Engineering professorVincent P. OlivieriA Mass of Christian...


Engineering professor

Vincent P. Olivieri

A Mass of Christian burial for Vincent P. Olivieri, a water quality consultant who was an engineering professor at the Johns Hopkins University and a technical director for a filter company, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, 5502 York Road, Govans.

Dr. Olivieri, who was 48 and lived on Sycamore Road, died Wednesday after a heart attack in Atlanta, where he was attending an American Filtration Society meeting.

Since 1989, he was technical director for MEMTEC America Corp., a membrane and filter company in Timonium and at the same time a research professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

A member of the department's faculty since 1987, he earlier was an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

He had served as a water quality consultant to many different places, including Baltimore; Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Portland, Ore.; the state of Illinois; and Alexandria, Egypt.

Born in Englewood, N.J., he was a graduate of Rutgers University, held a master's degree from West Virginia University and earned his doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1974, the year he joined the school's faculty.

He was a member of several professional groups in addition to the Filtration Society, including the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors, the Water Pollution Control Federation and the American Society for Microbiology.

A woodworker and a fisherman who especially liked freshwater fly-fishing, he was also interested in steam engines and owned several models.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna L. Casertano; a daughter, Gina M. Fischer of Baltimore; two sons, Vincent A. and Joseph P. Olivieri, both of Baltimore, his mother, Lena Olivieri of Fairview, N.J.; and a granddaughter.

Services for Orville E. Kerstetter, who came to Baltimore in search of work during the Depression and spent 42 years with the Bendix Radio Division, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Ray Kaczorowski Funeral Home, 2525 Fleet St.

Mr. Kerstetter, who was 71, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Dundalk.

Born and reared in Shamokin in Pennsylvania's hard coal country, he moved to Baltimore shortly after graduating from high school in the late 1930s and landed a job as a waiter in a small restaurant.

He went to work for Bendix shortly before the outbreak of World War II and returned to the firm after serving in the Navy during the war.

While at Bendix, he met his wife, the former Lucille Ault.

Mr. Kerstetter, who retired in 1983, spent hours carefully tending the garden at his home. He belonged to the American Legion Post 297 in Baltimore and the Essex Moose Lodge.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Kerstetter is survived by a daughter, Donna West of Mount Gilead, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Mary Ann Wooldridge and Diane Vasold, and a stepson, William Jenkins, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Irene Geyer of Lakewood, Calif., and Hilda Lockwood of Hialeah, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Evelyn F. Bocklage

Gardenville resident

A memorial Mass for Evelyn Faye Bocklage, a resident of Gardenville for many years, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

Mrs. Bocklage, who was 74 and lived on Gardenville Avenue, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications to Alzheimer's disease.

The former Evelyn Faye Jenkins was a native of Greensboro, N.C., who was working in the Signal Intelligence Agency in Washington during World War II when she met her husband of 45 years. William J. Bocklage was then a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Mr. Bocklage retired in 1978 as night news foreman in The Baltimore Sun's composing room.

They lived in Waverly before moving to Gardenville in 1965. Mrs. Bocklage was fond of gardening, growing flowers, shrubs and vegetables and of baking and cooking.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a daughter, Mary B. Fowler of Baltimore; a grandson, Thomas G. Fowler Jr. of Baltimore; and two nieces, Virginia Mobley and Carol Ayres, both of Greensboro.

Geneva H. Anderson

Anne Arundel educator

Services for Geneva H. Anderson, who taught in Anne Arundel County schools and was active in many organizations in the county, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, 921 Generals Highway in Millersville.

Mrs. Anderson, who was 88, died Monday of complications from heart disease at the Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis, where she lived for three years.

A substitute teacher in Anne Arundel County high schools during and after World War II, she had begun teaching home economics in the county in 1924 at Annapolis High School.

The next year, she moved to Arundel High School, which was being opened in the building of the former Anne Arundel Academy in Millersville. She continued to teach there until the early 1930s.

Several times regent of the Ann Arundell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she taught in the Sunday school of Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church for many years and was a former secretary and member of the board of the Indian Landing Boat Club.

