Mary Eleanor Hughes, 78, homemaker, volunteerMary Eleanor...

June 11, 1999

Mary Eleanor Hughes, 78, homemaker, volunteer

Mary Eleanor Hughes, a homemaker who was active in civic affairs, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Ruxton resident was 78.

She had been a board member of the Florence Crittenden Home for unwed mothers and the Mount Washington Club, and a volunteer and fund-raiser for Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Born Mary Eleanor Ford in Baltimore, she was raised in Roland Park and was a graduate of Girls' Latin School.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where a memorial service was held yesterday.

She is survived by her husband, John Hughes, whom she married in 1944; three sons, Stephen B. Hughes of Boulder, Colo., Thomas W. F. Hughes of Cincinnati and David Hughes of Washington; a daughter, Marcia Feldhaus of Washington; a brother, Thomas W. Ford Jr. of Cockeysville; a sister, Virginia Davis of Towson; nine grandsons; and two granddaughters.

Thomas F. Rosewag Jr., 48, MTA foreman

Thomas Frederick Rosewag Jr., a foreman with the state Mass Transit Administration, died Saturday at North Arundel Hospital of cardiac arrest. He was 48 and lived in Crownsville.

Since 1984, he had been electrical foreman at the MTA's Wabash Avenue facility, which handles all maintenance on the system's subway cars. From 1978 to 1984, he worked in a similar capacity for the Washington subway system.

Born and raised in Berwyn Heights, he was a 1969 graduate of Gonzaga High School in Washington.

He was a Navy electronics specialist from 1970 to 1978.

Mr. Rosewag was a communicant of Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church in Millersville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Joyce Daniels; two sons, Thomas Frederick Rosewag III of Eldersburg and Stephen A. Rosewag of Crownsville; and two sisters, Eva Swanson of Billings, Mont., and Bonnie Spivey of Dover, Del.

Sister Mary Martina, 84, dietitian and educator

Sister Mary Martina Lancaster, a former educator and dietitian, died Monday of heart failure in the health care center of the Oblate Sisters of Providence motherhouse near Arbutus. She was 84.

Sister Martina had been administrator of the health center since 1993. She went to the motherhouse in 1987.

Born Bertha Virginia Lancaster in Piscataway, Prince George's County, Sister Martina entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1938 and professed her vows in 1941.

She served as a dietitian or teacher in several cities, including Baltimore, Charleston, S.C., Washington, St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans and Detroit.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Webster and Evelyn Hill, both of Washington.

Frances Eileen Johnson, 68, bank computer programmer

Frances Eileen Johnson, a retired bank computer programmer, died of cancer Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. She was 68 and lived in western Baltimore County.

Mrs. Johnson worked for the Bank of Baltimore's data processing department for 37 years and retired about five years ago.

Born Frances Eileen Morris in Easton, she was a graduate of Stevensville High School and Goldey Business College in Wilmington, Del.

She was a member of the Suzanna Wesley Circle, the Maryland Historical Society and Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Baltimore, where funeral services were conducted Wednesday.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Lloyd J. Johnson; and a sister, Eleanor Dunlap of Gainesville, Fla.

John Taylor Andrews Jr., 82, Army colonel

Retired Army Col. John Taylor Andrews Jr., a Baltimore native, died of a heart attack June 4 at home in Alexandria, Va. He was 82.

He joined the Army Ordinance Corps in 1939 and retired in 1972 as commander of the Pueblo (Colo.) Army Depot.

He graduated from Polytechnic Institute, served as a merchant marine cadet and then entered the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating first in the Class of 1938.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. June 23 at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Wright, whom he married in 1941; two sons, John T. Andrews III of Atlanta and George Andrews of Berthoud, Colo.; two daughters, Susan Lederer of Raleigh, N.C., and Pam Andrews of Belmont, Mass.; a sister, Gertrude Soto of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Selma Rose Stein, 74, synagogue matriarch

Selma Rose Stein, a homemaker and longtime member of B'nai Israel Congregation of Carroll County in Sykesville, died June 4 of Parkinson's disease at Cherrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Reisterstown. She was 74 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

She had been a member of the old Rogers Avenue Synagogue, where she was president of the sisterhood. For 10 years, she had held the title of matriarch of B'nai Israel of Carroll County, said her husband of 55 years, Cantor Al Stein, religious leader of the synagogue.

The former Selma Rose Hackerman was born in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School.

Services were held Sunday.

She is also survived by a daughter, Miriam Winakur of Randallstown; and two granddaughters.

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