Daniel E. Pietruszka, 61, BGE assistant supervisorDaniel...

August 01, 1999

Daniel E. Pietruszka, 61, BGE assistant supervisor

Daniel E. Pietruszka, a retired warehouse assistant supervisor for Baltimore Gas and Electric, died of a heart attack Thursday while golfing with friends at Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club. He was 61.

Born in Fells Point in Baltimore, Mr. Pietruszka attended Patterson Park High School but dropped out before graduating to work as an office boy at BGE. He later earned a bachelor's degree in business management at the University of Baltimore. He retired in 1994 after 35 years with BGE and moved to Ocean City.

An avid golfer, he worked part-time at the Pine Shores Golf Course in Ocean City. He was an active member of the Elks Club and Knights of Columbus. He attended St. Luke's Church in Ocean City.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marlyn E. Pietruszka of Ocean City; a daughter, Mary Jo Wojciechowski of Baltimore; two sons, Daniel Pietruszka of Overlea and Lawrence Pietruszka of Baltimore; two sisters, Joan Cassidy and Diane Viegletto, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Edward Pietruszka of Baltimore and Thomas Pietruszka of Street; and five grandchildren.

Nancy Belle Appleton, 65, school bus driver, volunteer

Nancy Belle Appleton, a longtime school bus driver in Anne Arundel County, died at her daughter's house in Millersville on Thursday after two decades of serious illnesses, including heart disease and cancer of the lungs and kidney. She was 65.

Born in Baltimore, she was raised in Powhatan Beach in Anne Arundel County. She attended Glen Burnie High School but dropped out in 1950 when she married her first husband.

In addition to driving a school bus, she was a volunteer with the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company for about 20 years, whipping up egg- and tuna-salad sandwiches to sell at fund-raisers.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

She is survived by her fiance, Charles Mustin, of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Margaret Nelka, of Millersville, and Brenda Corkran, of San Diego; her father, John M. Speake, of Baltimore; a sister, Jean Winship of Rochester, N.H.; a brother, James A. Roloson, of Glen Burnie; and three grandchildren.

James M. Mebane Jr., 90, mail carrier, museum guard

James M. Mebane Jr., a retired mail carrier and longtime volunteer at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, died Friday of pneumonia at Blue Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore. He was 90.

Mr. Mebane was born in Coatesville, Pa., but moved to Baltimore as a child. He graduated from Frederick Douglass Senior High in 1927 and from Morgan State University in 1933. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years, retiring in 1969, and he worked at the Walters Art Gallery as a security guard and volunteer for about 20 years. He sang in the Grace Presbyterian Church choir for 60 years.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road, Baltimore.

Mr. Mebane's wife of 56 years, Charlotte Mebane, died in 1994. He is survived by a son, James M. Mebane III of Baltimore; a grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.

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