Karen K. O'NeillActive in GambrillsA Mass of...


Karen K. O'Neill

Active in Gambrills

A Mass of Christian burial for Karen K. O'Neill, who was active in the Gambrills community, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Crofton.

Mrs. O'Neill, who was 41 and lived in Gambrills, died Wednesday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A native of Baltimore, the former Karen Kelly attended Catonsville High School before moving with her family to Charlottesville, Va., where she graduated from Albemarle High School. Later she attended Sacred Heart College in Belmont, N.C.

She had lived in the Crofton and Gambrills areas for 18 years and had been a Girl Scout leader at the Crofton Woods Elementary School. She also served as treasurer of the Nancarles Property ++ Owners Association and was a student of sign language.

Her husband, Nelson L. O'Neill, is a vice president of the Nevamar Corp.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a daughter, Kelly O'Neill of Gambrills; a son, Conor O'Neill of Gambrills; her parents, Thomas and Dorothea Kelly of Charlottesville; a brother, Kevin B. Kelly of Atlanta; and a sister, Pamela J. Jennings of New Rochelle, N.Y.

W. John Haacke

Sales representative

W. John Haacke, a retired representative of electrical equipment and supplies manufacturers, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital of meningitis.

Mr. Haacke, who was 67 and lived on Valley View Road in Towson, retired about five years ago as owner of Haacke Associates Inc., which he founded 1965 and which is now owned by a son.

From 1952 until 1965, Mr. Haacke worked in Maryland for the James P. Quick Agency, a Washington firm that sold electrical goods.

Earlier, he worked in New York as a salesman for the Thomas and Betts Co., an electrical equipment manufacturer, and briefly in Baltimore for the Shepherd Electric Co., a wholesaler.

He was a former president of the Maryland Electric League.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute and earned an electrical engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

Mr. Haacke was a member of the Pickering Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

His wife, the former Bertha Pfeil, died in 1987.

He is survived by a daughter, Leslie Haacke Carson of Arnold; two sons, Page B. Haacke of Timonium and W. Jay Haacke of Havre de Grace; two sisters, Elizabeth Carroll of Orlando, Fla., and Dorothy Klendshoj of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, C. David Haacke of Chestertown and Eugene Haacke of Charlottesville, Va.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held yesterday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home.

Milton L. Holland


Business owner

Services for Milton L. Holland, a retired partner in a business that serviced Cadillacs, will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1108 Providence Road, Towson.

Mr. Holland, who was 87 and lived on Northview Road in old Northwood for many years, died Thursday at the Meridian Health Care Center at Brightwood after a short illness.

He retired in 1970 from Motor Service Inc., with which he had been associated for about 30 years.

Earlier, he had worked for the Maryland Casualty Co. and the old Chesapeake Bank.

A native of Baltimore, he was a graduate of Friends School and the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Holland was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Naomi Baumann, and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth Albert

Arbutus native

Ruth Albert, a native of Arbutus and a retired factory worker, died March 7 at a hospital in Clearfield, Pa., after a blood vessel burst.

Mrs. Albert, who was 69 and moved to West Decatur, Pa., more than 40 years ago, retired about four years ago from the Murata-Erie North America Inc., electrical equipment factory in State College, Pa.

The former Ruth Loechel was born in Arbutus and was a graduate of Catonsville High School. Her husband, Paul Albert, is a retired bricklayer.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a son, Dwayne Albert of Laurel; two daughters, Joyce Elaine English and Paula Kyler, both of West Decatur; a sister, Florence Helwig of Lansdowne; a brother, Fred Loechel of Glen Burnie; and four grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Albert were held March 11 at the Dahlgren and Gilham Funeral Home in Phillipsburg, Pa.

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