Susanne M. Dobson
City school psychologist
A memorial service for Susanne M. Dobson, a retired school psychologist in the Baltimore school system, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Timonium United Methodist Church, Pot Spring and Chantry roads, Timonium.
Mrs. Dobson, who was 66, died May 31 at Deaton Hospital. She had been hospitalized since a 1981 stroke.
A resident of Timonium for many years, she retired at the time of her stroke after working in the schools since the mid-1960s.
In the late 1940s, she served an internship at a University of Maryland mental hygiene clinic and worked as a vocational counselor for the Veterans Administration.
Mrs. Dobson also had worked with her mother in a catering service that had a tearoom at the Hampton Mansion in Towson in the late 1960s.
The former Susanne Morgan Mohler was a native of Baltimore and a 1943 graduate of Eastern High School.
After earning an associate's degree in clothing design at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., she majored in psychology at the Johns Hopkins University. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1948 and was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa honorary fraternity.
In 1972, she received a master's degree from Towson State University.
Her husband, Joseph Huff Dobson, had been a general open-hearth labor and maintenance foreman at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point steel mill. He died in 1984.
She is survived by four sons, J. Michael Dobson of Chicago, M. Craig Dobson of Ann Arbor, Mich., William Bruce Dobson of Towson and David E. Dobson of Sonoma, Calif.; a sister, Myra Jean Mohler Morrow of Chambersburg, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial Mass for Daniel Edward Shehan Jr., a retired California advertising executive, will be offered at 6 p.m. today in the Lady Chapel of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.
Mr. Shehan, who was 63 and lived in Newport Beach, Calif., was the son of Josephine M. Shehan and the late Dr. Daniel E. Shehan of Baltimore. He also was a nephew of the late Cardinal Lawrence Shehan, a Roman Catholic archbishop of Baltimore.
Born in Baltimore on March 20, 1928, he graduated from the Cathedral School in Baltimore and Portsmouth Priory in Portsmouth, R.I. He attended Loyola College for two years before entering the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
After he returned from the service, he moved to California as a promotion manager at the Riverside Press Enterprise in Riverside. He later became the Los Angeles office manager for national advertising forthe Press Enterprise.
In 1971, he joined Sawyer, Ferguson and Walker of New York. After 20 years with the advertising company, he retired as senior vice president and regional manager for the Western division.
Mr. Shehan died of cancer July 6 in Newport Beach.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Holley Shehan; five daughters, Barbara S. Welty, Mary Jo Hill, Cathy S. Ayala, Elizabeth S. Baker and Theresa Alexander, all of California; two sons, Daniel E. Shehan III and Timothy M. Shehan, both of California; two brothers, John T. Shehan and Robert J. Shehan, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Frances S. Macsherry and Joanna S. Baird, both of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.
Charles W. Spradlin
Merchant ship captain
Services for Capt. Charles W. Spradlin, master of merchant ships of the Waterman Steamship Corp. for 20 years, will be held at 6 p.m. today at the McCully Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena.
Captain Spradlin, who was 67 and lived on Dutch Ship Road in Pasadena, was killed June 27 in an accident aboard his ship, the SS Stephen W. Pless, in the Persian Gulf. The ship was returning from the Middle East to Jacksonville, Fla.
He had been a merchant ship captain for 30 years and an officer for 10 years before that. He was a member of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots.
The native of Thurmond, W. Va., served in the Navy during World War II.
Interested in politics, he was also fond of reading, especially history and about world events, and of telling sea stories.
He is survived by his wife, the former Linda L. Shuck; a daughter, Linda Theresa "Terri" Spradlin of Pasadena; three sons, Charles Michael Spradlin, Jeffrey Kevin Spradlin and Gregory Keith Spradlin, all of Pasadena; a brother, Howard E. Spradlin of Tampa., Fla.; and a sister, Frances Bolen of Beckley, W. Va.
Angelo J. Capizola
Services for Angelo J. Capizola, a retired vice president of sales for a vinegar manufacturing company, will be held at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia.
Mr. Capizola, who was 66 and lived on Morningbird Lane in Columbia, died Monday at the Washington Hospital Center of complications from heart surgery.
He retired a year ago after working 20 years with Fleischmann's Vinegar in Baltimore.
