July 18, 2009
Casimir A."Wyatt Earp" Potyraj Sr., a retired city police officer who was an ubiquitous presence on Belair-Edison streets for more than three decades, died July 9 of complications from an infection at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 84. The son of Polish immigrants, Mr. Potyraj was born and raised on Elliott Street in Canton. He attended city public schools until dropping out in 1941 to take a job as a laborer for 28 cents an hour at the old Atlantic-Southwestern Broom Factory in Canton.
November 22, 2007
Three-year-old Landon Morrill is perhaps too young to understand the power of positive thinking. But to see the joy in his smile and the bounce in his step, you would never think that he recently underwent a wrenching bone-marrow transplant - after his parents were told he had a 1-in-10 chance of surviving treatment for his leukemia. "Can you do Happy Feet?" his mother, Colleen, asked, referring to the animated film with dancing penguins. Landon then frolicked as he tapped his tiny feet on the floor, occasionally hamming it up for all who watched with delight.
June 9, 2007
On June 7, 2007, JAMES J. RUTKOWSKI of Forest Hill, MD. Beloved husband of Mary Rutkowski (nee Binkowski). Devoted father of Irene M. Rogers and her husband Nelson. Loving brother of Mitchell Rutkowski and the late Casimir Rutkowski, Tienie Ichniowski, Jessie Ichniowski, Marie Leasure, and Jeanette Wieczynski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Forest Hill, MD on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Friends may call at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, MD on Sunday, June 10th from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Those who desire may contribute to Alzheimers Disease Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-5142.
April 1, 2007
The sound of more than a thousand singing voices spilled out the doors of St. Casimir Church in Canton yesterday afternoon as 10 young people emerged into the sunshine carrying a 10-foot wooden cross on their shoulders. Cardinal William H. Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore, emerged next with several other members of the clergy. And then hundreds of young Catholics poured out onto the sidewalk and started proceeding down the street. Mae Richardson, coordinator of youth ministry for Sacred Heart Parish of Glyndon, looked at the noisy, briskly moving sea of young people stretching for blocks along the edge of Patterson Park.
July 16, 2006
On July 13, 2006, V. THEODORE "TED" COMEAU, beloved husband of Leocadia "Doris" Comeau (nee Kucinska) devoted father of Carol Tiderman and her companion Craig Hindman, Denise Comeau-Rossi and her husband Thomas and Renee Wooding and her husband Dave. Life long friend of Bertha Delano of Tunbridge, Vermont. Christian Wake Service @ Kaczorowski Funeral Home, P.A., 1201 Dundalk Ave. on Sunday 7:30 P.M. Funeral Mass in St. Casimir's Church on Monday @ 8:30 A.M. Interment in Garrison Forest V.A. Cemetery.
July 5, 2006
On July 2, 2006, EVA V. NAWROCKI (nee Korzeniewski); beloved wife of the late Theodore M. Nawrocki; devoted mother of Rose Marie, David, Jerry, Patsy, Donna, Mark, Kenny and the late Teddy and Darlene; dear sister of Marie Burkhardt; also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at ST. Casimir Church on Thursday, at 9:30 A.M. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.