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Prutia Peirce Lohrmann dies; retired social worker...


Prutia Peirce Lohrmann dies; retired social worker was 79

Memorial services for Prutia Peirce Lohrmann, retired psychiatric social worker, will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rowe Boulevard and Farragut Road, Annapolis.

Mrs. Lohrmann, 79, of Edgewater, died last Thursday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

She worked for many years as a family intervention specialist with the Baltimore County Health Department.

In 1962, she joined the staff of Baltimore's Psychiatric Day Center and worked with mentally ill adults there until retiring in 1973.

She held undergraduate degrees in religion from American University and in social work from Simmons College, Boston. She received a master's degree in social work from Columbia University in 1944.

Born in Washington, she graduated from Central High School.

She married Arthur Lohrmann in 1945, and the family made its home in the Sudbrook Park area of Baltimore until moving to Anne Arundel County in the late 1960s. Mr. Lohrmann died in 1983.

She was a member of the National Society of Social Workers, the American University Brahmin Honor Society and a charter member of Beta Epsilon chapter of Delta Gamma sorority.

Her hobbies included travel, gardening and nature study at her home and at the family's "Picnic Farm" in New Hampshire.

She is survived by a son, Arthur Peirce Lohrmann of Edgewater.

The family suggests contributions to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or to Meals on Wheels of Anne Arundel County.


Dorothy Keller

Nurse at Stella Maris

Services for Dorothy Helen McClure Keller, a registered nurse, will be held at noon tomorrow at Valley Baptist Church, 1401 York Road, Timonium.

Mrs. Keller, 57, died Sunday of a heart attack at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

She had been a nurse at Stella Maris Hospice for the past nine years.

Previously she worked in the offices of several physicians.

A lifelong resident of the Baltimore area, she married Dr. Paul S. Keller in 1956. They made their home in Lutherville.

Mrs. Keller was a 1956 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing and was a member of its alumni group.

She was a member of Valley Baptist Church and an auxiliary member of Gideons International.

Mrs. Keller was fond of flowers and had a large collection of pottery cows, but her main interest, said her daughter, Linda Maddox, "was caring for other people."

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Linda Maddox and Susan Bartholme, both of Lutherville; a son, Samuel Keller of Baltimore; her father, Albert Irvin McClure of Towson; and four grandchildren.

Services for Vivian Iowa Goad, a retired legal secretary for the U.S. Transportation Department, will be held 11 a.m. tomorrow at the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 19 S. Main St., Stewartstown, Pa.

Miss Goad, who was 94, died yesterday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Loch Raven.

Born in Norrisville, she lived in Washington for much of her life, retiring from government service in 1967.

For the past five years, she lived in the Brooklyn Park area of Anne Arundel County.

She is survived by several nephews and nieces.

The family suggested contribu- tions to the American Heart Association.


Assunta D'Adamo

Longtime city resident

A Mass of Christian burial for Assunta D'Adamo, a longtime resident of East Baltimore, will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore Street and Lakewood Avenue.

Mrs. D'Adamo died Sunday at the Lorien Frankford Nursing Home after a long illness. She was 87.

Born in Balcerano, Italy, the former Assunta Rotondo emigrated to the United States with her family at age 10. The Rotondos settled in East Baltimore, where Mrs. D'Adamo lived until moving to the nursing home last year.

Mrs. D'Adamo was one of the last surviving members of the Regina Elena Society, an auxiliary of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America. She also was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church for more than 50 years.

She and her husband, Luigi D'Adamo, had been married 62 years when he died in 1980 at age 84. A son, Michael D'Adamo, died in 1977.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Broccolino of Baltimore; four sons, Nicholas, Joseph and Louis D'Adamo, all of Baltimore, and Philip D'Adamo of East New Market; a sister, Mary Schuler of Baltimore; four brothers, Rocco, Anthony, Michael and Carmen Rotondo, all of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Grace Methodist Church, Charles Street and Belvedere Avenue, for Helen F. Stokes, once a leading soprano with the former Baltimore Civic Opera Company. Burial will be in Lorraine Park Cemetery.

Miss Stokes, who died Saturday, was 81.

Born in Crisfield, Miss Stokes began her vocal studies while attending Western High School, in Baltimore. She won scholarships to the Peabody Conservatory and then to the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

In 1930, Miss Stokes won the Atwater Kent radio contest and the following year two national honors: the National Opera Auditions and the National Federation of Music first prize. She studied in Europe at the the Austro-American Conservatory.

She made her debut with the DeFeo Opera Company, on short notice, learning the role of Siebel in "Faust" in two days.

For 39 years Miss Stokes worked in fund-raising and public relations at Church Home and Hospital, where she also directed the Nurses' Glee Club.

Miss Stokes was associated with the Baltimore Civic Opera Company, now the Baltimore Opera Company, for more than 30 years, first as a singer and later in volunteer roles as director of costumes and wardrobe, and after 1957, as a member of the auditions committee.

As a soloist, Miss Stokes sang at local churches of all denominations. She was choir director at St. John's United Methodist Church and Brooklyn Methodist Church.

She performed with local choral groups, including the B&O; Glee Club, the Grachur Club, the Jeunger Maennerchor and the Deutscher Damenchor; with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the United States Army Band, at Memorial Stadium. Miss Stokes also gave private voice lessons.

Miss Stokes has no surviving relatives. Funeral arrangements are being made by her longtime friend, Victoria Leshinski.

Charles Shelleman

Retired railroad worker

Services for Charles C. Shelleman, a retired mechanical superintendent for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, will be held 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4301 Raspe Ave.

Mr. Shelleman, of the 4300 block Glenmore Avenue, died of cancer Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 76.

He worked 44 years for the B&O; and for the old Western Maryland Railroad, retiring in 1974.

He was a member of the Rabo Club, for B&O; retirees.

Born in Hanover, Pa., he grew up in Hagerstown. He moved to Baltimore about 1940.

He was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church and, in retirement, was a volunteer with the World Trade Center and the Salvation Army.

Mr. Shelleman was a member of Boumi Temple, the Hamilton Shrine, Millington Blue Lodge and other Masonic organizations.

He married the former May Hyde in 1934. She died in 1968.

Mr. Shelleman is survived by his wife of 18 years, the former Ruth "Dottie" Moats; two sons, Charles C. Shelleman Jr. of Arlington, Va., and Ronald P. Shelleman of Syracuse, N.Y.; two brothers, Ronald and Melvin Shelleman, both of Hagerstown; and two granddaughters.

The family suggests contributions to the new organ fund of Epiphany Lutheran Church.


H. Melvin Upton

Retired machinist

Services for H. Melvin Upton, a retired machinist at the old Western Electric Co. plant, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Roselawn Funeral Home, Ridgeway, Va.

Mr. Upton, 78, died of a stroke Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Martinsville, Va.

A native of the Brooklyn area of Baltimore, he lived for many years in Dundalk.

In 1971, he retired as a machine setup operator at Western Electric, where he worked for 38 years, and moved to Virginia.

Mr. Upton was a member of the Ridgeway United Methodist Church and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

He was an accomplished woodworker and clock builder in his leisure time and enjoyed constructing grandfather clocks.

He married the former Edith Locklear in 1948.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Edith Elaine Upton of Greenbelt, and a son, James M. Upton of Baltimore.

The family suggests contributions to Ridgeway United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, Va.

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