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Walter B. Ward Jr., 70, editor and...


Walter B. Ward Jr., 70, editor and restaurateur

lter B. Ward Jr., a former Evening Sun editor and founder of restaurant chain, died Monday of cancer at his home in Potomac. He was 70.

Mr. Ward joined The Evening Sun as a copy boy in 1945 and rose to assistant city editor. He left the newspaper in 1969 and entered the restaurant business the next year as a founding partner of Sir Walter Raleigh Inns Inc., a chain of restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington area. In 1993, he retired as secretary-treasurer.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Loyola High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College.

A memorial service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 6900 River Road, Bethesda.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Lewis Sellers, whom he married in 1966; a son, Thomas Lewis Ward of Potomac; a daughter, Elizabeth Kann Ward of Washington; and a sister, Elizabeth W. O'Connor of Sykesville.

Marcella J. C. Sutton, 76, homemaker, volunteer

Marcella Jane Catherine Sutton, a homemaker and volunteer, died Tuesday after a long illness at Civista Hospital in LaPlata. She was 76.

Born in Canton, Ohio, the former Marcella Roberts was raised in nearby Lima, Ohio, and graduated from Lima Central High School, where she excelled in academics and athletics. She attended Lima Business College for two years and worked at various factories during World War II.

She married Paul Thomas Sutton 49 years ago.

From 1968 to 1971, while living at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, where her husband was stationed, Mrs. Sutton did volunteer work. She helped disabled children, was a substitute teacher and was active with Meals on Wheels and the Red Cross.

On returning to the United States, the Suttons lived in Missouri before moving in 1974 to Accokeek.

A private service was set for today.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Timothy Dean Sutton of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Thomas Wayne Sutton of Alexandria, Ky., David Lee Sutton of Wilmington, N.C., Paul Dent Sutton of Freeland and Richard Scott Sutton of Greencastle, Pa.; a daughter, Sandra Jayne Garratt of Greenbelt; a brother, Guy Rogers Roberts of Claremont, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Anne McCrary of Davenport, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Fred S. Lisberger, 88, leather wholesaler

Fred S. Lisberger, a German immigrant who had owned a leather wholesale business in Baltimore, died Wednesday of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Pikesville resident was 88.

Born in Wallerstein, Germany, Mr. Lisberger was a Holocaust survivor who came to Maryland in 1938. He operated Fred S. Lisberger Co. in downtown Baltimore from the late 1940s until 1988, when he retired.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Hanna Minz, whom he married in 1950; two sons, Mark D. Lisberger of Broomall, Pa., and Jack A. Lisberger of Baltimore; a daughter, Linda C. Lisberger of Hagerstown; a brother, Walter Lisberger of Randallstown; and three grandchildren.

Robert Miles Burket, 77, firebrick company foreman

Robert Miles Burket, a retired foreman for a firebrick maker, died Wednesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. The longtime Glen Burnie resident was 77.

A native of East Freedom, Pa., Mr. Burket served in the Marine Corps during World War II. After he was discharged, he settled in Glen Burnie and worked as a foreman for General Refractories Co. in Brooklyn, which made heat-resistant brick. He retired in 1976.

He was a member of the North Glen Improvement Association, the Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 289 in Ferndale and United Veterans of Anne Arundel County.

Services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. today at the Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna E. Varley, whom he married in 1945; two sons, Robert M. Burket Jr. and Raymond D. Burket, both of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Virginia Dugan of Newry, Pa., and Nancy L. Detwiller of Martinsburg, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/04/98

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