She was a former member of the board of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County YWCA.

During World War II, she taught Red Cross emergency First Aid courses.

She was also a member of the Anne Arundel County College Women's Club, the county Retired Teachers Association and the Linthicum Heights Woman's Club.

ZTC In 1927, she married Marvin I. Anderson. They lived in Millersville throughout their marriage. Mr. Anderson died in 1987.

The former Geneva Hauser was a native of York County, Pa., and a 1924 graduate of Hood College.

She is survived by two sons, Marvin H. Anderson of Gambrills and Richard G. Anderson of Brownsburg, Va.; a sister, Carolyn H. Stouch of York, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Dorothy Minnick

Nightclub owner

She was "Mom" Minnick to many adults who frequented her Dundalk nightclub and the "Sarge" to youngsters who learned not to try to edge past her strict door check for proof of legal drinking age.

Dorothy Minnick died Tuesday at age 84 at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. She had worked until last Thursday, when a distended artery ruptured, causing her heart to fail and forcing her into the hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Minnick will be offered at 9 a.m. today at Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Dundalk.

She had opened Minnick's Hollywood Inn on Sollers Point Road in the early 1930s with her husband, the late Daniel J. Minnick. In 1934, the club was one of the first establishments in Maryland to get a beer license following Prohibition, according to her son, Daniel J. Minnick Jr.

Minnick's was a popular nightclub in the 1940s, '50s and '60s, featuring live music. It was best known for bands such as Reds Poppli and the Tony Dee Quintet. Couples who met there and then married would often return on wedding anniversaries to say hello to "Mom" Minnick. Some sent pictures of their children.

"People were her hobby," said her son, Dan Minnick. The club was a family business. Her husband, Daniel J. "Uncle Dan" Minnick was the proprietor. Their two sons tended bar and had managing duties.

The club became a meeting place for politicians in the 1960s and '70s and helped spawn a political career for Dan Minnick, who was elected to the House of Delegates in 1966 and served 16 years, becoming speaker pro tem. Mrs. Minnick's other son, Joseph "Sonny" Minnick, was appointed to the House and served three years.

Mrs. Minnick continued to perform hostess and managing duties when Minnick's became a home-style restaurant in 1968 and a dinner theater in the '70s. The establishment was sold a year ago, and is now a restaurant named Richard's.

But Mrs. Minnick continued to work in a family catering business until last week.

Born in Worcester, Mass., she moved to Fells Point as a child and then to Dundalk in 1920.

In addition to her two sons, Mrs. Minnick is survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Helen Y. King

Baltimore native

Services for Helen Y. King, 82, a Baltimore native whose father established the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be held 2 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Michael's on the Eastern Shore.

Mrs. King, who lived in Talbot, had suffered two years with a chronic lung disease. She died Wednesday of respiratory failure at Memorial Hospital of Easton.

The former Helen Young, daughter of the late Dr. Hugh H. Young, graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1927. A few years later she married Bennett Crain Sr. and settled in Southern Maryland to raise a family.

As a young mother, she was active in community affairs and during World War II, drove an ambulance in Washington to help the war effort. The Crains divorced in the early 1950s.

For several years, she operated the River Bay Real Estate Co., a firm that had managed a subdivision of homes built on land her family purchased on Cape St. Claire.

In 1956, she married Thomas D. King Sr., whom she met while visiting Hawaii, and settled on the island of Kauai. Mrs. King was interested in politics and helped campaign locally for Hawaii's statehood.

After Mrs. King's husband retired in 1972, the couple moved to Baltimore and later to Neavitt on the Eastern Shore to be near the water. They enjoyed golfing, raising orchids and caring for their hunting dogs.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. King is survived by two children, Bennett Crain Jr. of Annapolis and Hampton Addis of Elverson, Pa.; two stepchildren, Thomas D. King Jr. of Kauai, Hawaii, and Cynthia K. Sorenson of Hilo, Hawaii; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial donations to the charity of the contributor's choice.

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