Bernice L. WisePlant cafeteria cashierBernice L. Wise,...

Bernice L. Wise

Plant cafeteria cashier


Bernice L. Wise, who worked in an East Baltimore plant cafeteria, died Monday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

Services for the 74-year-old Middle River resident were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave. in Essex. She worked as a cashier at Lever Bros. from 1952 until 1966.


The former Bernice L. Whitman was a native of Frostburg and a graduate of Beall High School there. She moved to the Baltimore area from Cumberland in 1950.

She became active in the Baltimore Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers after a son, Donald C. Crutchley, was killed in Vietnam in 1965 while serving in the Army. She was also a member of the Essex unit of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Auxiliary of the Middle River Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Her husband, Alonza Wise, is a retired stationary engineer who worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Key Highway Shipyard and for I. C. Isaac & Co.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Donna L. Ly of Middle River and Dixie J. Wood and Deanna E. Schenning, both of Essex; a brother, Howard Whitman of Bloomingburg, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

David Schochet

Grocer, volunteer

David Schochet, a retired grocer who won an award for his volunteer work and made jocular greeting cards that he sent to family and friends, died Monday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital.

Services for Mr. Schochet, who was 79 and lived on Highgate Drive in Pimlico, were scheduled at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.


He retired in 1981 as owner of the Catonsville grocery store he christened Schochet's Mocket when he opened it in 1934.

He received a citation from the Pikesville Rotary Club for his volunteer work at Levindale and the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. A member of the congregation and its brotherhood, he regularly delivered the food it collected to the Food Pantry of the Jewish Family and Children's Services.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Goldie Sylvia Forman; two sons, Gordon Joel Schochet of Highland Park, N.J., and Stephen Lawrence Schochet of Weehawken, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Veronica Valibus

Elkridge resident

Veronica Valibus, who lived in Elkridge since 1985, died Monday of a respiratory illness at her home.


A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Valibus, 67, was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Minersville, Pa.

A native of Pine Knot, Pa., the former Veronica Wysco had worked as a beautician in Pottsville, Pa., before her marriage in 1950 to Alex E. Valibus. They lived in Hialeah, Fla., before moving to Elkridge.

In addition to her husband, the survivors include a brother, John Wysco of Pottsville; a sister, Margaret Donahue of Berlin, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

Howard Henschel

Owned printing firm

Howard Henschel, retired owner of a Baynesville printing company, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home in Westcolang Lake, Pa.


Services for Mr. Hawley, who also maintained a home in Glen Arm, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church in Hawley, Pa.

He retired about three years ago as owner of the Custom Copy Printing Center, which he started in 1968. Earlier, he worked for the Bendix Communications Division on Joppa Road in Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Marshall; a son, James Henschel of Parkville; two daughters, Carol Henschel of Lutherville and Joyce Fogg of Windsor, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

John W. Berwanger

Retired GPO printer

John W. Berwanger, a former printer with the U.S. Government Printing Office, died Friday of a brain tumor at the Catonsville Community Convalescent Center.


Services for Mr. Berwanger, who was 81, were held Monday. A native of New York, Mr. Berwanger worked during the Depression as a salesman in the Bronx for the American Fruit Growers, selling fruit to representatives of area grocery stores and restaurants. He came to Baltimore in 1947.

He was hired by the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington in December 1948 and worked there until he retired in July 1975. His wife, the former Caroline Schmich, died in 1989.

He is survived by son Jay W. Berwanger of Ellicott City and two granddaughters.

So Chol

North Korean diplomat

So Chol, a member of North Korea's inner ruling circle and a former diplomat, died yesterday after a long illness, the North's official news agency reported. He was 85.


The cause of death was not given.

The Korean Central News Agency, monitored in Tokyo, said that since 1969 Mr. So had been a member of the Politburo, the highest ruling body in the Communist Party.

In the 1950s and 1960s, So held several ambassadorial posts and served as chairman of the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, the agency said. His ambassadorial posts were not listed.

Mr. So joined the Young Communist League in 1930, when Korea was under Japanese rule, and later served as a political worker among revolutionary troops, the agency said.

The report said Mr. So was known for working to strengthen the party's unity, discipline and ideological foundations, and for enhancing its international prestige.

A state funeral was planned, but no date was given. Details of survivors also were not given.


Henry Jaffe

TV producer

Henry Jaffe, a former show-business lawyer who became an award-winning television producer, died Sept. 11 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 85.

A native of New York City, Mr. Jaffe received diplomas from Columbia University and its law school. He was a founder of the American Guild of Musical Artists and of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, for which he served as national counsel in its first 20 years. He resigned in 1957.

After years as a partner with his brother, Saul, in Showcase Productions, Mr. Jaffe became an independent producer in 1957.

His shows, which frequently won Emmy and Peabody citations, included such favorites of the 1950s and '60s as "The Bell Telephone Hour," "Shirley Temple's Storybook," "Goodyear Playhouse' and "The Dinah Shore Show."