Alvina E. Daley, 85, elementary school teacher Alvina...

January 28, 2000

Alvina E. Daley, 85, elementary school teacher

Alvina E. Daley, a retired elementary school teacher, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 85 and lived in Canton.

She was a first-grade teacher at Sacred Heart of Jesus parochial school in Highlandtown in the 1950s and taught at Blessed Sacrament School in Charleston, S.C., until her retirement in 1975.

Born in Baltimore, the former Alvina E. Ruggiero was reared in Canton and attended Patterson High School.

In 1934, she married Charles L. Daley, who died in 1980.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Conkling Street and Foster Avenue.

She is survived by a son, Charles J. Daley Sr. of Phoenix; a daughter, Margaret Simmons of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; a brother, Harry Ruggiero of Baltimore; a sister, Rose Dimick of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Albert Jacobin, 70, Bethlehem Steel foreman

Albert Jacobin, a retired steel mill foreman, died Monday of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 70 and lived in Perry Hall.

Born in Monongah, W.Va., where he attended schools, he moved to Baltimore as a young man. He retired as a foreman at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant after 32 years.

During World War II, he was an Army interpreter in Europe.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

His wife, the former Mary Trovato, died last year.

A Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road in Bradshaw.

He is survived by two sons, Albert Jacobin Jr. of Winchester, Va., and Kipp M. Jacobin of Monkton; three daughters, Florann Audia of McLean, Va., Lynn T. Doty of White Marsh and Robin M. Plati of Reston, Va.; two brothers, Junior Jacobin of Monongah and James Jacobin of Bethesda; three sisters, Stella Haley of Phoenix, Ariz., Rose Herman of Baltimore and Ann Gonzaliz of Chevy Chase; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

George Thomas George, 83, hotel purchasing agent

George Thomas George, a retired hotel purchasing agent and former grocer, died Sunday of cerebrovascular vasculitis at Hammonds Lane Nursing Center in Brooklyn Park. He was 83.

A longtime Brooklyn Park resident, Mr. George retired in 1981 from the Hilton Hotel, where he had been purchasing agent for two years. He had worked in a similar capacity at the downtown Holiday Inn and the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

He was the son of Greek immigrants from Kythera, who settled on South Hanover Street, where they established the George Food Market. He owned and managed the store for 30 years until it closed in 1964.

A 1935 graduate of Polytechnic Institute, he was an Army supply sergeant at Camp Wheeler, Ga., during World War II. He was given a medical discharge in 1944.

He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, where he was an active member of Ahepa for 60 years. He had been chairman of the cathedral's cemetery committee, was a member of the archives and library staff, and served as purchasing agent for many of its festivals.

He enjoyed travel and the theater.

Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at the Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Crossie Mandris; a son, Thomas G. George of Annapolis; a daughter, Denise G. Cruse of York, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Gerald S. Duszynski, 65, business owner, collector

Gerald S. Duszynski, a retired manufacturers' representative for medical equipment and a collector of beer steins, died Wednesday of heart failure at Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 65 and lived in Glen Burnie.

He founded Specialized Area Equipment Sales Inc. in 1978, representing manufacturers of medical equipment. He closed the business and retired in 1996.

Earlier, he had been new-product development manager for Market Forge Co., a division of Beatrice Foods in Boston, and a sales representative with Burroughs Corp. in Buffalo.

A Buffalo, N.Y., native, he earned a bachelor's degree from Canisius College in 1956. He was an Army sharpshooter and served with NATO forces from 1956 to 1959.

He had a collection of 300 beer steins, which he displayed on shelves in his former Severna Park home. He later sold the collection.

He enjoyed golf, volleyball and racquetball and was a former member of Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Duszynski is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Donna Marie Kennick; two daughters, Susan Marie Manning of Indian Head and Lorine E. Duszynski of Bel Air; a sister, Judith Ann Bauer of Lancaster, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Louise W. Martin, 88, Exxon supervisor

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