The obituary in yesterday's editions for Dorothy...


The obituary in yesterday's editions for Dorothy Smallwood should have listed the cause of death as complications of diabetes.

The Sun regrets the error.

Dorothy Smallwood

Seamstress, presser

Dorothy Smallwood, a retired presser and seamstress in men's clothing plants, died Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications of leukemia. She was 67 and lived in Lansdowne.

Mrs. Smallwood retired five years ago from Oakloom Clothes Inc., after working there, and for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, for about 35 years.

A native of Collier, Pa., the former Dorothy Johnson came to Baltimore as a child with her family. She was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union.

Services for Mrs. Smallwood were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne.

She is survived by her husband, Louis H. Smallwood; a son, Tommy L. Johnson of Bar Harbor, Maine; three daughters, Patricia Ann Feuerstein of Lansdowne, Mary Lou Smallwood of Baltimore and Diana Mae Rogers of Hampstead; two brothers, Irvin Johnson of Salem, Wis., and Leonard Johnson of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Bruce A. Moore

Hospital billing clerk

Bruce A. Moore, who worked in the accounting department of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday at Stella Maris of a stroke. The Pikesville resident was 32.

A billing clerk at GBMC, he was enrolled in the radiation therapy technician program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was to have graduated in June. Earlier, he had worked at Bicentennial Trucking and Sea-Land Service Inc.

"He planned to work in radiation oncology as a radiation therapy technician," said his wife of two years, the former Emily Heyman, who is expecting the couple's first child.

Born and raised in Essex, Mr. Moore was a 1980 graduate of Kenwood High School. He earned an associate's degree from Essex Community College in 1982 and a bachelor's degree in 1984 from Towson State University.

He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Essex United Methodist Church.

Services for Mr. Moore were set for 10 a.m. today at Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.

Other survivors include his father, Earl F. Moore, and his mother, Climenia B. Moore, both of Essex; two brothers, Earl "Buddy" Moore Jr. of Manhattan, Kan., and Raymond C. Moore of Ventura, Calif., and a sister, Joyce Serio of Essex.

Memorial donations may be made to the Emily A. Moore Trust Fund for Baby Moore, 6607 Bonnie Ridge Drive, Apt. T-1, Baltimore 21209.

Wells Mears, a retired advertising copy writer, book collector and free-lance author, died Thursday of prostate cancer at his Guilford home. He was 81.

He retired in 1976 from an insurance company in Indianapolis, where he wrote advertising copy, ending a 30-year career that took him to 16 U.S. cities, including Baltimore, where he worked for Van Sant Dugdale from 1960 to 1961.

In the late 1940s, he established the Mears Manuscript and Secretarial Agency with his wife, the former Marie Hefton, whom he married in 1946. The couple sold the business in 1953.

Mr. Mears was a prolific writer of letters to the editor and contributed longer pieces to The Evening Sun op-ed page.

Born and raised on Abell Avenue, he was a 1931 graduate of City College. During the 1930s, won an amateur singing contest on WBAL Radio on a show with host Garry Moore, a classmate and friend.

He attended several universities, including Johns Hopkins and Maryland, but lost his college funds in a bank failure and never graduated. He then went to work as a clerk for New York Life Insurance Co. just before World War II broke out.

In January 1941, he enlisted in the Army and served in North Africa and Italy. He was discharged at war's end with the rank of sergeant.

He was a member of the nondenominational Church of Christ for many years and the Mencken Society.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, H. Wayne Mears of Los Angeles and Douglas Wells Mears of Salem, Ore.; a daughter, Patricia Mears White of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and three grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to Rainbow Christian Services, P.O. Box 9, Gainesville, Va. 22065-9851; or The Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Ga. 31601.

Mildred V. Schmidt

Executive secretary

Mildred V. Schmidt, a retired executive secretary, died Monday of respiratory failure at Union Hospital in Elkton. She was 84 and lived in Cecilton.

Mrs. Schmidt retired in 1975 as executive secretary to a vice president of the Du Pont Co. in Wilmington, Del., where she had worked since 1939.

The former Mildred Vinson was a Baltimore native and graduate of Glen Burnie High School. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Earleville.

Services for Mrs. Schmidt will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Gee Funeral Home in Elkton.

She is survived by her husband, George M. Schmidt; two brothers, John Vinson of Lady Lake, Fla., and Harold Vinson of Glen Burnie; and two sisters, Frances Miller of Severna Park and Leona Singleton of Baltimore.

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