Charles Nemec Sr.Active in Boy ScoutsServices for...


Charles Nemec Sr.

Active in Boy Scouts

Services for Charles J. Nemec Sr., an automobile mechaniwho was a leader in the Boy Scouts, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Epiphany Lutheran Church, Raspe and Marluth avenues.

Mr. Nemec, who was 54, died Wednesday after a heart attack at his home on Raspe Avenue.

He was a mechanic for Miller Motors Buick where he had worked for about eight years, after working at the B & F Atlantic Station on Belair Road since he was in his teens.

Born in Baltimore and educated in the public schools, he had been a member of Boy Scout Troop 146 at Epiphany Lutheran Church in his own youth. Later he became a Webelos Den Leader for Cub Pack 146, then an assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster of Troop 146. His two sons became Eagle Scouts in the troop.

A member of the Order of the Arrow, a Scouting honorary group for camping, he had also been an instructor in Parkway District training programs for adult leaders.

He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia V. Eyler; two sons, Charles J. Nemec Jr. and Michael C. Nemec; his mother, Anna Nemec; and a grandson. All are of Baltimore.

Rev. Stephen Wendell

St. Benedict's pastor

The Rev. Stephen Wendell, O.S.B., a former pastor of StBenedict's Roman Catholic Church in Southwest Baltimore and a former assistant pastor at Fourteen Holy Martyrs Church, died Tuesday of cancer at a Latrobe, Pa., hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for Father Stephen, who was 78 and lived in retirement in Latrobe at St. Vincent Archabbey since 1988, was offered yesterday at the basilica at the Benedictine archabbey.

The former Charles Wendell was a native of Pittsburgh. He was given the name Stephen when he joined his religious order. He was educated at St. Vincent Preparatory School, College and Seminary, all in Latrobe.

He joined the Order of St. Benedict at St. Vincent Archabbey in 1933. The Benedictine monk was then ordained as a priest in 1940.

He was pastor of St. Benedict's Church from 1969 until 1984 and had been on the staff at Fourteen Holy Martyrs twice, from 1940 until 1946 and from 1955 until 1957. Fourteen Holy Martyrs, which was also in Southwest Baltimore, later closed. He also served as an assistant pastor at churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois and as pastor of churches in Pennsylvania.

From 1984 until his retirement in 1988, he was chaplain at St. Benedict Convent in Bristow, Va. He also held faculty and administrative posts at St. Vincent Preparatory School and St. Vincent College and taught at an orphanage in Norfolk, Va.

Father Stephen is survived by a brother, Hubert Wendell of Pittsburgh; and five sisters, Regina Wendell of Pittsburgh, Clare Huber of Washington, Pa., Rosemary Sohl of Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephanie McGuire of Wintersville, Ohio, and Marcella Orledge of Roaring Springs, Pa.

Lehonor Thompson

Bank supervisor

Services for Lehonor Thompson, a check processing supervisor at the Maryland National Bank, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the New Psalmist Baptist Church, 100 W. Franklin St.

Mr. Thompson, who was 34 and lived on Kenilworth Avenue, died Tuesday of meningitis at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center.

Known as Joe since childhood, he had worked full time for the bank since his graduation from Morgan State University in 1978 and part time while a student in college.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1974 graduate of Northern High School.

A member of the Omega Phi Omega fraternity, his activities at theNew Psalmist Baptist Church included teaching adult Sunday school classes and operating its catering service.

His survivors include his parents, Shirley and Rudolph Daniels; four brothers, Larry and Aaron Thompson and Brian and Phillip Daniels; two sisters, Shirley Davis and Carlette Daniels; and two grandmothers, Myrtle Thompson and Mary Thomas. All are of Baltimore.

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