Services for retired C&P; Telephone central office technician Robert O. "Huck" Hockenberry were held Sept. 3 at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mr. Hockenberry, 65, died Aug. 30 of cancer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Originally from Lima, Ohio, he retired in 1987 after a 40 year career with C&P; Telephone. During World War II he served aboard the battleship USS North Carolina as a medic in the Pacific.

A former member of the Eastport United Methodist congregation, he also served as a union steward and officer of the Communication Workers of America, Local 207, in Annapolis. He also belonged to the Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89, the Telephone Pioneers of America and American Legion Post No. 297 in Baltimore.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Ellen Ford; three sons, Albert G. Givens Jr. of Annapolis, Thomas J. Hockenberry and Richard P. Hockenberry, both of California; a brother, Edward Fair of Lima, Ohio; and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Anne Arundel Medical Center, Franklin and Cathedral streets, Annapolis, 21401.



Services for Richard H. Gaffney of Severna Park, a precise surveyor for Baltimore City, were held Sept. 3 at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park.

Mr. Gaffney, 71, diedAug. 29 of cancer at his home.

Originally from Baltimore, he spent summers in Severna Park for more than 35 years. Mr. Gaffney graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1938.

He served in the Army during World War II and worked for the city of Baltimore for 50 years.

Mr. Gaffney's interests included target shooting, fishing and crabbing.

Survivors include a brother; Robert D. Gaffney of Severna Park; a niece; and two nephews.

Memorial contributions may bemade to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 493, Severna Park, 21146 or the Arundel Hospice, 403 Headquarters Drive, Suite 1, Millersville, 21108.



A memorial service for Charles Wilbur Bevans of Dunnellon, Fla., formerly of Pasadena, will be held 11 a.m. today at Singleton Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore.

Mr. Bevans, 76, died Aug. 29 at home in Dunnellon, where he had lived since 1980. A Baltimore native,he lived in Pasadena for 10 years before moving to Florida.

Before retiring in 1976, Mr. Bevans worked for 15 years as a salesman for the Army Times Publishing Co.

He enjoyed golf and coaching baseball.

Mr. Bevans is survived by a companion, Betty Brown of Dunnellon, Fla.; two daughters, Beverly A. Cronise of Shrewsbury, Pa., and Bonnie L. Russell of Pasadena; and five grandchildren.

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