Sister Gladys Green, 88, St. Frances band director...

July 08, 2000

Sister Gladys Green, 88, St. Frances band director

Sister Gladys Green, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and former band director at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died June 30 of heart failure at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Catonsville. She was 88.

In the 1940s and 1960s, she taught business and music at St. Frances Academy on Chase Street. A talented violin player, she often accompanied Masses and benedictions. She also directed the school's band.

She also taught at St. Augustine Elementary School in the District of Columbia and the Holy Name of Mary School in Chicago.

In recent years, she served as assistant secretary to the superior general of her religious order.

She entered the Oblate Sisters in 1933, professed her vows two years later and received the name Sister James. She later returned to her baptismal name, Sister Gladys Germaine Green.

Born in Spokane, Wash., she was a graduate of Little Flower Commercial High School there. She received her bachelor's degree from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and her master's degree in religious education from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Roland Park.

A Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent Chapel, 701 Gun Road, Catonsville.

She is survived by a sister, Virginia Lausteau of Seattle, and nieces and nephews.

Thomas J. Pavis Sr., 85, Bethlehem Steel worker

Thomas John Pavis Sr., a Bethlehem Steel shipyard worker and supporter of youth programs, died July 2 of complications from pneumonia and diabetes at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The Violetville resident was 85.

Mr. Pavis was born and raised in Steelton, Pa., one of 10 children of Croatian immigrant parents. In 1935, he met Violet Williams at a dance in Harrisburg, Pa. The following year, he followed her family when they moved to Baltimore. In 1937, the young couple eloped to Elkton, then a popular marriage spot.

Shortly after starting work at Bethlehem Steel in 1936, Mr. Pavis joined the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and supported the labor group's efforts to win members and recognition.

In 1943, Mr. Pavis enlisted in the Navy and served as a bosun's mate on LST 660, a troop carrier that supported amphibious landings at Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, Okinawa, and other sites in the Pacific. At the end of the war, he served as a military policeman in Yokohama, Japan. He organized the initial reunion of the LST 660 crew, which took place in Baltimore in 1989.

A sports fan, Mr. Pavis was an original season-ticket holder for the Baltimore Colts and a supporter of amateur baseball. He was a player and manager for CIO teams before the war and served as a sports commissioner for the Violetville Community Association, which he helped found in 1958.

Mr. Pavis served as a Cub Scouts scoutmaster in the mid-1960s.

His other interests included travel, coin collecting and carpentry.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Pavis is survived by two sons, Thomas John Pavis Jr. of Sykesville and Gary Pavis of St. Leonard; two sisters, Helen Stroble and Agnes Duggan, both of Harrisburg; and five grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday, and Mr. Pavis was buried at Loudon Park Cemetery.

Henrietta Marie Jackson, 95, Baltimore secretary

Henrietta Marie Jackson, a retired secretary, died July 1 of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 95 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

Mrs. Jackson was a secretary at Maryland Casualty Co. She retired in 1975 as secretary to the guidance counselors at Eastern High School.

Born Henrietta Marie Oyeman in Gardenville in Northeast Baltimore, she was a graduate of Eastern High and Strayer Business College.

In her youth, she was a Camp Fire Girl. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served six times as worthy grand matron of Alpha Chapter No. 1. She also belonged to Noble Grand of the Garden Rebekah Lodge No. 33 and was president of the Rebekah Assembly of Maryland in 1974.

In 1928, she married T. Howard Jackson Jr., who died in 1987.

Services for Mrs. Jackson were held yesterday at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Raspe Avenue, where she was a lifelong member. She also sang in the church choir and belonged to Lutheran Church Women.

She is survived by a son, T. Howard Jackson III of Perry Hall; two daughters, Dorothy M. Reed of Greencastle, Pa., and Miriam E. Bolling of Middletown; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Garland Young, 77, CSX accountant

Garland Young, a retired CSX accountant, died Monday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 77 and lived in Stoneleigh.

As a young man, Mr. Young joined the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and held positions in Richmond, Va., and Cleveland before moving to Baltimore.

Born in Kittrell, N.C., he attended Richmond public schools.

During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as a gunner on 35 missions in Europe. He left the service as a staff sergeant.

Mr. Young was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Towson.

Funeral services are pending at Arlington National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Madeline Hunt; a son, Whitney Young of Etters, Pa.; and a sister, Sarah Fisher of Sandston, Va.

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