Mary Josephine Morrow, 89, Rosedale homemakerMary...

November 09, 1999

Mary Josephine Morrow, 89, Rosedale homemaker

Mary Josephine Morrow, a homemaker and longtime Rosedale resident, died Thursday of lung cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 89.

Mrs. Morrow, who enjoyed embroidery and entertaining her family, was born Mary Josephine Jednoralski in Essex.

She attended Baltimore County public schools and was married in 1929 to William J. Morrow, an electrician. He died in 1969.

She was a communicant for 29 years of St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Roman Catholic Church in Rosedale, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday.

She is survived by a son, Raymond Morrow of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Catherine Frazier and Francis Studzinski, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Leona Hart Wise, 90, teacher and volunteer

Leona Hart Wise, a retired teacher and a volunteer, died Oct. 29 of heart failure at Shiloh Manor Inc. in Forest Hill. The former Towson resident was 90.

Mrs. Wise retired in 1970 from St. Bernard parochial school, where she had taught for 13 years.

She had resided in Govans from 1942 until 1979, when she moved to Towson.

Leona Nicklon was born in Accident and raised in Friendsville. She received her teaching degree in 1928 from the old Frostburg State Normal School.

In 1934, she married James E. Hart, who died in 1964.

She was married for four years to Raymond A. Wise until his death in 1972.

Mrs. Wise was a volunteer with mentally handicapped children at Chimes Inc. in Mount Washington; St. Elizabeth, a school for special education in Baltimore; Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens; and St. Joseph Medical Center Auxiliary.

She was a communicant for 57 years of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 4103 Old York Road, where a Memorial Mass was offered Sunday.

She is survived by three sons, James E. Hart of Towson, Thomas J. Hart of Baltimore and Richard C. Hart of Rosedale; a daughter, Patricia S. Hart of Baltimore; four sisters, Catherine Mitchell and Eleanor Fearer, both of Oakland, Louise Seggie of Arizona and Alta Schlosnagle of Friendsville; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Cheryl Ann Gonce, 41, operated day care service

Cheryl Ann Gonce, who ran a day care service, died Thursday of cancer at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Chicago. She was 41 and lived in Granite.

She moved to Maryland in 1982 after marrying Chris C. Gonce, a heating contractor, who lives in Granite and survives her.

She ran a day care center from her home and taught Sunday school at Faith Bible Church in Elkridge.

Born Cheryl Ann Spiezio in Phoenixville, Pa., she was a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, N.Y., and attended Bob Jones University.

Funeral services were held yesterday in Limerick, Pa.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Christopher and Jonathan Gonce of Granite; two daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah Gonce of Granite; her mother, Sheila M. Baldwin of Royersford, Pa.; her stepfather, Wayne V. Baldwin of Royersford, Pa.; three brothers, Luiz Spiezio of Norristown, Pa., Charles V. Spiezio of Quakertown, Pa., and David E. Spiezio of Frederick; two sisters, Angela Smith of Quakertown, Pa., and Deborah A. Wonsang of Port Wentworth, Ga.; a stepbrother, Wayne V. Baldwin of Royersford, Pa.; and a stepsister, Heather Hampton of Clearwater, Fla.

Teresa Dolores Lapinski, 64, elementary school teacher

Teresa Dolores Lapinski, a homemaker and former Baltimore County elementary school teacher, died Friday of a stroke at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 64 and lived in Towson.

She taught at Sparrows Point Elementary School more than 30 years ago.

Born Teresa Dolores Leahy in the Bronx, N.Y., she was a graduate of Fordham University.

A Mass was offered yesterday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, where she had been a member.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Steven T. Lapinski, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. accountant. She also is survived by a son, Steven J. Lapinski of Albany, N.Y., and a sister, Gloria Morken of Ocean Pines.


Alexander Leaderman: The name of a survivor was inadvertently omitted in an obituary for Alexander Leaderman that was published in yesterday's editions of The Sun. Mr. Leaderman is survived by another son, Stephen Leaderman of Baltimore. The Sun regrets the error.

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