Patricia Ann Monaghan, 74, Balto. County teacher...

June 07, 2000

Patricia Ann Monaghan, 74, Balto. County teacher

Patricia Ann Monaghan, a retired Baltimore County schoolteacher, died Wednesday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 74.

Miss Monaghan, who lived in Catonsville, had professional expertise in remedial reading and continued to tutor children in reading after she retired in 1979.

She was born in New Jersey and raised in Scranton, Pa. After graduating in 1949 from Marywood College, now Marywood University, in Scranton, she moved to the Baltimore area to begin a 30-year teaching career in county public schools.

Miss Monaghan earned two master's degrees, one from Loyola College.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 27 Melvin Ave., Catonsville.

She is survived by a cousin, William Ippolito of Gillette, N.J.; and a godchild, Erica Weiss of Westminster.

Charles A. Tress, 68, Medicare officer

Charles Arthur Tress, a retired Medicare hearing officer and opera buff, died Friday of cancer at his home in Camp Hill, Pa. He was 68.

Mr. Tress, known as "Otts,"was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from City College in 1950. He worked a series of short-term industrial jobs and began volunteering as a stage manager of the Baltimore Civic Opera Company. He did that for 10 years and remained an opera aficionado throughout his life.

In 1959, he married Lois Goodman in Baltimore, subsequently moving to Loch Raven Village. Mr. Tress attended the University of Baltimore, where he earned a law degree in 1968.

The following year, Mr. Tress moved to Camp Hill, near Harrisburg, Pa., to begin work as a Medicare hearing officer.

In that post, which he held for the rest of his career, Mr. Tress heard petitions from doctors and medical suppliers who felt they had not been adequately compensated.

Mr. Tress retired in 1997. In addition to opera, he enjoyed crossword puzzles and pro football.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St. in Camp Hill.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Tress is survived by two daughters, Jocelyn Hopkins Tress of Harrisburg, Pa., and Adrienne Campbell Brady of Camp Hill; his mother and stepfather, Lucille R. Brown and Robert T. Brown of Baltimore; three brothers, Robert F. Tress and John F. Tress of Baltimore and James A. Tress of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Arthur Loring Anagnost, 82, Crown Cork manager

Arthur LoringAnagnost, an air-defense consultant in World War II who became a manager for Crown Cork & Seal, died of cancer Sunday at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. He was 82.

Mr. Anagnost was born in the Bronx and attended New York City public schools and New York University. When World War II began, he volunteered for military service. As a ham-radio aficionado, he was assigned to Hawaii to teach Army Air Forces personnel how to prevent jamming of communications, including radar.

He served for the duration of the war, writing a textbook on anti-jamming methods.

After the war, Mr. Anagnost worked as an executive for Kinkead Industries, a Chicago metal-extrusion firm. He married Virginia Montgomery Choate in 1958 and joined Crown Cork & Seal in Baltimore.

Mr. Anagnost, a member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, held several management posts at Crown, the last as international manager of machinery sales. He retired in 1990.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. todayat Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson.

Mr. Anagnost is survived by his wife and his brother, Harold Anagnost of Bricktown, N.J.

Suzanne Voelkel, 68, charter boat firm manager

Suzanne Voelkel, a charter boat company office manager, died Thursday of cancer at her Cape St. Claire home. She was 68. She had worked for Annapolis Bay Charters for the past 12 years, helping arrange reservations, sales and contracts for boating parties on the Chesapeake Bay.

"She was a pleasant and easygoing business woman," said Melissa Hartge, the firm's owner. "She was good at dealing with people."

Born Suzanne Protzman , she was raised in Forest Park. She was a graduate of Catonsville High School and attended Towson University.

She was a volunteer at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, where she worked in the church's athletic program.

In 1959, she married Michael Louis Voelkel, a Jordan Graphics salesman. He died in 1989.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at St. Andrews by the Bay Roman Catholic Church, 701 College Parkway, Arnold, where she was a member.

She is survived by five sons, Michael Louis Voelkel Jr. of Accident, John Stephen Voelkel of Crofton, Mark William Voelkel and Patrick Joseph Voelkel, both of Annapolis, and Robert Eric Voelkel of Leesburg, Va.; and four grandchildren.

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