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Alfred L. Scheinberg, African art authority

Alfred L. Scheinberg, a Baltimore native who was an authority on African art, died Feb. 21 of brain cancer at his home in New York City. He was 43.

Mr. Scheinberg was a dealer who sold African art to collectors and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. He was an adviser to the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University. He was also an appraiser who did work for the Internal Revenue Service.

He was educated at Baltimore's Arlington Elementary School, Pimlico Junior High School and City College, from which he graduated in 1966. After obtaining a degree from New College in Sarasota, Fla., he did postgraduate work in art history at Columbia University.

In the 1970s, he traveled widely in Africa, studying beadwork and sculpture, including the ornamented pulleys used on looms. He maintained a gallery in his Manhattan apartment and kept up his ties to Baltimore, including local museums.

Mr. Scheinberg is survived by his mother, Erma Scheinberg of Baltimore; and a sister, Diana Stanley of Owings Mills.

Private services were held in Baltimore. The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to any cancer research program.

Allen H. Burke Sr., Baltimore police agent

Services for Police Agent Allen H. Burke Sr., a community relations officer in Baltimore's Eastern Police District who founded a recreation program called Operation Champ and was named Eastern District Policeman of the Year in 1988, were held yesterday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Walbrook Avenue at Ellamont Street.

Agent Burke died Wednesday of cancer at the age of 68 at Keswick Home in Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Douglass High School, where he was captain of the basketball and football teams. At Morgan State, where he earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in urban recreation, he was captain of the basketball team and quarterback on the football team. He returned to Morgan State for his postgraduate work in 1962 while a city policeman.

Before joining the police force in 1956, he had worked as an agent for the Progressive Life Insurance Co. In the late 1940s, he operated Burke House, a restaurant.

Known as "Dickie" Burke, the resident of White Chapel Road in the city's Ashburton area had been a uniformed officer, a member of the narcotics squad and a member of the vice squad in the Western District. He took a leave from the department to be executive director of Operation Champ before his 12-year stint at Eastern.

His work in recreation programs began with the Western Police Youth League, which in the mid-1960s began operating Operation Champ. Agent Burke proposed that the program be mobile to serve areas with no local recreation programs, and he went on leave to manage it under the sponsorship of other agencies.

A frequent speaker on mobile urban recreation and related topics, he won awards and citations from many individuals and groups, including the Metro West Optimist Club, the Harlem Park Neighborhood Association, the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, the East Baltimore Community Corp., the Eastern District Community Relations Council, the House of Delegates and various Maryland politicians. He was named one of Baltimore's Best in 1977.

He was a member of the Morgan State Athletic Hall of Fame, the Varsity M Club and the Golden Bears Association, which cited him for his work on behalf of the university.

He had chaired the board of Operation Champ, served as vice chairman of the board of Small Business Development Center and been a member of the boards of the Baltimore Chapter of Frontiers International and the Redeemer's Palace, a youth counseling organization.

He had served on the tennis tournament committee of the Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

He is survived by his wife, the former May Edwin Mann; a son, Allen Burke Jr.; a daughter, Melanie Burke; and two sisters, Blanche Blake and Harriett McAlister, both of Baltimore. Services for William Ryan Talbott, who retired as chief stationary engineer after 42 years at the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Key Highway shipyard, were held yesterday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Talbott, 80, died Monday after heart surgery at a hospital in Ormond Beach, Fla. He retired and moved to Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., 20 years ago.

He was a frequent traveler in the United States and Canada.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Catherine E. Morgan; a son, William R. Crawford Sr. of Towson; a daughter, Mary Lois Crawford of Daytona Beach Shores; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Francis I. Roberts, Wine consultant

Services for Francis I. Roberts, a retired salesman and wine consultant who had been a radio announcer and was active in community theater, were held yesterday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Roberts, who was 72, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home on Stanmore Road in Rodgers Forge.

He retired in 1974 from Kemp-Boone & Co. Inc. wine and liquor distributors, having begun working there 12 years earlier.

Starting in 1943, his broadcast career included working at WWIN-AM as an announcer and portraying "Uncle WWIN" on a children's program; serving as sales manager and announcer at WAYE-AM; and working for WCBM-AM.

His work in radio commercials included providing the voice of the boy who called out: "More Parks sausages, Mom."

During World War II, he served in the Navy in special services, staging USO shows.

He directed and performed in productions of the Vagabond Players and the Alamedian Light Opera Company and at the Loch Raven United Methodist Church, where he was a member.

