Olga A. Fasold, 85, nurse, needleworker

May 17, 2002

Olga A. Fasold,a retired registered nurse and accomplished needleworker, died Monday of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 85 and lived in the Ramblewood section of Northeast Baltimore.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Olga A. Incas attended high school there.

She married James S. Moulton, a merchant seaman, in 1936 and settled in Baltimore. After his death in 1954, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1956 and began her career. She was a nurse at Children's and Johns Hopkins hospitals and, after several years as a private duty nurse, retired in 1982.

In 1975, she married Leon L. Fasold, a retired Amtrak worker, who survives her.

An expert at knitting and crocheting, her work often won blue ribbons at the Maryland State Fair, relatives said. She also taught knitting and crocheting to nursing home residents.

Mrs. Fasold was a longtime volunteer for the American Heart Association.

She was an avid gardener and was known for her miniature roses and herbs, which she shared with family and friends.

She was a communicant of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Baynesville.

Services were Wednesday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Fasold is survived by five daughters, Carolyn Papetti of Baltimore, Veronica Free of Florence, Ala., Johnniefae Perry of Ellicott City, Mary Moulton of Cockeysville and Margaret Jennings of Ocean City; a brother, Robert Incas of Beaufort, S.C.; a sister, Audrey Montefusco of Melbourne, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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