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John D. Bruck

Highway official

John D. Bruck, a bureau chief in the State Highway Administration and a retired officer in the Maryland National Guard and the Army Reserve, died Sunday after an apparent heart attack on the golf course at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He was 57 and lived in Fallston.

He was chief of the Bureau of Planning and Program Development and had worked for the SHA and its predecessor for 30 years.

He retired in 1990 as a colonel in the Army Reserve. But most of his military career had been spent in the Maryland National Guard, where he commanded the 1st Battalion of the 175th Infantry Regiment. In 1983, he retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Maryland Guard.

He had joined the Guard in the mid-1950s and was commissioned in 1962.

He was a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Limestone Post of the 29th Division Association.

Services for were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3911 Sweet Air Road in Phoenix.

Colonel Bruck is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Corless; two sons, Andrew D. Bruck and John D. Bruck Jr., both of Fallston; his mother, Mary Bruck of Berlin; a brother, Brian Bruck of Chicago; three sisters, Beverly Bachmann and Marian Tierney, both of Baltimore, and Patricia Odenhall of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.

Kathleen W. Correll

Retired secretary

Kathleen W. Correll, a retired secretary in the legal department of the AAI Corp., died Monday of cancer at her home on Timber Run Court in Reisterstown.

She was 46 and had retired last June because of her health after working for the defense contractor for about 10 years.

For 10 years before that, she was a real estate agent in Reisterstown.

Earlier, the former Kathleen W. Ward worked as a secretary at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Born in Baltimore, she was a 1964 graduate of Eastern High School. She also took courses at Catonsville Community College.

She was a member of the Henry Brecht Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown.

Mrs. Correll is survived by her husband, James L. Correll; her mother, Doris Meyers Zepp of Catonsville; a sister, Carole Lee Putman of Manchester; two nieces; and three nephews.

George Gregory Sr.

Owned bus company

George G. Gregory Sr., a school bus contractor and farm supplies dealer, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home in Havre de Grace.

He was 62 and owned Gregory Transportation, which for 13 years has transported students in the Havre de Grace and Aberdeen areas.

For more than 20 years, he had owned Gregory Feed and Supply Co. in Havre de Grace.

Born in Philadelphia and reared in Darlington, he was a graduate of the Westtown School, a Quaker school in Pennsylvania.

He was a member of the Deer Creek Friends Meeting and the board of the Harford County Farm Fair. He was a founder of the Level Volunteer Fire Company and a former president of the Maryland School Bus Contractors Association.

A memorial service for Mr. Gregory was to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Deer Creek Friends Meeting House in Darlington.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Hopkins; a son, George G. Gregory Jr. of Riverside; a daughter, Pamela G. Cohen of Darlington; and a sister, Katharine G. Gelder of Havre de Grace.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Deer Creek Friends Meeting.


William C. Kopp

Tanker engineer

William C. Kopp, a retired chief engineer aboard tankers, died Tuesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He was 75 and lived in Glen Burnie.

He retired in 1982 after 33 years with Texaco Inc.

The Philadelphia native was fond of collecting stamps from various countries, listening to shortwave and emergency radio broadcasts, and building stereos and other electronic equipment.

His wife of 30 years, the former Helen Wiggins, died in 1991.

Services for Mr. Kopp were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home 1 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.

His survivors include a daughter, Dawn J. Kopp of Pasadena.

Thelma G. Miller

Diaper consultant

Thelma G. Miller, a customer service representative for a diaper service, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital.

The 81-year-old Westminster resident had worked since 1955 at the Nu-Dy-Per Baby Service, where she counseled many new mothers.

The former Thelma G. Zamzow was a native of Baltimore. Her husband, Charles B. Miller, died in 1956.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mrs. Miller is survived by a son, Charles B. Miller Jr. of Westminster; a daughter, Bonnie A. Miller of Westminster; two ,, sisters, Mildred L. Seth of Baltimore and Audrey A. Viehmeyer of Catonsville; a granddaughter; and twin great-grandchildren.

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