Florence F. Feigelson, 78, homemaker, volunteer...

January 13, 2000

Florence F. Feigelson, 78, homemaker, volunteer

Florence Freida Feigelson, a homemaker and volunteer, died Friday of heart failure at her Owings Mills home. She was 78.

Mrs. Feigelson had been a longtime active member and served on the board of the Edith Rosen Strauss Organization, which raises and donates money for cancer research and equipment to area hospitals.

During the 1970s, she was a volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She was a member of the board of Beth El Synagogue and had been president of the synagogue's sisterhood.

Born Florence Kirschenbaum, in the Bronx, N.Y., she studied fashion illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and graduated in 1940. She was a fashion illustrator in New York until she married Robert Feigelson in 1942.

The couple moved to Baltimore in 1947, when Mr. Feigelson established Roberts Co. Inc., wholesale distributors of kitchen cabinets.

Mrs. Feigelson had been president of the Jewish Community Center's Garden Club and was a member of Bonnie View Golf Club, where she had chaired the ladies' golf group.

Services were held Monday .

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Allan Feigelson of Owings Mills and David Feigelson of Memphis, Tenn.; three daughters, Helane Feigelson of Owings Mills, Alise Feigelson of White Marsh and Deena Margolis of Baltimore; a brother, Melvin Kirschenbaum of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Glenn Wayne Smith, 66, industrial engineer

Glenn Wayne Smith, an industrial engineer who held several patents in refrigeration, died Friday from coronary disease at St. Agnes HealthCare. The Mount Airy resident was 66.

1988 PHOTO At the time of his death, Mr. Smith was director of engineered systems for Baltimore Aircoil Co., where his responsibilities included marketing and sale of large thermal cooling systems and other refrigeration and heat transfer systems.

He began his career in the refrigeration business as an assistant to the chief engineer of a Texas block-ice plant in 1945.

Born in Lubbock, Texas, where he was educated in public schools, Mr. Smith studied electrical engineering at Texas Tech University and served in the Navy in 1952 and 1953.

He had worked in the industrial refrigeration field in Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Denver before joining Baltimore Aircoil in 1985.

In addition to lecturing and writing widely on the subject of industrial refrigeration, Mr. Smith held five refrigeration patents.

His professional memberships included the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, Refrigeration Engineers and Technicians Association and the International Association of Refrigerated Warehousemen.

He was married in 1954 to Elizabeth Ann Files, who died last year.

Services were held yesterday .

He is survived by a son, Charles Smith of Bowie; a daughter, Kim Smith of Mount Airy; his mother, Jewel Smith of Hartselle, Ala.; and several cousins.

Leopold Louis Mundle, 74, Bethlehem Steel foreman

Leopold Louis Mundle, retired steel mill foreman, died Saturday of prostate cancer at his Carney home. He was 74.

1989 PHOTO He was a metallurgical general foreman at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant for 35 years and retired in 1982.

Born in East Baltimore, he left school after completing the eighth grade to help support his family after his father died during the Depression. He later earned his General Education Development certificate.

During World War II, he was a hospital corpsman and dental technician with the 94th Navy Seabee battalion in the Pacific.

Active in veterans' affairs, Mr. Mundle was a two-time commander of American Legion Post No. 183 in Parkville, the second-largest post in the world. He was proud of receiving an American Legion life membership, said family members.

He enjoyed golfing and woodworking. He was also a member of the Holiday Ramblers, a camping club.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Katherine Bandell; a son, Lee C. Mundle of Norrisville; a daughter, Kathryn M. Leverton of Pikesville; a sister, Louise Allen of Naples, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Edward J. Makowski Sr., 86, owner of freight service

Edward J. Makowski Sr., who was known along Baltimore's waterfront as "Available Ed" because of his reliability in picking up and delivering cargo, died Monday from complications of a stroke at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 86 and lived in Baldwin.

1998 PHOTO A robust, cheerful man, Mr. Makowski began the business in the early 1960s. He later expanded from a single truck to four and specialized in delivering freight to Baltimore-area customers.

"He was known by his customers, longshoremen and U.S. Customs officials as `Available Ed' because of being available, dependable and reliable," said his son, Edward Jack Makowski, an East Baltimore attorney.

Mr. Makowski retired and closed the business after being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in the late 1970s.

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