James E. Carr Sr.
James Edward Carr Sr., 81, a Dundalk resident for 50 years, died March 17  at Baltimore VA Medical Center.
Born and raised in Western Maryland, Mr. Carr served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded American and Asiatic-Pacific theatre ribbons and Philippine Liberation and World War II Victory ribbons.
He worked briefly for Bethlehem Steel, then for many years at Schinuit Rubber Co. in Baltimore. After the plant closed, he worked for several years at Reid-Avery before retiring in the mid-1980s.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, Wilda (nee Rohrbaugh), he is survived by three children, James E. Carr Jr. of Westminster, Carol Labanowski of Williamsburg, Va., and Sharon Riedel of Millers-ville. He also leaves behind sister Beulah Shirtz of Akron, Ohio, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters.
Services were held March 22 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Valor Hill section of Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.
David D. DuLaney Sr.
Services will be held Saturday, April 3, for former longtime Dundalk resident David D. DuLaney Sr. of Falling Waters, W.Va., who died March 26  at age 69.
The service begins 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. Burial with military honors will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral chapel is set for Friday, April 2, between 7 and 9 p.m.
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a recipient of the National Defense Medal, Mr. DuLaney was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 202 in Williamsport, Md.
He was a retired Western Electric Co. machine operator and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Alice Louise (nee Lentz), daughter Donna M. Nicewarner of Martinsburg, W.Va., son David D. DuLaney of Fallings Waters, sisters Betty J. Donahue of Parkersburg, W.Va., Rose Kerns of Dundalk and Leora "Sissy" Wenrich of Costa Rica, brothers Raymond DuLaney Jr. and Roger "Bubby" DuLaney of Naples, Fla., and Richard DuLaney of Long Island, N.Y., four grandchildren and many other family members. He was predeceased by sister Donna M. DuLaney and brothers Robert A. and James N. DuLaney.
Josephine Elder of Marion Station, Md., died March 19  at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 78 years old and lived for a time with her son and daughter-in-law on Beachwood Road.
Born 1925 in Hawk Run, Pa., the former Josephine Perow also lived in Essex and on the Eastern Shore.
Predeceased by her husband of more than 40 years, Wayne G. Elder, she is survived by son Michael P. Elder, brother Robert Perow, sisters Margie Passaretti and Dorothy Walchuk, two grandchildren, one great-grandson and an aunt, Mary Perow. She also was predeceased by four sisters and three brothers.
Services were held March 22 at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home. Interment followed at Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
H. Russell Harris
Former Dundalk resident Harvey Russell Harris died of heart and lung failure Feb. 26  at age 76.
A Jones Creek native, Mr. Harris served 18 months in Germany with the U.S. Army's occupational forces following World War II.
He married the former Mildred M. Toland on Sept. 18, 1948, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown.
Mr. Harris lived on Cornwall Road for 45 years before moving to Overlea 11 years ago. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former member of Dundalk Post 6694. After he moved to Overlea, he transferred to Charles Evering VFW Post 6506.
He also was a lifetime member of Dundalk American Legion Post 38 and Dundalk Moose Lodge 1228.
A retired machinist, he worked for Bethlehem Steel for 30 years.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by brothers Bruce Harris and Stanton Martin, sisters Muriel Jones and Etta May Thornton and many nieces and nephews.
He also leaves behind dear friend and longtime sister-in-law Ann Harris.
Services on March 23 at John Miller Funeral Home were followed by entombment at Gardens of Faith Mausoleum.
Audrey M. Miraglia
Former Eastwood resident Audrey M. Miraglia (nee Rowley) died March 19  at age 83.
Mrs. Miraglia lived in Eastwood for 53 years before moving to Joppatowne in 1994.
She shared homes in Eastwood and Joppatowne with her granddaughter, Debbie Mitchell Neville, and her husband, Dan, and their children, Tiffany and Amber.
Many years ago, she worked in the cafeteria of what is now Eastwood Center Magnet School. She also babysat many neighborhood children.
She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
She devoted her life to taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband, Justo Miraglia, she is survived by daughters Joanne Nash and Dee Clark, brother William Rowley, sisters Jane Lavader and Genevieve Becker, nephew Thomas Miraglia, close friend David Branham, four other grandchildren and 13 other great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 24 at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Brenda A. Nicewonger
North Boundary Road resident Brenda A. (Serra) Nicewonger, 45, died unexpectedly March 12  at home. She had been ill for about a year.
The former Brenda Bell graduated from Patapsco High School in 1976 and worked as a legal secretary for a number of law firms.
