William A. CurryLivestock specialistWilliam A. Curry, a...


William A. Curry

Livestock specialist

William A. Curry, a livestock specialist for the University of Maryland who was active in young farmers' groups, died Saturday of heart disease at Howard County General Hospital after collapsing earlier that day at the Howard County Fair. He was 64 and lived in the Ellicott City area.

He worked in the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Maryland College Park. He had joined the Animal Sciences faculty at UM in 1968 after earning a bachelor's degree there. Earlier, he was a beef cattle supervisor at the U.S. Department of Agriculture research center in Beltsville.

As a youth, he was a member of the Maryland 4-H dairy cattle judging team that won a national championship in 1948. He continued his association with the group and for 24 years was the 4-H and Future Farmer of America livestock superintendent at the Maryland State Fair at Timonium, and the coach of the state's 4-H livestock judging teams, which won many regional and national competitions.

The Easton native was a graduate of Cordova High School. He was a meat inspector in the Army from 1953 until 1955.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lynne Cleary; four sons, William A. Curry Jr. of Beltsville, Christopher S. Curry of Gambrills, Timothy J. Curry of Bowie and Army Major Peter E. Curry of Fort Drum, N.Y.; a daughter, Mary A. Poole of Laurel; a stepson, Jeff Cleary of Columbia; a stepdaughter, Leslie Bauer of Dayton; a brother, Stanley K. Curry of Glen Burnie; a half-brother, Edward N. Brinsfield of Leonardtown; a half-sister, Susan Brinsfield of Berlin; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Warren G. Myers Memorial 4-H Livestock Endowment Fund at the Maryland 4-H Foundation, 8020 Greenmead Drive, College Park, 20740-4000.


Joseph T. Wood

Navy petty officer

Joseph T. Wood, who retired from the Navy in 1973 as a petty officer first class, died Monday at the Memorial Hospital in Easton after a heart attack. He was 58 and had lived in Preston for 17 years.

The Sparrows Point native, who attended the high school there, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7937 in Ridgely.

Services were set for noon today at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Eileen Kraczmer; two sons, Joseph T. Wood Jr. of Rhodesdale and John D. Wood of Harmony; two daughters, Teresa K. Liszewski of Harmony and Shelly R. Silvernell of Lisbon, N.D.; four sisters, Janice Frazier, Mary H. Williams, Bertha Hubbard and Elizabeth A. Herrera, all of Baltimore; two brothers, Robert A. Wood of Gettysburg, Pa., and Regis L. Wood of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.


H. Stange Orth

Engineering consultant

H. Stange Orth, an electrical engineering consultant and lay ++ minister at Timonium United Methodist Church, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Timonium. He was 80.

He became a consultant after retiring in 1972 as vice president of a New Jersey electrical equipment manufacturing company.

The Baltimore native was a 1931 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. He earned his electrical engineering degree at the Johns Hopkins University in 1934. He was a volunteer at Keswick and a member of Emmaus, a religious group, and the Atlas Masonic Lodge in Westfield, N.J.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road.

He is survived by a daughter, Laura O. Weller of Timonium; a son, David R. Orth of Mendham, N.J.; a sister, Dorothy McClintock of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Mildred K. Sutt

Was secretary at firms

Mildred K. Sutt, 73, a retired secretary who had worked for several Baltimore-area firms, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Severna Park. The former Mildred Kicas was born in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School. She was a founder and former president of the Lithuanian Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave. She is survived by her husband, Michael Sutt; a brother, Edward Kicas Sr. of Baltimore; three nephews, two nieces; two grandnephews; and two grandnieces.

