Robert P. Koenig, 79, certified public accountantRobert...


Robert P. Koenig, 79, certified public accountant

Robert Pennington Koenig, a certified public accountant who worked for the Army at Edgewood Arsenal, died of complications from a stroke Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 79 and had lived for many years in Lutherville.

The Baltimore native joined the firm of Haskins and Sells during the 1950s then went to work for the Army at Edgewood. He traveled extensively in Europe and Asia during the 1960s auditing stockpiles of chemical weapons.

He retired from Edgewood in 1975 and did private accounting work and financial management for several local businesses until the late 1980s.

During World War II, he was an Army lieutenant, serving in logistics at a bomber base in England from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he became a CPA.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Louise Dinsmore; a daughter, Wendy Koenig-Scott of Lutherville; a son, Terry R. Koenig of Timonium; and five grandchildren.

Orville A. Wunderlich, 72, W. R. Grace executive

Orville A. Wunderlich, a retired W. R. Grace & Co. executive, died Thursday of respiratory failure at his home in Westminster. He was 72.

A native of Seattle, he moved to Maryland in the 1940s to take a sales job with the Davison Chemical Division of W. R. Grace. He retired in 1986.

Mr. Wunderlich was active in Optimist International and on the Church Council of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New Windsor.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gertrude Ione Wunderlich; two daughters, Janet Root of California, Md., and Lynn %o Wunderlich of Marriottsville; three sons, Gary Wunderlich of Westminster, David Wunderlich of Cheshire, Conn., and Fred Wunderlich of Dania, Fla.; his mother, Clara Wunderlich of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, Kenneth Wunderlich of St. Louis and Marvin Wunderlich of Laurel; and two sisters, Eunice Hartung of Jackson, Miss., and Helen Piellusch of Greenville.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 701 Green Valley Road, New Windsor. Mary R. Belcher, a former barmaid who became an alcohol and drug counselor, died of pneumonia Friday at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 77 and lived in Baltimore.

She moved here from Kentucky in the 1940s and worked as a waitress and later as a barmaid for many years at Murray's Show Bar on Paca Street, said her daughter, Carrie Pearson of Millersville.

Twenty years ago, Mrs. Belcher earned a degree in drug and alcohol counseling from the Johns Hopkins University and became a counselor at the Echo House Multiservice Center in West Baltimore -- and later at a downtown shelter run by the YWCA, where she worked until she became ill in October.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Ambrose Funeral Home of Lansdowne, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road.

Mrs. Belcher, who was divorced, is also survived by a son, Dale Belcher of Baltimore; four sisters, Mabel Jones of Hazard, Ky., Margaret Rye of Baltimore, Hazel Freeman of Mishawaka, Ind., and Thelma Krieling of Augusta, Ga.; three grandchildren; and ,, two great-grandsons.

Pub Date: 12/17/96

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