Arthur L. Shreve IIIBlack & Decker executiveArthur...


Arthur L. Shreve III

Black & Decker executive

Arthur L. Shreve III, a retired Black & Decker Corp. executive, died Wednesday of cancer at his home near Butler. He was 64.

The longtime Baltimore County resident had worked for 33 years for Black & Decker, where he held many positions, including industrial engineer. He retired in 1986.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Mr. Shreve served in the Maryland Army National Guard, eventually becoming a captain in the field artillery.

He was a member of the St. Andrews Society of Baltimore, the St. George's Society of Baltimore and the Society of the Cincinnati of Maryland, an organization for descendants of people who fought in George Washington's army.

L The Oklahoma native was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

He enjoyed woodworking, especially reproducing Federal period furniture, said his wife of 35 years, the former Anne Obrecht.

Services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road in Ellicott City.

Survivors also include two daughters, Heather P. Helfrich and Leslie O. Shreve, both of Baltimore; and a brother, Douglas M. Shreve of Stevensville.

Jennifer Jillann Searing, 26, an advertising account executive for the City Paper in Baltimore, died July 16 of cancer at the home of her parents in North East. Miss Searing, who had lived in Columbia until March, also had worked for WLIF-FM, WXYV-FM and WJZ-TV.

Services for the Baltimore native were held Thursday in Elkton.

She is survived by her parents, Jack and Dee Searing; a brother, John E. Searing of Towson; a sister, Jodi V. Searing of Washington; her maternal grandparents, Jack and Shirle Colety of Mamaroneck, N.Y.; and her fiance, Ernie Ney of Columbia.

Barbara A. Mays, 59, an AT&T; administrative assistant in Oakton, Va., who was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparks, died Tuesday of kidney failure in Fairfax, Va. She lived in Alexandria, Va.

Services were conducted Saturday in Timonium.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah A. Story of Villa Hills, Ky.; a son, Grant R. Mays Jr. of Alexandria; two brothers, J. Ridgely Parks Jr. of Hampstead and Robert M. Parks of St. Charles, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

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