February 7, 2008
On February 3, 2008, CHARLES W. VESTAL, JR.; loving son of Rita M. Vestal (nee Porter) and the late Charles W. Vestal, Sr.; dear brother of Catherine Vestal Forehand; uncle of Heather King, Selina King, Anna Ory and C. J. Ory. A private cremation was held. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road, Middle River, Maryland, 21220 on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Vestal's name to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1704 Eastern Avenue, Essex, Maryland, 21221, will be appreciated.
April 19, 2007
Dr. William H. Gaffney Jr., a retired Northeast Baltimore dentist, died of cancer complications Saturday at Franklin Square Hospital. The Rosedale resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southwest Baltimore, he was a 1940 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a radio operator. He sailed on the Queen Mary on Christmas Eve in 1943 and was in the third wave to land on Omaha Beach. While in England, he befriended Ernest Hemingway, who was a war correspondent there, family members said.
March 21, 2007
On March 19, 2007, HELEN S. (nee Olenicaz); beloved wife of the late Melvin M. Rajnish; devoted mother of Geraldine Nomm and Diane Ogelsby; loving sister of Stella Syzmanski; also survived by four loving grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Ave., Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Family and friends will gather at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1003 Birdriver Rd., on Friday, 10 A.M. for Mass of Christian Burial.
March 3, 2007
Allyssa Seebold went to kindergarten last year at St. Rita's School in Dundalk, but when that closed, she moved to Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Middle River for first grade. Now she has to find a new school again. Her mother worries that Allyssa, who also switched schools in prekindergarten, is feeling the effects of not being able to settle in at one school. "Knowing she's not going to have the same friends next year is hard for her," Terra Seebold said, "and I'm starting to see those problems in her grades."
April 10, 2006
On April 7, 2006, MATHILDA (Tillie) A. (nee Koch); beloved mother of David E. Drayer, Ronald E. Drayer, Deborah C. Drayer, Gloria F. Drayer, Sharon R. Quesenberry and Michael E. Drayer. Also survived by nine grandchildren, Nicole, Renee, Jeffrey, Amber, Amy, April, Alisha, Kyle and Tyler and five great-grandchildren; sister, Romana Volz and brothers, August and Robert Koch. The family receive friends at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Catholic Prayer service will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace on Monday at 10 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Park.
November 1, 2005
On October 30, 2005, JULIA A. MUSKA (nee Sojak); beloved wife of the late Thomas M. Muska, Jr.; devoted mother of Andrew L., Thomas M., III and the late Steve Muska; dear sister of Frances Burghauser. Also survived by three daughters-in-law, Linda, Judy and Lynn as well as four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the SCHIMUNEK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall), on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church at 10 A.M. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.