Edward W. Jansen Sr., 70, Balto. County paramedic...

March 13, 2002

Edward W. Jansen Sr., 70, Balto. County paramedic

Edward W. Jansen Sr., a retired Baltimore County Fire Department paramedic, died of heart failure March 6 at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Middle River resident was 70.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Jansen was a graduate of city public schools. During the Korean War, he served with the infantry and was wounded during combat. His decorations included the Purple Heart.

He began his career as a paramedic in 1950, and was assigned as a paramedic at Fire Station No. 7, Myrth Avenue in Essex. He retired in 1985.

Mr. Jansen was a member of St. Clare Roman Catholic Church in Essex, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Linda E. Moyer; three sons, Edward W. Jansen Jr. and Lawrence E. Jansen, both of Essex, and Russell O. Jansen of Tennessee; two daughters, Sally Henderson of Rising Sun and Angie L. Whittington of Essex; two brothers, Otis Jansen and Richard Jansen, both of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Eileen Field of Sheboygan, Wis., and Isabel Mazzelrod of Essex; and 11 grandchildren.

Leona Marie Linker, 77, pharmacy clerk

Leona Marie Linker, a retired pharmacy clerk, died Thursday of colon cancer at her daughter's Bel Air home. She was 77 and resided for seven decades on Sargeant Street in Baltimore.

She worked as a clerk at Sapp's Drug Store on Washington Boulevard, two blocks from her home, for 47 years until she retired in 1994.

Leona Grieves was born and raised in Baltimore, and graduated from Southern High School in the early 1940s. She was married for many years to John Linker, who died in 1979.

She had been a member of Martini Lutheran Church for about 70 years, and more recently was a member of the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene.

She was known as a good neighbor who was dedicated to her family. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and bird-watching. Mrs. Linker also enjoyed painting bottles, birdhouses and depictions of lighthouses.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by two daughters, Leona Thomas of Bel Air and Georgia "Joan" Hartlove of Linthicum; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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