Dr. O.B. Hunter Jr., pathologist, dies at...

Dr. O.B. Hunter Jr., pathologist, dies at 75

A memorial Mass for Dr. Oscar Benwood Hunter Jr., president of the College of American Pathologists from 1967 to 1969, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda.


Dr. Hunter, who was 75, died of cancer Saturday at his home on Gibson Island. He also had a home in Bethesda.

Dr. Hunter, a pathologist who was the author of technical papers on hematology, neoplastic diseases and radioactive isotopes, had been elected president of the Southern Medical Association and the Washington Society of Pathologists. He was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association.


In 1946, he joined a laboratory founded by his father, also a pathologist. He was head of the Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Laboratory in Washington at the time of his death.

Dr. Hunter was clinical laboratory director at four hospitals in the area and taught pathology at Georgetown University medical school since 1946.

A native of Washington, Dr. Hunter was a 1940 graduate of Georgetown University medical school. He served an internship

at Gallinger Hospital and a pathology residency at the Mayo Clinic.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Battaile; two sons, William Hunter of Fairfield, Iowa, and Michael Hunter of Bethesda; five daughters, Anne Ganley of Shreveport, La., Sidney Hunter of Denver, Margaret Hunter of Helena, Mont., Patricia Wilson of Warner Robins, Ga., and Ellen Hunter of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Frances Fischer and Margaret Simpich, both of Lusby; and 19 grandchildren.

Frederick G. Henkel

Retired salesman

Frederick G. Henkel, a retired salesman for a builders hardware company, died Sept. 15 of kidney failure at his home in Severna Park. He was 75.


He retired in 1978 after working for Alfred Gunther Inc. for 25 years.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Forest Park High School and served in the U.S. Army's Air Transport Command during World War II.

He was married to the former Martha McGlannan in 1943, and they moved to Severna Park 10 years later.

In addition to his wife, his survivors include a daughter, Martha H. Klau of Acton, Mass.; a son, Harry A. Henkel of Easton; a sister, Jeanne Henkel Randall of Hampstead; and three grandsons.

Services for Mr. Henkel were held Sept. 18 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Severna Park, and the family suggested memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation of Maryland.

Alvin Neuberger


Retired lawyer

Graveside services for Alvin Neuberger, a retired relocation lawyer for the Baltimore Urban Renewal and Housing Authority, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Hebrew Friendship Cemetery, 3600 E. Baltimore St.

Mr. Neuberger, who was 87 and lived on Pinkney Road, died Monday at Sinai Hospital after a heart attack.

He retired in 1976 from the city agency where he had served since 1960.

Born in Baltimore and a graduate of Friends School, he attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins University before entering the first class in the daytime program at the University of Maryland law school, from which he graduated in 1928. He practiced law in Baltimore, and )) then in 1937, he became executive director of the Jewish Educational Alliance.

From 1945 until 1953, he lived in Charleroi, Pa., where he was associated with his father-in-law's men's clothing business.


After returning to Baltimore, he joined the staff of the Baltimore Association of Credit Men, remaining there until he took the city post.

Mr. Neuberger was a longtime member of the Chizuk Amuno Congregation and was a former president of the board of the Hebrew Friendship Cemetery.

Mr. Neuberger is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Lois Greenberg; a daughter, Ann N. Hamburger of Columbia; a son, David S. Neuberger of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Terry Vickers

Community organizer

Terry Vickers, a community organizer who lived in Baltimore from the mid-1970s until 1982, died Aug. 24 of acquired immune deficiency syndrome at a hospital in Oakland, Calif.


Mr. Vickers, who was 40, worked in the mayor's station in South Baltimore, then for Neighborhood Reinvestment and Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore.

A native of Martinsburg, W.Va., he was a 1973 graduate of West Virginia University.

After leaving Baltimore, he lived in Philadelphia, Camden, N.J., and Atlanta before moving to Oakland in 1989.

His survivors include his companion of 18 years, Jim Buncy; his mother, Helen Vickers of Martinsburg; and a sister, Victoria Vickers of Illinois.

Private services were held in Oakland, but friends in Baltimore suggested contributions to the Terry Vickers Memorial Fund at the Health Education Resources Organization.