Gregory M. Courville Sr., 46, founded company Gregory...

April 03, 2001

Gregory M. Courville Sr., 46, founded company

Gregory M. Courville Sr., who sold water and air filtration systems and was a Navy veteran, died March 27 of complications after surgery at the Veterans Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 46 and lived in Glen Burnie.

Until retiring on disability several years ago, Mr. Courville was founder and owner of C & J Enterprises, which marketed filtration systems. Earlier, he had been an electrician with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Glen Burnie, he attended Northeast High School and Anne Arundel Community College.

He served in the Navy during the 1970s as a navigator aboard hurricane hunters -- specialized aircraft that fly into storms. Stationed at the naval air station in Jacksonville, Fla., he was also a member of the Jaxon Lancers Precision Rifle Team.

Mr. Courville was a member of Glen Burnie Moose Lodge No. 1456 and enjoyed collecting vintage comic books, coins and aviation items.

He was a lifelong member of Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton, where a memorial service was held Sunday.

Mr. Courville was separated from his wife, the former Leslie Griggs. He is survived by a son, Gregory M. Courville Jr., his mother, Theda M. Courville-Henn, and a brother, Dale M. Courville, all of Pasadena; a sister, T. Michele Courville of Reston, Va.; and his longtime companion, Ann England of Glen Burnie.

Anne V. Boarman, 79, homemaker, churchwoman

Anne V. Boarman, a homemaker and active churchwoman, died March 27 of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Bel Air resident was 79.

Mrs. Boarman was a member of the Garden Club of Harford County and Maryland Golf and Country Club, where she played tennis and golf.

She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bel Air, where she had served on the vestry and donated a new floor for the church.

"She was a warm and outgoing person," said Mignon Cameron of Bel Air, a longtime friend. "She was a light-hearted Southern woman who always made those she met feel special."

Anne Viccellio was born in Chatham, Va. After graduating from high school, she worked briefly in Washington before she married Horace Boarman in 1947.

Mr. Boarman, a partner in Courtland Hardware store in Bel Air, died in 1978.

Mrs. Boarman enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques.

A memorial service was held Saturday.

She is survived by a son, Charles H. Boarman of Lutherville; two daughters, Susan B. Tapley of Bel Air and Anne B. Priester of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, Martha V. Dickerson of Chatham; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Sister Mary Joel Gunzelman, 76, primary school educator

Sister Mary Joel Gunzelman, a retired primary school educator, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was 76.

Sister Mary Joel taught in parochial schools for 47 years and retired to the motherhouse in 1995. Her assignments included St. Joseph in New York City, Notre Dame Academy in Libertytown, St. John School in Hydes and Our Lady of Fatima in Baltimore.

Born Irene Gunzelman in East Baltimore, she was a 1943 graduate of Catholic High School. She worked for two years in the bookkeeping department of Baltimore Transfer Co. before entering the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1945.

She received a Maryland teaching certificate in 1949 and a bachelor's degree in education from Fordham University in New York in 1965.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Joel will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by a brother, Francis Gunzelman of Baltimore; and several nephews and nieces.

Margaret H. Ashmead, 95, store sales associate

Margaret H. Ashmead, a former department store sales associate, died March 27 of heart and lung disease at Riverview Manor Health Care Facility in Owego, N.Y. She was 95 and formerly lived in Govans.

Until she retired in 1968, she sold housewares at Hochschild Kohn's Belvedere Avenue department store for many years.

Born in Baltimore, Margaret Helen Beck was raised on Chester Street and educated in city public schools.

She was a member of Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in Govans.

She enjoyed reading and crocheting.

In 1931, she married Lacy Ashmead, who died in 1975.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by a daughter, Joan Ashmead Gibbs of Owego; a stepdaughter, Lee Thorsen of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service

Deborah Ann McMorris, a retired social worker and City Fair volunteer, will be honored at a memorial service at 7 p.m. today at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 3800 Roland Ave.

Miss McMorris, who was 61, died March 13 of cancer at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. A former Baltimore Department of Social Services training specialist, she had lived in Charles Village.

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