Elizabeth Jean Lukas, 79, former legal secretaryElizabeth...

November 28, 1998

Elizabeth Jean Lukas, 79, former legal secretary

Elizabeth Jean Lukas, a former legal secretary and longtime ** Towson resident, died yesterday of a heart attack at her daughter's home in Bowie. She was 79.

The former Elizabeth J. Anthony was born and raised in #i Scranton, Pa., where she graduated from high school.

Mrs. Lukas worked in the early 1950s as a legal secretary for the U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Washington and later at Fort Meade.

She was married in 1952 to Lt. Col. Frank W. Lukas, a career Army officer. He died in 1992.

An avid golfer, she was a member of the Country Club of Maryland and the Ladies Golf Association of Fort Meade.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Ahearn of Bowie, and Diane Gallow of Crofton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Calvin W. Lauf, 35, owned restaurants

Calvin W. Lauf, a restaurateur who established the Silver Spring Mining Company and the Calgary Cattle Company, died Monday of a heart attack at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 35.

The Parkville native and 1982 Gilman School graduate began his restaurant career as a teen-ager, working as a busboy at the Bowman Restaurant in Carney.

After earning his bachelor's degree in accounting from Elmira College, N.Y., in 1987, he played professional ice hockey briefly for the Skipjacks.

"His goal after college was to take a failing business and turn it around and make it a success," said his mother, Anna Lauf, also of Parkville.

With his business partner, Gary Rissling, he purchased Strapp's Restaurant in Parkville and renamed it Calgary Cattle Company -- a combination of their first names.

The two men opened a second restaurant, the Silver Spring Mining Company, which had been the Silver Spring Inn on Belair Road. A second Silver Spring Mining Company opened in Bel Air in March.

At the time of his death, Mr. Lauf was chief executive officer of the two restaurants and the Calgary Catering Co.

Mr. Lauf enjoyed golfing and coaching youth ice hockey.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, 8808 Harford Road, Parkville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, the former Lisa McMullan; a son, Cameron R. Lauf, and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Lauf, both at home; his father, Douglas Lauf Jr. of Parkville; a brother, Douglas Lauf III of Duncanville, Texas; and three sisters, Kimberly E. Pope of Bel Air, Jennifer A. Fiore of Randallstown and Jayne L. Ward of Parkville.

Anthony J. Grimaldi, 82, estimator, decorated veteran

Anthony Joseph Grimaldi, a former construction company estimator and a decorated World War II B-17 navigator, died Monday from complications of heart-bypass surgery at his Bishopville home. He was 82.

Mr. Grimaldi, a former longtime Westview resident, was born and reared in Rye, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. He was a New York state trooper when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1943.

He was assigned as a navigator to the 546th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, which was stationed in England. He successfully completed 25 combat missions over Germany and survived two crash landings.

He was discharged at war's end with the rank of lieutenant. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart.

Known as Tony, Mr. Grimaldi worked in the late 1940s as a construction superintendent with Intercounty Construction Co. based in Hyattsville.

In 1978, he left the company, which had been acquired by Westinghouse Corp., and joined Cardinale & Sons Construction Co. in Reisterstown. He retired in 1982.

Services for Mr. Grimaldi will be held at 12: 30 p.m. Friday at Harry H. Witzke Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Raghild Nilsson; a son, Christopher Grimaldi of Eldersburg; a daughter, Joan Alagna of Ellicott City; a brother, John Grimaldi of Arden, Del.; three sisters, Frances Grimaldi, Victoria Pauline and Nancy Delval, all of Rye; and three grandchildren.

Ivan R. Greenawalt Sr., 71, retired electronics engineer

Ivan R. Greenawalt Sr., a retired Westinghouse Corp. electronics engineer and former Essex resident, died Tuesday of cancer at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. He was 71.

A resident of Upper Tract, W.Va., at his death, Mr. Greenawalt had been employed as an electronics engineer at the Westinghouse Corp. plant in Linthicum for 22 years before his retirement in 1987. He had learned his trade while working at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

Mr. Greenawalt was born and raised in Kline, W.Va., and was educated in public schools. He was married in 1949 to the former June Kimble.

He was a member of Mount Horeb United Methodist Church in Mozer, W.Va., and attended Christ Central Church in Upper Tract.

Services were held yesterday in West Virginia.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ivan Greenawalt Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Diana M. Boucher of Baltimore; a sister, Irene Porter of Oakland, Garrett County; a stepson, William George of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/28/98

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