Margaret Catherine Vane, 92, Arundel restaurateurMargaret...

November 26, 1999

Margaret Catherine Vane, 92, Arundel restaurateur

Margaret Catherine Vane, a homemaker and former Anne Arundel County restaurateur, died Nov. 18 of cancer at Future Care nursing home in Arnold. She was 92.

Born and raised in Baltimore, the former Margaret Franklin lived in Severna Park for 47 years.

From 1951 until 1962, Mrs. Vane owned and operated Riverdale Restaurant on the Magothy River in Severna Park. The restaurant is still owned by the family.

Mrs. Vane ran a carryout restaurant on Ritchie Highway called The Carousel from 1962 until 1969, when she retired from the business.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting and bowling with her senior citizens club, and was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Severna Park.

In 1926, she married Allen P. Vane, who died in 1966.

Services were held Sunday at Barranco & Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vane is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Bennett of Glen Burnie, Beverly Despeaux of Severna Park and Virginia Stroh of Lake Okeechobee, Fla.; two sons, Richard Vane of Lake Okeechobee, Fla., and Charles Vane of Severna Park; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Anne Arundel Central, 1041 Route 3, North Gambrills 21054.

J. Thomas Middleton, 86, Baltimore police lieutenant

J. Thomas Middleton, a retired Baltimore police lieutenant, died Monday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 86 and had lived in Gardenville.

Lt. Middleton retired in 1972 from the city Police Department after 30 years of service. He lived in Northeast Baltimore until 1982, when he moved to Rock Hall.

He had been a past member of Gatch Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore and was a member of Rock Hall United Methodist Church in Rock Hall.

Active in Masonic circles, he was a member of the Boumi Temple Shrine of Baltimore and other lodges. He held the rank of a 33rd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite.

In 1935, he wed T. Mae Morgan, who died in September.

Services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Rock Hall.

He is survived by two sons, James Albert Middleton of Lynchburg, Va., and John Thomas Middleton of Salisbury; a sister, Ruth Middleton of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Josephine G. Arnick, 95, Western Electric supervisor

Josephine G. Arnick, a retired Western Electric Co. supervisor and longtime Dundalk resident, died Monday of pneumonia at Genesis Eldercare Heritage Center. She was 95.

Mrs. Arnick worked for 40 years at Western Electric Co.'s Point Breeze plant on Broening Highway where she was supervisor of the cord shop. She retired in 1969.

The former Josephine Galliard was born in Italy and reared in Little Washington, Pa., where she was educated in local public schools. She came to Dundalk in 1930 when she married John Arnick, a steel worker at Bethlehem Steel Corp., who died in 1971.

Mrs. Arnick was a 70-year communicant of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk, where she had been active in the Our Lady of Sorrows Sodality.

She was also a member of the Sons of Italy, District Democratic Club and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, Dunmanway and Dunglow Road, Dundalk.

She is survived by a son, Del. John S. Arnick of Dundalk; a daughter, Eleanor E. Craig of Dundalk; two sisters, Velma Bellissimo of Ellwood City, Pa., and Katherine Craig of Dundalk; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Research and Laboratory Center, Suite 801, 550 Broadway, Baltimore 21205.

Burdette Harvey Buck, 76, guidance counselor

Burdette Harvey Buck, a retired guidance counselor at Duval Senior High School in Greenbelt, died Tuesday of heart failure at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. He was 76.

Mr. Buck spent 21 years as Duval High's guidance counselor and lived in Lanham. He retired in 1981.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Mr. Buck attended Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va., and received his master's degree in education and guidance from the University of Pittsburgh.

He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and was discharged in 1945 as a sergeant. His hobbies included gardening and baseball.

Mr. Buck was a season-ticket holder to the Bowie Bay Sox.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Betty R. Shriver; his son, Ronald H. Buck of Severn; two grandsons, Ronald Burdette Harvey Buck of Amarillo, Texas, and M. Christian Buck of Laurel; and two great-grandchildren.

Arlene Lewis, 70, nurse, real estate agent

Arlene Lewis, a former registered nurse and retired director at the National Academy of Opticianry died Tuesday of heart failure at her Bowie home. She was 70.

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