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Genevieve G. TruterTeacher, volunteerGenevieve G. Truter, a...


Genevieve G. Truter

Teacher, volunteer

Genevieve G. Truter, a retired teacher and volunteer, died June 16 of breast cancer at her home in Sherwood Forest. She was 66.

Mrs. Truter was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Annapolis, its Altar Guild and its volunteer group at Crownsville Hospital Center.

Known as Dolly, she had volunteered more than 1,000 hours at the National Aquarium in Baltimore where she was a Monday shift captain for the volunteer guides and information desk workers.

Born Genevieve Gates in New Kensington, Pa., she was a 1946 graduate of the Arnold, Pa., High School and a 1950 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She taught physical education at the Beaver, Pa., High School from 1950 until 1954, when she was senior class sponsor.

From 1965 until 1980, she taught at middle schools in Beaver Falls, Pa.

A memorial service for Mrs. Truter was to be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Martin's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Edmund F. Truter; two daughters, Kathryn T. Von Rueden of Arnold, Md., and Carolyn T. Johnson of Easton; her mother, Genevieve S. Gates, of Arnold, Pa.; and a granddaughter.

William D. Otradovec

AT&T; machine operator

William D. Otradovec, a retired AT&T; machine operator, died Sunday of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 62.

The Rosedale resident retired in 1985 after a 30-year career at the old Western Electric Co. Broening Highway plant. He then worked as a driver for Kunkle Service Co.'s body and paint division until 1993.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, he was a 1950 graduate of Patterson High School. He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 as a gunner's mate third class aboard the USS Dashiell.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Audra Mullins; a son, William D. Otradovec Jr. of Reisterstown; and a grandchild.

Melvyn E. Engle

Motel owner

Melvyn E. Engle, who owned and operated a motel here and in Virginia, died Sunday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 56.

He owned and operated the Star Motel, which had been established by his parents, in the 9600 block of Pulaski Highway since 1958 and the Days Inn in Cape Charles, Va., which he opened in 1986.

Services for the Essex native were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Pearl L. Martini; two sons, Timothy A. Engle and Martin G. Engle, both of Baltimore; and three grandsons.

Janet Lynn Ewing, 34, a homemaker, died Saturday at Harford Memorial Hospital of injuries she suffered in a watercraft accident on the Susquehanna River near Port Deposit.

The former Janet Lynn Shifflett, who lived in Rising Sun, was active in local scouting circles, and was chairwoman for Boy Scout Troop 28 in Rising Sun. Services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by her husband, Richard O. Ewing Jr.; a daughter, Stacy R. Ewing; a son, Jason R. Ewing; her father, Joseph R. Shifflett Jr. of Middle River; two sisters, Debbie Zink and Shannon Hall, both of Baltimore; a brother, Darrin Shifflett of Dundalk; her stepmother, Elizabeth Shifflett of Rising Sun; a step-sister, Denise Keller of Delta, Pa.; and a step-brother, David Hauf of Baltimore.

Julia Williams Browne, 89, a recent resident of Keswick who was active in the affairs of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years, died Saturday of complications from gastrointestinal illness at Union Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Wednesday for the former Julia Williams, who grew up in Mount Vernon Place and at her family's summer home "Long Green" in Baltimore County.

Her husband, C. Willing Browne, clerk of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, died in 1952. She is survived by a son, C. Willing Browne III of Denver; a daughter, Julia B. Sause of Centreville; a sister, Eleanor Miles of Queenstown; and six grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 309 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.

Frederick W. Stencil Jr., 56, a service center manager for Invetech-American Bearing and Power Transmission in the Golden Ring area, died June 4 after being stricken with a blood clot at his son's home in Violetville.

A Mass of Christian burial for the Baltimore native and longtime Lansdowne resident was offered June 8 at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Baltimore 21227, where memorial donations may be made.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former V. Carolyn "Ronnie" Molnariu; three sons, Frederick W. Stencil III of Violetville, Brian Stencil of Pasadena and Kevin Stencil of Lansdowne; a daughter, Rhonda Villa of White Marsh; a brother, Vernon Stencil of Pasadena; and his mother, Mildred Stencil of Pigtown.

Michael T. Pendleton-O'Neal, 33, a nursing assistant, died June 15 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from injuries suffered in a drive-by shooting in East Baltimore.

Services for the Baltimore native, who lived in the Camden Yards area, were held Wednesday.

Survivors include a son, Antonio of Baltimore; his mother, Joyce A. O'Neal of Baltimore; his father, Leonard N. Pendleton of Petersburg, Va.; his stepfather, Frank O'Neal of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Myonn Pendleton and Mary Skinner, both of Baltimore; and a brother, Shawn O'Neal of Baltimore.

Herman E. Collison, 81, a retired yard superintendent for the Jarvis Steel and Lumber Co., died Sunday of heart failure at his home in Linthicum Heights.

Services for the native of Richmond, Va., were held Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marie M. Frolich; four brothers, Jimmie Collison of Richmond, Buck Collison of Florida; Harry Middlebrooks of Baltimore and Sam Middlebrooks of Glen Burnie; and two sisters, Ida May Bentley of Fairbourne, Ohio, and Irene Schull of Glen Burnie.

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