Frances WeberOwned typesetting firmsFrances Weber, who owned...


Frances Weber

Owned typesetting firms

Frances Weber, who owned typesetting businesses in the Baltimore area, died Monday of cancer at her Dundalk home. She was 57.

She had owned the Type House since 1983 and for 11 years before that owned Shannon Typographic Services. Earlier, she had been a manager for a printing firm and a Christmas card maker.

A native of Harrisburg, Pa., who was reared in Baltimore, the former Frances Jakowski was a graduate of St. Michael's Business School.

Services were set for 8:30 p.m. today at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Moe Weber; two daughters, Cheryl-Lynn Roz of White Marsh and Diana-Lynn Ennis of Middle River; two stepdaughters, Linda Heffler and Karen Skiles, both of Dundalk; three stepsons, Robert M.,

Lawrence and John S. Weber, all of Dundalk; her mother, Nan Pearl Jakowski of Baltimore; three sisters, Lorraine Geraghty of Bel Air, Rosalie Jakowski of Baltimore and Geraldine Dembeck of Edgemere; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William Richard Karll, a builder and developer, died Sunday of kidney failure at his home in North Baltimore. He was 76.

He came to Baltimore in 1954 and built homes throughout the area and was a developer of apartments and housing for the elderly. He had previously built apartment projects in Wisconsin and Michigan. Born in Racine, Wis., and reared in Milwaukee, he was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

During World War II, he served with the Army Air Forces in the Pacific. During the Korean War, he was an Air Force major and helped build an air base in France.

Mr. Karll, who piloted his own plane, was a trustee, treasurer, deacon and member of the choir at University Baptist Church.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Grace Fellowship Church, 9505 Deereco Road, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Laura Hiss; six daughters, Barbara K. McCormick of Carmel, Calif., Nancy K. White of Portland, Maine, Sandra and Pamela Karll, both of Fairfield, Iowa, Laurie Karll of Lineboro and Claudia Karll of Towson; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sherman M. Hill Sr., an administrator in the Baltimore public school system, died Sunday of cancer at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 59 and lived in Ashburton.

Born in Durham, N.C., he was a 1956 graduate of Winston-Salem State University and held a master's degree from North Carolina Central University.

He began teaching in 1956 in Chapel Hill, N.C., and also taught in Waukegan, Ill., before joining the Baltimore school system in 1966 as a teacher. He had been personnel director for special education and was a staff specialist in the Office of Compensatory Services at the time of his death.

Mr. Hill was a member of the Baltimore Chapter of the Winston-Salem Alumni Association, and the Public School Administrators and Supervisors Association.

He belonged to Enon Baptist Church, 601 N. Schroeder St., where services are scheduled for 7 p.m. today.

He is survived by two sons, Sherman Hill Jr. of Pennsylvania and Alonzo Hill of Baltimore; three brothers, Robert E. Slade of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Carl D. Hill of Durham and James A. Hill of Baltimore; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Evva Sobeloff Vale, 73, a former Baltimorean who was active (( in numerous charitable and service organizations, died Oct. 6 of cancer at her home in Long Beach, Calif., where she had moved in 1972.

There were no services.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Samuel Vale, a pharmacist; two daughters, Susan Plichta of Long Beach and Emily Schwab of Rockville; a sister, Ruth S. Mayer of Bethesda; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 5 Gwynns Mill Court, Owings Mills 21117.

Charles D. Jones, 77, a retired eligibility officer for the Social Security Administration, died of renal failure Thursday at his Elm Avenue home. Graveside services were held Sunday in Beckley, W.Va. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Lee Greene Jones; two sons, Charles D. Jones Jr. of Beckley and Irvin H. Jones of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Dr. James H. Renwick, 68, who had established a correlation between the incidence of potato blight and neurological birth defects such as anencephaly, and had done research at the Division of Medical Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University's Department of Medicine, died Sept. 29 of cancer at a London hospital.

A professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health, he had worked part time at Hopkins in the 1960s and early 1970s on genetic linkage of disease in families.

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