George A. Weber Jr., 74, postal worker,...


George A. Weber Jr., 74, postal worker, mortician

George A. Weber Jr., a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and funeral director, died Tuesday of lung failure at his Ferndale home. He was 74.

He began working for the Postal Service in 1952 and retired in 1976.

A licensed mortician, he was a 1947 graduate of the American Institute of Funeral Service in New York and worked until 1987 for George A. Weber & Sons Funeral Home in Fells Point. The business closed in 1994.

He was born in Fells Point, attended Mount St. Joseph High School and enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1939. He later joined the 82nd Airborne Division and fought in North Africa and Europe during World War II. He was discharged in 1945.

He was a member of Dewey Loman American Legion Post No. 109, the Knights of Columbus and the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave. in Glen Burnie, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Mary A. O'Leary; a son, George A. Weber III of Westminster; a daughter, Maureen E. West of Glen Burnie; a brother, Raymond Weber of Baltimore; a sister, Louise Buck of Pasadena; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Anton JaVar Oney, 10, Victory Villa School pupil

Anton JaVar Oney, a fifth-grader at Victory Villa Elementary School, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of injuries he received when he was struck by a car Saturday while riding his bicycle near his home. The Cedonia resident was 10.

According to his mother, Adine Oney, Anton liked playing basketball and football and dreamed of becoming a professional football player.

"He loved being outdoors and had a gift for finding good friends and being a good friend. He was such a forgiving and understanding boy," Ms. Oney said. "I never had to worry about him getting mixed up with the wrong crowd or drugs."

Anton liked watching wrestling and cartoons on television and telling jokes and riddles to his friends.

Anton was born in Salisbury and lived in Snow Hill before moving to Baltimore and, in 1992, Cedonia.

His funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1801 E. Preston St.

He also is survived by his father, DiAndre LaMont Milbourne of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Jasmin Beckett of Stockton, and Anita Oney and Mariah Bailey, both of Cedonia; paternal grandparents, Richard Milbourne Sr. of Newport News, Va., and Henrietta Milbourne of Snow Hill; maternal grandfather, Samuel James Pettit of Snow Hill; and paternal great-grandfather, John Ayers of Snow Hill. Sister Mary Vincentia Schroeder, a registered nurse and anesthetist, died Sunday of heart failure at Bon Secours Hospital. She was 80 and lived at the Bon Secours Provincial House in Marriottsville.

A member of the Congregation of Bon Secours, Sister Mary Vincentia retired in 1979 after working in the nursing department at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore and at hospitals run by the religious order in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Eleanor Mary Schroeder was born in Baltimore, attended Seton High School and entered the religious order in 1935.

She graduated from Bon Secours Nursing School as a registered nurse in 1940 and later studied at the School of Anesthesia in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11: 15 a.m. today at the Chapel of Bon Secours Provincial House, 1525 Marriottsville Road.

She is survived by a brother-in-law, Robert Howell of Berryville, Va.

John S. Williamson Jr., 81, Williamson Veneer president

John Sheffield Williamson Jr., retired president of Williamson Veneer Co., died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his home at Roland Park Place. He was 81.

During the early 1930s, he became a traveling salesman for the family business, which was founded in 1879 in Highlandtown. He retired in the late 1960s after the company, which had moved to Cockeysville, was sold to Evans Products of New Freedom, Pa.

Mr. Williamson liked to design and build dollhouses and reproductions of 18th-century children's furniture. He also built detailed scale models of ships, stagecoaches and automobiles.

Born in Schenectady, N.Y., and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich., he attended Lehigh University. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941 and flew B-25 bombers on anti-submarine patrol during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of second lieutenant.

After he retired, the former Cockeysville and Roland Park resident lived in Mazatlan, Mexico, and Delray Beach, Fla., from 1972 to 1993, when he moved to Baltimore.

He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Balboa Club in Mazatlan.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4810 Roland Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Barbara Klein; a son, John S. Williamson III of Bethlehem, Pa.; two daughters, Carol W. Hylton of Baltimore and Lane B. Williamson of Salisbury, Mass.; and six grandchildren.

Louise F. MacKenzie, 91, avid golfer, bridge player

Louise F. MacKenzie, an avid golfer, died Monday in her sleep at her home at Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. She was 91.

The former Louise Fownes came from a golfing family. Her father, William C. Fownes Jr., was president of the U.S. Golf Association in 1926. He and her grandfather Henry C. Fownes designed Oakmont (Pa.) Golf Course, site of seven U.S. Open Championships.

"An avid golfer, she fostered a deep love and appreciation for the game of golf and provided encouragement to her children and grandchildren, many of whom are accomplished golfers," said a son, William F. Blue of Baltimore. "She often reminded them that a round of golf should be an enjoyable experience and to play without undue delay."

Born and educated in Pittsburgh, she moved to Baltimore in 1946. In 1940, she married Roland R. MacKenzie, who died in 1988.

She enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills.

She is survived by two other sons, Clark F. MacKenzie and Richard F. Blue, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Margot M. Rawlings of Richmond, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grand- children.

Pub Date: 5/24/96

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