William F. BeckRetired housing officialA Mass of...


William F. Beck

Retired housing official

A Mass of Christian burial for William F. Beck, a retired federal housing official and a former soccer player and coach, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 9215 Old Harford Road.

Mr. Beck, who was 64, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home in the Cub Hill area.

He worked for the Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for about 15 years, retiring as a senior loan specialist.

Earlier, he owned the Bee Painting and Contracting Co. for about five years and worked for Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association.

He coached University of Baltimore soccer teams from 1958 until 1961, winning two Mason-Dixon Conference championships and the 1961 small college regional championship.

The Baltimore native was a 1947 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and a 1952 graduate of the University of Baltimore.

In high school, he played on the soccer, basketball and baseball teams, was an all-Maryland Scholastic Association soccer player and winner of a student-athlete award.

He played the same sports in college and was named to all-con- ference teams in baseball and soccer.

As a young man, he also played in the Baltimore Major Soccer League and officiated at games in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He was a former secretary-treasurer of the organizations of Maryland and Mason-Dixon game officials.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth German; three daughters, Mary Jazayeri of Los Altos, Calif., JoAnn Holland of Shrewsbury, Pa., and Nancy Czerski of Parkville; a son, Alfred Graham of Glen Burnie; his mother, Adele Beck of Towson; a sister, Barbara Nowakowski of Cockeysville; four brothers, C. Thomas Beck of Freeland, Leroy M. Beck of Baltimore, Jerome R. Beck of Parkville and Howard W. Beck of Rosedale; and six grandchildren.

Morton J. Hollander

Partner in law firm

A memorial service for Morton J. Hollander, a retired partner in the law firm of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger and Hollander, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave.

Mr. Hollander, who was 79 and lived in Pikesville, died Friday of cancer at the home of a daughter in Newton, Mass. Services were held Sunday in the Boston area.

Though he retired as a partner in the law firm about four years ago, he remained active as an adviser to the firm.

A native New Yorker, he was a 1934 graduate of New York University and a 1937 graduate of Harvard Law School. He came to Baltimore in 1938 to join the law office of Samuel Hoffberger, eventually becoming a partner in the firm of Hoffberger and Hollander, which merged in 1972 with the firm of Gordon, Feinblatt and Rothman.

Mr. Hollander was a former vice president of the Baltimore City and Maryland State bar associations.

He held memberships on the boards of Motor Freight Express; CPC Inc.; Merchants Mortgage; Chief Stone Realty and other companies; and the Hoffberger Foundation and the Hoffberger Family Fund.

Six feet 5 inches tall and known for his sense of humor, he sometimes referred to himself as "the biggest lawyer in town," according to family members.

His wife of 53 years, the former Maxine Sittenfeld, died just over a year ago.

He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Kane of Newton and Susan Sidel of Wellesley, Mass; a sister, Diane Beulah Loeb of Dover, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

Frederick A. Culver

Contracts manager

Services for Frederick A. Culver, contracts manager for the Aerospace Divisions of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in the Baltimore area, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Columbia Pike in Ellicott City.

Mr. Culver, who was 49, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Ellicott City.

With Westinghouse for 29 years, he was a former president of the local unit of the National Contracts Management Association. The Catonsville native was a graduate of the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., and attended the University of Baltimore.

He was a former member of the board of the Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club and had been a volunteer with the Junior Achievement program in Baltimore County.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Trail; two daughters, Catherine Ritchie and Jane L. Culver, and a son, Charles F. Culver. All are of Ellicott City.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Cancer Society in Howard County or the Oncology Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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