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Monsignor David I. Dorsch, 82, Catholic Charities'...


Monsignor David I. Dorsch, 82, Catholic Charities' head

Monsignor David Ignatius Dorsch, former director of Associated Catholic Charities, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson of undetermined causes. He was 82.

The Towson native graduated with a theology degree from St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park in 1939. That year, he was ordained by Bishop John McNamara at the former Baltimore Cathedral, now the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

His first assignment was at St. Ursula parish in Parkville, where he was stationed for 10 years. While there, he was a chaplain at the Maryland Training School for Boys.

In 1949, Monsignor Dorsch was named assistant pastor at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore and later that year studied social work at the Catholic University in Washington. The next year, he was named assistant priest at St. Cecilia parish in West Baltimore, where he had attended grade school.

In 1953, he was appointed director of Associated Catholic Charities and held that position until 1966, when he was named pastor of St. Mary's parish in Cumberland. He retired in 1989.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 200 Ware Ave. in Towson.

He is survived by a sister, Marguerite Bittner of Baltimore County; and many nieces and nephews.

Carroll Gustav Heck, 71, Bethlehem Steel executive

Carroll Gustav Heck, a retired engineer and Bethlehem Steel Corp. executive, died Monday of a pulmonary embolism at a Columbus, Ind., hospital. He was 71 and lived in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Mr. Heck began his career at the steelmaker's Sparrows Point plant and in 1949 transferred to the Lackawanna, N.Y., plant, where he retired as assistant general manager in 1980 and moved to Port St. Lucie.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering in 1949.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 3400 Norman Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former June Platz; XTC three daughters, Janet Heck Doyle of Bethesda, Karen Heck of Waterville, Maine, and Diane Heck Butterfield of Columbus; a brother, George W. Heck of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Harold H. Ferguson Sr., 84, Sagamore Farms manager

Harold H. Ferguson Sr., who retired in 1971 as general manager of Sagamore Farms, where thoroughbred horses were bred, died of heart failure June 19 at an Annapolis nursing home. He was 84.

Born in Wallacy, England, he immigrated as a child to Hazlett, N.J. He served in the Navy during World War II.

In 1932, he married the former Peggy Stephens, who died in 1987.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former B. Virginia "Jenny" Sullivan; two sons, Harold H. Ferguson Jr. of Baltimore and Daniel F. Ferguson of Easton; two daughters, Barbara Schubach of Baldwin and Sally Fenton of San Francisco; a brother, Frank Ferguson of Hartwell, Ga.; a sister, Norah Bottger of Holmdel, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

Services were June 24.

Veronica Hock Waldeck, 81, Catonsville native

Veronica Hock Waldeck, a native of Catonsville, died of heart failure June 22 at her home in Jacksonville, Fla. She was 81.

The 1932 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School married Frank F. Waldeck in 1934 and moved to Miami. He died in 1987.

Services were held June 25. She is survived by two sons, George Waldeck of Jacksonville and Joseph Waldeck of

Middleburg, Fla.; a daughter, Judy Horychuck of Ontario; two brothers, Charles Hock of Baltimore and James Hock of Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Doris Kunkowski of Towson and Mary Hock of Jacksonville; and 10 grandchildren.

! Pub date: 7/04/96

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