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W. Barry Cassell Jr.

Television actor

Services for W. Barry Cassell Jr., a native of Baltimore and a retired television actor, will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills.

Services will also be held at noon today at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home in Richboro, Pa.

Mr. Cassell died Tuesday of pneumonia at a hospital in Doylestown, Pa., the community where he lived for 22 years before he moved to Newtown, Pa., three years ago. He was 74.

In the 1950s, he played the role of Ace Bancroft in the CBS soap opera, "Action in the Afternoon."

He also appeared on "Playhouse 90," "Drama Workshop," "In the Park," "The Big Story," and "TV Detective," all series that were broadcast by CBS or NBC.

Before his retirement about 15 years ago, he also appeared as an actor or narrator in many commercials and industrial films.

He was a graduate of St. James School in St. James, near Hagerstown, and of the University of Maryland.

He served in the Army during World War II, taking part in the Normandy landing on D-Day.

His wife, the former Edith Ritter, died in 1987.

He is survived by two sons, John W. Cassell of Albuquerque, N.M., and W. Barry Cassell III of Honolulu; two stepdaughters, Patricia Robertson of Buckingham, Pa., and Judith Weiss of Doylestown; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Headmaster's Fund at St. James School, St. James, Md. 21781.

Dorothy D. Klapheke

Retired schoolteacher

A Mass of Christian burial for Dorothy Davis Klapheke, a retired schoolteacher, will be offered Wednesday at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky.

Mrs. Klapheke, who was 71, died Saturday at her home in Catonsville. She had suffered from anemia and diabetes for years.

The former Dorothy Louise Davis was born in Louisville.

She graduated from Louisville Girls High School in 1938 and from Western Kentucky University in 1942.

In 1943, she married Charles G. Klapheke Jr., who survives her.

Mrs. Klapheke ran a kindergarten in her home in Louisville from the early 1950s until 1955, when she began teaching at St. Stephen Martyr School.

The family moved to Baltimore in 1958, and Mrs. Klapheke taught school here for five years. In 1963, the family moved to Stamford, Conn., and Mrs. Klapheke taught there for 25 years until she retired in 1987.

Mrs. Klapheke was a member of the National Honor Society and Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Katherine Davis of Stamford; two daughters, Diana D. Vincent of Baltimore and Martha Lynn Nelson of Winchester, Va; a son, Charles "Skip" Klapheke III of Charlotte, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

William Schneider

Service station owner

Services for William W. Schneider, owner of a service station at Park Avenue and Chase Street for 40 years, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 1328 Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus.

Mr. Schneider, 87, died Saturday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He had diabetes and had been hospitalized and in a coma since he had a stroke April 17.

For the past year, he was a patient at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard and a resident of the Knollwood Manor Nursing Home in Millersville.

For the previous 17 years, he lived at The Chase House, a retirement home at 1027 Cathedral St.

Mr. Schneider owned the British Petroleum Co. Ltd. gas station at 881 Park Ave. He retired in the mid-1970s.

He served in the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific and then the Marines during World War II.

Mr. Schneider was born in the Pimlico area and lived most of his life there. He enjoyed golfing and watching races at the Pimlico Race Course.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

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