Mazie Odelle Rea, 71, assistant principalMazie Odelle Rea...

September 20, 1999

Mazie Odelle Rea, 71, assistant principal

Mazie Odelle Rea, a retired educator, died Sept. 13 of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 71.

Mrs. Rea's career as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal began at Baltimore's Booker T. Washington High School in 1949 and ended in 1986, when she retired as assistant principal of Johnnycake Junior High School in Baltimore County.

She taught English at Carver Vocational-Technical Senior High School and was a guidance counselor at Patapsco, Southwestern and Western high schools.

The former Mazie Odelle Barbour was born in Virginia and raised in the 1400 block of Madison Ave. She earned a bachelor's degree from Howard University in 1949 and a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Loyola College.

She was active in many organizations, including the Baltimore Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Howard University Alumni Association. She had been president of Howard's Baltimore alumni chapter.

Despite her illness, she attended her 50th class reunion at Howard this year and received a gold medallion.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert M. Rea; a daughter, Mazie "Missy" Rae of Baltimore; a grandson; and six step-grandchildren.

Frederick M. Galica Sr., 61, airline supervisor

Frederick M. Galica Sr., a retired airline supervisor who twice received heart transplants, died Wednesday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 61 and lived in Arnold.

Mr. Galica began his career with Delta Airlines in 1961. At the time he retired on medical disability in 1988, he was supervising the fueling of the carrier's airplanes at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

An advocate for organ donation, he had twice been a heart-transplant recipient, as had his daughter Rebecca Galica of Annapolis.

Mr. Galica was born in Grindstone, Pa., where he graduated from high school. In 1961, he married Myra Torchia.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park.

Plans for a memorial Mass were incomplete yesterday.

A son, Frederick M. Galica Jr., died several years ago.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Mr. Galica is survived by two other daughters, Rona Galica of Arnold and Ann Marie Hartsig of Calvert County; three brothers, John Galica of Frostburg, Tom Galica of Cleveland and Walter Galica of Canton, Ohio; and two granddaughters.

Danielle Denise Buynum, 19, student at Morgan State

Danielle Denise Buynum, an honors student at Morgan State University, died Tuesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of acute respiratory distress syndrome. She was 19 and lived in Cockeysville.

Ms. Buynum, whose illness was caused by complications of pregnancy and childbirth, was preceded in death by her son, Kyle Lynn Pompey Jr., who was born Aug. 3, three months prematurely, and died shortly after birth.

A sophomore majoring in computer information systems, Ms. Buynum lived with her mother, Shelly T. Buynum. She was engaged to Kyle Pompey Sr., also a sophomore at Morgan and the father of her baby.

Born in Towson, Ms. Buynum graduated with honors from Dulaney High School last year. She was a cheerleader at Dulaney and liked to draw and baby-sit in her spare time. She worked part time at the Sears department store at Hunt Valley Mall.

A funeral Mass was offered Saturday.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Rodney Buynum of Woodlawn and Brandon Buynum of Cockeysville; a sister, Michelle Gardner of Baltimore; and her paternal grandparents, Mildred and Lawrence Buynum of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 9/20/99

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