Helene B. Frese, 98, court stenographer Helene B...

January 22, 2002

Helene B. Frese, 98, court stenographer

Helene B. Frese, a retired stenographer and office worker, died Jan. 15 of heart failure at Holly Hill Manor nursing home in Towson. She was 98 and lived in Catonsville.

She was a Standard Oil Co. secretary before becoming a court stenographer for what is now the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She retired 23 years ago from the Motor Vehicle Administration, where she was a key punch operator.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Auchentoroly Terrace, Helene Berlin Harr was a 1923 Western High School graduate.

In 1928, she married Henry Frese, who made molds for a glass firm. He died in 1955.

Services were held yesterday in Catonsville.

She is survived by a son, Richard H. Frese of Stuttgart, Germany; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

James Wade Carroll, 82, oil company vice president

James Wade Carroll, a retired Aberdeen town commissioner and oil company officer, died of lung cancer Jan. 15 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 82 and lived at Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville.

An Aberdeen town commissioner in the 1960s, he had been a vice president of Grier Oil Co., a heating fuel distributorship, until the company was sold in 1981.

He was active in the Aberdeen Rotary Club, Masonic Temple and Grace United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.

Born in Havre de Grace, he was a graduate of Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Va., and attended Jefferson College and the University of Virginia.

He joined the Army in 1941 and was a first lieutenant and weapons platoon leader in the 1st Armored Division in North Africa and Italy. He earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat at Anzio, Italy, in 1944. He returned from Europe in 1945 and continued military service as an officer in the 110th Field Artillery of the Maryland National Guard until his 1964 retirement.

In 1946, he married Mary Beth Grier. They were divorced.

Services were held Friday in Aberdeen.

He is survived by two sons, James Wade Carroll Jr. of Aberdeen and William Grier Carroll of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

Joseph W. Bosley Jr., 63, federal worker, sports coach

Joseph W. Bosley Jr., a retired federal employee and sports coach, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Reisterstown home. He was 63.

He retired in 1990 as chief of reprographic management for the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, where he worked for 31 years. He also owned a sports memorabilia shop, the Old Ball Game, on Main Street in Reisterstown.

In November, he completed his sixth season as Pikesville High School's offensive line coach, where he worked alongside his son, Joseph W. Bosley III of Reisterstown, who is the team's head football coach. In the 1980s, he coached baseball and football at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Pimlico, he was a 1956 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, where he played on the football team.

A past president of the Randallstown Optimist Club, where he achieved the status of life member, he coached its amateur football team. For 25 years he also coached baseball in the Reisterstown Recreation Council. His teams won two national Dizzy Dean titles - in 1979 in Louisville, Miss., and in 1980 in Starkville, Miss. In 1982, his Baltimore Union Printers team won a championship in Detroit.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Adelina DiPaula; another son, Richard A. Bosley of Reisterstown; and four grandchildren.

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