Mr. Roberts also taught drama classes for the Red Cross and the Salvation Army Boys' Clubs.

He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Benson; two sons, Irving Arnold Roberts of Lewisville, N.C., and Drew Benson Roberts of Olney; a daughter, Frances Ilene Sprouse of Dundalk; a brother, Huel Hobson Roberts of Towson; and four grandchildren.

William Hammond, Zoning commissioner

Services for former Baltimore County Zoning Commissioner William E. Hammond will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Glyndon United Methodist Church, 4713 Butler Road, Glyndon.

Mr. Hammond, who was 67, died of complications from pneumonia Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The attorney had lived in Glyndon for 44 years.

In 1978, County Executive Donald Hutchinson appointed Mr. Hammond to a six-year term as zoning commissioner.

He had served as assistant county solicitor in the Baltimore County Office of Law from 1956 to 1979, while also running private law practices in Towson and Reisterstown.

Mr. Hammond made an unsuccessful bid in 1976 for a seat on the Baltimore County Circuit Court, challenging three sitting judges.

Mr. Hammond became president of the Baltimore County Bar Association in 1987, after serving on the executive council for a decade. He had a special interest in the Circuit Court Library for Baltimore County and organized the first pictorial directory of bar association members.

After his term as bar association president ended in 1988, Mr. Hammond was elected president of the Baltimore County Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists local charities.

The Glyndon native grew up in Hagerstown, where he graduated from high school. His education at the University of Maryland College Park was interrupted by service with the Navy Seabees in the Southwest Pacific during World War II.

He returned home in 1946, graduated from college and built a house in Glyndon next door to the one in which he'd been born.

Mr. Hammond passed the bar examination in 1951, before graduating from the University of Maryland Law School.

A member of the Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown since 1958, he served as president in 1964. In 1988, he became a Legion of Honor member in recognition of 30 years of membership.

Mr. Hammond enjoyed golfing and often took trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C., with a group of Towson friends.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, the former Dorothy Dodd, Mr. Hammond is survived by his mother, Marie B. Hammond of Hagerstown; a daughter, Leslie Hammond Fowble of Phoenix; a son, Gregory E. Hammond of Sykesville; a sister, Elizabeth Hammond Parcell of Fredericksburg, Va.; three granddaughters; and two grandsons.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Baltimore County Bar Foundation, 100 County Courts Building, 410 Bosley Ave., Towson 21204, or to the Glyndon United Methodist Church, Glyndon 21071.

Francis Buzzanell, Social Security official

Francis G. Buzzanell, a retired Social Security Administration official, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Towson. He was 68.

Mr. Buzzanell retired in 1980 as head of Payment Records Processing in the Bureau of Disability Insurance. He was the bureau's liaison with the Treasury Department's Regional Disbursing Center and the Secret Service.

Earlier in his 36-year career with Social Security, Mr. Buzzanell was in charge of accounting in the disability benefits program. President Lyndon B. Johnson presented him with a Commissioner's Citation for converting accounts to the computer system.

In 1980, he received another such citation for meeting computer processing time schedules.

Born in Carnegie, Pa., Mr. Buzzanell was a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., as well as in-service training programs.

During World War II, he served in the Navy as a gunner's mate on destroyers in the Mediterranean, the North and South Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean. He was awarded the Purple Heart three times.

The first ship on which he served was torpedoed off Salerno, Italy, and one of his Purple Hearts was presented to him in Sicily by Lt. Gen. George S. Patton.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Marie Joan Goshony; two daughters, Patrice M. Buzzanell, an associate professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and Doreen F. Koehler of Towson; a son, Navy Medical Corps Lt. Cmdr. Charles A. Buzzanell of Washington; five sisters, Eleanor Martin of Glendale, Pa., Phyllis Buzzanell of Huntingdon, Pa., Marilyn Reynolds of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Eileen Brown and Theresa McGinnis, both of Carnegie; two brothers, Charles J. Buzzanell of Ravenna, Ohio, and James D. Buzzanell of Bridgeville, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Buzzanell were yesterday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home.

The family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Ridge School for Handicapped Children in Towson.

Thomas H. Powell, Parkville florist

Services for Thomas Henry Powell, a retired Parkville florist, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1819 Cromwood Road, Parkville.

Mr. Powell died of a heart aneurysm Wednesday at the Parkville home where he had lived since 1947. He was 95.