She enjoyed attending services at Our Lady of Hope Church and New Life Baptist Church in Essex. She volunteered at Bear Creek Elementary School, where her son, 7-year-old Matthew, was an honor student.
An avid reader, she often read two books a week.
In addition to her son, she is survived by husband James R. Nicewonger, mother Josephine Bell, brothers Greg and James Bell, sisters Sandra and Patricia Bell, stepdaughter Terri Broscker and two stepgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Claude B. Bell.
Services were held March 16 at Bradley-Ashton-Matthews Funeral Home. Interment followed at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
Philip C. Smith
Former Dundalk resident Philip Cairey Smith, 47, of Phoenix died of stomach cancer Jan. 31  at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Son of the late Philip and Maxine Smith of Liberty Parkway, he was a 1974 graduate of Dundalk High School. He had worked at Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore and the Annapolis Marriott.
He lived in New York City for more than 10 years, attending Parson Institute and the Fashions Institute of New York. He worked at the Hilton in Manhattan and traveled to Europe several times.
Three years ago, he moved to Phoenix, where he worked for Hyatt and Wyndham hotels and the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. He attended Tempe College and continued to pursue an art career. Music, art and traveling were among his many interests.
He leaves behind sisters Barbara Nevin of Towson, Virginia Compton of Rocky Ridge, Md., and Janet Powell of Ocean View, Del., and nieces and nephews Rachel and Ross Eaton, Rebecca and Tyler Compton and Caroline Powell.
Private services were held Feb. 16 in Phoenix.
Thelma L. Avaritt
North Boundary Road homemaker and community volunteer Thelma Lorraine Avaritt, 80, died March 3  following surgery at Franklin Square Hospital.
A former officer of Bear Creek Rec Council, Mrs. Avaritt volunteered with many council programs, including Little League, Kelly Cadets Majorettes, scouting, bowling and pre-teen and teen centers. She was past president of the Battle Monument School PTA.
Born and raised in Canada, the former Thelma Hoffman became a U.S. citizen soon after her marriage to Kenneth H. Avaritt on June 10, 1949.
In addition to her husband of 55 years, she is survived by five children, Roland Avaritt, Sandy Coradi, Marje Lentz, Kenny Avaritt and Bonnie Karkheck, brother Kenneth Calverly, sister Bonnie West, seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. She also leaves behind son David Maines of Florida and adopted daughters Beth Ann Petterson and Bridget Alloway.
The Rev. George Demass of Perry Hall Presbyterian Church conducted services March 6 at Connelly Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment followed at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.
Charles H. Berry
Charles Howard Berry, an Eastview resident for 50 years, died at home March 30 . He was 78.
Born and raised in Bristol, Tenn., Mr. Berry was a Bethlehem Steel retiree and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was an avid fan of country music and enjoyed playing guitar for family members and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy P. (nee Sweeney), sons Rocky and Martin Berry, daughters Sandra Donovan, Nancy Cruz, Barbara Cramer and Susan Singleton, one brother and four sisters in Tennessee, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Brother Mike Pack of Graceland Park/Essex Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses conducted services April 3 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Dolores C. Fraley
Services will be held Saturday, April 10, for longtime Lodge Forest resident Dolores C. Fraley (nee Pedrick), who died April 6  at age 71.
Visitation at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The service begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Interment is set for 11 a.m. Monday, April 12, at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Md.
Mrs. Fraley retired in 1990 with 29 years of employment as a canteen service worker at Fort Howard VA Medical Center. Years ago, she worked as a flipper in the tin mill at Bethlehem Steel alongside her mother, Loretta, and her father, William E. Pedrick, a tin mill foreman.
Devoted to taking care of her grandchildren, she also liked crocheting and Saturday bingo games at Edgemere Senior Center.
Predeceased in 1989 by her husband, Jack L. Fraley, she is survived by son Benjamin M. Palma Jr., daughter Teresa M. McCarty, brothers William F. and Edward M. Pedrick and four grandchildren. She also was predeceased by brothers John E. and Robert S. Pedrick.
Ronald T. Gajewski Sr.
Services will be held Thursday, April 8, for Todd's Farm resident Ronald T. Gajewski Sr., 59, who died April 4  in Brunswick, Ga., en route to Florida.
The service begins 11 a.m. at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave. The family will accept visitors between 9 and 11 a.m.
Visitation at the funeral home also was scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Gajewski, a graduate of Patterson High School, lived in Charlesmont for many years before moving to the dream home he built in Todd's Farm 14 years ago.
An avid fisherman with a love for the outdoors, he frequently fished in Ocean City, Md., Cape Charles, Va., and Florida.
