Sister Mary Alberta Kirby, R.S.M., a retired business office secretary at Mount St. Agnes College and a former teacher, died Wednesday of heart and circulatory disease at Mercy Medical Center. Sister Alberta, 91, retired in 1974 and moved to the Villa, a retirement community for sisters, where she did office work for several more years. Before joining the staff at the college, she had taught for many years in schools in the Baltimore and Washington areas. A memorial Mass for the Baltimore native will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Villa, 6806 Bellona Ave.
Dorothy Adele Hoffmeister, who was women's golf champion at the Rolling Road Country Club several times, died Monday of heart failure at a Newport News, Va., hospital. Mrs. Hoffmeister, 82, lived in Bohannon, Va., and was a standout in women's golf in the Baltimore area in the 1940s and 1950s. The former Dorothy Adele Bayrle was a native of Baltimore. Her husband of 54 years, Walter Hoffmeister, a retired lieutenant in the Baltimore City Police Department, died in 1989. Services were set for 1 p.m. today at the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home in Mathews, Va.
Josephine M. Bruette, a certified operating room nurse at the Franklin Square Hospital, died Monday at a hospital in Goldsboro, N.C., after suffering a heart attack while visiting relatives. The 54-year-old Rosedale resident had stopped in North Carolina while returning from a vacation trip to Florida. Three years ago, she had gone back to work at Franklin Square where she had worked after graduating from the hospital's nursing school. Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 1328 Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus.
John T. Dushel, who was a routeman for a laundry and dry cleaning firm in the Pasadena area, died last Sunday in a Virginia Beach, Va., nursing home of complications of a broken hip. Mr. Dushel, 86, moved to Virginia Beach in 1991. Until then, he had lived in Chester in Queen Anne's County since 1973, moving there after he retired. As a young man, the Baltimore native sold produce from a horse and wagon in the city. His wife, the former Mary Di Domenico, died in 1981. A son, Thomas F. Dushel, died in 1987. A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church in Chester.