Daisy F. Paska, 80

Homemaker, gardener

October 26, 2007

Daisy F. Paska, a homemaker and avid gardener, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at her Severna Park home. She was 80.

The former Daisy Frink was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and her family moved to Gardenville in Northeast Baltimore when she was a baby. She attended Baltimore public schools.

She was an office worker for the Sun Life Insurance Co. before her marriage in 1948 to Daniel Paska. The couple lived in Gardenville for many years until moving to Severna Park in 1982.

Mr. Paska, who had worked in various accounting positions at Martin Marietta Corp., died in 2004.

Mrs. Paska enjoyed feeding wild birds, duckpin bowling, crocheting and reading.

"She enjoyed gardening and had a little bit of everything from flowers to vegetables," said a daughter, Mary F. Iwancio of Arnold.

Mrs. Paska was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park, where a funeral Mass was offered Wednesday.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include four other daughters, Catherine A. Dietz and Patricia L. Massari, both of Perry Hall, Linda J. Sanchez of Severna Park and Janet L. Nay of Arnold; a brother, Carroll Frink Jr. of Dundalk; and eight grandchildren.

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