Fern Underkoffler, whose cakes were a weekly feature of the Maryland General Hospital snack shop when she was a volunteer there in the 1970s and early 1980s, died May 8 of cancer at the Wesley Home.
Mrs. Underkoffler, who was 92 and lived in the Hamilton area for many years before moving to the Wesley Home in 1985, baked a weekly cake for the 14 years she was a volunteer worker. It was quickly sold out to doctors and other staff members who knew it was coming.
The former Fern Bramhall was born in Berne, Ohio, and reared in Wheeling, W.Va., where she graduated from high school.
She came to Baltimore after her marriage in 1919 to Cassard Pitcher, who died in 1953. Her second husband, Ira Underkoffler, died in 1968.
A former member of the North Avenue and Bethesda United Methodist churches, she also belonged to the Concordia Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and to the Zitta Temple of the Daughters of the Nile.
She is survived by daughter Norma Keys of Stewartstown, Pa.; stepdaughter, Kathryn Mastrangelio of Cannonsburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
9- A memorial service will be planned later.
Headed Legion auxiliary
Beatrice T. Schwartz, former president of Unit 40 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Glen Burnie, died Tuesday of cancer at the Joseph Richey Hospice.
The 69-year-old Linthicum resident had served as secretary of the unit and been a member of its glee club. She was also secretary of the Fairing Baybrook Senior Citizens and a member of the St. Rose of Lima, Super Duper Seniors and Golden Agers seniors groups.
A native of Blasdell, N.Y., the former Beatrice T. O'Connor came to the Baltimore area 27 years ago. Her first husband, John S., Prusak, died in 1958; her second husband, Edward F. Schwartz, died in 1974.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Fourth Street and Washburn Avenue, Brooklyn.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary C. Paterson of Arbutus, Theresa M. Parks of Springfield, Ill., and Catherine M. Weber of Waverly, Ill.; six sons, Robert Schwartz of Lockport, N.Y., John M. Prusak of Baltimore, Wayne E. Schwartz of Mobile, Ala., Joseph A. Prusak of Severn, Jerome F. Prusak of Linthicum and Edward P. Schwartz of Glen Burnie; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Beth Steel supervisor
Glenn Fogle, a retired supervisor at Bethlehem Steel Corp., died April 22 at a hospital in Waynesboro, Va., after a heart attack.
Mr. Fogle, 73, retired in 1976 after 29 years of service at the Sparrows Point plant.
A native of Piedmont, W.Va., who attended Potomac State College, he first moved to the Baltimore area in the 1930s to work for the Glenn L. Martin Co. Before starting with Bethlehem, he also served briefly in the Army Air Forces in World War II and worked for Western Electric Co.
He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Yagle Moritz; two sons, William T. Fogle of Chicago and Stephen D. Fogle of Baltimore; two daughters, Beverly J. DeBloom of Baltimore and Claire E. Wimmer of Waynesboro; a sister, Leila Kean of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
C. Jon VanSkiver
Christopher Jon VanSkiver, a former chef, died Wednesday in the hospice of Memorial Hospital in Cumberland of complications of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
He was 33 and had moved to Cumberland from Glen Burnie about three years ago after working in several restaurants.
Born in Baltimore, he attended Andover High School.
He was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church in Cumberland.
A memorial service for Mr. VanSkiver was to be conducted at noon today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.
He is survived by his mother, Viola E. VanSkiver of Cumberland; three brothers, Raymond V. VanSkiver Jr. of Cumberland, Reginald D. VanSkiver of Goldsboro and Melvin G. VanSkiver of Baltimore; and six sisters, Barbara A. Hodges of Linthicum, Melanie R. Windsor of Baltimore, Regina F. Woodward of Flintstone, Denise L. VanSkiver of Cumberland and Kimberly A. VanSkiver and Tina M. VanSkiver, both of Baltimore Highlands.
Edward C. Sullivan
Edward C. Sullivan, a department store executive and later president of a brewery, died March 26 of a respiratory illness at a nursing home in San Antonio.
Before leaving Baltimore in the late 1930s to become controller of the Allied Stores Corp., the 86-year-old city native had worked for Hutzler's. Moving to San Antonio in 1943, he became president of Joske's, a department store owned by Allied and then of another store, Wolf and Marx. In 1965, he became affiliated with the Lone Star Brewing Co., where he served as president before his retirement in 1982.
He was a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher and was also active in many other civic, social, charitable and religious organizations.
His first wife, the former Eileen Flanagan, died in 1980.
His survivors include his second wife, the former Adriane Kleban; a son, Pierce Edward Sullivan of San Antonio; a brother, Emile Sullivan of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.
@4 Services were conducted March 30 in San Antonio.