On March 30, 2009, HELENA SORANDES JOHN of Oak Crest Village, Parkville, MD, beloved wife of Thomas S. John, and devoted mother of Thomas Nicholas John and his wife Mary Stewart of Washington, DC. Dear grandmother of Evan Stewart John and loving sister of Lucille Stone of Bowie, MD. Mrs. John was an accomplished musician, receiving her masters degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music. She taught for over 30 years in Baltimore County and City schools, public and private. Friends may call at the Oak Crest Village Chapel on Saturday, April 4, from 1 to 1:30 PM, at which time a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494 or via the web at www.parkinsons.org. Arrangements by the family owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL HOME, INC., (410)377-8300.