Julie C. FahrmanSixth-graderJulie Christine Fahrman, a sixth-grade...


Julie C. Fahrman


Julie Christine Fahrman, a sixth-grade student from Appomattox, Va., with grandparents in the Baltimore area, died yesterday of heart disease at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. She was 11 years old.

Born in Lynchburg, Va., Julie was a student at Appomattox Elementary School and a member with her family of the Appomattox Courthouse Presbyterian Church.

Services were to be held at 7 p.m. today at the Appomattox Courthouse Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her parents, John A. Fahrman Jr. and Cecelia Bounds Fahrman; a sister, Jessie, 9, and a brother, Ben, 6, all of Appomattox; her paternal grandparents, John A. Fahrman Sr. and Lucy Fahrman, of Appomattox and formerly of the Baltimore area; her maternal grandparents, Ollie and Doris Bounds of Ellicott City; and a great-grandmother, Vera Anderson of Appomattox.

The family suggested contributions to the American Heart Association.

Oliver C. Shipley

Accountant, Shriner

Oliver C. Shipley, a certified public accountant and active FTC Shriners club member, died Friday of complications from internal bleeding at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 85.

A resident and native of Baltimore, he was a 1926 graduate of City College and studied accounting at the old Baltimore College of Commerce.

He became a CPA in 1941, and worked for a local plumbing business and an accounting firm before establishing his own practice in 1950 at 425 E. 25th St.

He was a past president of the Shriners' Boosters Club in Baltimore and of the Towson Shriners Club. He belonged to the Ambassadors Club of Boumi Temple in Baltimore, the Union Masonic lodge and the Scottish Rite.

He was a lifetime member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Accountants.

He also had been treasurer of the Traffic Club, a trade organization, and of the Ridgely Condominium Association.

Mr. Shipley was one of about 50 area members of the the Ancient and Honorable Mechanical Club of Baltimore, founded here in 1763 and claiming the distinction of being the oldest civic organization in the United States.

Having traveled extensively throughout the world, Mr. Shipley was well known for his slide presentations for area nursing homes, community groups and Essex Community College.

Mr. Shipley's wife of 60 years, the former Margaret Price, died last year.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road in Towson, with burial at Druid Ridge Cemetery at Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road.

Mr. Shipley has no surviving relatives.

Donations were suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, in care of Boumi Temple, 4900 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.

Louis M. Sleater Sr.

Insurance executive

Louis M. Sleater Sr., a retired credit insurance executive, died Dec. 13 at Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ruxton. He was 96.

Born in St. Louis, Mr. Sleater served in the Navy during World War I. He was a graduate of St. Louis University.

Mr. Sleater's first job after college was with Dun and Bradstreet. In 1926, he was employed as a claims adjuster for the American Credit Indemnity Co. of New York. He worked for the company for 36 years, traveling on business throughout the United States and Canada.

Mr. Sleater and his family moved to Baltimore with the company in 1940, when it became a subsidiary of Commercial Credit Co. He worked his way up to assistant secretary of the claims department and then to assistant vice president in 1952. He was a vice president when he retired in 1962.

As a young man, Mr. Sleater played semipro baseball and amateur and professional soccer. He declined two offers to play professional baseball. A son, Louis M. Sleater Jr. of Timonium, became a major league pitcher in the 1950s for half a dozen teams, including the Baltimore Orioles.

In addition to having a lifelong interest in sports, Mr. Sleater traveled widely and pursued bridge, gardening, golf and walking.

In 1923, he married Ann Rita O'Conner. She died in 1974.

Private services were held for Mr. Sleater Friday at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. He had been a parishioner since the church was established in 1957.

In addition to his son, he is survived by a daughter, Rita Rose Ruark of Timonium; another son, Dr. Gerald A. Sleater of Towson; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Price Mosher

Security director

Price Mosher, a former security director at the Naval Ship and Research and Development Center in Annapolis who served in military and civilian capacities in three wars, died Dec. 13 at his Towson home after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Mosher, 70, had progressive supra-nuclear palsy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease.

He retired in 1985 as the civilian head of security at the research center, capping a 20-plus-year career there that included a stint as a civilian training officer.

He also served for a year in Vietnam in 1963-1964 as a Department of Defense adviser to the Vietnamese government.

Before that, the Redford, Mass., native spent five years on active military duty as a military police officer in South Korea during the Korean War and in Germany, retiring as a captain in the mid-1950s.

He also worked as a sales and training representative for the American Oil Co. while serving in the Army Reserve.

During World War II, Mr. Mosher served as an infantryman in Europe, earning the Silver Star and Purple Heart. After the war, he attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1950 with a degree in psychology.

A private funeral was held Friday at the Army Chapel at Fort Meyer, Va., followed by burial with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Mosher is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Barbara Sharon Rothman; and two daughters, Anne Elizabeth Mosher of Tucson, Ariz., and Carolyn Wentworth Mosher of Baltimore.

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