Earlier, he was a salesman for the Fox Co., a seed and agricultural materials company in Vineland, N.J., and worked for the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington.
The Landisville, N.J., native was a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he had been president of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Giddings; a son, Michael A. Capizola of Long Branch, N.J.; a daughter, Nancy Prince of Jackson, N.J.; his mother, AngelinaCapizola of Philadelphia; two brothers, Paul Capizola of Brooksville, Fla., and Joseph Capizola of Houston; and two grandchildren.
Charles H. Fink
Graveside services for Charles H. Fink, a Baltimore native who once owned a tavern on Reisterstown Road, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens in York, S.C.
Mr. Fink, 74, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C., after a long illness.
He moved from the Severna Park area to Naples, Fla., in the mid-1970s and, later, to South Carolina.
While in Baltimore he was a salesman for F. A. Davis & Sons Inc., a wholesale distributor of tobacco products, candy and other merchandise, and owned Fink's Tavern on Reisterstown Road.
He was a graduate of St. Bernard's School and City College, and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Mr. Fink is survived by two sons, Charles H. Funk Jr. and Richard A. Fink, both of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; three daughters, Henrietta Young of Goose Creek, S.C., Sandra F. Williams of Marshville, N.C., and Sharon F. Anzor of Orange Park, Fla.; two brothers, Frank Fink of Baltimore and John Fink of Towson; three sisters, Mildred Callahan of Towson, Mary Capley of Baltimore and Josephine Kellner of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Leah J. Schrickling
High school student
Graveside services for Leah Joyce Schrickling, a native of Maryland and a former Baltimore resident, will be held today in Evanston, Wyo.
Miss Schrickling, who was 16, died July 12 in an automobile accident near her home in Jamestown, Texas.
She had moved to Texas a year ago with her family after living in Wyoming for seven years.
Born in Silver Spring, she lived in Baltimore for about eight years and attended the Federal Hill Elementary School.
Miss Schrickling was to be a senior this fall at the Van High School near Jamestown.
She is survived by her parents, Dale and Ernest J. Schrickling, and a brother, Jacob Schrickling, all of Jamestown; and her maternal grandmother, Leah Shifflett of Baltimore.
The family suggested contributions to the Teton Science School in Kelly, Wyo.
Rev. Joseph Culp
Services for the Rev. Joseph Culp, retired pastor of the New Friendship Baptist Church, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the church at Eager and Bond streets.
Mr. Culp, 92, died Saturday at his home on The Alameda after a long illness.
He retired in 1938 after serving 38 years as pastor of the New Friendship Baptist Church. He had previously been pastor of the Pleasant Zion Baptist Church and theMount Pleasant Baptist Church in the Baltimore area. He also served churches in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Richburg, S.C., native was a graduate of Friendship College Rock Hill, S.C.
In Baltimore, he studied the Bible privately and attended the Jones Williams School of Religion. In 1979, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity by the Baltimore College of the Bible.
Mr. Culp was a former moderator of the United Ministerial Baptist Association, a former chairman of the Foreign Missionary Board of the Maryland Baptist Convention and a member of the National Foreign Mission Board of the Baptist Convention of America.
He was a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma Truesdale; a daughter, Betty Donaldson of Baltimore; a brother, Joe Harrison Culp of Chester, S.C.; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Doris V. Hill
Services for Doris V. Hill, who had been active in businesand church work in the Baltimore area, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Cronrath Funeral Home in Lewisburg, Pa.
Mrs. Hill, who moved to Lewisburg from Catonsville in 1987, died Wednesday at a hospital in the Pennsylvania community after a long illness. She was 79.
She retired in 1976 after serving 25 years as office manager of the Addison Letter Service Co., a direct mail firm her husband owned.
Earlier, she worked as a secretary at McCormick & Co. and for the district manager of Gulf Oil Co.
A native of Ridgely, the former Doris V. Price moved to Baltimore with her family and was a graduate of Eastern High School.
She had been a volunteer secretary at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Catonsville, where she also served as president of the United Methodist Women.
In addition, she was a former treasurer of Church Women United of Baltimore and a contributor of knit goods and other craft work to the Seamen's Relief Fund.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ralph H. Hill; and two sisters, Ruth P. Waugh of Cleveland and Marian Shorts of Wilmington, Del.
The family suggested memorial contributions to Emmanuel UnitedMethodist Church.