I. Dale Snodgrass, 94, bank presidentI. Dale...


I. Dale Snodgrass, 94, bank president

I. Dale Snodgrass, a retired bank president, died of heart failure Thursday at his Roland Park Place retirement home. He was 94.

Born in Street, Harford County, Mr. Snodgrass graduated from the old Highland high school and, in the custom of that time, went directly to the University of Maryland School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1930, but never practiced.

In the early 1930s he worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and in 1934 he opened the new Frostburg National Bank in Western Maryland. He was later manager of the Baltimore office of the Reconstruction Finance Corp., and worked on the loan board of the Small Business Administration in Washington.

Mr. Snodgrass moved back to Harford in 1954 to become president of First National Bank of Harford County, and retired in 1970 when it merged with First National Bank of Maryland.

He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed traveling with his wife of 71 years, the former Gladys Benson. They had visited Europe and Asia several times.

Also surviving are a daughter, Dorothy S. Goldsborough of Baltimore; a sister, Mabel S. Stubbs of Street and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. Nettie Weissfeld, a longtime Pikesville resident and former Reisterstown store owner, died Friday of complications from pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. She was 73.

She formerly owned In Artiques, a specialty houseplant and home decoration boutique in Reisterstown, and later worked at Rococco of Pikesville, a women's clothing store.

She was born Nettie Goldman in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she married Marvin Weissfeld in 1942. They moved to West Islip, Long Island, where he helped to develop the old E. J. Korvette discount department store chain.

When that business brought him to Baltimore in the early 1960s, they moved to Pikesville.

Mrs. Weissfeld was an avid gardener, had a talent for floral display and loved animals, especially her two cats.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery on Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Ilene C. Perkett of Dallas and Bonnie T. Weissfeld of Baltimore.

Wilfred W. Patterson, 88, printing firm executive

Wilfred W. Patterson, a retired Baltimore printing company executive and an avid golfer, died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 88.

Mr. Patterson, a Hamilton resident for 60 years before moving to the home of his son in Guilford last year, retired in 1964 as production manager and vice president of Maran Printing Co. He started working for the business as an estimator in 1929.

Born and raised in Eastport, near Annapolis, he left school in the eighth grade to work on an uncle's cattle ranch in Nebraska. In 1925 he enlisted in the Navy, where he learned his trade as a printer.

An avid golfer, he was a member of the Country Club of Maryland and "proud that he had played most of the golf courses on the Eastern Seaboard," said his son, Dr. John F. Patterson.

He was married for 57 years to the former Ruth Mildred "Mimi" Feldmeyer, who died in 1991.

In addition to his son, Mr. Patterson is survived by two daughters, Patricia McCoart of Woodbridge, Va., and Sandra Winand of Towson; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon today at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road, Baltimore.

Jeannette R. Woolfolk, a retired nurse, died of complications from phlebitis Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 78.

She was born Jeannette Raphel in Baltimore, attended parochial schools and graduated from the old St. Joseph Hospital nursing school. She was a nurse until 1965, holding jobs at Union Memorial and Johns Hopkins hospitals but spending the bulk of her career at the old Eudowood Sanitorium in the Towson area.

She lived for 42 years on Amuskai Road in Baltimore County's Ridgeleigh neighborhood, where she and her husband, Thomas N. Woolfolk Jr., whom she married in 1945, raised two children. He died in 1975. Mrs. Woolfolk moved several months ago to Sunrise Assisted Living in Towson.

She was an active, longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in the 8500 block of Loch Raven Blvd., Bainesville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 15 a.m. tomorrow.

Survivors include a son, Thomas N. Woolfolk Jr. of Reisterstown; a daughter, Jeannette W. Taverner of Baltimore; two sisters, Corinne R. Muller and Madeleine R. Seipp; and a brother, Eugene F. Raphel, all of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

May C. C. Brewer, 84, plumbing firm president

May C. C. Brewer, 84, president of Walter L. Brewer Plumbing Co. since 1986 and a longtime Timonium resident, died of a stroke April 5 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The company was founded by Walter Leroy Brewer Sr., whom she married in 1939. Mr. Brewer died in 1986.

Born May Colgate Cockey in Towson, she was a scion of the Cockey family, which settled Cockeysville in 1798. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Cockeysville, where services were held April 9.

She is survived by four sons, Walter Leroy Brewer Jr. of Lutherville, Barry Schooler Brewer of Timonium, Brent Kelly Brewer of Phoenix, Baltimore County, and Scott Cockey Brewer of Burke, Va.; a daughter, May Brewer Engles of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Adam Denmead Cockey of Stoneleigh and Robert Edwin Cockey of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Jean Peters Pilch: A photograph that appeared with the obituary of Jean Peters Pilch in the first edition of The Sun today was incorrect.

The Sun regrets the error.

Pub Date: 4/20/97

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