November 12, 2010
Anna K. "Honey" Glebas, a retired Baltimore garment worker, died Tuesday of multiple organ failure at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 94. Anna Eva Kleinota, the daughter of immigrant tailors from Lithuania, was born in Baltimore and raised on South Paca Street. She was a graduate of Southern High School and had worked for more than 40 years as a seamstress for Stetson Dee and the Haas Tailoring Co. before retiring in 1973. She married Charles Glebas, a tailor, in 1934, and for many years the couple lived on Bateman Avenue in Windsor Hills.
July 28, 2010
Angela Grube quickly combed through the clothing rack ignoring several pristine looking garments before the prized item caught her eye: a black dress with a torn zipper and holes in the underarms. Grube was shopping in the basement of a vintage store in Hampden when she found the treasure: a three-quarter length, cocktail dress adorned with bluish glass beads atop embroidered trees. She basked in her good luck. The damage to the dress would be a quick fix for the self taught seamstress and vintage clothing store owner.
August 30, 2009
SALARY: $120,000 AGE: 49 YEARS ON THE JOB: 5 How she got started: : Zia Boccaccio, a native of Cuzco, Peru, easily remembers the first time she became interested in alpacas. She was 6 or 7 when she spotted an alpaca on a trip with her family to ancestral land in the Andes Mountains of Peru. She describes the animal as aloof, delicate and beautiful. When she was 21 years old, she married an American and moved to Washington. For about 12 years, she worked as an operational manager for Steilmann European Selection, a German fashion company.
May 2, 2008
Lena Della Schmidt, a retired garment worker and longtime Glen Burnie resident, died of heart failure Monday at Harbor Hospital. She was 70. Lena Ellingson was born in Baltimore and raised on Light Street. She was a graduate of city public schools. She worked for 43 years as a sewing machine operator for the Acme Pad Corp. on Warwick Avenue, before retiring in 1999. Mrs. Schmidt, who enjoyed playing bingo and cards, was an active member of American Legion Post 277 in Pasadena. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena.
February 12, 2008
Lillian E. Wright, a retired garment worker who held an office in her union, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 5 at the Genesis Healthcare Loch Raven Center. The Randallstown resident was 83. Lillian Elizabeth Harris was born in Baltimore and raised on East Eager Street. She attended Dunbar High School and later earned her GED diploma. In 1975, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College. For many years she worked the London Fog raincoat factory in Woodberry and was an member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, where she served a term as local president.
August 28, 2007
As head of a Park Heights children's mentoring program, David Edmondson, 30, is constantly telling his young charges to keep a neat haircut, tuck their clothes in, and most important, "Pull up your pants!" But that doesn't mean he's in total agreement with an Atlanta city councilman who has caused quite a buzz recently by proposing a ban in his city on visible bra straps and thongs and low-slung pants that expose underwear. "If I see my son [showing his underwear], I'm going to smack him straight in his head," says Edmondson, executive director of Children All Around Mentoring Program and a proponent of the neat-and-clean look.