Edith Mary Moore, 81, postal clerk, defense worker...

June 03, 2000

Edith Mary Moore, 81, postal clerk, defense worker

Edith Mary Moore, a retired postal clerk and World War II defense worker, died Sunday of heart failure at the Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 81 and lived in Jessup.

Mrs. Moore retired in 1990 from the Jessup Post Office, where she had been a postal clerk for 15 years. In the 1940s, she was the first woman to drive a Good Humor ice cream truck in Beltsville, relatives said.

During World War II, Mrs. Moore worked at Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Baltimore, welding steel plates used in the construction of vessels.

Born Edith Mary Peabody, she was raised in Alexandria, Va., where she graduated from high school. Her marriage to Royal Neil Stewart ended in divorce. In 1964, she married John E. Moore, who survives her.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

She also is survived by a son, Dale Winthrop Stewart of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a daughter, Nan Greaves-Walden of Rising Sun; a sister, Elizabeth Warner Szadokierski of Alexandria, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Katina A. Kaplanges, 91, restaurant owner

Katina A. Kaplanges, a former Baltimore restaurant owner who was active in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, died Tuesday of heart failure in the Oldham Street home where she had lived for 62 years. She was 91.

Born Katina Anagnoustou in Karabourna, Greece, she was educated in Corinth.

She was married in 1925 to Konstantinos Kaplanges and immigrated to Baltimore. The couple settled in East Baltimore before moving to Greektown.

During World War II, they opened Harbour Court Inn on Light Street. The restaurant was torn down in the early 1950s. After her husband's death in 1957, she opened the Corner Dinette in Greektown, where she worked until 1973.

Mrs. Kaplanges was an active member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation and a founder of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Ponca Street in Greektown.

Services were held yesterday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

She is survived by a son, Jimmy Kaplanges of Kent Island; a daughter, Kiki Loukas of Greektown; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Eleanor Glorioso, 65, floral designer

Eleanor Glorioso, a floral designer and longtime Brooklandville resident, died Wednesday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 65.

For the past 10 years, Mrs. Glorioso, who was known as Lillian, worked as a floral designer for a Falls Road business owned by her daughter, Andrea Stieff of Roland Park.

Born Eleanor Widomski, she was raised in Fells Point and was a parochial school graduate.

She graduated from St. Michael's Business School and worked as a saleswoman for Adams Furniture Co. on Howard Street.

Later, she worked as a Trailways Bus Lines ticket agent at West Fayette Street terminal.

Her marriage to Louis Guliere ended in divorce. She was married in 1968 to Carroll Glorioso, who died in 1981.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mrs. Glorioso also is survived by her mother, Mary Widomski of Fells Point; a brother, Richard Widomski of Canton; two sisters, Helen Mulligan of Fells Point and Jenny Baker of East Baltimore; two granddaughters; and a special friend, Morris Berger of Brooklandville.

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