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January 25, 2006
On January 21, 2006, FRANCIS XAVIER LOEWER; beloved husband of Olga; loving father of Patricia and her husband Dirk; cherished grandfather of Geoffrey. Services and Interment private.
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Jacques Kelly | April 5, 2013
A few weeks ago, I spent a few quiet minutes in Green Mount Cemetery, where its higher ground offers unexpected views of Baltimore. As I looked to the southeast, something curious caught my eye. What was going on in the nearby Oliver neighborhood? What was that thing attached to the mighty bell tower of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church? This parish — the oldest African-American Roman Catholic congregation in the United States officially founded for people of color — has just begun to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | February 20, 2009
Francis Xavier "Xav" Trainor, a retired college educator and a World War II veteran, died in his sleep Tuesday at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. The Finksburg resident was 85. Mr. Trainor was born and raised in West Baltimore. He was a graduate of city public schools and served in Navy communications in the Caribbean from 1942 to 1946. In 1951, he earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College, and later returned to the North Baltimore college to obtain his master's degree. He began his teaching career in 1952 at Patterson Park High School, where he taught writing and English literature for 18 years.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
Francis Xavier "Boots" Hannon Sr., who fought in Normandy, France, during World War II and drove a streetcar for many years, died of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital on Wednesday. The Catonsville resident was 91. Mr. Hannon, who grew up with his 12 siblings in Irvington, served in the Army's 8th Infantry Division, 8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop and saw battle in Normandy, Central Europe and the Rhineland. After returning from the war, Mr. Hannon drove a streetcar along the No. 8 line between Baltimore and Catonsville.
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August 10, 2004
Francis Xavier "Duke" Welsh, a retired aircraft machine operator, died of apparent heart failure Sunday at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The longtime Gardenville resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised in Northeast Baltimore, he was a 1937 graduate of Mount St. Joseph's High School. Mr. Welsh went to work at the old Glenn L. Martin aircraft factory in Middle River, but left to serve in the Army in World War II. He served in the Pacific and attained the rank of master sergeant.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2006
Francis Xavier Denbow, a maintenance technician and well-known Ruxton mechanic, died of pancreatic cancer April 26 at his Lutherville home. He was 60. Mr. Denbow was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. He served in the Navy as a signalman from 1964 to 1967, and while in the service earned his General Educational Development certificate. After leaving the Navy, he began working as a mechanic at what is now the Ruxton Service Center in the 7500 block of Bellona Ave. "He was a good mechanic, and I learned a lot from him. There was no challenge" that he was afraid to take on, said Michael Mozelack, who has worked as a mechanic at the station since 1977.
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July 4, 2005
Francis Xavier Goss, a retired electrician and World War II veteran, died Thursday as a result of a tractor accident at his home in Perry Hall. He was 78. A lifelong athlete, Mr. Goss was inducted into the Maryland Lacrosse Club Hall of Fame in 1985. He played football and lacrosse at Baltimore City College and football at Bucknell University. He left the university to serve in the Marine Corps near the end of the war, but he remained active in the Bucknell Alumni Association. During a men's league football game at Herring Run Park, he met his wife, the former Mary Hogan.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Staff Writer | October 8, 1993
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has upheld the county Board of Appeals' decision to allow St. Francis Xavier parish to build a 650-seat church in Oregon Ridge.Judge John Grason Turnbull 2nd affirmed the board's November ruling on Tuesday.Residents who fought the ruling contended the building would spoil the area's quiet rural character.Dr. Barbara Cochran, who led the opposition, said Judge Turnbull's decision will be appealed to the Court of Special Appeals.Dr. Cochran said she is sensitive to the situation because she is a Roman Catholic.
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By JOHN RIVERA and JOHN RIVERA,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1995
ON THE AFTERNOON of July 9, 1793, a group of 500 black Haitians fleeing revolution in their homeland were among a group of 1,500 who disembarked from the Guineaman after it docked in Fells Point.The Catholic and French-speaking refugees sought out a group of priests, the Sulpicians, who had emigrated from France two years earlier to escape the French Revolution, and they formed a congregation that eventually became the first African-American parish in the United States.That parish, St. Francis Xavier, now located at Oliver and Caroline streets in East Baltimore, is still going strong.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2010
Francis Xavier "Fran" Hudson, who used the GI Bill of Right to learn carpet installation and later co-founded and served as president of Carpet Land Inc., died Monday of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center. He was 84. Mr. Hudson's death comes exactly a week after that of Mark Helman, 80, who was the founder of Bill's Carpet Fair, another well-known Baltimore area carpet store that opened in 1959. Mr. Hudson, the son of a Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive engineer and an Irish immigrant homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Linwood Avenue near Patterson Park.
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January 7, 2010
On December 19, 2009 Francis Xavier Ryan A memorial is being held at his home 1903 Hasselmere Road, Dundalk 21222 2 to 5 P.M. January 9.
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April 2, 2009
On March 30, 2009, DAVID E. ROEDER; beloved husband of Patricia Roeder (nee Blasco); devoted father of Kimberly A Leger and her husband Robert and Lt. Col. D. Bruce Roeder and his wife Susanne; dear brother of Dr. Lois M., Robert G., Ruth Semon, Sister Mary Gabriel, SSND, Carolyn M. and Joseph S.; loving grandather of 17. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26), on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, Friday, 10:00 a.m. Interment New Cathedral Cemetery.
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March 12, 2009
On March 9, 2009, MARGARET LOUISE POWERS (nee Fowler) of Phoenix; beloved wife of the late William Robert Powers ( Capt. Ret. Baltimore County Police Department); devoted sister-in-law of Birdie Powers Roth. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium, MD, 21093 on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, 13717 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley, on Friday, March 13 at 10 A.M. Interment Poplar Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | February 20, 2009
Francis Xavier "Xav" Trainor, a retired college educator and a World War II veteran, died in his sleep Tuesday at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. The Finksburg resident was 85. Mr. Trainor was born and raised in West Baltimore. He was a graduate of city public schools and served in Navy communications in the Caribbean from 1942 to 1946. In 1951, he earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College, and later returned to the North Baltimore college to obtain his master's degree. He began his teaching career in 1952 at Patterson Park High School, where he taught writing and English literature for 18 years.
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August 24, 2008
On August 16, 2008, IRVIN. Visitation 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, Sunday, 12 to 6 P.M. Family will receive friends at St. Francis Xavier, 1501 E. Oliver Street, Monday 11 A.M. Funeral at 11:30 A.M.
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June 5, 2008
Margo Miley Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD. 21093. A Memorial Service will be held at the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, 13717 Cuba Road in Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030 on Friday June 6th. at 10:00 A.M.
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