Frances E. Wagasky, 75, managed apparel shop

June 09, 1999

Frances Elizabeth Wagasky, who was assistant manager of a Glen Burnie apparel shop and club manager at Fort Meade, died Saturday of respiratory complications at North Arundel Hospital. She was 75 and lived in Odenton.

She was assistant manager of the Franklin Simon women's store in Glen Burnie from 1970 to 1975. In the late 1970s, she managed the noncommissioned officers' club at Fort Meade and was coordinator for special events at the Anne Arundel County military installation.

Mrs. Wagasky, who had lived in Tokyo with her husband of 53 years, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Sylvester J. Wagasky, maintained a lifelong interest in Japanese culture and was fluent in the language.

Frances Elizabeth Bothwell was born in Dallas and reared and educated in Tyler, Texas, where she attended Tyler Junior College.

She was an American Cancer Society volunteer and a docent at the historic William Paca House in Annapolis. She also taught ballet and ballroom dancing.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John J. Wagasky of Denver and Stephen J. Wagasky of Weisbaden, Germany; four daughters, Stephanie Bothwell of Arlington, Va., Paula Wagasky of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Claire Queisser of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jan Wagasky of Odenton; two sisters, Anne Harper of Fallbrook, Calif., and Polly Ewing of Corpus Christi, Texas; and four grandchildren.

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Pub Date: 6/09/99

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