There will be a Mass of Christian burial offered for Walter Anthony Topper of Ferndale at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. today atthe Singleton Funeral Home. There will also be a Christian wake service at Singleton's at 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Topper, 67, died Monday at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Originally from Pennsylvania, he was employed as a foreman withthe Mullan Contracting Co. for the last six years. He had previouslyworked 40 years for the Statewide Contracting Co.

Mr. Topper was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Ribbon and the Victory Ribbon.

He was a member of St. Philip Neri, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Knights of Columbus. Other interests included building and mechanical work.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Virginia B. Buckheit; a daughter, Susan Topper Balsoma of Pasadena; three brothers, Leo B. Topper and Donald F.Topper, both of Emmitsburg, and Raymond M. Topper of Ferndale; two sisters, Inez Gunn of New Jersey and Faine Rodgers of Ferndale; a granddaughter, Shanna Balsoma, and son-in-law, Dominic Balsoma Jr., both of Pasadena.

Arrangements are by the Singleton Funeral Home.



A Mass of Christian burial for DominicA. Delvecchio of Severna Park took place yesterday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park.

Mr. Delvecchio, 88, died Jan. 5 of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he married Magdelene H. Delvecchio in 1932. Helived in Baltimore for many years before moving to Tolchester in 1964.

He retired in 1964 from his job as a machinist with the KoppersCo. of Baltimore, where he had worked for over 25 years. The Delvecchios moved to Severna Park in 1988 to live with their daughter and her family.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Gloria M. Carroll of Severna Park; a son, Michael J. Delvecchio of Virginia; three brothers, Stephen, John, and Lucian Delvecchio, all of Baltimore; sevengrandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, thefamily asks that memorial donations be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements were by the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home.

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