Helen O. Kolodziejski, 87, homemakerHelen O. Kolodziejski...

February 24, 1999

Helen O. Kolodziejski, 87, homemaker

Helen O. Kolodziejski, a former Curtis Bay homemaker and founder of Al-Anon groups, died Feb. 17 of heart failure at home in Palm Coast, Fla. She was 87.

Known as "Honey," Mrs. Kolodziejski had lived in Palm Coast since 1983. Before then, she had established Al-Anon groups -- support groups for family members of alcoholics -- in Brooklyn and Linthicum in the early 1950s.

The former Helen Owsik was a Baltimore native and was educated in parochial school. In 1928, she married Jesse T. Kolodziejski, who died in 1979.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. March 8 at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, Prudence and Church streets, Curtis Bay.

She is survived by a daughter, Angela B. Whaley of Palm Coast; three sisters, Laura Dulski Bodner of Severn, Frances Lesniewski of Brooklyn and Alice McLaughlin of Glen Burnie; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Otto Richardson Sr., 80, confectionery worker

Otto Richardson Sr., a retired confectionery worker, died Friday of heart failure at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 80.

Mr. Richardson joined the old Virginia Donut Co. in Baltimore in 1960 and retired in 1970. Earlier, he had operated a trucking company in Burnt Corn, Ala., where he was born and educated in public schools.

He was a longtime member of True Gospel Apostolic Faith Church in Baltimore.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at Greater Bethlehem Temple Church Inc., 8334 Liberty Road, in Rockdale.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Emma Gilmore; nine sons, Willie Richardson, Jerry Richardson, Roosevelt Richardson, James Richardson, Robert Richardson, George Richardson and Alfonzer Richardson, all of Baltimore, Otto Richardson Jr. of Owings Mills and Ernest Richardson of Atlanta; four daughters, Helen David of Owings Mills, Hattie Richardson of Pikesville, and Barbara Bennett and Loretta Henry, both of Baltimore; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 2/24/99

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