Florentino V. Cadigal Sr., 98, insurance...

April 13, 1999

Florentino V. Cadigal Sr., 98, insurance underwriter

Florentino V. Cadigal Sr., a retired insurance underwriter who moved from Canada to Baltimore in 1978, died of heart failure Friday at Genesis Eldercare Cromwell Center in Baltimore. He was 98.

The native of Bohol, Philippines, who lived there most of his life, was an insurance underwriter in Manila who retired in 1967 and moved to Winnipeg, Canada, to live with a daughter.

He was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, where he served as sacristan, and the Notre Dame Council of the Knights of Columbus.

In 1927, he married Ines Impreso, who died in 1990.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert St.

He is survived by a son, Florentino V. Cadigal Jr., of Winnipeg, Canada; four daughters, Corazon Alcuitas of Vancouver, Canada, Jovina Baino and Nieves Hernandez, both of Towson, and Moncy Pacheco of Baltimore; two adopted sons, Bernabe Paje of Toronto and Paulino Paje of Manila; 28 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

David A. Stuart Sr., 37, decorated firefighter

David A. Stuart Sr., a decorated Baltimore County firefighter, died Saturday of brain cancer at his Rosedale home. He was 37.

After serving as a 911 dispatcher, and firefighter and sergeant with the former 135th Air Lift Group of the Air National Guard at Martin State Airport, he joined the Baltimore County Fire Department in 1985. He worked at fire stations in Chase and Middle River before he was promoted to fire specialist and assigned to Dundalk in 1992. He later was transferred to the Golden Ring station.

He was a member of the Baltimore Metro High-Rise Emergency Aerial Team and the Advanced Tactical Rescue Team, and worked with search dogs on rescue operations. He was awarded a bronze star for heroism for his efforts during the 1986 Amtrak crash in Chase.

The Baltimore native was a 1980 graduate of what is now Eastern Technical High School.

Services are scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. today at Kenwood Presbyterian Church, 4601 Fullerton Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Becky Smith; two sons, David A. Stuart Jr. and Jacob Stuart; and his mother, Emma Feehely of Baltimore.

Baltimore County firefighters have established a David Stuart Scholarship Memorial Fund to assist his children. Donations may be made at any First National Bank of Maryland branch; or by mail to First National Bank of Maryland, Mailbox 230-052, P.O. Box 1596, Baltimore 21298-9919.

Walter J. Aring Jr., 75, mechanical engineer

Walter J. Aring Jr., a retired mechanical engineer, died Sunday of complications from diabetes at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 75 and lived in Ellicott City.

After graduating with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland in 1947, he joined the metal products division at Koppers Co. in Baltimore. He helped install the company's computer system before he retired in the mid-1980s.

The Baltimore native, who grew up in Woodlawn, joined the Naval ROTC during college and served for a year as commander of a landing ship in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a fisherman and golfer.

Services for Mr. Aring will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sterling Ashton-Schwab Funeral Home, 736 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bette Russo, whom he married in 1949; a son, W. Wayne Aring of Catonsville; a daughter, Janis Lester of Trappe; and four grandchildren.

Lilly S. Smith, 65, homemaker, social worker

Lilly S. Smith, a homemaker and former social worker, died Sunday of Alzheimer's disease at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 65 and lived in Ruxton.

Before moving to Ruxton in 1985, she had been a social worker in Staunton, Va.

The former Lilly Simrill was born in York, S.C. Her college education was interrupted by the death of her father, and it wasn't until 1977 that she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and social work from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.

In 1955, she married the Rev. Ben H. Smith Jr., who was a professor at Mary Baldwin College for many years before he became an Episcopal priest. In 1985, Mr. Smith was appointed rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 300 W. Frederick St., Staunton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ben H. Smith III of Atlanta; three daughters, Katherine Smith of Takoma Park, Sarah Hutchinson of Richmond, Va., and Lilly Preston Smith of Baltimore; two sisters, Nancy S, Landstreet of York and Susan S. Manning of Easley, S.C.; and five grandchildren.

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