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Alyce L. AldertonWas restaurant ownerServices for Alyce...


Alyce L. Alderton

Was restaurant owner

Services for Alyce L. Alderton, who managed and owned restaurants in Anne Arundel County, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mrs. Alderton, who was 87, and lived in a retirement home in Oakton, Va., died Monday of heart failure at a nursing home in Dun Loring, Va.

She worked at the Brookwood Farms restaurant at Mountain Road and Ritchie Highway, becoming a manager before being assigned to another company restaurant in Riviera Beach in the 1950s. For a time before her retirement in 1959, she owned and operated Alderton's Drive In, also in Riviera Beach.

Before joining a daughter in Vienna, Va., in 1986, she had lived in Severna Park for 46 years and was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. The former Alyce Layne was a native of Lynchburg, Va., where she graduated from high school and worked as a store clerk before coming to the Baltimore area in late the 1930s.

Her husband, Jacob E. Alderton, died in 1963.

She is survived by a son, Jacob E. Alderton Jr., of Severna Park; four daughters, Joan B. Owen of Vienna, Va., Eloise G. Carson of Baltimore, Betty Lotz of Sebastian, Fla., and Annabelle Hawkins of Severna Park; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Elwood Wagoner


Services for Elwood Wagoner, a heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment mechanic at University Medical Center for about 18 years, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex.

Mr. Wagoner, who was 59 and lived on Mirabile Lane in Eastpoint, died Sunday at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center after a heart attack.

Earlier, he had done similar mechanical work for the Food Fair Stores, worked at a Baltimore gasoline station and been a lineman for an electrical contracting company in Western Maryland.

The Hancock native served in the Army in the Korean War, reaching the rank of sergeant.

Known as "Woody," he was a former president of the Igloo Sportsmen's Club, a hunting and fishing organization, and belonged to the Dundalk Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife, the former Charlotte Jacqueline Lehr; two sons, James L. Wagoner of Dundalk and David S. Wagoner of Essex; seven brothers, Ernest Wagoner of Edgewood, Alden, Russell and Hurley Wagoner, all of Fort Ashby, W.Va., Jack Wagoner of Cumberland, George Wagoner of Essex, and Leonard Wagoner of Reading, Pa.

Jessie J. Strawder

Neighborhood leader

A memorial service for Jessie J. Strawder, who worked on beautification projects in her Baltimore neighborhood for more than 30 years, will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.

Mrs. Strawder, who was 67, died Saturday after a stroke.

A native of Harford County, she graduated from Havre de Grace High School and worked for a short time at the Edgewood Arsenal. Later, she moved to Baltimore where she met and married Walter "Jack" Strawder and reared eight children.

Mrs. Strawder lived in the 2200 block of Guilford Avenue, where she lobbied for increased trash collection and tree plantings for the neighborhood. She also assisted families in need of better housing and young people searching for work. She worked occasionally as a teacher's aide at the former Oliver Cromwell School on Homewood Avenue at 22nd Street.

She is survived by her husband; seven children, Elizabeth Simpson of Memphis, Tenn., Nina Strawder of Sacramento, Calif., and Deborah Strawder, Denise Chappell, Gina Strawder, Mark Strawder and Leisha Strawder, all of Baltimore; her mother, Gladys M. Collins; a sister, Elizabeth Watt; three brothers, Gilbert Collins, Harold Collins and Dewey Collins, all of Baltimore; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Jeannette Wehberg

Worked at switch firm

Services for H. Jeannette Wehberg, a retired switch company worker, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Queenstown.

Mrs. Wehberg, who was 76, died Sunday of respiratory failure at the Memorial Hospital in Easton. She had moved from Linthicum Heights to Queenstown in 1979.

She retired in 1970, after 19 years of service, from the King Seeley Division of the King Seeley Thermos Co., which made temperature-activated switches.

Earlier, she had worked for the Carr-Lowrey Glass Co. in Baltimore.

The former H. Jeannette Higdon was a native of Queen Anne's County. She was married in Baltimore in 1936.

Her husband, Lester H. Wehberg, who retired as a mold maker for the Carr-Lowrey Glass Co., died in 1982.

She was a member of the United Methodist Women at the Calvary United Methodist Church.

She also belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Company and to the Queenstown Homemakers.

She is survived by two daughters, Leslie Jean Brodka of Wye Mills and Barbara Lee Stone of Escondido, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

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