Beverly Jean Laino, 67, nurse at St. Joseph Beverly...

February 09, 2002

Beverly Jean Laino, 67, nurse at St. Joseph

Beverly Jean Laino, a retired St. Joseph Medical Center nurse, died of cancer there Feb. 2. The Essex resident was 67.

Born in Winfield, Pa., Beverly Jean Keemer was raised in Lewistown, Pa. She was a 1955 gradu- ate of Temple University, where she studied nursing. She retired in 1997 after 25 years with the Towson hospital.

She attended the theater and rock concerts with her children, and enjoyed trips to Europe.

Services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by a son, Chris Laino of Baltimore; two daughters, Leslie Ann Robinson and Lisa Jeanne Faast, both of Baltimore; a brother, Craig Keemer of Reading, Pa.; a sister, Carol Lehman of Edgewater; and a granddaughter. Her marriage to Philip Laino ended in divorce.

Jack J. Winer, 62, insurance salesman

Jack J. Winer, a retired insurance salesman and former Mount Washington resident, died of heart failure Feb. 2 at a hospital in San Diego. He was 62.

A Travelers Insurance salesman, he had worked earlier for Nevamar, then a family-owned plastics business in Odenton. He lived in the Mount Washington neighborhood until moving to California in 1974.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Beth Tfiloh School and the New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson, and he earned a business degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

He had been a board member of Echo House Multiservice Center, a neighborhood-based West Baltimore self-help agency. He also helped the Junior Chamber of Commerce organize a career opportunities exposition in Baltimore.

Services were held Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Carolyn Weinberg; three sons, Adam Winer and Eugene Winer, both of El Cajon, Calif., and Michael Winer of Pleasanton, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Jeanette M. Matz, 86, pianist, homemaker

Jeanette M. Matz, a homemaker and accomplished pianist, died Wednesday of a heart attack at her Pikesville home. She was 86.

Mrs. Matz, who was self-taught, played piano during the 1960s and 1970s at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, the Governor's Club and the Steak & Rib Restaurant. She could, without much coaxing, sit down and give impromptu recitals if she saw an unattended piano.

"She'd walk into a restaurant or a hotel lobby and see a piano and would start playing. Managers would rush up and say, `We don't have any sheet music,' but that didn't stop her because she played by ear. People walked up and would stop and listen," said her son, Ronald L. Matz of Cross Keys, who is a WJZ-TV news reporter.

Mrs. Matz also played at area senior citizen centers.

Born Jeanette Bane in Asheville, N.C., she was raised in Durham, N.C., where she graduated from high school. After working as a sales clerk in Durham department stores, she moved to New York City in 1940.

In 1941, she married Herbert "Hunky" Matz, a Baltimore lawyer, who survives her.

While her husband served with the Army at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah, she was a civilian employee for the Army Supply Corps. After the war, the couple settled in Baltimore.

A vivacious and outgoing individual, Mrs. Matz enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends. She also had been an avid duckpin bowler at the old Green Spring Bowling Lanes on Smith Avenue in Pikesville.

She was a member of Beth El Congregation and the Queen Anne's Guild.

Services were yesterday.

In addition to her husband and her son, other survivors include a daughter, Deborah Matz of New York City; and a brother, Earl Bane of Hallendale, Fla.

Mary Kathryn Smith, 93, active in patriotic groups

Mary Kathryn Smith, a homemaker who was active in patriotic organizations, died Monday of heart failure at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was 93.

The former longtime Guilford resident, who had had been Maryland state regent and honorary state regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Smith was a member of and held offices in many patriotic organizations, including Children of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Colonists and the Daughters of the Cincinnati.

Born Mary Kathryn Heard in Frederick, she was raised in Forest Park and was a graduate of Forest Park High School. She studied nursing at Church Home Hospital.

She was married in 1934 to Ralph Owen Smith, a Standard Oil Co. executive, who died in 1968.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and gardening.

Private graveside services were held yesterday.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Smith Vittetoe of Chattanooga and Cassandra Smith Koogle of Hurlock; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and a favorite cousin, Nancy Carol Ball of Baltimore.

Anna Mae Lutz, 72, co-owner of Crystal Oil Co.

Anna Mae Lutz, former co-owner of the Crystal Oil Co., died Tuesday of heart failure at her Edgewood home. She was 72.

From 1949 until 1980, when the business was sold, Mrs. Lutz and her husband owned and operated the Crystal Oil Co. in Canton. She was the business' secretary and bookkeeper.

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