Rozalia L. Bobo, 76, restaurateur, cabdriver
Rozalia L. Bobo, former owner of a Pennsylvania Avenue soul food restaurant and taxicab driver, died Saturday of complications of diabetes at the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility on Loch Raven Boulevard. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 76.
During the 1960s, Mrs. Bobo owned Rose's Soul Food in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Ave., to which customers flocked for her sweet potato pie, seafood and chitterlings. She sold the business in 1969 and drove a cab for Checker Cab Co. until the early 1980s, when she retired.
For more than 25 years, until 1981, Mrs. Bobo also was a foster parent.
"She was a jack-of-all-trades," said a daughter, Gwendolyn Bobo Page of Baltimore.
Born Rozalia Walker in Sedalia, N.C., Mrs. Bobo was raised in Greensboro, N.C., where she graduated from Dudley High School. During World War II, she served in the Army Woman's Auxiliary Corps as a cook and nursing aide. She was discharged at war's end.
She moved to Baltimore in 1945 and married the Rev. Harrison Franklin Bobo, associate pastor of New Metropolitan Baptist Church. He died in 1976.
She was a former member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday .
She is survived by two other daughters, Jennifer Walker of California and Yvette Alexander of Baltimore; a sister, Gwendolyn Echols of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great grandchildren and five great-great-great-grandchildren.
Sylvia D. Curry, 53, longtime NSA employee
Sylvia D. Curry, a longtime National Security Agency employee, died Sunday of cardiac arrest at North Arundel Hospital. The Severna Park resident was 53.
Mrs. Curry, whose work was confidential, had worked at the NSA's Fort Meade facility since 1982. Earlier, she worked in Washington for the Navy Department.
The former Sylvia D. Williams was born in Chicago and raised in Wilmot, S.D., where she graduated from high school. She married William F. Curry in 1968.
Mrs. Curry had an extensive collection of miniature cottages and assembled a substantial collection of holiday decorations with which she decorated her home.
She enjoyed sewing and gardening.
She was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Severna Park, where services were held yesterday.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Curry is survived by a daughter, Dana Darlene Curry of Annapolis; two brothers, Ron Williams of Watertown, S.D., and Butch Altman of Minneapolis; a sister, Hazel George of Watertown, S.D.; and her mother, Opal Williams of Watertown, S.D.
Leon Weiner, 70, inspected pharmacies for state
Leon Weiner, a retired state drug control inspector, died Dec. 2 of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. He was 70 and lived in Pikesville.
For 30 years, he traveled through the state and inspected pharmacies for the Health Department's Division of Drug Control, a job that brought him in contact with state and local police and the FBI. He retired in 1996.
He worked for the Social Security Administration and the old Read Drug and Chemical Co. in the 1950s.
The Baltimore native was a 1958 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where he was long active in the alumni association, serving as its president in 1975-1976 and writing a column for its newsletter.
He also had a degree from the University of Baltimore.
He served in the Army and was stationed in Wisconsin.
Services were held Sunday.
He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma Epstein, whom he married in 1961; two sons, Michael Lee Weiner of Ellicott City and Alan David Weiner of Greenbelt; a brother, William Weiner of Baltimore; two sisters, Evelyn Levy of Baltimore and Miriam Kahn of Pikesville; and a grandson.
Alma E. Burgoyne, 91, church organist
A memorial service announcement published in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly stated the time of services for Alma E. Burgoyne.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City, for Alma Elizabeth Burgoyne, who died Nov. 29 of colon cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Ellicott City resident and church organist was 91.
The former Alma Elizabeth Dix was married for 50 years to Paul E. L. Burgoyne Sr., who died in 1979. She is survived by three sons, Paul E. L. Burgoyne Jr. of Ringoes, N.J., David R. Burgoyne of Chesapeake, Va., and John W. Burgoyne of Ellicott City; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The Sun regrets the error.
Margaret Frances Eney, 92, former Girl Scout leader
Margaret Frances Eney, a homemaker and former Girl Scout leader, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Oak Crest Village Care Center. She was 92 and had lived in Sparks.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., she moved to Baltimore in 1919 and lived on Oak Hill Avenue near Green Mount Cemetery.
The former Margaret Frances Davis attended Eastern High School before working at Montgomery Ward & Co. and the old L. Grief & Brother Clothing plant in Homeland.
Active in the Girl Scouts, she was the co-leader of a troop at Ascension Lutheran Church in Wiltondale. In 1955, she took the scouts on a tour of Europe. Two years later, they traveled to Mexico.
During World War II, she volunteered in a telephone communication center.
In 1931, she married H. Vernon Eney, a well-known Baltimore attorney who headed the 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention and was chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee. He died in 1980.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 4215 Loch Raven Blvd.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan Frances Kuehn of Stoneleigh and Margaret A. Richmond of Walhalla, S.C.; two brothers, R. Edward Davis and W. Allen Davis, both of Towson; six grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.