Linda Garrett Doster, 34, writer, editor, homemaker...

May 22, 2001

Linda Garrett Doster, 34, writer, editor, homemaker

Linda Garrett Doster, a homemaker and former technical writer and editor, died Saturday of cancer at her Easton home. She was 34.

The former Perry Hall resident moved to Easton in 1996.

Beginning in 1988, Mrs. Doster worked as a technical writer and later an editor for Bendix Corp. in Towson, which later became AlliedSignal Aerospace. She left in 1992.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Easton and was active in the Chapel District Elementary School PTA. She also volunteered at the school.

She was a founding member of the Easton chapter of Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge, which successfully lobbied for all-day kindergarten in Talbot County.

Linda Garrett was born in Hanover, Pa., and was a 1988 cum laude graduate of Towson State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English.

In 1989, she married Jeffrey S. Doster, who survives her.

Memorial services will be held at noon today at Grace Lutheran Church, 111 Brookletts Ave., Easton. Another memorial service will be held at noon Thursday at St. Jacobs Stone Lutheran Church, Stone Church Road, Brodbecks, Pa.

She also is survived by two sons, Brady Garrett Doster and Benjamin Michael Doster, both of Easton; her parents, Robert Garrett and Freda Koltreider Garrett of Hanover; and a sister, Lori Garrett of Frederick.

Josephine C. Mugavero, 86, buyer and sales associate

Josephine C. Mugavero, a former sales associate and buyer for a clothing store, died Sunday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 86.

She had lived for 47 years on The Alameda and was a well-known figure in South Baltimore.

Known as "Miss Jo," she was a sales associate and buyer for the Princess Shop on Light Street from 1955 until her retirement in 1985. She held similar positions at the Green Dress Shop in South Baltimore from 1938 until its closing in 1954.

Miss Mugavero was born in Little Italy, the daughter of Italian immigrants who moved to Baltimore shortly before World War I and opened a grocery and bakery on Fawn Street.

She attended city public schools until the eighth grade.

During the 1930s, she worked at Polan Katz & Co. in Baltimore, once one of the nation's largest manufacturers of umbrellas.

She was a communicant for many years of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in Govans.

In recent years, she returned to St. Leo Roman Catholic Church, on Stiles and Exeter streets in Little Italy, which she had attended in her youth and where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday .

She is survived by a brother, Marion "Mugs" Mugavero of Baltimore; two sisters, Helen L. Motto of Towson and Mamie Prouty of Parkville; and many nephews and nieces.

Adam F. Kurek Jr., 75, phone company supervisor

Adam F. Kurek Jr., former Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. supervisor, died Wednesday of kidney failure at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was 75.

Mr. Kurek, a longtime Hamilton resident who moved to Ocean City last year, began his career with C&P as a helper in 1942. He later was promoted to lineman and supervisor, assigned to C&P's Baltimore office. He retired in 1972.

A seasonal resident of Ocean City for 30 years, he enjoyed home improvement and restoration.

Born in Highlandtown, he graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Ocean City Elks Lodge and Sinepuxent Post No. 166 of the American Legion.

He was a former communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Gardenville.

Mr. Kurek was a member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, where a memorial Mass was offered Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Beckman; three sons, Michael F. Kurek of Jarrettsville, Robert F. Kurek of Felton, Pa., and Francis A. Kurek of Monkton; a daughter, Kathleen E. Kline of Fallston; a brother, Daniel Kurek of St. Leonard; a sister, Mildred Lipsinski of Detroit; and five grandchildren.

Mary Blagden Kinsolving, 85, sculptor, volunteer

Mary Kemp Blagden Kinsolving, a sculptor, died Saturday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 85 and lived in Roland Park.

Mrs. Kinsolving had a studio in her home and made bronze statues for St. John's Huntingdon, an Episcopal church in Waverly, and St. Thomas' Church in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. She also made a memorial birdbath for the Ladew Topiary Gardens.

Mary Kemp Blagden was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a graduate of the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va., and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs.

In 1937, she married the Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving. They moved to Baltimore in 1969 after he retired as rector of St. James Episcopal Church in New York City. He died in 1977.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.

She is survived by a son, Augustus B. Kinsolving of New York City; a daughter, Anne Kinsolving Talbott of Washington; and five grandchildren.

One son, Arthur Lee Kinsolving Jr., died in 1974, and another, Thomas Bruce Kinsolving, died in 1995.

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