William J. Gascoyne III, 85, chemist who...


William J. Gascoyne III, 85, chemist who owned lab

William J. Gascoyne III, a retired chemist and former owner of a Baltimore testing laboratory, died Monday of emphysema at his Roland Park home. He was 85.

Mr. Gascoyne owned Gascoyne Laboratories Inc., which was founded by his grandfather in the 1890s. He sold the Gay Street business when he retired in 1978.

Born and raised in Guilford, he was a City College graduate. During World War II, he served with the Army's 7th Armored Division in Europe.

In 1937, he married Marjorie Harden, who died in 1980. His second wife, the former Janice Tiernan, whom he married in 1980, died this year.

Services were held Wednesday.

He is survived by two daughters, Joan G. Hinds of Miami and Carol G. Adler of Safety Harbor, Fla; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jean F. Stoldt, 85, marine purchasing agent

Jean F. Stoldt, a longtime purchasing agent with the marine division of Bethlehem Steel Corp., died of heart failure Dec. 6 at the Edenwald retirement community. The former Towson resident was 85.

Born and raised in Richfield Park, N.J., he earned his bachelor's degree from Fordham University. He went to work for Bethlehem in 1935 in New York City and transferred to the Baltimore area in 1962. He retired from the Sparrows Point plant in 1978.

He was an avid tennis player who for more than 50 years helped organize the Eastern States Clay Court tournaments held annually in Hackensack, N.J.

In 1935, he married Eleanor Schultz, who died in 1974. His second wife, the former Helen Dippel, whom he married in 1978, died in 1990.

Services were held Wednesday..

He is survived by three daughters, Carol Ver Steeg of Woodstock, Ga., Alice Grass of Duluth, Ga., and Annette Dahlin of Annapolis; three stepsons, Frank Dippel of Towson, Eugene Dippel of Baltimore and Timothy Dippel of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; and a stepdaughter, Jan Rowley of Baltimore.

Albert H. Cousins Jr., 91, interior designer

Albert Howard Cousins Jr., a senior interior designer with H. Chambers & Co. in Baltimore, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Broadmead retirement community. He was 91.

Mr. Cousins, a longtime Bolton Hill resident, had lived at the Cockeysville community since 1969. He worked for the interior decorating company for three decades, retiring in 1976.

He was a past president of the Maryland chapter of the Association of Interior Decorators and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Born and raised in Washington, he was a graduate of the University of Oregon and did postgraduate work at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1932 and held diplomatic posts in Canada and South and Central America before serving in the Army Transportation Corps during World War II.

He was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and a former governor of the Maryland Society. He was also a member of the Society of the Ark and the Dove, the St. Georges Society and the Maryland Historical Society.

At his request, no service is planned. There are no survivors.

Mary L. Reiblich Foley, 59, outdoorswoman, musician

Mary Lawrence Reiblich Foley, an outdoorswoman and musician who was born and raised in Baltimore, died of cancer Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. She was 59.

She attended Calvert School and Bryn Mawr School, where she was voted president of the athletic association by the Class of 1958. In the early 1970s, she earned a bachelor of science degree from New York University, where she also was an administrative assistant.

With homes for many years in Cockeysville and Reedville, Va., Mrs. Foley was active in many sports and raised border collies. She traveled extensively and played a variety of musical instruments, including piano, accordion, recorder and guitar.

Mrs. Foley had battled cancer since 1993, and she moved to Florida this year for treatment.

She is survived by her husband of 11 years, James Foley of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.; a brother, Kenneth Tufts Reiblich of Perry Point; two sisters, Anne Reiblich Kerr Leland of Kingsville and Carol Reiblich Cook of Towson; three nephews and a niece.

A memorial service is planned for early next year in Reedville.

Joan Marie Hechmer, 66, activist and homemaker

Joan Marie Hechmer, a community activist, homemaker and longtime resident of Reisterstown, died of cancer at her home Thursday. She was 66.

The former Joan Eberle was born and raised in Baltimore's Pimlico section and graduated from Western High School in 1950.

She married Edward Hechmer in 1953, and they moved in 1961 to Reisterstown, where Mrs. Hechmer became a community activist, planting trees and participating in a roadway sit-down to protest speeding cars in her neighborhood.

After her children were grown, she worked for Franz Printing in Owings Mills.

Mrs. Hechmer was a volunteer at Our Daily Bread, Camp Glyndon for diabetic children and Reisterstown United Methodist Church at 246 Main St. in Reisterstown, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

She is survived by her husband, a retired state police captain and former chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police; two of their three sons, Mark Edward Hechmer of Millersville and Bruce Douglas Hechmer of Belcamp; a daughter, Lynn Marie Hechmer of San Diego; her mother, Mary Eberle of Reisterstown; and six grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/13/98

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