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HAROLD L. THOMAS, ENGINEER, 68
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Galesville resident Harold Lloyd Thomas Feb. 18 at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Owensville.
Mr. Thomas, 68, died of cancer Feb. 16 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
He retired in 1976 after 35 years as an engineer with the C & P Telephone Co.in Washington.
He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Annapolis Touchdown Club, C & P Telephone "Pioneers Club," Cummings-Bahlka American Legion Post 226, and Twin Shields Golf Club.
Other interests included fishing, boating and golfing.
He issurvived by his wife, Jane M. Thomas; two sons, John G. Thomas of Washington, D.C., and Michael J. Thomas of Kent Island; a daughter, Joanne T. Page of Burtonsville; a brother, Jack Thomas of Florida; a sister, Dottie White of Florida; and six grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Program, c/o Anne Arundel Medical Center, Franklin and Cathedral streets, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Arrangements were made by Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville.
RALPH M. WISMER, ENGINEER, 80
Funeral services will take place for Severna Park resident Ralph Merrill Wismer at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Wismer, 80, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 16 at Knollwood Manor Nursing Home.
A resident for 25 years, he retired as a colonel from the U.S. Marines in 1966 after serving in World War II and the Korea con
He then worked as anassociate engineer with IITRI/ECAC in Annapolis.
Mr. Wismer was amember of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Retired Officers Association.
Other interests included traveling and playing bridge.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean Wismer; two daughters, Linda Wells of Lanham and Patricia James of Oakland, Ca.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.
THELMA IDA CONNELLY, FACTORY WORKER, 77
Services took place for Severna Park resident Thelma Ida Connelly Feb. 18 at Barranco and Sons Severna Park FuneralHome.
Miss Connelly, 77, died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 15 at theMeridian Nursing Center in Severna Park.
She was employed as a factory worker for Rogers Printing Co. before becoming a homemaker.
She is survived by two nieces, Iris E. Jacobs and Marilyn Fowler, both of Baltimore; and a cousin, D. Donald Murphy of Barnegat, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease, Baltimore Central Maryland Chapter, 540 E. Belvedere Ave., Suite 202, Baltimore,MD 21212.
JOSEPH J. DUBIEL SR., OFFICE MANAGER, 69
Services took place for Severn resident Joseph J. Dubiel Sr. Feb. 18 at SingletonFuneral Home.
Mr. Dubiel, 69, died of a heart condition Feb. 15 at Washington Adventist Hospital.
He worked as an office manager for Maryland Fence Co. for 25 years until his retirement in 1978. He also served with the U.S. Air Corps during World War II and was a prisoner of war from 1944 to 1945.
Mr. Dubiel was a member of Glen Burnie Moose Lodge 1456.
Other interests included bowling, fishing andcamping.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Elaine Warmuth Dubiel; four sons, Joseph J. Dubiel Jr. of Glen Burnie, Howard R. Dubiel ofFederalsburg, Anthony J. Dubiel of Henderson, and Enid Yamasaki of Fairbanks, Alaska; two daughters, Teresa Steger of Glen Burnie and Rosalie Miller of Severn; a brother, John Turn of Baltimore; a sister, Cecila Kram of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
RICHARD P. BRAY, CARPENTER, 36
Services took place for Severn resident Richard Perry Bray Feb. 18 at Singleton Funeral Home.
Mr. Bray, 36, died of liver failure Feb. 14 at Harbor Hospital Center.
He worked as a carpenter for various construction companies.
Mr. Bray was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore.
Other interests included building models, trains and playing the drums.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah L. Bray; a son, RichardPerry Watts of Severn; four brothers, Donald Bray of Severn, KennethBray of Marriotsville, Jimmy Bray of Glen Burnie and Lonnie Bray of Elkridge; two sisters, Norma Schoppert of Peidmont, W.Va., and Naomi Morris of Ellicott City; his mother, Mildred V. Bray of Severn; and astepson, Earl William Stillman of Baltimore Highlands.
CECILIA A. MCKENNA, HOMEMAKER, 76
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Glen Burnie resident Cecilia Anne McKenna Feb. 18 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Mrs. McKenna, 76, died of heart failure Feb. 14 at North Arundel Hospital.
A homemaker and Glen Burnie resident for50 years, she was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Otherinterests included gardening, cooking and sewing.
Her husband, Thomas J. McKenna, died before her.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn J. Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Thomas J. McKenna of Poolsville and Michael H. McKenna of Lima, Peru; and seven grandchildren.