Joseph D. ZoellerB&D; supervisorServices for Joseph D....


Joseph D. Zoeller

B&D; supervisor

Services for Joseph D. Zoeller, a Towson native who retired from the Black & Decker Corp. in 1973, will be held June 2 at the United Methodist Church of Newington, Conn.

Mr. Zoeller, a Black & Decker supervisor who was transferred to Connecticut in 1966, died of cancer at his home on Thursday. He was 68.

"He had a great capacity for love," said his wife of 46 years, the former Dorothy Shue.

"He showed it everywhere, with his friends and family and with the people he met in the hospital when he spent so much time there."

Mr. Zoeller graduated from Towson High School in 1941 and joined Black & Decker at 17.

Shortly afterward, he served in the Army during World War II.

Returning to the power tool company after his discharge, Mr. Zoeller rose to the position of supervisor of shipping before his 1966 transfer, when he was named to manage a Connecticut distribution center for the company.

After retiring from Black & Decker, he worked for a lighting company.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Zoeller is survived by a son, Sgt. David Lee Zoeller of the New Cumberland Army Depot in Pennsylvania; a daughter, Vicki Timmons of Newington, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 401 New Britain Avenue, Newington, Conn., 06111.

Edna R. Devese

Catonsville resident

Services for Edna R. Devese will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville.

Miss Devese died from pneumonia Thursday at the Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home in Catonsville, where she had lived since February. She was 90.

She was born in Reisterstown in 1900 and graduated from Western High School in Baltimore in 1919.

After her mother's death in 1926, she became the homemaker for her father and six brothers and sisters in the Howard Park neighborhood of West Baltimore.

From 1974 until she moved to the nursing home, she lived with her sister, Ida Devese, in Catonsville.

She was a member of the West Baltimore United Methodist tTC Church and the Howard Park Owls Bowling League.

In addition to her sister, Ida, she is survived by another sister, Emma Edwards Carski, also of Catonsville.

The family suggested that contributions be made to the West Baltimore United Methodist Church, 5130 Greenwich Ave., Baltimore.

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