Irvin WolockChemical engineerIrvin Wolock, a chemical engineer...


Irvin Wolock

Chemical engineer

Irvin Wolock, a chemical engineer with the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington for 35 years, died Friday in a motor vehicle accident near his Silver Spring home. The Baltimore native was 71.

Dr. Wolock achieved national recognition as an authority on composite plastic materials.

A graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, he received bachelor's and doctoral degrees in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

His doctoral studies were interrupted by World War II, when he was recruited by the Army to work on the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb. During his service, he worked on field research after atomic blasts in the Bikini Islands.

After the war, Dr. Wolock worked for the National Bureau of Standards, then spent 35 years with the Naval Research Laboratory. He wrote many scientific articles, earned many awards and was elected president of the Society of Plastic Engineers.

He had a long affiliation with Chizuk Amuno Synagogue in Pikesville.

Dr. Wolock was president of the Montgomery County Civic Federation. He was awarded the Washington Star Newspaper Cup Award for Outstanding Citizen of Montgomery County in 1964.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Brothers funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road. The family asks contributions to Chizuk Amuno Synagogue, 8100 Stevenson Road.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Shirley Goldscheider; two daughters, Janet Oken of Columbia and Joanne Felton of Baltimore; a son, Dr. Bruce Wolock of Baltimore; a sister, Dorothy Gerber of Baltimore; a brother, Melvin Wolock of New Jersey; and seven grandchildren.

Elmore Hutchins

Hospice housekeeper

Elmore Hutchins, retired head housekeeper at the Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium and a historian of My Lady's Manor in northern Baltimore County, died Sept. 16 at Keswick after a stroke.

Mrs. Hutchins, who was 94, had been head housekeeper at the Stella Maris Hospice for about 10 years. She retired in 1965.

She was co-author of "St. James of My Lady's Manor, 1750-1950" for the celebration of the bicentennial of St. James Episcopal Church in Monkton. In 1978, she published "Nicholas Hutchins of My Lady's Manor" on the 18th century ancestor of her second husband, Grover Hutchins, and his relatives. Mr. Hutchins died in 1958.

She was born Elmore Lawrence in New Orleans and educated at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Convent School there and at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She lived in New York City before moving to Inverness, a horse farm in Monkton owned by her mother and stepfather in the 1920s. She was the farm's accountant.

In addition to her work on the history of St. James Church, she played the organ and sang with the church's choir and was a member of the Manor Book Club.

Services were to be private.

Survivors include three sons, Leslie Lawrence DeVine, of Richmond, Va., Dr. Grover MacGregor Hutchins, of Baltimore, and Thomas Gordon Hutchins, of Bel Air; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Josephine P. Natale

Orphanage volunteer

Josephine Peduzzi Natale, a longtime Stoneleigh resident and volunteer at the old St. Vincent's Male Orphanage on York Road, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a stroke. She was 87.

She was born Josephine Peduzzi in Youngstown, Ohio, and reared in Mount Union, Pa. In 1925, she married Louis A. Natale, who had been chief designer for L. Greif & Bros., a Baltimore men's clothier. He died in 1977.

A Mass of Christian burial was held yesterday at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathryn N. Ryan of Washington Crossing, N.J., and Lena N. Corrigan of Greensboro, N.C.; a son, Louis N. Natale Jr. of Trenton, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Jay Elliott Neily

Marketing executive

Jay Elliott Neily, a former marketing and advertising executive, died Wednesday of an aneurysm at Mercy Medical Center. He was 51.

The Pratt Street resident had been a marketing director for Circus World and vice president of Gouchenour Advertising, both in Florida. After retiring for medical reasons in 1988, he returned to Baltimore. He restored homes, including one in Butchers Hill in East Baltimore for a brother, and automobiles, including a 1961 Thunderbird.

He was a member of the Thunderbird Club, the 50 Plus Professional Club and People Encouraging People.

He was born in Edgewood, Pa., reared in LaGrange, Ill., and moved to Catonsville in 1960 with his parents. He was a 1961 graduate of Catonsville High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1965.

His two marriages ended in divorce.

A memorial service was held yesterday at Christ Lutheran Church, 5700 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

He is survived by his son, Ryan Neily of Statesboro, Ga.; his mother, Lydia Neily of Catonsville; two brothers, Gerald of Baltimore and Darrell of Adelphi; a sister, Pamela Kott of Hinsdale, Ill.; and two nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the church or People Encouraging People, 4201 Primrose Ave., Baltimore 21215.

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