Mr. Powell built the Parkvilla Florist on Harford Road in 1948, after retiring as a machinist with Bethlehem Steel. He and his wife, the former Violet Purvis, ran the business while living in an apartment upstairs. The couple also ran another florist shop in Dundalk they had bought earlier.

The Powells sold the Parkville business in 1958. It changed hands several times, but Mr. Powell stayed active at the shop, helping each of the owners while continuing to own the building and live upstairs.

Mr. Powell was a World War I veteran and member of the American Legion.

An active member of St. Margaret's, Mr. Powell baked bread for communion every week.

Born and raised in Wilkes Barre, Pa., Mr. Powell was one of six children. He married his childhood sweetheart, and the couple had been married 71 years when Mrs. Powell died two years ago.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Meeham of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Luis J. Arribas, Psychiatrist

Dr. Luis Jimeno Arribas, who practiced psychiatry at a state hospital in Sykesville for more than two decades, died of cancer Friday at Howard County General Hospital. He was 79.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, at Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road in Ellicott City.

Dr. Arribas lived in Ellicott City for 25 years.

A native of Laredo Cantabria, Spain, Dr. Arribas was a staff psychiatrist at the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville from 1962 to 1972. He directed the hospital's continued care unit for the next four years, then served as a division director until 1983.

He retired that year, but later stayed active as a consulting psychiatrist to the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn from 1989 to 1991.

Dr. Arribas was a medical technician from 1936 to 1939, during the Spanish Civil War. From 1940 to 1958, he served as a captain in the Spanish Air Force Reserve.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in 1940 from the University of Valladolid in Valladolid, Spain, and a medical degree in 1951 from the University of Madrid.

In 1954, he immigrated to the United States. He began a series of internships at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va.; Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Va.; the Air Force Central Hospital in Madrid, Spain; and at the Sykesville institution where he served his psychiatric residency from 1960 to 1962.

The next year, he became a U.S. citizen and also began his medical career in Sykesville.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, the former Crisanta Gutierrez; two daughters, Rosamaria Arribas Smith of Pensacola, Fla., and Maria Arribas Hovet of Columbia; five brothers and five sisters, all in Spain; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236.

Carrie-May Zintl, Professor

Carrie-May Zintl, professor emerita of Mount Saint Agnes College and Loyola College, died of cancer Friday in Guilford, her home for more than 30 years.

The former Carrie-May Kurrelmeyer, also a retired lecturer in Greek and Roman mythology at the Johns Hopkins University, was 87 years old.

No funeral services are planned.

Dr. Zintl began teaching in 1928 at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. She then became a professor of German at Mount Saint Agnes.

After the 1971 merger of Mount Saint Agnes and Loyola, she taught German at Loyola until appointed lecturer at Johns Hopkins. At Hopkins, Dr. Zintl taught courses and gave seminars in Greek and Roman mythology. She retired in 1988.

Last May, Hopkins conferred on Dr. Zintl its President's Medal for her career accomplishments and contributions to the university, as well as for a 100-year scholarly link between Hopkins and the Kurrelmeyer family.

Dr. Zintl's father, Professor William Kurrelmeyer, had been an expert in German culture and a Bible scholar at Hopkins, while her mother, Carrie Herrman Kurrelmeyer, was the first female supervisor of music in Baltimore public schools.

The medal recognized the link between Hopkins and Dr. Zintl's family, including the endowed William Kurrelmeyer Chair in German Studies, the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Special Collections at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and the Kurrelmeyer Collection of German Scholarly Books, which Dr. Zintl and her brother, Professor Bernhard Kurrelmeyer, donated to the university .

As a youngster, Dr. Zintl attended public schools in Ellicott City -- and Baltimore. She graduated in 1920 from Western High School and received her bachelor of arts in 1924 from Goucher College. In 1929, after extensive study in Rome, Vienna, Leipzig and Munich, she received her doctorate in classics from the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1929, she married Dr. Ernst Zintl, a pharmacist and native of Marienbad, Czechoslovakia. She lived in her husband's homeland until he died in 1932, shortly after the birth of their daughter, Erika Margarete.

Later that year, Dr. Zintl returned to Baltimore with her daughter.

Dr. Zintl was an active participant in the state's German-American groups. For many years, she was a permanent director of the German Society of Maryland, chairing its scholarship committee. She was also president of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland.

Dr. Zintl is survived by her daughter, Erika Pearce of England; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; a nephew; two grandnieces; and a grandnephew.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Honor With Books at the Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University.

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