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December 31, 1996
Luis Alfredo Estupinan, 52, head of Pompeian Olive OilLuis Alfredo Estupinan, a self-educated man who worked his way up from a salesman with Pompeian Olive Oil company in Baltimore to become its president, died Dec. 8 of a heart attack. He was 52.Born in Quito, Ecuador, Mr. Estupinan came to the United States in the early 1960s, first to New York.A graduate of New York University in 1967, he taught himself five languages and traveled the world. He settled in Baltimore in 1976.Mr. Estupinan started at Pompeian as a wine salesman in 1978.
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December 31, 1996
Luis Alfredo Estupinan, 52, head of Pompeian Olive OilLuis Alfredo Estupinan, a self-educated man who worked his way up from a salesman with Pompeian Olive Oil company in Baltimore to become its president, died Dec. 8 of a heart attack. He was 52.Born in Quito, Ecuador, Mr. Estupinan came to the United States in the early 1960s, first to New York.A graduate of New York University in 1967, he taught himself five languages and traveled the world. He settled in Baltimore in 1976.Mr. Estupinan started at Pompeian as a wine salesman in 1978.
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October 3, 2004
On September 30, 2004, FRANCIS A. HIDALGO, of Ormond Beach, FL; husband of the late Mercedes Maria Hidalgo (nee Barrera); both formerly of Baltimore, MD; devoted father of Alice Delgado of Quito, Equador, Francis Hidalgo of Ormond Beach, Elizabeth Miller of Raleigh, NC, all formerly from Baltimore and Christopher G. Hidalgo of Baltimore; loving father in-law of Sue Hidalgo of Ormond Beach, FL. and Arlene Hidalgo of Baltimore, MD. He is survived by many...
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August 23, 2004
Suddenly, on August 19, 2004, SANDRA ELIZABETH YOUNG; beloved daughter of Maria C. and the late Eugene N. Young; loving mother of Mark A. Johnson, Jr.; cherished sister of Frank V. and Deborah A. Young; loving granddaughter of Charo Borja de Teran, of Quito, Ecuador; beloved companion of Mark A. Johnson, Sr. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the WITZKE FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045, on Tuesday 4 to 7 P.M., where...
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May 10, 2006
ANNE MARIE SMITH (nee Kowalewski), 82, of Ft. Myers, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at Hope Hospice House. She was born October 28, 1924 in Baltimore, MD to Maryanna and Stanislaw Kowalewski. She graduated from St. Agnes Hospital Nursing School in 1947. She pursued an exciting career at John Hopkins Hospital for 23 years as a surgical nurse in the operating room, followed by an extensive period in various research projects. Anne married J. Henry Smith of Baltimore in 1970. He was employed with the Bendix Field Engineering Corp.
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October 20, 2011
Lisa Morris , of Nottingham, a student at Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., is studying abroad during the fall of 2011 in Guayaquil/Quito, Ecuador. Morris, a member of the class of 2012, is the daughter of Patrick and Sevil Morris. Kelly Cunningham of Baltimore, a class of 2013 student attending Denison University, Granville, Ohio, is studying with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad program in Denmark for the fall 2011 semester. Chelsea Simpson of Perry Hall, daughter of Jean Milburn and Frank Simpson, has been inducted in the Sigma Beta Delta honor society of Washington College, in Chestertown.
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | January 24, 1991
While she was trapped without food or water for three days, in freezing rain and heavy fog on a mountainside in Ecuador, Elizabeth "Kim" Brady of Columbia had only one thought: "I just did not want to die up there.""I came pretty close to meeting my maker," the 33-year-old computer systems analyst said this week from a hospital bed in the city of Quito, where she is recovering from badly bruised legs, swollen hands, hypothermia, exhaustion, hunger and thirst.Ms. Brady was plucked Sunday from a ledge overlooking a 200-foot drop-off in a ravine, on an inactive volcano near Quito called Pichincha, where she had been praying and fighting to stay awake since Friday afternoon.
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February 23, 1991
Spalding P. Lalley, who was a direct descendant of one of Maryland's earliest settlers and who spent many years researching the genealogy of old Roman Catholic families of Southern Maryland, died of heart failure Jan. 12 at Keswick. She was 96.The former Spalding Parker was born in Baltimore and attended the old Visitation Convent School and Mount St. Agnes College. She was a founding member of the Catholic Evidence League.She met her future husband, Joseph M. Lalley, in the early 1920s while both were on the staff of The Sun, where he was a reporter and she worked in the library.
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March 11, 1999
Oswaldo Guayasamin, 79, considered Ecuador's top painter this century, died of a heart attack yesterday at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, leaving unfinished his grand masterpiece, the Chapel of Man.Mr. Guayasamin, a leftist and close friend of Cuban President Fidel Castro, had traveled to Baltimore for treatment of his eyes. "I paint the times I have been fated to live: the wars, privations and anguish of people unjustly relegated," he told reporters before his death.In 1996, he began building in Quito, Ecuador, what he called his masterpiece: a brick and copper cathedral-shaped building with murals telling the story of "man in the Americas."
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By Sig Mejdal and By Sig Mejdal,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 2, 2001
Looking back, I'm not sure why I was worried about climbing the highest mountain in the world, even though the hardest thing I ever climbed was a flight of stairs. Maybe I just got psyched out. In every group there's always one person you point to as you say to yourself, "If he can do it, so can I." As I waited in a pub in Quito, Ecuador, for the dozen others who would join me on this Andean expedition to Mount Chimborazo, I kept expecting that guy to appear. When we took our seats at the table, I looked around at all the well-conditioned mountaineers full of swaggering tales about traversing knife-edge ridges in howling winds, and the light began to dawn.
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By New York Times News Service | May 14, 1995
Q: I want to live in Central or South America for four months to improve my Spanish and learn more about the region's culture and politics. Which countries have language programs offered in a hospitable environment?A: There are scores of language schools throughout Latin America that teach intensive Spanish and also give classes on the region's history and culture. The most established schools are in Cuernavaca, Mexico; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; San Jose, Costa Rica; Quito, Ecuador; and Antigua, Guatemala.
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