Henrietta Susan Mason, 75, bluegrass fiddle player...

March 16, 2001

Henrietta Susan Mason, 75, bluegrass fiddle player

Henrietta Susan Mason, a retired data processing operator and a bluegrass fiddler, died Sunday of heart and lung disease at the home of a daughter in Ellicott City. She was 75.

She performed as Sue Mason and often appeared with her husband, Peter Buell "Bill" Mason, who died last year and was known as the Banjo King of Maryland. They married in 1944.

In the 1950s, they appeared regularly at Uncle Bun's Tavern on North Avenue near Harford Road.

Born Henrietta Susan Sharp in Greenbank, W.Va., where she graduated from high school, Mrs. Mason was a data processing specialist at Bendix Radio Corp. in Towson. She later worked in data processing at American Furniture in Martinsville, Va.

She was a seamstress and made clothing for friends and family members.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Haight Funeral Home, on Route 32 in Sykesville.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Ellen Mason-Gagnon of Ellicott City; a stepson, Herman Buell Mason of Houston; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Julia Katherine Klein, 76, secretary to corrections chief

Julia Katherine Klein, former secretary to the head of the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, died Tuesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 76.

A former longtime resident of Bosley Avenue in Towson, she had lived at Oak Crest Village in Parkville since 1996.

For 20 years until retiring in the early 1990s, Mrs. Klein was secretary to the warden of the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections. Earlier, she had worked in the Baltimore County Health Department for 10 years.

Julia Katherine Braun was born and raised in South Baltimore and graduated from Southern High School.

In 1949, she married Richard M. Klein, who died in 1995.

For more than 40 years, she was a communicant at Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson.

She enjoyed reading, shopping and dining at area restaurants.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Oak Crest Village, 8800 Walther Blvd.

She is survived by a son, Richard L. Klein of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Barbara Germroth and Marie Braun, both of Baltimore; and many nephews and nieces.

Dr. Elmo M. Gayoso, 63, internal medicine specialist

Dr. Elmo M. Gayoso, an internist, died Sunday of heart disease at his home in Annapolis. He was 63.

He came to the United States in 1965 and practiced internal medicine at offices in Catonsville and Arnold.

Born in Negros Occidental, the Philippines, he was a graduate of Far Eastern University in Manila. He did residencies at St. Joseph Medical Center and Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J.

He was president of the Bayanihan Philippine-American Alliance of Anne Arundel County and the Baltimore alumni chapter of Far Eastern University.

He was a board member of the Ilonggo Association of Metropolitan Washington and a member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and the Anne Arundel Medical Society.

He enjoyed gardening and was a sports enthusiast.

He was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

In 1965, he married Dr. Ofelia G. Loot, an obstetrician and gynecologist who survives him.

A Mass of Christian burial for Dr. Gayoso will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

He is also survived by four sons, Elmo P. Gayoso Jr. of Batesville, Miss., Joel P. Gayoso of Cebu, the Philippines, and Dr. Edsel James Gayoso and Erik Jason Gayoso, both of Washington; two daughters, Dr. Ella Mae Gayoso of Annapolis and Dr. Elise Gayoso Penafiel of Columbia; two brothers, Walter Gayoso of Negros Occidental and Jose Gayoso Jr. of Cainta Rizal, the Philippines; two sisters, Shirley G. Comia of Monrovia, Calif., and Violeta G. Kramer of Montreal; and four grandchildren.

Patrick Joseph Connolly, 78, Bethlehem Steel employee

Patrick Joseph Connolly, a retired steel worker, died Saturday of heart failure at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 78 and lived in Rodgers Forge for 49 years.

Mr. Connolly retired about 20 years ago from Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, where he had worked for 25 years.

Born in Annapolis, he was raised in Homeland and graduated from Boys' Latin School and Loyola College.

A former Regester Avenue resident, he had been president of the Rodgers Forge Community Association.

He served in the Army as a technician during World War II.

In 1947, he married Catherine Tighe, who survives.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. March 24 at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where he was a member.

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