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David Alan AbbottSales account managerDavid Alan Abbott,...


David Alan Abbott

Sales account manager

David Alan Abbott, the sales account manager for Pastore's Wholesale Grocers, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital from complications of AIDS. He was 33, and lived on Stevenson Lane in Rodgers Forge.

After graduating from Archbishop Curley High School in 1980, he attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where he studied interior design. His career in the food business began when he managed the delicatessens at Santoni's supermarkets in Highlandtown and Oakleigh.

He later worked in food sales with J.P. Brokerage of Columbia, Orval Kent in New Jersey and HSH Sales in Jessup.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 3517 Harford Road.

Mr. Abbott is survived by his mother, Shirley A. Abbott of Baltimore; a grandfather, Frederick Streb of Millers Island; a brother, Dennis Abbott of Baltimore; and a sister, Sherie Harrison of Phoenix. A memorial service for Hazel Ann Warfel Heck, a former teacher, will be held at 11:15 a.m. today at St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, 375 Benfield Road, Severna Park.

At 4 p.m., the original church structure, now a parish hall, will be dedicated as the Heck Building.

Mrs. Heck died Feb. 4 at Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park of Alzheimer's disease.

Her husband, the Rev. Lewis O. Heck, became the first rector of the Severna Park church in 1954. The couple remained there until his retirement in 1966. He died in 1980.

Mrs. Heck was born Hazel Ann Warfel in Barnesville, and, in 1920, graduated from what now is Towson State University. She once taught in a one-room school in Barnesville.

In 1925, she moved to the Philippines, where she married. Her husband was headmaster of the Brent School in Baguio. She taught there until 1927, when they returned to the United States for his theological studies and ordination.

In the 1930s, Father Heck was rector of the Church of the Messiah in Baltimore. In the late 1940s, he was rector of St. James Church in Monkton.

After her husband's retirement in 1966, they moved to Fort Myers, Fla. In 1988, she returned to Severna Park and lived with her son, Lewis P. Heck.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Feeley of Charlotte, N.C., and Barbara Leith of Newport Beach, Calif.; a brother, William Warfel of Birmingham, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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