Michael Gary Kanaly, 46, electrical engineerMichael Gary...

May 08, 1999

Michael Gary Kanaly, 46, electrical engineer

Michael Gary Kanaly, a Northrop-Grumman electrical engineer, died Sunday of a heart attack at North Arundel Hospital. He was 46 and lived in Severna Park.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Wayne, Pa., he moved to Anne Arundel County in 1974. He was a member of the Severna Park Jaycees, the Glen Burnie Evangelical Presbyterian Church and Promise Keepers. He enjoyed fishing and boating.

Funeral services were held Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Karen Borzillo of Severna Park, whom he married 29 years ago. He is also survived by a son, Michael Kanaly of Severna Park; three daughters, Jennifer Engelmeyer of Pasadena; Heather Kanaly and Ashley Kanaly, both of Severna Park; a brother, John Kanaly of Lake Zurich, Ill.; three sisters, Mary Banner of Pasadena, Kathleen Benoit of North Grafton, Mass., and Diane Croney of Glen Rock, Pa.; and three grandsons.

Sister Mary Venarda, 85, teacher, administrator

Sister Mary Venarda Spigelmire, who supervised construction of St. Brigid's parochial school in Canton, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Villa Assumpta in Woodbrook. She was 85.

In her 67 years as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, she was a teacher and administrator, beginning with an assignment at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Highlandtown.

Sister Venarda later taught at several parochial schools, including St. Ambrose's in Northwest Baltimore, St. Augustine's in Elkridge and St. Brigid's in Canton, where she oversaw construction of a school and convent in the late 1950s.

In 1965, she became a school administrator and was director of plant and personnel at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland on Charles Street until 1976. She was then named administrator of Villa Maria in Glen Arm, a post she held until 1981. For the next decade, she was purchasing director for the sisters' medical needs and director of plant and personnel at the Institute of Notre Dame high school in East Baltimore. She retired in 1992.

Born in McKeesport, Pa., she moved to Baltimore as a child and was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame. She received her undergraduate degree in 1959 from the College of Notre Dame and a master's degree from Loyola College in 1968.

She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1932 and professed her vows two years later.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by her sister, Sara Jane Chamberlin of Baltimore.

Charles Samuel Bowers, 77, retired steel worker

Charles Samuel Bowers, a retired Bethlehem Steel worker, died Wednesday of kidney failure at Sinai Hospital. The Overlea resident was 77.

In 1981, he retired after 41 years at Sparrows Point, most recently as a clerk to the superintendent of the rod and wire mill.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Bowers was a 1939 graduate of Sparrows Point High School. During World War II, he enlisted in the merchant marine, serving on a tanker and the Liberty ship Frederick A. Eilers.

A golfer and horse racing fan, he was a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club and the Patapsco Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Dorothy Johnson; and a brother, Michael D. Bowers, of Towson.

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