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Donald P. Maley

UM professor

Donald P. Maley, professor emeritus of industrial technology education at the University of Maryland in College Park, died Feb. 20 after a heart attack at his home in Crownsville.

Dr. Maley, who was 75, retired as a full-time faculty member in 1987 but continued to teach until shortly before his death, giving him 47 years of teaching at UM.

He earned his master's degree and doctorate in industrial arts education at UM. He wrote four books and 160 articles for professional journals.

A frequent speaker and a consultant to school systems, his curriculum plans and similar programs are widely used in school systems in this country and abroad.

Born in Buena Vista, Pa., he was a 1935 graduate of the McKeesport, Pa., Technical High School. He then worked for the Fort Pitt Steel Casting Co. in McKeesport until he had the money to attend what is now the California University of Pennsylvania.

Before he graduated with an outstanding student award, he had entered the Navy, serving during World War II as commander of PT 106 in the Pacific.

His awards included the Chancellor's Medal of the University of Maryland, an Illustrious Alumni Award from California University and citations from the governor, House of Delegates and Senate of Maryland.

A memorial for Dr. Maley was to be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Chapel on the College Park campus.

He is survived by three brothers, William Maley of McKeesport, John E. Maley of Martinsburg, W.Va., and George Maley of Elizabeth, Pa.; two sisters, Margaret Maley and Kathleen Vesche, both of Elizabeth; seven nephews; six nieces; seven great-nephews; and six great-nieces.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Foundation for Technology Education, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, Va., which Dr. Maley helped organize.

Carl W. Dobos

Was GM executive

Carl W. Dobos, a native of Baltimore and a retired General Motors Corp. executive, died Monday at Dorchester General Hospital after a stroke. He was 79.

He moved to Cambridge after his retirement in 1977 as general manager of GM's Guide Lamp Division in Anderson, Ind.

He had held that post for seven years. He was active in the local community where he headed a United Fund Drive and was given an award for volunteer work by the governor of Indiana.

His other posts with GM included general manager of the Assembly Division, manager of a Buick, Oldsmobile-Pontiac Division plant in Framingham, Mass., and directorships in labor relations and personnel at various plants and divisions.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Dobos was sent to St. Mary's Industrial School as a boarder after the death of his parents.

He held a series of jobs in Baltimore before going to work at GM's Broening Highway plant in 1935.

A year later, he was offered a foreman's job at GM's new assembly plant in South Gate, Calif., where he became personnel director in 1941.

In Cambridge, he served on the board of the Pleasant Day Adult Day Care Center.

A memorial service for Mr. Dobos was to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Chapel in Cornersville.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Marion Minetta Black; two sons, W. Carl Dobos of Eau Claire, Wis., and Paul J. Dobos of Dover, Del.; two daughters, Lora J. Frikken of Roseville, Mich., and Kate E. Dobos of Thornton, Colo.; a sister, Eleanor Dobos of Baltimore; a brother, Ernest Dobos of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the day care center, P.O. Box 219, Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Helen H. Frey

Avid sailor, volunteer

Helen H. Frey, who was active in sailing and other organizations, died Monday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center. She was 73 and lived on Croydon Road.

She was a member of the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake, the Gibson Island Club, the Baltimore Country Club, the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Silver Bay Association, which operates a YMCA conference center at Lake George, N.Y.

Born in Baltimore, where her father, Carlton Harrison, served as general secretary of the YMCA, the former Helen Harrison was a 1939 graduate of Western High School. In 1942, she graduated from Goucher College, where she became a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

She did volunteer work at Union Memorial Hospital for more than 25 years.

Services for Mrs. Frey were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. in Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald T. Frey, a dentist; NTC two daughters, Carol F. Clark of Derwood and Elaine F. Hester of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

John A. Beck

Founded Eastern Electric

John A. Beck, retired president and chairman of the board of the Eastern Electric Co. in Baltimore, died Monday of cancer at the William Hill Health Care Center in Easton.

He was 86 and had moved from Royal Oak to the William Hill Manor retirement community about 3 1/2 years ago.

He retired in 1973 from Eastern, the electrical contracting company he started in 1940 after working for a brother's business, Enterprise Electric Co.

He was a charter member and former president and national vice president of the local chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. He also belonged to the Academy of Electrical Contracting and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union.

In 1961, he moved from the Pinehurst area to Royal Oak.

He was a volunteer at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at St. Michaels and a member of the the Edge Creek Boat Club and the Izaak Walton League.

He was also a member of the Doric Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Newnam Funeral Home in Easton.

Mr. Beck is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Mildred Coyle; two daughters, Edith B. Stegner of Baltimore and Lois B. Rowton of Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Donald Buckingham

Auto service consultant

Donald L. Buckingham, a retired service consultant with Chesapeake Cadillac Co., died Saturdayof a heart attack at his home in Titusville, Fla., where he had moved a year ago.

He was 82.

He had worked for Chesapeake Cadillac for more than 25 years before retiring in the 1970s.

Born in Reisterstown, he was a member of Timonium Presbyterian Church, Sharon Masonic Lodge No. 182, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Services for Mr. Buckingham were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Loring Byers Funeral Home in Randallstown.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Caddell of Cocoa, Fla.; three brothers, William Buckingham, Walter Buckingham and James Buckingham, all of the Baltimore area; two sisters, Louise Roberts of Largo, Fla., and Margaret White of Long Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Timonium Presbyterian Church.

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