Sylvia G. Holland, 81, department store workerSylvia G...

October 30, 1998

Sylvia G. Holland, 81, department store worker

Sylvia G. Holland, a former department store employee, died Monday of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 81.

The former Sylvia Green was born in Chester in Queen Anne's County and moved to Baltimore as a child. She was an inventory clerk at the old downtown Hutzler's department store from 1943 to 1979.

Her marriage to Joseph Sumpter in 1937 ended in divorce. In 1962, she married James Holland, who died in 1995.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at White Stone Baptist Church, 3001-5 Baker St. in West Baltimore.

She is survived by three sons, Wellington Sumpter and Sylvian Sumpter, both of Baltimore, and Joseph Sumpter Jr. of Sinking Spring, Pa.; three brothers, John M. Green, Rudolph Green and Weldon Green, all of Chester; two sisters, Gwendolyn Lynch of ** Chester and Raye Robinson of Baltimore; and 22 grandchildren.

Anna Margaret Schindler, 66, homemaker

Anna Margaret Schindler, a Severna Park homemaker, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Crofton Convalescent Center. She was 66.

A Baltimore native, the former Anna Hewell graduated from city schools and married Robert A. Schindler in 1953. They had lived in Severna Park for 30 years.

Mrs. Schindler was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Altar Society at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road in Severna Park, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She enjoyed music and played the organ and accordion.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Joseph Schindler of Lexington, Ky., John Schindler of Severna Park and William Schindler of Severn; two daughters, Catherine Rzepkowski of Severn and Ann Marie Schindler of Glen Burnie; five brothers, James Hewell of Baltimore, Donald Hewell of California, Lewis Hewell and Edward Hewell, both of Florida, and Joseph Hewell of Tennessee; five sisters, Evelyn Bittner and Regina Bricker, both of Baltimore, Janet Bittner of Hampstead, Eileen Bosely of Hanover and Marian Grabinski of Arnold; and five grandchildren.

Andrew Petrochko, 74, Defense Department worker

Andrew Petrochko, a retired federal employee, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The longtime Essex resident was 74.

Mr. Petrochko retired in 1981 as a Defense Department employee at Aberdeen Proving Ground, where he repaired office machines for 25 years. Earlier, he had worked in private industry.

After he retired, he worked with children as a field leader for the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, assigned Cox's Point State Park and Eastern Technical High School.

During World War II, he served as a medic with the Army's 226th General Hospital in Europe. His decorations included the Bronze Star. He was discharged in 1945.

The native of Nanticoke, Pa., graduated from high school there and worked as a coal miner before he enlisted in the Army.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 1704 Eastern Ave., Middle River, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Irene Rogowski; three daughters, Andrea Yost of Essex, Theresa Linkowich of Carney and Susan Szamski of Glen Arm; and six grandchildren.

Charles J. Janson, 77, manager, master Scout

Charles J. Janson, a retired sales manager and former Navy pilot, died Monday of complications of a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital. The longtime Linthicum Heights resident was 77.

The Lansdowne native graduated from Catonsville High School in 1940. During World War II, he flew Catalina flying boats in the Pacific for the Navy.

He was discharged in 1946, married Jean Barnett and began his career with Revere Copper & Brass Co. He started as a mail clerk and retired as district sales manager in 1977.

Mr. Janson was involved in Scouting from boyhood. He was the '' first member of Boy Scout Troop 317 to achieve Eagle Scout status in 1939. From 1970 to 1988, he was committee chairman of Troop 550. In the late 1980s, he became a charter member of Troop 216 for disabled Scouts and was troop leader at the time of his death.

For his lifelong devotion to the Boy Scouts, Mr. Janson was awarded the St. George Emblem in 1978 and the Silver Beaver in 1980, Scouting's highest awards.

He was a Special Olympics volunteer for many years and, in 1994, helped St. Elizabeth School and Rehabilitation Center obtain a $1 million state grant for its programs. He was a past president of the Glen Burnie Civitan and a past grand commander of the Order of the Alhambra Jerez Caravan No. 183.

He was a longtime communicant of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church in Linthicum Heights, where he served on numerous committees.

He enjoyed collecting Santa Clauses and Lionel trains and setting up an annual Christmas garden for his grandchildren.

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