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William F. Neale, managing partner of engineering...


William F. Neale, managing partner of engineering firm

William F. Neale, retired senior managing partner of a consulting engineering firm, died Sunday of heart failure at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.

Services for Mr. Neale, who was 79 and lived in Carney, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.

Mr. Neale retired in 1978 from Whitman, Requardt and Associates, in which he had been a partner since 1956. He first worked for the firm in the mid-1940s.

He had worked from 1934 until 1942 for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, and he worked briefly for a contractor before joining Whitman, Requardt. He left the engineering firm for a time in the early 1950s and served as chief engineer in the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. From 1988 until his second retirement earlier this year, he worked for another engineering firm, Purdum and Jeschke.

He was a former president of the Engineering Society of Baltimore, the Maryland Association of Engineers and the local unit of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He had been chairman of the board of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

A former scoutmaster for a Sea Scout Unit, he served on the regional executive board of the Boy Scouts of America. He was honored with the national organization's Silver Beaver Award.

Born in New Haven, Conn., but reared in Baltimore and in Gratitude on the Eastern Shore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and the University of Maryland, where he BTC earned a civil engineering degree and was a member of the rifle, swimming and basketball teams. As a young man, he played semi-professional basketball.

Fond of fishing, hunting and sailing, he built some of his own sailing and hunting boats and traveled to the West and to Alaska for big game.

His first wife, the former Laurene Patty, died in 1971; his second wife, the former Norma Bell Powers, died last fall.

He is survived by three daughters, Patricia R. Battye of Parkton, Sandra S. Lyons of Princeton, N.J., and Shirley A. Neale of Carney; a son, Roger T. Powers Jr. of Riderwood; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Teresa Cohen, a retired professor who was the first woman faculty member of the mathematics department at Pennsylvania State University, died Monday of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital.

Services for Miss Cohen, who was 100, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Oheb Shalom Cemetery, 6130 O'Donnell St.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Friends School in Baltimore and the oldest surviving alumna of Goucher College. She earned a master's degree and a doctorate in mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University, one of the first women in the country to earn a Ph.D. in math in 1918.

Miss Cohen, who joined the Penn State faculty in 1920, retired as a professor in 1962. She remained at Penn State for another 25 years as a volunteer, tutoring students in mathematics. She was awarded the Lion's Paw medal by the Penn State Alumni Association in recognition of her years of service. She was the oldest living member of the Mathematics Association of America.

She is survived by a sister, Hilda Fineberg of Pikesville; two nieces, Marthamae Schlow of Vero Beach, Fla., and Marjorie L. Katzenberg of Pikesville; a nephew, Robert L. Levy of Pikesville; five grandnieces and grandnephews; and six great-grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Teresa Cohen Tutorial Endowment Fund, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mathematics, University Park, Pa. 16802.

Laurence R. Godey

Lawyer and executive

Laurence R. Godey, a lawyer and assistant secretary of Monumental General Insurance Group, died Monday of pneumonia at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Godey, 63, who lived on Gaywood Road in the Gaywood area, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road.

Mr. Godey had started working for a predecessor company, First Federated Life Insurance Co. in 1972 after working for the Maryland National Bank.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and Loyola College, earning his law degree from the University of Maryland in 1955.

He served in the Army in the late 1950s.

He is survived by his wife, the former L. Jean Hinnant; two sons, John Thomas and Laurence F. Godey Jr., both of Gaywood; a daughter, Elizabeth Leonna Godey of Conway, N.H.; and a sister, Elizabeth G. Stierhoff of Towson.

Lewis J. Tich

Plumbing firm owner

Lewis J. Tich, a retired plumbing firm owner, died Saturday of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Tich, who was 77 and lived on Brendan Avenue, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Wenceslaus Church, Ashland and Collington avenues.

He retired about 10 years ago as owner of Lewis J. Tich Plumbing and Heating. The son of a plumber, he had been in the business for many years.

During World War II, he also worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point. A member of the Loyola Order of the Moose,

he also did volunteer work at Franklin Square.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia E. Crowley; a son, Jerry Tich of Joppatowne; two daughters, Peggy Miller of Oklahoma City and Jane Holmes of Silver Spring; a sister, Marie Seager of Essex; a brother, J. Stanley Tich of Bethlehem, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Lena F. Snyder

Retired city teacher

Lena Frances Snyder, a retired Baltimore elementary schoolteacher, died July 28 at the Meridian-Long Green Nursing Center.

Memorial services for Mrs. Snyder, who was 83, will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at Faith and St. Mark's United Church of Christ. The family suggested memorial contributions to the church at 4839 Hazelwood Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21206.

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