Mario A. LaScola Sr., 77, Goodyear manager Mario...

March 08, 2002

Mario A. LaScola Sr., 77, Goodyear manager

Mario Anthony LaScola Sr., a retired Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. manager, died Saturday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 77 and lived in Bel Air.

Mr. LaScola was born and raised in Washington, and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1943.

A combat Marine during World War II, Mr. LaScola was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded during the battle for Guam. He attained the rank of corporal.

Mr. LaScola worked more than 40 years for Goodyear, and was manager of its Beltsville tire and truck center when he retired in 1987.

He was a communicant of St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air.

Services were held Wednesday.

Mr. LaScola is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Beverly Schmitz; a son, Mario A. LaScola Jr. of Bel Air; seven daughters, Sharon Mullen of Gambrills, Donna Connors of Laurel, Denise "Deenie" Nolan of Damascus, Gina Price of Monrovia, Anita "Yogi" Buckingham of Laurel, Janet Hancheruk of Frederick and Lynda Elliott of New Market; a brother, Stephen J. LaScola of Winchester, W.Va.; a sister, Sally Gallagher of Winter Park, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Joshua Anthony Guido, 18, apprentice carpenter

Joshua Anthony Guido, an apprentice carpenter and guitarist, died Saturday of a heart attack at his grandmother's home in Essex. He was 18.

Mr. Guido, who had graduated from Perry Hall High School in June, was an apprentice carpenter with Mid-Atlantic Council of Carpenters, Local No. 101, in Baltimore.

"He was a nice guy, always willing to help and volunteer for jobs," said Calvin M. Tull, the union's business manager.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Perry Hall, Mr. Guido had been a competitive skateboarder and an accomplished guitarist.

Services were held Wednesday.

Mr. Guido is survived by his father, Donald R. Guido Jr. of Chase; his mother, Laura Cook of Perry Hall; a brother, Donald R. Guido III of Chase; three sisters, Brittany Guido and Amanda Guido, both of Perry Hall, and Angellina Guido of Chase; his paternal grandfather, Donald R. Guido Sr. of Ellicott City; his paternal grandmother, Lillian Guido of Chase; and his maternal grandmother, Henrietta McKee of Essex.

Betty E. Bricker, 65, homemaker

Betty E. Bricker, a Pasadena homemaker, died of cancer Friday at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 65.

Born Juanita Elizabeth Gude in Baltimore, she was raised on Augusta Avenue in Irvington and attended city public schools.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at First Church of God, 4801 Sipple Ave.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Mark E. Bricker; a son, William J. Cole Jr. of Oakland; a daughter, Dawn E. Bricker of Pasadena; a stepdaughter, Annette E. Samuel of Pasadena; two brothers, Ronald and James Sanford, both of Catonsville; and five grandchildren.

She is also survived by her former mother-in-law, Mildred R. Cole of Catonsville, with whom she remained close after divorcing William J. Cole Sr., Mrs. Bricker's daughter said.

Nita Koblin, 77, teacher in Baltimore County

Nita Koblin, a retired Baltimore County teacher, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Arden Court, a Pikesville assisted living facility. She was 77 and had lived in Pikesville for 35 years.

Before her retirement in 1984, she taught English and speech at Randallstown High School and Sudbrook Junior High.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nita Nigrine earned a degree in English from Hunter College in New York City.

Services were held Wednesday.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Abe Koblin, a retired federal chemist; a son, Alan Koblin of St. Louis; two daughters, Eileen Ruppel of Ellicott City and Beryl Koblin of Metuchen, N.J.; a brother, Henry Nigrine of Olney; and six grandchildren.

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