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Charles Sheidy

AAA employee

Services for Charles A. Sheidy Sr., an employee of the AAA Maryland automobile association and former auto parts store manager, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Evans Chapel of Memories, 8800 Harford Road.

Mr. Sheidy, who was 62 and lived in Aberdeen, died Thursday at Franklin Square Hospital. He had been unconscious since suffering what appeared to be a heart attack Monday morning on Interstate 95 near White Marsh.

A native of Baltimore and 1946 graduate of Towson High School, Mr. Sheidy was a chemist years ago and sold real estate before a career with Western Auto as a store manager and as a district manager in Rockville.

In the early 1980s, after a heart attack, Mr. Sheidy went to work in the auto parts department of the Montgomery Ward store at Golden Ring Mall. For the past six years he was a field representative for AAA, checking work done by contract service stations.

Mr. Sheidy once owned a 26-foot cabin cruiser and for 20 years had taught boating safety as a member and past commander of the Bush River section of the U.S. Power Squadron.

He was divorced from his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Jean Aberts.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda G. Hankins of Cockeysville; three sons, Charles A. Sheidy Jr. of Abingdon, Brian J. Sheidy of White Marsh and Jeffrey S. Sheidy of Union Bridge; a brother, Richard C. Sheidy of Cub Hill; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

The family suggested donations to the American Heart Association.

James J. Dunleavy

Post office clerk

James J. Dunleavy, a retired clerk at the Naval Academy post office who officiated at track and swimming meets for many years, died April 18 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Dunleavy, who was 79 and lived in Annapolis, retired in 1979 from the post office and earlier worked for the Annapolis Dairy.

However, until a year ago, he continued to serve as commissioner of the Maryland Officials Club, scheduling officials for Maryland Scholastic Association and collegiate competitions in the two sports.

He also served summers as commissioner of the Central Maryland Swimming League and the Freestate Swimming League.

In 1988, he was inducted as an official into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame.

Born in Philadelphia, he was educated in Annapolis at St. Mary's Elementary School, Annapolis High School and St. John's College. He served in the Army during World War II.

His first wife, the former Bernice Higgs, died in 1971.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janice Thomas; four stepsons, Ronald J. Jensen II of Leonardtown, Shannon B. Jensen of Pinellas Park, Fla., Thomas H. Jensen of Largo, Fla., and John C. Jensen of Annapolis; and two stepgranddaughters.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Dunleavy was offered April 20 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

Antonio P. Natale

Quality director

A Mass of Christian burial for Antonio P. Natale, retired director of quality for L. Greif & Bros., the clothing manufacturing company, will be offered today at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Mr. Natale, who was 89, died Tuesday after collapsing at his home on Essex Farm Road in Towson.

In 1966, he retired from a post that included supervision of all of the company's coat manufacturing.

He started with Greif in 1925 and in 1965 was given the Superior Achievement Recognition Award from Genesco Inc., which by then had become the owner of Greif.

Born in Paternopoli, Italy, he was an apprentice tailor before coming to the United States.

He is survived by his wife, the former Josephine M. Cassano; four sons, Dr. Ralph D. Natale of Houston, Anthony P. Natale of Richmond, Va., Michael R. Natale of Baltimore and Robert R. Natale of Towson; a brother, Emilio Natale of Paternopoli; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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