William Eugene Vespermann, a Baltimore native who operated the Carney Bakery for 28 years, died of pneumonia Friday at his home in Forest, Va.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered for Mr. Vespermann, who was 61, at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church on Harford Road in Parkville.
Mr. Vespermann, a graduate of St. Joseph High School, worked as a newspaper carrier for The Baltimore Sun from 1945 to 1948.
In 1949, Mr. Vespermann opened the Carney Bakery on Harford Road in Parkville and operated the business until his retirement in 1977. During that period Mr. Vespermann also operated the Hamilton Park Bakery, at Northern Parkway and McClean Boulevard, from 1968 to 1975.
A member of St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, Mr. Vespermann also was active in a professional bakers' association.
In 1980, Mr. Vespermann and his wife, Mary Baldwin Vespermann, moved to Forest.
Mr. Vespermann is survived by his wife of 52 years; three daughters, Nancy Dutton of Lynchburg, Va., Donna Livingston of Forest and Lou Ann Welsh of Bel Air; a son, Joseph Vespermann of Carney; a brother, Paul Vespermann of Dunkirk; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.