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Margaret Raphel: The obituary for Margaret Raphel that appeared in the Oct. 18 editions of The Sun should have included Anne R. Ward of Joppa among her surviving daughters. The Sun regrets the error.

Margaret Raphel, 78, librarian in Perry Hall

Margaret Raphel, who had been on the staff of the Perry Hall public library branch from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s, died Sunday of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 78 and lived in Perry Hall.

The former Margaret Smith, who had been a high school English teacher in the late 1930s, was a native of Creswell in Harford County and a 1937 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park.

Her husband, Paul F. Raphel Sr., died in 1984.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road in Bradshaw.

She is survived by three daughters, Sarah R. Stanley of Laurel, Mary M. Raphel of Baltimore and Ellen L. Cole of Kingsville; three sons, Paul F. Raphel Jr. of St. Louis, H. Joseph Raphel of College Park and Robert N. Raphel of Essex; three sisters, Mary Ford of Gulfport, Fla., Betty Adams of Bel Air and Katherine Fleury of Annapolis; a brother, Robert Smith of Bel Air; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Charles L. Shipley Jr., 80, retired MVA investigator

Charles L. Shipley Jr., who retired about 15 years ago as an investigator for the state Motor Vehicle Administration, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications from a stroke. He was 80 and lived in the Lauraville area.

A native of South Baltimore, where his parents owned the Family Shoe Store, he was a graduate of Southern High School.

During World War II, he was a sergeant and radar operator in the Army Air Forces. His decorations included the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal with a battle star.

His wife, the former Pearl M. Meagher, died in 1976.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Shipley and Dorothea M. O'Hara, both of Baltimore, and Marguerite S. Scarcella of Essex; a son, John H. Shipley II of Perry Hall; three sisters, Naomi Thompson of Newbury Park, Calif., Beatrice Shuldt of Dana Point, Calif., and Harriet Ray of Towson; and six grandchildren.

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