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Jonathan Edwards Jr., 65, geologistJonathan Edwards Jr.,...


Jonathan Edwards Jr., 65, geologist

Jonathan Edwards Jr., a geologist, died of lymphoma Thursday at his Towson residence. He was 65.

Mr. Edwards retired this year after 32 years with the Maryland Geological Survey, an arm of the state Department of Natural Resources, recording the types of rock found in Carroll and Frederick counties.

His work in Carroll and Frederick counties resulted in a geologic map of those areas.

"You bushwhack, walk the ridges, fields, roads and railroad cuts finding out where the various rock types are and then identify them. It really is a bit of a detective game," said Emery Cleaves, state geologist and director of the Maryland Geological Survey.

"John was chased out of a few fields during his career by inquisitive bulls," he said, laughing.

Before joining state government in 1965, Mr. Edwards worked for the Virginia Highway Department, surveying rock structures where bridges were to be built.

Born in Richmond, Va., he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in 1955 and 1960 respectively from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a doctorate in 1966 from the Colorado School of Mines, all in geology.

His professional memberships included the Geological Society of America.

He enjoyed rock hunting and carpentry.

Mr. Edwards sang in the choir and was a longtime member of Central Presbyterian Church, 7308 York Road, Towson, where a memorial service will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Cora McCormick; two sons, Peter Edwards and Frederick Edwards, both of Towson; two daughters, Laura Harris of Towson and Elaine Sharlofsky of Joppatowne; a sister, Martha Arnette of Richmond; and a grandson.

Joseph Ohler, 81, Bernice Ohler, 82

Services for Joseph Ohler, 81, and his wife, Bernice Ohler, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road in Overlea.

The couple were fatally stabbed at their Rosedale home Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. Ohler, who was an electrician for more than 40 years at Wilson Electric in Towson, retired in 1994. Earlier, he had worked at the former Glenn L. Martin Co., which made airplanes, in Middle River.

He graduated from high school in his native Emmitsburg and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the occupation forces in Japan and was discharged in 1946.

That year, he married Margaret Fox, who died in 1962.

In 1964, Mr. Ohler married Bernice E. Knapp, nee Pond, a next-door neighbor. Her first husband, Charles Knapp, a grocer, died in 1960.

Mrs. Ohler was born in Middle River and attended Kenwood High School. She was a secretary for a Middle River physician during the 1930s and worked at Martin during World War II.

For more than four decades until her retirement several years ago, she was a hostess at Haussner's Restaurant in Highlandtown.

Mrs. Ohler enjoyed gardening.

Mr. Ohler was a longtime member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Philadelphia Road. He is survived by three brothers, John D. Ohler of Emmitsburg, Paul E. Ohler of Spokane, Wash., and Russell B. Ohler of Thurmont; and a nephew, Paul D. Ohler Jr. of Spokane.

Mrs. Ohler is survived by a brother, Clarence Pond of Finksburg; and a sister, Clemmia Doolin of Jacksonville, Ill.

Sara T. Deeley, 75, homemaker and volunteer

Sara T. Deeley, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died of cancer Thursday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 75.

A native of Ocean City, the former Sara Anne Townsend married Haskin Updegraff Deeley Jr. in 1941 and the couple settled in Towson.

Mrs. Deeley was a volunteer at Union Memorial Hospital and the Special Olympics for many years. She was a member of the Junior League of Baltimore, the Altar Guild at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson and the Dunes Club of Ocean City.

Her hobbies included gardening and painting. She was an avid horsewoman who won many ribbons and trophies at the annual State Fair in Timonium.

Services are set for 11 a.m. today at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church, 11856 Mays Chapel Road in Timonium.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Haskin Updegraff Deeley III of Berlin; three daughters, Anne Deeley Sweigert of Queenstown, Laura Deeley Chester of Towson and Daisy Deeley Gutberlet of Freeland; a brother, Francis James Townsend Jr. of Ocean City; and 10 grandchildren.

Robert W. Price, 78, food salesman, boater

Robert W. Price, a retired food salesman and boater, died of complications of a stroke Friday at Harford Memorial Hospital. The Edgewood resident was 78.

He was a salesman for Monarch Foods for 20 years and retired in 1978.

Born in Cockeysville, Mr. Price graduated from Towson High School and earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1942.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as a radio officer.

He was a member of the U.S. Power Squadron and the Classic Yacht Club.

In 1978, he married Dolores M. James.

A memorial Mass was offered Sunday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Price of Delaware; a stepson, Glen James of Essex; a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Schaeffer of White Marsh; and three grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/01/98

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