Leon Kaczkowski, 93, Roman Catholic priest, POW The...

February 11, 2000

Leon Kaczkowski, 93, Roman Catholic priest, POW

The Rev. Leon Kaczkowski, retired associate pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk who had served with the Polish Army during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 93.

Father Kaczkowski was a priest for 66 years. For almost three decades, he was associate pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary Church and retired in 1979. But he continued to work at the church until moving to Stella Maris in 1988.

Born in Brok, Poland, he entered the seminary in the late 1920s and graduated from the University of Wilno. He was ordained a priest in Wilno in 1934.

At the outbreak of World War II, Father Kaczkowski was arrested by the Russian army and sent to a concentration camp in Siberia. Released in 1942, he joined the Polish army and served as a chaplain until the end of the war in 1945.

He immigrated to New York in 1949 and came to Baltimore soon after.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

He is survived by a nephew, Henry Grabowski of Bel Air; and two nieces, Barbara Rostkowski and Joanna Peizik, both of Dundalk.

Edward L. Stanton Sr., 85, Bethlehem Steel supervisor

Edward LeRoy Stanton Sr., a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. supervisor and substitute teacher, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at Harbor Hospital Center. He was 85 and lived in Arbutus.

He went to work at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant in 1934 and retired in 1973. He spent the next 19 years as a substitute teacher in Baltimore County public schools and at Ascension School in Halethorpe.

In the 1950s, he helped organize the committee that built a community pool in Arbutus.

For more than a half-century, he collected donations for the American Heart Association.

The Baltimore native earned his high school equivalency diploma in night school.

He was a longtime communicant of Ascension Roman Catholic Church, Halethorpe, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Evelyn M. Dunn; two sons, Edward L. Stanton Jr. of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Gary J. Stanton of Baltimore; a daughter, Gale Probst-Mathews of Odenton; a brother, Leslie Stanton of Pikesville; and nine grandchildren.

Jeffrey Dale Fisher Sr., 49, home improvement worker

Jeffrey Dale Fisher Sr., a former home improvement worker, died Monday at Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home Inc. in Baltimore of complications from a head injury suffered in a fall at his home eight months ago. He was 49.

A longtime Northeast Baltimore resident, he had worked until recent years in home improvement. Earlier, he had worked for 13 years at J & L Oil Co., supervising a crew that cleaned up oil spills. He left the company in the early 1980s.

Born and raised in Forest Park, he was a 1968 graduate of Forest Park High School. He served in the Navy from 1968 to 1975.

His marriage in 1974 to Diana Hanner ended in divorce.

He enjoyed listening to and attending Baltimore Orioles games and played sandlot baseball.

He was a member of Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church.

Services were held yesterday. He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Dale Fisher Jr. and Jason Fisher, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Melissa Fisher of Baltimore; six brothers, Jerome Fisher of Dudley, N. C., and Kirk Fisher, Keith Fisher, Dennis Fisher, Douglas Fisher and Jan Fisher, all of Baltimore; and three sisters, Lisa Fisher of Baltimore, Rene Fisher of Takoma Park and Sharon Ahmad of Mitchellville.

John Allen Snee, 66, director of SSA office

John Allen Snee, retired director of the Social Security Administration's office of disability program quality, died Monday of lung cancer at York (Pa.) Hospital. He was 66 and lived in Parkton.

Mr. Snee began his career at Social Security's Woodlawn headquarters in 1964 as a social insurance research analyst.

He was later promoted to the office of program evaluation and planning, where he spent most of his career. He worked closely with congressional committees and was instrumental in developing and implementing Social Security legislation.

He retired from the office of disability program quality in 1993.

Born and raised in Edwardsville, Pa., he graduated from high school there in 1951. He served as an Air Force administrator from 1953 until his discharge in 1956.

He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in 1961 and a master's degree in the subject from the University of Detroit in 1963.

He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 13810 Middletown Road, Parkton, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Joyce Grove; two brothers, Eugene V. Snee of Patchogue, N. Y., and Jerome W. Snee of Seven Lakes, N. C.; and several nephews and nieces.

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