Stanley Clifford Hansen II, 52, grocer in Hampden...

June 21, 2000

Stanley Clifford Hansen II, 52, grocer in Hampden

Stanley Clifford Hansen II, a Hampden corner store grocer, died June 14 of complications from cancer at his home in that neighborhood. He was 52.

He operated Hansen's Groceries at Chestnut Avenue and 34th Street for the past 27 years, also running a billiards club on the second floor. The old-fashioned store has been a neighborhood gathering spot for more than 50 years.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Hansen was a graduate of what is now Robert Poole Middle School and City College, and served in the Army in Vietnam.

In his spare time, he managed neighborhood sports teams and enjoyed traveling.

In 1970, he married Patricia Lopez; they later divorced. In 1993, he wed Georgeanna Brown, who survives him.

Services were held Monday at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home.

He also is survived by a daughter, Melissa Carine Hansen of Hunt Valley; two sons, Stanley Clifford Hansen III of Hunt Valley and Mason Irvin Hansen of Baltimore; a stepson, Bruce Eric Leyrer of Baltimore; his parents, Waldo and Pauline Hansen of Baltimore; a sister, Jean Colburn of Baltimore; and two brothers, Waldo Hansen and Elmer Hansen, both of Baltimore.

Hela Majev, 82, grocer, Holocaust survivor

Hela Majev, a former grocery store owner who survived the Holocaust, died Thursday of cancer at her North Miami Beach home. She was 82 and had lived in Northwest Baltimore.

She, her mother and sister were confined by the Nazis to the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She later was forced to work in a labor camp as a seamstress in Czeschtowa, Poland. She survived the ghetto and her years in the labor camp and was liberated from Auschwitz by the U.S. Army at the end of World War II.

Her father disappeared before the war's end and is presumed to have died during the war. Her mother and sister died in the Holocaust.

Born Hela Wolnowicz in Lodz, Poland, she attended schools there.

After World War II, she immigrated to the United States and first resided in Hoboken, N.J. She met her husband, Benny Majev, on the trip to this country. The couple married in 1950 and moved to Baltimore in 1963. They owned and operated two grocery stores near Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore. Mr. Majev died in 1983.

In 1973, when the couple gave up the stores, they moved to Northwest Baltimore, and she became a part-time seamstress. A longtime volunteer for Hadassah, a Jewish women's organization, she also worked for other charitable groups.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Sol Levinson & Bros.

She is survived by a son, Howard R. Majev of Lutherville; and two grandsons.

Charles Scott Adams Jr., 87, company executive

Charles Scott Adams Jr., a retired vice president of United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. who served in the Navy during World War II, died June 14 of internal bleeding at the South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes, Columbia, S.C. He was 87.

A longtime resident of Carrollton Avenue in Ruxton, he began his career at USF&G in 1935 and at the time of his retirement in 1978 was vice president of personnel.

He joined the Navy in 1941 in the Office of Naval Intelligence in Norfolk, Va., and later was on the staff of Adm. H. Kent Hewitt, commander of naval forces in the Mediterranean. From 1944 to 1945, he was in the office of the Chief of Naval Personnel in Washington.

A reservist, he was discharged with the rank of commander in 1951.

Born and raised in Lynchburg, Va., he was a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1936.

While living in Baltimore, Mr. Adams was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the Bachelors Cotillon, the Merchants, L'Hirondelle and Wollaston Manor clubs.

An avid waterfowl hunter, he was a member of the Camden Gun Club, Springdale Hall Club and Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, S.C.

His 1948 marriage to Eleanor Shepherdson Abell ended in divorce. He later married Ann Whitaker, who died in 1997.

Graveside services were held Sunday in Camden.

He is survived by a son, Charles S. Adams III of Hampshire, England; two daughters, Margaret A. Szczerbicki of Rodgers Forge and Eleanor A. Lewis of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Mary W. Levering of Baltimore; four step-grandchildren; and special friend Evelyn Randolph of Columbia, S.C.

Nathaniel Donald Rice, 58, cab driver, rail worker

Nathaniel Donald Rice, a retired cab driver and former railroad worker, died June 14 from complications of Coggins syndrome, a neurological disorder, at the Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. He was 58.

Mr. Rice, a lifelong Northwest Baltimore resident, had driven for Jimmy's Cab for 10 years until retiring because of medical reasons in 1997. Earlier, he had been a trainman for Conrail and had also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk.

He was a 1959 graduate of City College and had attended Morgan State University.

He was an Orioles fan and enjoyed attending games at Camden Yards.

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