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Teresa B. Stewart

Hospital secretary

Teresa B. Stewart, a doctors' office secretary at Good Samaritan Hospital, died Saturday at her Towson home of complications of cancer. She was 76.

Mrs. Stewart had worked at the hospital for about six years, and before that for 20 years in the payroll office at Towson State University. She had also worked for what is now the state Motor Vehicle Administration.

The former Teresa Beresh was a native of Baltimore and a 1936 graduate of Eastern High School. She was a member of the United Ladies Democratic Club, the 6th District Democratic Club and several social clubs.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John M. Stewart; three sons, John M. Stewart of Cockeysville, Henry W. Stewart of Parkton and Thomas P. Stewart of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Louise DiPaula of Baldwin; and seven grandchildren.

Howard Wolle

Master mechanic

Howard Wolle, a retired master mechanic who worked on the waterfront for many years, died Saturday of complications of heart disease at his home in Forest Hills. He was 92.

Mr. Wolle retired in the early 1960s after a 20-year career at stevedore firms where he maintained the machinery that loaded heavy shipments, such as locomotives, tanks and ammunition, onto ships.

The former Northeast Baltimore resident was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association.

During the 1930s, he operated a sewing machine store on Fleet Street near the Broadway Market with his wife of 47 years, the former Elizabeth Rowlens, who died in 1972.

In the 1920s, he was a test driver for the Six Wheel Bus Co., a Philadelphia-based manufacturer.

Born and raised on West Saratoga Street, he attended parochial school before leaving school at 15 to work to help support his family. He started his mechanical career fixing Ford Model-A automobiles at a North Avenue garage.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by two nephews, Harry Down of Bethesda and John Windsor of Severna Park; and three nieces, Joan Wolle of Crofton, Raynetta Windsor of Severna Park and Catherine Gross of Drexel Hill, Pa.

John V. Michel

Company vice president

John V. Michel, retired vice president of the R. E. Michel Co. Inc., died Sunday at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson of cancer and circulatory illness. He was 81.

Mr. Michel retired in 1979 as vice president of the air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment distribution company. He joined the firm in 1938, three years after it was started by a brother and a sister-in-law.

The Baltimore native, known to many as "Bunny," a childhood nickname, attended the Polytechnic Institute and played semiprofessional basketball in the Baltimore area as a youth.

During World War II, he was an Army officer in the Philippines and New Guinea. He attained the rank of captain, and his decorations included the Bronze Star.

He was a former president of the Stoneleigh Community Association, the area in which he had resided for many years, and of the Hamilton Lions Club.

He was a member of the Country Club of Maryland, the Dunes Club in Ocean City, the Oriole Advocates, and the old Oil Heat Association of Maryland.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 2130 Woodlawn Drive.

His first wife, the former Virginia Tolson, died in 1957. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Helen Brooks; a son, John V. Michel Jr. of Westminster; a daughter, Gina Michel-Howell of Towson; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Daniel I. Nitzberg

Plastics engineer

Daniel I. Nitzberg, a retired plastics engineer, died Thursday of complications of Parkinson's disease at his Park Heights Avenue residence. He was 72.

Mr. Nitzberg retired in 1984 after 10 years with the Roper Eastern Co. He began his career in the 1940s with the Glidden Paint Co.

Born and raised near Eutaw Place, he was a 1941 graduate of City College, and earned bachelor's degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from the University of Maryland in 1945.

He and his wife lived for many years in the Liberty Road area.

During the 1960s, Mr. Nitzberg was active in the New Democratic Coalition, the Baltimore County school board nominating convention and the Baltimore County League for Human Rights.

He was a past president of the Baltimore-Washington chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

He was a member of the Chizuk Amuno congregation, the American Jewish Congress and the Parkinsonian Society of Greater Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Arline Rosenfield, whom he married in 1953; a son, Samuel M. Nitzberg of Sparks; a daughter, Deborah Susan Nitzberg of New York City; a brother, Silven Nitzberg of Baltimore; and a grandchild.

Services were held Friday.

Velma White Dunn

High school teacher

Velma White Dunn, a retired teacher, died Thursday at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge after an apparent heart attack. She was 90.

Mrs. Dunn, who was staying with cousins in Cambridge, had moved to Cardinal in the Tidewater area of Virginia when she retired in 1970 after 41 years as a teacher.

She taught history and literature in high schools. For 15 years before her retirement, she taught in Baltimore City. Earlier, she had taught for 26 years in Talbot and Queen Anne's counties.

The former Velma White was a Baltimore native and a 1927 graduate of then-Morgan State College.

She was a member of the Maryland State Teachers Association, the Public School Teachers Association, the National Education Association, and several organizations in Cardinal and nearby Mathews, Va.

In 1947, she married Joseph A. Dunn, who died two years later.

Services were set for 1:30 p.m. today at Zion Baptist Church in Cardinal.

She is survived by many cousins.

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