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April 28, 2000

Marsha Lee Alexander, 46, massage therapist

Marsha Lee Alexander, a Baltimore native and massage therapist, died Saturday of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a streetcar in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she was vacationing. She was 46 and lived in Miami.

Born Marsha Lee Gamerman, she graduated from Northwestern High School and attended the Lindsey Hopkins Adult Education School in Miami, where she trained to become a massage therapist.

Also a skin care specialist, she established a massage therapy practice in Dade County, Fla.

In 1979, she married Charles Seipp. The marriage ended in divorce.

A service will be held at 9 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Brothers, 8900 Reisterstown Road.

She is survived by her mother, Julie Gamerman of Randallstown; a brother, Robert Gamerman of Baltimore; three sisters, Iris Burman of Miami, Diane Dorman of Randallstown and Judith Divers of Bad Aidling, Germany; her fiancee, Rien Weststrate of Amsterdam; a niece; and five nephews.

Charles R. Clampitt Jr., 73, resource specialist for BGE

Charles Raymond Clampitt Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee who was active in his Arbutus community, died Monday of pneumonia at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 73.

Mr. Clampitt was a technical resource specialist for BGE and retired in 1988. In Baltimore County, he had been a liquor inspector for 15 years until retiring in the late 1970s, and a court clerk.

The 43-year Arbutus resident also had served four terms as president of the Arbutus Community Association.

Born in West Baltimore, he earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1950.

During World War II, he was an infantryman in the Philippines and was discharged as a private in 1947.

An avid sports fan, in his youth he played sandlot baseball for West Baltimore teams.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Ambrose Funeral Home, 1328 Sulphur Spring Road.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Sarah Ingrilla; three sons, Michael R. Clampitt of Severna Park and John L. Clampitt and Dennis P. Clampitt, both of Arbutus; three daughters, Susan E. Clampitt, Patricia Von Hagel and Ann M. Zizzi, all of Arbutus; a brother, William Clampitt of Arbutus; a sister, Mary Mislak of Catonsville; and nine grandchildren.

Charles John DeManss, 78, Catonsville athletic director

Charles John DeManss, retired athletic director at Catonsville High School, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown. He was 78.

The former Catonsville resident, who had lived in Stevensville since 1985, taught physical education and was athletic director at Catonsville High School from 1946 until retiring in 1983.

During his tenure, the school won numerous Baltimore County lacrosse, football, soccer, track and wrestling championships, said family members.

Born in Baltimore's Little Italy, Mr. DeManss graduated from City College, where he played football and lacrosse and wrestled. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1941 from Western Maryland College, where he was a lacrosse and football player, and a master's degree from Columbia University after World War II.

During the war, he served with the 84th Infantry, known as the "Rail Splitters," in Europe. His gallantry at the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 earned him the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was discharged with the rank of major.

He was a member of the Saltwater Fisherman's Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus and Elks.

He had been a parishioner of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Christopher Roman Catholic Church, Ellicott and Harbor drives, Chester, Queen Anne's County.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Rosina Patterson; two sons, Michael DeManss of Compton and Stephen DeManss of Ellicott City; two daughters, Marcia Stewart and Karen Feagley, both of Huntingdon, Pa.; two brothers, Richard DeManss of Hampstead and Gerard DeManss of Neavitt; and eight grandchildren.

Dorothea W. Yeager, 77, homemaker, active in church

Dorothea W. Yeager, a homemaker who was active in the Christian Science church, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 77.

The longtime Idlewylde resident was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist on University Parkway, where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She also had volunteered for many years at the Christian Science reading room in the Rotunda.

Born Dorothea Waller, she was raised in Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School. She was married in 1946 to Arthur H. Yeager, a home improvement contractor, who died in 1995.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road in Rodgers Forge.

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