David L. LeppoVA management analystServices for David...


David L. Leppo

VA management analyst

Services for David L. Leppo, a management analyst for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home in Sykesville.

Mr. Leppo, who was 53 and lived in Sykesville, drowned Sunday after his canoe overturned in the Liberty Reservoir.

Mr. Leppo went to work nearly 15 years ago for what was then the Veterans Administration. Earlier, he was a budget analyst for the Maryland Department of Education.

From 1962 until 1972, he worked for the Linde division of Union Carbide Industrial Gases Inc. in Baltimore, in Mobile, Ala., and in Detroit, where he was a plant superintendent.

From 1959 until 1962, he served as an officer in the Army.

A native of Reisterstown and a 1955 graduate of Hampstead High School, he was a 1959 graduate of Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, where he majored in chemistry. He earned a master's degree at the Johns Hopkins University and did graduate work at the American University.

His first wife, the former Jodie Reilly, died in 1973.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jacquelyn Arnold; two sons Andrew O. Leppo and David L. Leppo Jr., both of Sykesville; a daughter, Caroline W. Leppo of Towson; two stepdaughters, Heather Arnold of Towson and Melissa Arnold of Alexandria, Va.; his mother, Edna B. Leppo of Hampstead; and a brother, Wayne R. Leppo of Hampstead.

The family suggested contributions to the Gamber Fire Department Water Rescue Squad or the Carroll County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

Wanitta R. Wier

Secretary, volunteer

Services for Wanitta R. Wier, a retired secretary and a hospital volunteer for more than 25 years, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mrs. Wier, who was 76 and lived in Cape Arthur, died Tuesday at North Arundel Hospital after a heart attack.

She retired in 1958 after 19 years as a secretary at the Point Breeze plant of the Western Electric Co. in East Baltimore. Earlier, she was a fitter at the O'Neill and Co. department store.

She was a member of the auxiliary and a volunteer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. She also belonged to the Severna Park Garden Club and the Senior Group at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The former Wanitta Razkensperger was born in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School.

Her husband, Robert S. Wier, died in 1983.

She is survived by a daughter, Judith D. Drinks of Annapolis; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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