December 2, 2003
LINDA ANN LUTZ, 42, of Maysville, WV, formerly of Baltimore, MD died at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, WV on Sunday, November 30 after a courageous six year battle with breast and brain cancer. Born on December 12, 1960 in Miami, Florida, she was the daughter of the late George and Lucy Gallaher. Linda worked as a secretary with the Baltimore City Police Dept., Baltimore's Dept. of Transit and Traffic and the Eastern Puma Research Network's National Center. She was a lifelong Latin Catholic by faith, formerly attending Annunciation Catholic Church in Rosedale, MD and presently St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersburg.
November 18, 2003
Belvirino D. Legum, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed gardening and flower arranging, died of pneumonia Thursday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. She was 86 and lived in Pikesville. She was born Belvirino Doran in Ruston, La., and raised in St. Petersburg, Fla. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College and Vanderbilt University, then worked as a hotel clerk in St. Petersburg. After her marriage in 1943 to Edgar Legum, she moved to Baltimore and worked during World War II for his father, a part-owner of the old Park Circle Motors.
November 15, 2003
Nicholas Francis Quaglione, a retired accountant for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, died Tuesday of cancer at his St. Petersburg, Fla., home. The former Hampden resident was 58. Born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville, he was a 1963 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School. He earned an accounting degree from the University of Baltimore. He was an accountant for W.R. Grace Co. in Curtis Bay before joining the housing authority, where he served for 21 years. Mr. Quaglione retired eight years ago. He was a former member of the Randallstown Knights of Columbus.
November 15, 2003
On Tuesday, November 11, 2003, NICHOLAS FRANCIS "Nick," died at home under the care of The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast. He moved to ST. Petersburg in 1997 from Tampa, FL where he moved in 1995 from his native Baltimore, MD and was an accountant with the Baltimore Public Housing Authority and a member of Knights of Columbus Council #3960. He was a 1975 graduate of the University of Baltiimore with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rita E., two sons, Michael Quaglione of St. Petersburg, Daniel Woomer of Baltimore; one sister, Theresa Monroe of Deerfield Beach, FL and four grandchildren, William Smith, Anastasia Quaglione, Cheyenne Woomer, and Dominik Quaglione.
September 27, 2003
KIMBERLEY M. PRODEY died September 20, 2003 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Was from Ellicott City, Maryland. She was a Registered Nurse for All Children's Hospital. A member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Survivors include Husband, Charles E. Prodey of St. Petersburg, FL. Daughters, Kelly Prodey of St. Petersburg, Shannon Pavelski of Largo, FL, Rachel Prodey of St. Petersburg, FL, Catherine Prodey of St. Petersburg, FL. Son, Charles A. Prodey of St. Petersburg, FL. Sister, Melissa Eakle of Mt. Airy, MD. Mother, Betty Barrack of St. Petersburg, FL and three grandchildren.
August 31, 2003
On August 28, 2003 BERLIN JOHNSON of Monkton, MD., formerly of Essex. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Hope Smith, beloved father of Terri Lynn Schwarz and brother of Ron Lambert, Sterle Lambert, Nancy Fulk and Ruth Bodkin. Services will be held Tuesday at Petersburg, WV. Interment in Riverton, WV. Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, WV.
April 6, 2003
Natalya, the owner of our very informal bed and breakfast in St. Petersburg, is apologetic. We've just arrived in the Russian city for a few days, and decided to stay as guests in her family's rambling apartment on the Moika Canal. The apartment is in one of the most fashionable parts of town -- a second-floor flat not far from St. Isaac's Cathedral and just down the block from the birthplace of novelist Vladimir Nabokov. More luridly, it's across the canal from the Yusupov Palace, where about a century ago the sinister mystic Rasputin -- who bewitched a czarina -- survived being stabbed, shot and beaten.
February 28, 2003
While Vivat!, the citywide celebration of St. Petersburg's 300th birthday, officially ends Sunday, several outstanding Russian art exhibits around town will continue for at least another week. In the Meyerhoff Gallery at Maryland Institute College of Art, a show called From Gulag to Glasnost presents paintings by nearly two dozen Non-conformist artists who dared challenge the officially approved socialist-realist style dictated by the rulers of the former Soviet Union. Working in a variety of individual styles that grow out of the diverse currents of European modernism - abstraction, surrealism, expressionism, etc. - the Non-conformists were united principally by their determination to exhibit their works freely.