Sunday O. Anozie, 59, professor of English Sunday...

October 31, 2001

Sunday O. Anozie, 59, professor of English

Sunday Ogbonna Anozie, an adjunct professor of English at Towson University, died of sepsis Oct. 24 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 59.

The Northeast Baltimore resident had been on the Towson faculty since 1997, teaching survey courses in English literature. He taught at Morgan State University from 1995 to 1997.

Born in Owerri, Nigeria, Dr. Anozie was a graduate of Holy Ghost College high school there. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, and his doctorate in English and French at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1968.

He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1969, and later held teaching positions at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Buffalo during the 1970s.

In the 1980s, he returned to Nigeria and taught comparative literature at the University of Port Harcourt until moving to Baltimore in 1995 to join the Morgan faculty.

He was the author of Sociologie du Roman Africain, Christopher Okigbo, Language Systems in Africa and Structural Models and African Poetics.

He was editor and publisher of The Conch and The Conch Review of Books, and the owner of publishing companies Conch Magazine Ltd. and Trado-Medic Books.

He attended Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Incarnation in Guilford.

Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave.

Dr. Anozie is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Lynda Suzanne Hielscher; a son, Nathaniel Ogbonna of Baltimore; two daughters, Mary-Margaret Ada and Emily Chinyere, both of Baltimore; his mother, Margaret Adure Anozie of Owerri; two brothers, Emmanuel Anozie and Richard Anozie, both of Ottawa; and two sisters, Charity Dambita of Odenton and Evelyn Nweke of Owerri.

Peter H. Pincoffs, 74, engineer for Westinghouse

Peter H. Pincoffs, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. radar engineer, died of cancer Oct. 24 at the Heritage Harbor Nursing Home in Annapolis. He was 74.

The Severna Park resident retired in 1993 from the company's Linthicum plant, where he had worked for 37 years.

Mr. Pincoffs was born and raised in West Baltimore and was a 1946 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Army Medical Corps in Alaska in the late 1940s.

He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering in 1954 from Cornell University and began his career at Bendix Radio in Towson.

Mr. Pincoffs was married in 1951 to Julia Bell Chalfant, who died earlier this year. The couple were members and longtime volunteers at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis.

He also enjoyed sailing on the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay.

Plans for a joint memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Mr. Pincoffs is survived by a daughter, Katharine Boyd Pincoffs of San Francisco; and a sister, Susan P. Tippett of North Baltimore.

Joseph G. Meyers, 82, health agency evaluator

Joseph G. Meyers, a retired program evaluator with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and former Standard Oil Co. sales representative, died of cancer Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 82 and lived in Towson.

Mr. Meyers retired in 1989 from the Health Department, where he had worked for 11 years as a program evaluator with the Drug Abuse Administration. He worked for Standard Oil from 1949 until retiring in 1978 as senior sales representative in the company's fuel oil division.

Born and raised in Lonaconing, Allegany County, Mr. Meyers graduated from high school there in 1941. He was drafted that year into the Army and later joined the Army Air Forces. A warrant officer, he served in England with the 8th Air Force's 414th Bomb Group. and flew on B-24 bombers as a co-pilot.

While returning from a bombing run over Germany in 1944, his plane was hit by enemy fire but managed to fly behind American lines in Belgium, where Mr. Meyers and the other eight crew members bailed out. Mr. Meyers landed on a metal fence, suffered a serious spinal injury and spent a year in military hospitals recovering.

He was discharged in 1945 with decorations that included the Air Medal, American Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Meyers was a communicant and for 15 years a Eucharistic minister at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Margaret Cameron; a daughter, Sally Zeller of Towson; two brothers, F. de Sales Meyers of Reisterstown and Dr. Michael C. Meyers of Westminster; two sisters, Mary Meyers and Catherine Meyers, both of Lonaconing; and a grandson.

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