Adam P. Sielicki Sr., 83, Bethlehem Steel foreman Adam...

September 12, 2001

Adam P. Sielicki Sr., 83, Bethlehem Steel foreman

Adam P. Sielicki Sr., a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. foreman and a war veteran, died Friday of cancer complications at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 83 and had lived in Overlea for a half-century.

He began working at the Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant in 1950 and was named foreman of the finished steel bundling department in 1968. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Sielicki was paymaster at Glidden Paint Co. from 1945 to 1950.

Born in Baltimore and raised on South Kenwood Avenue in Canton, he was a graduate of Holy Rosary Parochial School and attended Polytechnic Institute. He was married for more than 40 years to Genevieve "Jean" Dobrowolski. She died in 1985.

During World War II, Mr. Sielicki served in the Army and was stationed in Hawaii. He later was in the Army Reserve and retired as a chief warrant officer in 1968.

He was a duckpin bowler and belonged to the K.C. Sunday Night Mixed League, the Mighty Fixers Owls Bowling League and Calvary Lutheran Sunday Mixed League. He bowled at the Hillendale and Seidel lanes.

He was a member of the Parkville Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gibbons Council of the Knights of Columbus and St. Patrick's Post of the Catholic War Veterans.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Belair Road and Willow Avenue, Overlea.

He is survived by a son, Adam P. Sielicki Jr. of Baldwin; a daughter, Patricia A. Sielicki of Overlea; and two grandchildren.

Mary Bella Alexander, 86, registered nurse

Mary Bella Alexander, a retired registered nurse who had worked in public health and later as a private school nurse, died Saturday from complications of diabetes at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. She was 86.

The longtime Ten Hills resident retired in 1994 from Emmanuel Christian Day School in Catonsville, where she had been the school nurse. Earlier, she had worked in a similar capacity at Talmudical Academy in Northwest Baltimore.

Born Mary Bella Goncalves in Portugal's Madeira Islands, she immigrated with her family to Newport News, Va., in 1920. She was a graduate of Newport News High School and received a bachelor's degree from Providence Nursing School in Washington in 1935.

She moved to Baltimore in the late 1930s and worked as a public health nurse before her 1942 marriage to Eugene A. Alexander III, who survives her.

She had volunteered for many years at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville and the Mount St. Mary's College Guild. She was a member of the Three Arts Club of Homeland.

Mrs. Alexander, known as Bella, had traveled throughout Europe and the United States with her husband, a retired attorney.

She was a communicant of St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jane Noonan of Ellicott City and Nancy Russell of Catonsville; a brother, John Goncalves of Newport News; a sister, Virginia Crocker of Newport News; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

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