Kevin Andrew Peters, 45, police helicopter pilot...

August 27, 1999

Kevin Andrew Peters, 45, police helicopter pilot

Kevin Andrew Peters, a pilot with the Baltimore Police Department helicopter unit, died Monday of cancer at his Fallston home. He was 45.

He had been with the department since 1988. In 1989, he was given the Air Crewman of the Year Award by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association and, that same year, in recognition of his rescue of a Baltimore County police officer, was awarded a Silver Star by the county Police Department. The Chicago native earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University and served in the Army as a chief warrant officer from 1983 to 1987.

His professional memberships included the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Guard Association of Maryland.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, the former M. Jeorgea Ceniza; two sons, Steven G. Peters and Michael V. Peters, both of Fallston; his mother, Elizabeth Peters of Woodale, Ill.; and a brother, Eric M. Peters of Riverside, Ill.

Richard G. Martin, 78, timekeeper on waterfront

Richard G. Martin, a retired timekeeper who collected model trains, died Monday of cancer at Harbor View Medical Center. The Pasadena resident was 78.

He retired in 1987 from John T. Clark & Son, a stevedoring firm, where he had worked for 20 years. Earlier, he was a tallyman for Alcoa Steamship Co. on the Baltimore waterfront.

Born in Portsmouth, Va., and reared in Locust Point, he was a graduate of city schools. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 4606 and the Glen Burnie Moose.

He collected Lionel and HO-Gauge model trains, which he operated on a basement layout in his home.

He married the former Dorothy M. Hughes in 1941; she died in 1987.

He was a communicant of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, 1530 E. Fort Ave.

He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Hornberger of Pasadena; a brother, Maurice "Teeny" Martin of Locust Point; a sister, Margaret Eklund of Locust Point; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Angela M. Smolinski, 86, Highlandtown grocer

Angela M. Smolinski, former owner of a grocery store in Highlandtown, where she lived all of her life, died Tuesday of a heart attack at North Arundel Hospital. She was 86.

In 1950, she and her husband established a grocery and package goods store at Kenwood Avenue and Fleet Street. She sold the business in 1976 after the death of her husband, William H. Smolinski, whom she married in 1935.

The former Angela Biedrzycki was the daughter of immigrants from Warsaw, Poland. She was a graduate of St. Patrick parochial school.

She enjoyed cooking Polish cuisine, entertaining her family and crocheting.

She was a communicant of Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church, 208 S. Broadway, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday .

She is survived by a son, Gerald V. Smolinski of Severna Park; four brothers, Thaddeus Biedrzycki of Dundalk, Henry Biedrzycki of Baltimore, Eddie Biedrzycki of Essex and Conrad Brooks of Hagerstown; a sister, Irene Kleczkowski of Fells Point; and two grandsons.

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