Elsie M. Supik, 91, homemaker, duckpin fan

May 26, 2004

Elsie M. Supik, a homemaker and duckpin bowler, died Saturday of complications from pneumonia and congestive heart failure at Oak Crest Village in Parkville, where she had lived for the past three years. The former Fallston resident was 91.

Born Elsie Madeline Svec in Baltimore and raised on North Port Street, she attended St. Wenceslaus Parochial School and Eastern High School. She took night classes in fashion design at the Maryland Institute College of Art and studied piano.

She worked at Goetze's Candy Co. and in East Baltimore tailoring shops before her marriage to Edward A. Supik Sr. in 1934. In the mid-1960s, they moved to Reckord Road in Fallston, where she assisted her husband and sons in constructing a home. Mr. Supik, a retired Baltimore police lieutenant, died in 2002.

Mrs. Supik was a longtime duckpin bowler and was a member of leagues at the old State Theater Building on East Monument Street and Seidel's Bowling Center on Belair Road.

In 1971, she was among the senior citizens who founded the Friendly Seniors organization at what was then Essex Community College. She remained active in the group until several months ago.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel at Oak Crest Village, 8801 Walther Blvd. She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include four sons, Charles W. Supik and Mark D. Supik, both of Baltimore, Paul C. Supik of Darlington and Edward A. Supik Jr. of Forest Hill; two daughters, Betsy Hale of Haddam, Conn., and Jane Craven of Baltimore; a sister, Madeline V. Svec of Baltimore; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

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