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November 25, 1999

Josephine Sharkey, 83, owned resataurant

Josephine Sharkey, who ran a popular Westminster drive-in restaurant, died of a stroke Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 83.

The creator of the Sharkey Burger, she ran Sharkey's Drive-In on Route 140 in Westminster with her husband until she retired in 1968.

"It was the only 24-hour restaurant in the county at the time," said her son, Stanley L. Sharkey of Westminster. "My mother did everything -- cooking, bookkeeping, and managed the employees too."

Trimmed with neon signs, the restaurant was popular with farmers up before dawn who were driving into Baltimore to sell their crops at the wholesale produce market.

The former Josephine Constantinides was born in Baltimore and attended local schools.

In 1938, she married Louis Stanley Sharkey. He died in 1997.

Before 1955, when the drive-in opened, the couple owned and operated other Carroll County restaurants, including the Stonehouse Grill, the Center Restaurant Bar and Grill and Dance Hall -- both in Westminster -- and the American Restaurant in Union Bridge.

Mrs. Sharkey was a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore.

Services were held yesterday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster, with the Orthodox cathedral's pastor, the Rev. Constantine M. Monios, officiating.

She is also survived by three sons, Harry J. Sharkey of Cockeysville, Phillip T. Sharkey of Towson, and William A. Sharkey of Arnold; a daughter, Vicki E. Fenby of Chambersburg, Pa.; a brother, Louis Constantinides of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Vincent Hoerner, 81, Redemptorist brother

Brother Vincent John Hoerner, C.SS.R., who served parishes in Annapolis and Baltimore, died Friday of pneumonia at St. John Neumann Residence in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He was 81.

Brother Vincent, a Redemptorist, had assisted priests and worked in church maintenance for 62 years.

He had been assigned for several years to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, before he became ill and returned to Saratoga Springs last month. Earlier, he had served at St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church in East Baltimore.

Born and educated in Buffalo, N.Y., Brother Vincent entered St. Mary's, the Redemptorist novitiate in Ilchester, in 1937.

He served parishes in Manhattan and the Bronx, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and North East, Pa.

A Mass of Resurrection was offered Monday at St. John Neumann Residence.

He is survived by seven brothers, George Hoerner, Joseph Hoerner and Robert Hoerner, all of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Anthony Hoerner of Derby, N.Y., Francis Hoerner of Woodbridge, Va., Gerard Hoerner of Dansville, N.Y. and Brother Louis Hoerner, C.SS.R. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Dolores Hoerner of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Bernadette Hoerner of Canandaigua, N.Y., Maryann Garlock of Lockport, N.Y. and Phyllis Bakowski of Cheektowaga; and many nieces and nephews.

Louie M. Patterson, 95, homemaker

Louie M. Patterson, a homemaker and member for more than eight decades of Union Baptist Church, died Saturday of pneumonia at Marriott's Brighton Gardens of Pikesville. She was 95.

Mrs. Patterson, a former longtime Dundalk resident, had resided in the Pikesville assisted living facility for a few months.

She was a the oldest member of Union Baptist Church in Turners Station, which she joined in 1917 at its original site in Sparrows Point and where she sang the choir for 50 years.

The former Louie Marsh, the daughter of a steel worker, was born and raised in Sparrows Point.

She graduated from Frederick Douglass Senior High School in Baltimore in 1926.

In 1927, she married Doward B. Patterson Sr., a steel worker, and began raising her family in Sparrows Point and later Turners Station.

During World War II, Mr. Patterson was a defense worker at the old Logan Field airport in Dundalk, where Mrs. Patterson worked in an aviation warehouse.

For many years, she was a volunteer at Fort Howard Veterans Hospital and Meals-On-Wheels in Dundalk.

"She was a lady of quiet dignity, encouraging education and strong family values," said a son, Doward B. Patterson Jr. of Pikesville. "She still thought it was proper to wear gloves and a hat to church on Sundays, and she never had an occasion to wear pants."

Services were held yesterday at Union Baptist Church.

Mrs. Patterson is survived by another son, Theodore C. Patterson of Edgemere; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County Inc., P. O. Box 3909, Baltimore 21222.

Guy Astor Waddell, 81, owner of water company

Guy Astor Waddell, former owner of the Chattolanee Springs Water Co., died of heart failure Sunday at the Hospice Care Center of Central Florida in Gainesville. He was 81 and had lived in Finksburg.

In 1974, he sold his interest in the bottled water company, named after Green Spring Valley's Chattolanee Springs, once the site of a Victorian-era summer hotel.

Mr. Waddell began work as a painter, became a painting contractor and eventually purchased Baltimore County Supply, a hardware store in Owings Mills.

Born in Oval, N. C., he moved to Baltimore County in the 1930s and attended Franklin High School in Reisterstown. During World War II, he served in the Army in England and France.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Hampstead.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Ruth Berngen, who lives in Interlachen, Fla.

Mr. Waddell is also survived by two daughters, Linda A. Rill of Upperco and Joan M. Ciceri of Interlachen, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Reel of Bel Air and Flo Ella Brotzman of Milford, N.J.; five grandsons and two great-grandchildren.

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Pub Date: 11/25/99

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