaub, both of Bel Air, and James H. Schaub of Toms River, N.J.; a sister, Beulah Pennewell of Fruitland; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Carl Simmons Jr., 71, teacher and minister

Carl Simmons Jr., a teacher and minister, died Friday of respiratory failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 71.

Mr. Simmons taught chemistry and physics at Baltimore's Western High School for 17 years and retired in 1989.

During the 1960s, he was a neighborhood center director for the Community Action Agency, which directed Baltimore's anti-poverty programs.

Born near Staunton, Va., he graduated from high school there and earned a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater (Va.) College in 1948. He earned a master's degree in divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary in Chicago in 1951.

He held pastorates later in the Church of the Brethren in Kansas, California, Washington, Oregon and Maryland.

Mr. Simmons, who had been a board member of the board of Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, taught Sunday school and did volunteer work for the Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren, 4800 Long Green Road, Glen Arm.

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