Lewis A. Wiseman 72, a former supervisor in the Bendix Radio Division plant in Towson, died Saturday at a hospital in Lancaster, Pa. of internal bleeding and complications. He was an usher at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Lancaster where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Eva R. Long; two sons, Richard L. Wiseman of Langhorne, Pa., and William D. Wiseman of Forest Hill; a sister, Nellie L. Wiseman of Woodlyn, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Robert V. Lazzaro, a former assistant state's attorney, died Aug. 15 of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 61 and had been institutionalized since 1977, when he was stricken with a rare viral infection of the brain. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Lazzarro graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1950 and the University of Maryland at College Park in 1954. He earned his law degree at Maryland in 1958 and, after finishing in the top five on the state bar exam, joined the Baltimore City state's attorney's office.

Services were held Aug. 19. Mr. Lazzaro is survived by his former wife, the former Carolyn Duncan of Towson; two sons, Robert W. Lazzaro of Phoenix and Glen D. Lazzaro of Towson; and one granddaughter.

J. Edward Hollomon, a retired auto salesman who was a member the National Auto Racing Hall of Fame, died Aug. 6 of congestive heart failure. The Ellicott City resident was 74.

Mr. Hollomon was a devoted auto racing fan, attending 46 consecutive Indianapolis 500 auto races beginning in 1947. A friend of such racing greats as A. J. Foyt, Roger Penske and Mario Andretti, he served as vice president of the National Association of Auto Racing Fan Clubs for more than 40 years and was selected to the racing hall of fame in 1982.

In addition to his interest in auto racing, Mr. Hollomon was a member of the American Legion, Liberty Post No. 122, for 49 years. He was also a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, belonging to Palestine Lodge No. 189 and the Boumi Temple.

Services were held Aug. 9.

Mr. Hollomon is survived by his wife, the former Jeannette Bower; a step-daughter, Patricia Walton of Lutherville; a grandson, Sean Hough of Lutherville; and a great-grandson, Tyler Hough of Lutherville.

Shirley F. Mattingly, a homemaker and retired car dealership clerk, died Aug. 5 of vascular disease at the Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Edmondson Heights resident was 63.

Mrs. Mattingly worked for eight years as a clerk at the now-closed City Oldsmobile dealership, retiring in 1992. A native of Baltimore, the former Shirley Flater graduated from Western High School in 1948 and married Donald J. Mattingly Sr. in 1951. Services were held Aug. 9.

Mrs. Mattingly is survived by her husband, Donald J. Mattingly Sr. of Edmondson Heights; three sons, Douglas Mattingly of Sykesville, Scott Mattingly of Catonsville and Donald Mattingly Jr. of Frederick; one brother, Fred Flater of Edmonson Heights; two sisters, Carol McDermott of Edmondson Heights and Marlene Short of Reston, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Shirley E. Wigley, a former professional bowler, died Aug. 5 in the Meridian Healthcare Center at Franklin Woods after suffering a stroke. The Towson resident was 93.

Mrs. Wigley was a prominent professional bowler in the early 1950s, winning tournaments all over the country. Born in Cambridge, the former Shirley Connelly married the late Bartus E. Wigley in 1923. Mrs. Wigley is survived by one daughter, Jeannine S. Wagner of Baltimore; one son, Richard B. Wigley of Baltimore; one grandson, Christopher Wagner of Baltimore; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Aug. 8.

Barbara M. Wiegel, 59, a former longtime employee of The Sun, died Aug. 15 of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. She worked at The Sun for more than 26 years, beginning in the payroll department and eventually transferring to advertising, retiring in 1989.

The former Barbara Vogel attended St. John's Parochial School and graduated from Clara Barton in 1952. Mrs. Wiegel is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert L. Wiegel Sr.; two sons, Robert L. Wiegel Jr. of Riviera Beach and Michael J. Wiegel of Catonsville; five sisters, Theresa Marrocco of Baltimore, Mary Ann Dulsky of Baltimore, Catherine Pawlowitz of Dundalk, Madaline Thompson of New Orleans and Dolores Jones of Baltimore; one brother, Richard Vogel of Baltimore; and two grandchildren. Services were held last Thursday at St. Anthony's Church.

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