Virginia Ethel Robinson, 77,Tolchester seamstressVirginia...

November 04, 1999

Virginia Ethel Robinson, 77,Tolchester seamstress

Virginia Ethel Robinson, a homemaker and seamstress, died Sunday of heart failure at her Tolchester home. The former Hamilton resident was 77.

A resident of Tolchester since 1972, Mrs. Robinson was an accomplished seamstress and an active member of Rock Hall United Methodist Church.

The former Virginia Ethel Kuhn was born in Altoona, Pa., and moved to Northeast Baltimore as a child. A graduate of city public schools, she was married in 1942 to Julian T. Robinson, a retired Baltimore police officer.

Services were held yesterday in Chestertown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert Robinson of Baltimore; two brothers, Robert Kuhn of Tolchester and David Kuhn of Venice, Fla.; a sister, Elizabeth Ittner of Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Rose G. Bossom, 92, Maryland Cup bookkeeper

Rose G. Bossom, a retired bookkeeper and former Pikesville resident, died Tuesday of renal failure in a nursing home in Virginia Beach, Va. She was 92.

Until retiring in 1965, Mrs. Bossom had been the chief bookkeeper for Maryland Cup Corp. in Owings Mills, where she worked for 29 years.

The former Rose Greenhood was born and raised in Pikesville and was a graduate of Western High School. She also graduated from Strayer's Business College.

A resident of Virginia Beach since last year, Mrs. Bossom had been a member of Beth Shalom, Hadassah and Hebrew Noble Ladies.

Services will be held today in Virginia Beach.

She is survived by a son, Stuart Bossom of Virginia Beach; a granddaughter, Wendy Beth Blum of Owings Mills; and two great-grandsons.

Frieda Louise Volpe, 79, salon employee, foster parent

Frieda Louise Volpe, a retired beauty salon employee and foster parent, died Oct. 28 of cancer at her Towson home. She was 79.

Mrs. Volpe had worked for seven years at Professional Hair Designs in Towson before retiring in 1995. Earlier, she had worked for Silver Fox Beauty Salon.

The former Frieda Detert was born, raised and educated in Pritten, Germany. She left Stuttgart, Germany, and moved to Baltimore in 1961.

She was married that year to Frank Volpe, and together the couple, who had no children of their own, raised foster children in their Towson residence. Mr. Volpe died in 1978.

No services are planned.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty Clarke of Reisterstown, and Renate Steuernagel of Guttenbrunagel, Germany; and a niece, Ingrid Godke of Prenzlau, Germany.

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