Judy DuValLanguages instructorServices for Judy DuVal, who...


Judy DuVal

Languages instructor

Services for Judy DuVal, who once taught roller skating at the old Carlin's Park in Baltimore and later taught English and German in University of Maryland programs overseas, will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Post Chapel at Fort Myer, Va., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery.

Mrs. DuVal, who was 66, died Friday of cancer at a hospital in West Chester, Pa., where she had lived since January.

She was a resident of Germany before that and taught in overseas programs of both the University of Maryland and Temple University. She also taught in the City Colleges of Chicago and did free-lance writing for magazines.

Mrs. DuVal had been a Red Cross volunteer and was active in Protestant women's groups at Army bases where her husband was stationed.

The former Judy Zieler was born in Baltimore and was a 1944 graduate of Western High School.

She attended the College of William and Mary and Harvard University before graduation with honors from the University of Colorado, where she majored in English and literature. She also earned a master's degree in English and linguistics at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

She and her husband, the Rev. John H. DuVal, also a Baltimore native, were professional roller skaters in the 1940s. They taught at Carlin's Park -- then near Park Circle -- and won the 1946 Maryland Dance Championship.

Mr. DuVal is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister who retired as an Army chaplain with the rank of colonel. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he was associate pastor of the First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. DuVal enjoyed reading. In addition to her husband, her survivors include three daughters, Joy L. Allen of Scottsdale, Ariz., Judy Lynn Sweet of Woodbridge, Va., and Kimberly Anne Hedgpeth of Richmond, Va.; her mother, Ruby V. Johnson of Rossville; a sister, Virginia Adamski of Carney, and seven grandchildren.

W. McAllister Jr.

Retired chemist

Graveside services for William McAllister Jr., a chemist whose career as a quality-control expert for the Southern States farm cooperative in South Baltimore spanned 40 years, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Lakeview Memorial Park, 2724 Liberty Road, Sykesville.

Mr. McAllister, a resident of Carroll County who had lived in the Catonsville area for many years, died Monday at Baltimore County General Hospital after complications from an aortic aneurysm. He was 75.

The West Virginia native graduated with a degree in chemistry from the West Virginia University at Morgantown in 1941.

He then moved to Baltimore and began his career as a chemist with the Southern States Cooperative in South Baltimore's Locust Point neighborhood. He worked his way up in the company, serving for many years as the cooperative's director of quality control. He retired in 1982.

In 1941, he had married the former Lucille Barnett, another Morgantown native, and the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December. Catonsville residents for more than three decades, they moved to the Westminster area after his retirement.

Mr. McAllister was active in the American Society of Quality Control Engineers. He was an avid gardener and an accomplished woodworker.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, William McAllister III of Sykesville and Robert F. McAllister of Monkton; a daughter, Patricia L. McAllister of Westminster; and a grandson, William McAllister IV of Sykesville.

Louis L. Gaudry

Training director

A Mass of Christian burial for Louis L. Gaudry, director of training for the Menz Division of Merry Go Round Enterprises Inc., will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 6806 McClean Blvd.

Mr. Gaudry, a Bel Air resident, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital of kidney failure as a complication of cancer. He was 40.

In 1990, shortly after becoming training director for the division that includes the Dejaiz and Attivo men's clothing stores, he was awarded Merry Go Round's Above and Beyond award for his work.

He joined the company as a salesman in 1975 and worked in all parts of its businesses.

Born in Dundalk, he was a graduate of Patapsco High School and, in 1974, of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

The rock 'n' roll, skiing and bicycling enthusiast was a volunteer for United Cerebral Palsy.

His survivors include his wife, the former Mary Pat Vonasek.

Genevieve Welzant

Had lived in Dundalk

A Mass of Christian burial for Genevieve B. Welzant, a longtime resident of Dundalk, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Chester and Bank streets.

Mrs. Welzant, the former Genevieve Bebnowski, was living in East Baltimore before her death Sunday at the age of 76. A sister, Mary Bochniak, said Mrs. Welzant had been suffering from ovarian cancer for 1 1/2 years.

She and her late husband, Roman G. Welzant, gained national attention after he shot and killed one teen-ager and injured another when they threw snowballs at the Welzants' Dundalk house in the 400 block of Overview Ave. in January 1980.

The shooting was the subject of a "60 Minutes" television show. The former shoe store manager, then 68, said at his Baltimore County Circuit Court trial that he and his wife had been the victims of 12 years of harassment by teen-agers in the neighborhood. He was acquitted of second-degree murder and attempted murder by a jury.

At the time of the trial, sympathizers sent the Welzants money and gifts. Mr. Welzant died in 1990.

Besides Mrs. Bochniak, survivors include two sons, Robert Welzant of Florida and Martin J. Welzant of Annapolis; two other sisters, Jean Sersen and Lillian Trovato; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grand- children.

Lena Newell


Services for Lena Newell, who was born in Northern Ireland 100 years ago, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mrs. Newell, who had homes in North Baltimore and in Severna Park, died Monday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

The former Lena Devlin was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, on Jan. 13, 1892. She moved to the United States with her husband in 1920.

Although their sponsorship by relatives already in this country exempted them from processing at Ellis Island, their ship entered New York harbor on Labor Day and they were not allowed to land until the next day.

They lived in Cleveland for a year before moving to Maryland.

Mrs. Newell was the oldest member of the Huntington Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower gardening.

Her husband, William James Newell, who did specialized carpentry for contractors, died in 1961.

She is survived by two daughters, Doris Hazel Myers of Severna Park and Eileen N. Wilson of Glen Burnie.

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