December 31, 2003
Isabel T. Cover, a homemaker, volunteer and former office manager, died in her sleep Saturday at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. She was 87. Born Isabel Tunstall in Baltimore and reared in Mount Washington, she was a 1934 graduate of Western High School. She made her debut in 1936 at the Bachelors Cotillon. The longtime Wyndhurst Avenue resident worked from 1965 to 1975 as office manager for Dr. Elliott Randolph, a Baltimore ophthalmologist. An animal lover, Mrs. Cover had served several terms as a member of the board of the Baltimore Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
July 17, 2004
Virginia S. Freeman, a retired office manager and financial adviser, died of lung cancer Wednesday at the Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson, where she lived for the past four years. The former Guilford resident was 88. Born Helen Virginia Smith in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, she graduated in 1935 from Western High School and attended Strayer Business College. She was a Glenn L. Martin Co. secretary in the 1950s and an office manager for a food brokerage for another 15 years.
July 19, 2002
Frank G. Sraver, a retired accountant and office manager, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home in Catonsville. He was 81. The 30-year Catonsville resident was born in the city and reared in East Baltimore. He graduated in 1938 from Southern High School and earned his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Baltimore in 1942. During World War II, he served with the 8th Air Force as a staff sergeant. He was discharged in 1945 and returned to Baltimore, where he joined the accounting firm of Wooden and Benson.
October 13, 1994
Sue Pakulla appointed sales office managerSue Pakulla of Ellicott City has been appointed sales office manager in Eldersburg for O'Conor, Piper & Flynn.Ms. Pakulla is certified in real estate brokerage management and as a career development specialist. She is a member of the Carroll County Board of Realtors.Bob Berndt joins Saval FoodsBob Berndt has joined Saval Foods in Dorsey to coordinate its expansion from deli to full-line food service distribution.He spent more than 5 years as the vice president and owner/partner in General Foods.
February 10, 2004
Helen Taustin, retired office manager for a chain of Ocean City-based candy stores, died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at the Berlin Nursing Home. The Ocean City resident was 94. Born and raised in New York City, she moved to Baltimore in the late 1940s and worked with her brother, Sam Taustin, at the old Pixie Shoppes pizza and submarine sandwich carryout on Greenmount Avenue. She was also involved in management of the Pappy's Beef and Beer chain. Miss Taustin spent part of the year in Ocean City, where she was office manager for Candy Kitchen and managed her family's nightclub, the old Blue Dahlia at Ninth Street and the Boardwalk.
September 21, 2000
Edna M. Hollins, 88, office manager Edna M. Hollins, a retired office manager, died Monday of emphysema at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 88 and had lived in Woodlawn for more than 40 years. She retired as office manager for J.G. Edelen Co. about 27 years ago, when the wholesale furniture hardware company was on Commerce Street in downtown Baltimore. The firm is now on Erdman Avenue. Born in Baltimore, Edna Muzdakis attended local public schools. She was a graduate of Strayer Bryant & Stratton College, a business school, where she studied office skills.
November 21, 2001
Dolores L. Armstrong, 83, veterinary hospital owner Dolores L. Armstrong, retired office manager and co-owner of a Baltimore County veterinary hospital, died of cancer Saturday at Mercy Medical Center. She was 83. Mrs. Armstrong and her husband of 53 years, Dr. Albert B. Armstrong, operated Baltimore Animal Hospital on East Joppa Road in Parkville from 1960 until closing the practice in 1975. The couple lived in the Towson area. Dolores Esserwein was born and raised in Hampden, the daughter of a tavern owner.
February 4, 2002
Julie Diaz Tyler, 32, office manager, volunteer Julie Diaz Tyler, a former school office manager and a cancer-patient volunteer, died Thursday of cardiac arrest at St. Joseph's Hospital after a four-year battle with Hodgkin's disease. She was 32 and lived in Towson. A Baltimore native, she was a 1987 graduate of Roland Park Country School and earned a degree in psychology at Dickinson College in 1991. She studied for a semester of her junior year at the University of York, England, where she met her husband, Philip Tyler, who survives her. Mrs. Tyler had worked briefly for Gilman School and for several years at Odyssey School as an office manager and administrative assistant, which enabled her to combine her love of children with her organizational skills.
October 25, 2010
Eugene S. Watson, an antiques dealer who traded in 20th-century American modern design and was later an office manager, died of an embolism Oct. 15 at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 64 and lived in East Baltimore. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969. During his tour of duty, he was chief computer operator of the Naval Security Station in Washington and served at times aboard the USS Wright. He served when his ship was known as the "floating White House" because President Lyndon B. Johnson used the vessel as his headquarters for a Latin American summit conference.