October 18, 2003
Dorothy Anne "Dottie" Mach, a widely lauded leading lady who danced on Baltimore stages for nearly five decades, died of cancer Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Dundalk resident was 66. Born Dorothy Anne Baker in Richmond, Va., she moved to Dundalk with her parents as a child. She attended Baltimore County public schools and took dancing lessons from local teachers. As a teen, she performed in musical comedies put on by local schools and social organizations, friends said.
January 18, 2005
On January 16, 2005, STELLA R. (nee Kratz), beloved wife of the late Frank Marecki; dear sister of Helen Mach, Amelia Demski, and Charles Kratz; loving aunt of Josephine Mach, John Cox, and numerous other nieces and nephews. Christian Wake Service will be held at the family owned LILLY AND ZEILER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1901 Eastern Avenue on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Rosary Church on Thursday, at 10 A.M. Entombment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, and Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.
February 20, 2005
On February 14, 2005, BAZZELLE; daughter of Nettie Hawkins. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MACH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue, on Sunday after 2 P.M., where services will take place on Monday at 1:30 P.M. See www.marchfh.com
August 20, 2007
On August 17, 2007, CHRYSSANTHI MOSTRIS (Nee Lemonakis) beloved wife of the late Michael J. Mostris, devoted mother of Rita Stewart and her husband John, Penny Mach and her husband Leon and the late John Mostris and his wife Aristea. Loving grandmother of John Stewart lll, Leon Mach lll, Christy Stewart, Krissy Atchison, Michael Mostris, Nikita Mostris and Christopher Mostris. Dearest great grandmother of Deborah Stewart, Ella Atchison, Jake Stewart and Drew Stewart. Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the family owned Bradley-Ashton Funeral Home, P.A., 2134 Willow Spring Road at the corner of Dundalk Ave., where a Trisaghion Service will be held at 7 P.M. Additional visitation will take place at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca Street, on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 A.M., where funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
June 13, 1994
The simplest game has gotten awfully complicated.Leon Mach got turned on to soccer in the early 1960s. He wasn't formally introduced to the game until he was 9, and then didn't play more than 20 games a year, but he touched the ball seven times a week in the pickup games that were a daily ritual on the east side of Baltimore.It wasn't fancy, but it was fertile, since a club or college coach could drive Eastern Avenue from Patterson Park to Sparrows Point -- with a detour down Dundalk Avenue -- and put together several national-class teams.
February 21, 1992
For some Broadway aficionados, "Gypsy" is the ultimate embodiment ofshow biz -- "Curtain up! Light the lights!" and all that.But I must confess at the outset that this story of Stage Mama Rose, the domineering know-it-all who runs roughshod over the lives of her two marginally talented daughters, has never captured my enthusiasm or affection.Rose, along with her steel lungs, is a gratingly dysfunctional presence who manipulates and bullies those around her, even as her shunted-aside daughter Louise mutates into -- boom-chick-a-boom-chick-a-boom-boom -- Gypsy Rose Lee, the famed stripper destined to become "Hollywood Squares" fodder in her old age.I don't know, the premise just doesn't sing to me.Of course, with three songs that have become mega-standards ("Let me Entertain You," "Together" and "Everything's Coming up Roses")