Richard H. SchaferMaryland bay pilotRichard Hendley Schafer,...

Richard H. Schafer

Maryland bay pilot


Richard Hendley Schafer, a Maryland bay pilot, died Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after a heart attack.

Services for the 61-year-old Guilford-area resident were conducted yesterday.


The Baltimore native was a graduate of Western Maryland College. He served in the Marine Corps in the Korean War. A pilot for many years, he was a vice president and treasurer of the Maryland Association of Pilots.

He was an elder of the Pleasant Hill Chapel. Fond of sailing, he kept a 33-foot boat at Gibson Island.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judith Merryman; a daughter, Lara McLaughlin of Pikesville; a son, Erich Schafer of Baltimore; a sister, Lois Baldridge of Scranton, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Raymond L. Spence

Retired electrician

Raymond L. Spence, a retired electrician for the National Brewing Co., died Wednesday of leukemia at his home on Nicodemus Road in Westminster. Services for Mr. Spence, 81, ** were conducted yesterday.

A resident of Highlandtown for many years, the Newark, Del., native retired about 16 years ago after working at the brewery, at the Standard Oil Co. refinery in Canton, for the Linen Thread Co. and for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Sparrows Point. He served in a Coast Guard Reserve unit that guarded the port during World War II. A member of the Highland Lodge of the Masons, he also belonged to the Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple and the Baltimore Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Jahnke; a son, James J. Spence of Westminster; and a brother, William D. Spence of Ocean City.



Helen A. Trippe

Active in organizations

Helen A. Trippe, who was active in several organizations in Talbot County, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at the William Hill Health Center in Easton. Services for Mrs. Trippe, 86, were conducted yesterday.

The former Helen Atkinson was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Roland Park Country School. She moved to Royal Oak in 1929 with her husband, Henry V. Trippe Sr., who died in 1971.

Mrs. Trippe also had lived in St. Michaels. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and of the St. Michaels Women's Club, Talbot County Free Library and Talbot County Historical Society.


She is survived by two sons, Henry V. Trippe Jr. and Richard Trippe, both of Easton; a sister, Augusta A. Beadenkopf of Easton; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.