After retiring from Bethlehem Steel, Mr. Gajewski enjoyed traveling the country in his motor home and was planning a trip to Alaska.
He volunteered with Edgemere-Sparrows Point Rec Council and was particulary active with the council's annual Fort Howard Dungeons fund-raiser. He also enjoyed attending his children's soccer games.
His family will remember him for his "three-hour sermons in lieu of a three-minute answer" and as a "professional accumulator" of countless miscellaneous items.
He leaves behind his wife, Reva D. (nee Dobrzykowski), children Ronald Gajewski Jr., Raymond M. Gajewski, Donna Lynn Smith and Edward Gajewski, sisters Kathy Bynum and Joann Clark, brother Kenneth Gajew-ski, three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his loyal dog, Rascal. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemary (nee Heckman), and his parents, Thomas and Helen Gajewski.
Mary Lou Jenkins
Gray Haven Road resident Mary Lou Jenkins died of viral pneumonia March 18  at Genesis Heritage Nursing Center. She was 66 years old and was diagnosed with premature Alzheimer's disease five years ago.
The former Mary Lou Donet attended Sparrows Point High School and worked in the cafeteria of Western Electric Co. for almost 20 years.
Mrs. Jenkins had been a member of Dundalk Chapter 97 Women of the Moose from 1969 to 1984.
Raised in Sparrows Point and Dundalk, Mrs. Jenkins and her husband had also lived on Yorkway and Bonsal Street.
She is survived by her husband of almost 42 years, William M. Jenkins, sister Carol Ann Kings-more and three nieces.
Donald F. Kreiner
Former Dundalk resident and retired Giant Foods meat cutter Donald F. "Pop" Kreiner died March 28  at age 76.
Mr. Kreiner and his wife, Eleanor Kay (nee Schork), lived in West Inverness until 1987 when they moved to Chase. Last year they moved to Finksburg.
He served as a U.S. Navy Seebee from 1944 to 1949 and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and American Area and Asiatic-Pacific campaign medals.
An avid fisherman and crabber, he had countless fishing buddies in Dundalk, Chase and Bowleys Quarters. "He slept, ate and breathed fishing and crabbing," said his daughter, Cathy Gertz of Hampstead.
In addition to his daughter and his wife of 43 years, he is survived by three other daughters, Donna Wobbleton of Abingdon, Laurie Finnerty of Perry Hall and Christine Stidham of Finksburg, six grandchildren and half-sister Karen Fogerty of White Marsh. He was predeceased by brother Buddy Kreiner.
Services were March 31 at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment followed at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
Kenneth R. Lawton Sr.
Township Road resident Kenneth R. Lawton Sr., 85, died March 14  at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Born Feb. 25, 1919, in Fayette County, Pa., he graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1936 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Lawton had 44 years of service when he retired in 1981 from the metallurgical department of Bethlehem Steel.
A charter member of Dundalk Chorus of the Chesapeake, he served for 35 years as ticket chairman for its annual show. Several years ago, the chorus named him a Master Barbershopper.
He was a lifelong member of St. George's and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. He also served on the vestry and sang in the choir.
He was recognized by Meals on Wheels as Volunteer of the Year in 1999 and volunteered for many years with the Baltimore County Department of Aging's Home Team program.
In addition to his wife of nine years, Mary Baker Lawton (nee Mathias), he is survived by daughters Carol Haag and Jean Martin, stepchildren Mary Groh and Joseph and Gerard Baker, sister Betty Abey, brother Charles Lawton and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Louise Dorothy Lawton (nee Ritterbusch), son Kenneth R. Lawton Jr. and brother James Lawton.
Services were held March 18 at St. George's and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. George's and St. Mat-thew's Episcopal Church, 2900 Dunleer Road, Dundalk, MD 21222.
Ernest W. Linzey Sr.
Ernest W. Linzey Sr., 61, a Colgate resident for 30 years, died March 22  at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after an 18-day illness with cancer.
Mr. Linzey grew up in Highlandtown and served with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1964 to 1966.
He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish.
A retired ironworker, Mr. Linzey started his 32-year career as a member of Ironworkers Union Local 16 when he was 17 years old, retiring in 1993 with 32 years of service. After three years of retirement, he went to work for the Maryland Transportation Authority at the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
A quiet man who helped others whenever he could, Mr. Linzey arranged for his corneas to be donated to a transplant recipient.
He is survived by his wife of almost 31 years, Joan (nee Quinn), sons Ernest W. Linzey Jr. of Savage, Md., and Michael P. Linzey of Colgate, daughters Amber Linzey of Colgate and Deneane Bradford of Dundalk, sister Trudy Ward and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 25 at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Interment followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236-0025.