Virginia Raban Weatherby, 87, National Guard...

June 14, 1999

Virginia Raban Weatherby, 87, National Guard secretary

Virginia Raban Weatherby, a retired secretary for the Maryland National Guard, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Francis Nursing Home in Colorado Springs, Colo. The former Timonium resident was 87.

Born in New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Weatherby lived in Baltimore County for 30 years, working as a legal secretary and as secretary for the adjutant general's office of the Maryland National Guard.

In the 1970s, she retired and moved to Largo, Fla., with her husband, Davis T. "Gus" Weatherby. The couple had moved recently to Colorado.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Weatherby is survived by four sons, Richard T. Weatherby of Fallston, Thomas R. Weatherby of Langhorne, Pa., Davis T. Weatherby Jr. of Mountain View, Calif., and Donald L. Weatherby of Colorado Springs; a sister, Lee Albert of New Port Richey, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., with burial there.

Anthony A. Phelps III, 20, construction worker

Funeral services for Anthony A. Phelps III, an Essex construction worker, will be held at noon tomorrow at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex. He was 20.

Mr. Phelps was killed Saturday morning when he lost control of his car and struck a utility pole in the 7800 block of Eastern Blvd. in eastern Baltimore County, police said.

He was born in Baltimore and played Little League baseball and basketball, said his maternal grandfather, Donald Antkowiak of Essex.

Mr. Phelps left Kenwood High School after 10th grade and held odd jobs before he became a construction worker, Mr. Antkowiak said.

Mr. Phelps, whose parents are deceased, also is survived by his maternal grandmother, Shirley Antkowiak of Essex; his paternal grandparents, Anthony Phelps of Essex and Lilian Marsee of Marysville, Ohio; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alexandra Bolovinos, 81, seamstress

Alexandra Bolovinos, a retired seamstress who immigrated to Baltimore from Greece in 1961, died of emphysema Thursday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 81 and lived in Highlandtown.

Ms. Bolovinos came to the United States from Corfu, Greece, where she taught sewing to young girls, and settled in Highlandtown.

She worked as a seamstress, wrote poetry and helped bring other family members to the United States, said her daughter, Maria Fotinos, also of Highlandtown.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 Ponca St.

In addition to her daughter, Ms. Bolovinos is survived by two brothers, Nicholas Bolovinos and Tsizimiangos Bolovinos, both of Greece; two grandsons; a granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Julian K. Stevens Jr., 72, retired NSA linguist

Julian K. Stevens Jr., a retired National Security Agency linguist, died Wednesday from complications after surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 72 and lived in Millersville.

The Russian linguist retired from NSA in 1990. He served in the Navy from 1946 until 1970 and was discharged as a senior petty officer.

He was a member of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association.

Mr. Stevens was born in Hackensack, N.J., and reared in Hartford, Conn., and Montclair, N.J., where he graduated from high school. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in the 1950s.

Services will be held at 9: 30 a.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Margaret Butterworth; three daughters, Kathleen Gavin of Millersville, Barbara Yazbeck of Washington and Susan Smith of Miami; a sister, Jane S. Raubach of Windham, Conn.; a stepbrother, James Alexander of Enfield, Conn.; three stepsisters, Laura Dugdale of Windsor, Conn., Cynthia Jesensky of Hartford and Judy S. Lederer of Greenfield, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.

Antoinette R. Townsend, 70, explosives firm treasurer

Antoinette Rose Townsend, the retired treasurer of an explosives company, died of cancer June 7 at her Timonium home. She was 70.

She was treasurer of Townsend Explosives, a White Marsh company that served rock quarries, for 31 years until the company was sold in 1995. She had earlier worked in the business office of a telephone company.

Born in Norway, Maine, the former Antoinette Klament was a 1950 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

She was a Girl Scout leader and Sunday school teacher at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Carleton Townsend, whom she married in 1957; three daughters, Susan H. Townsend of Niskayuna, N.Y., and Faith A. Townsend and Stephanie S. Townsend, both of Timonium; her mother, Della H. Klament of Norway; and three grandchildren.

Yvonne `Andi' Pearce, 55, personnel director

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