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Frederick Dreyer, 97, electrical draftsmanFrederick Dreyer, an...

Frederick Dreyer, 97, electrical draftsman

Frederick Dreyer, an electrical draftsman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a quarter-century, died of natural causes Wednesday at Howard County General Hospital at the age of 97.

Born in Germany, he immigrated to the United States in 1927 and became a citizen six years later. With his wife and son, he moved to Baltimore in 1941 and went to work for the Corps of Engineers. He retired in 1966.

Mr. Dreyer resided with his family for many years in the Hamilton section of North Baltimore and most recently resided at Cooper's Group Home in Columbia. He was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Overlea, where he sang in the choir.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, the former Regina Stettner of Columbia; his son, Frederick D. Dreyer of Pasadena; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edith Lake Brannock, 97, homemaker

Edith Lake Brannock, a homemaker, died of a stroke Thursday at Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 97.

Born in Chesapeake City, Cecil County, the former Edith Lake was a graduate of Cambridge High School. In 1922, she married Linwood U. Brannock, and they moved to Baltimore in 1940.

Mr. Brannock died in 1973.

Mrs. Brannock returned to the Eastern Shore in 1995 and resided at Dixon House in Easton before moving to Caroline Nursing Home in Denton.

She was a member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Baltimore and the Woman's Eastern Shore Society of Maryland.

Services are set for 11 a.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.

Survivors include three daughters, Jane B. Willey of Towson, the Hon. Shirley B. Jones, a retired Circuit and U.S. District judge in Baltimore, of St. Michaels, and Lynn B. Gobble of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Duane Dayton Arnett, 50, Marine gunnery sergeant

Duane Dayton Arnett, an Essex native and retired Marine Corps sergeant, died of lung cancer Friday at his home in Jacksonville, N.C. He was 50.

He joined the Marine Corps shortly after graduating from Kenwood High School in 1967. He was stationed in the United States for most of his 30-year military career, except for a 13-month stint in Vietnam in 1968-69, and worked primarily in personnel. He retired as a master gunnery sergeant.

While attending Kenwood High, he met his wife of more than 30 years, the former Linda Honaker.

Graveside memorial services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Jacksonville.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Sandra Pacheco, Sherri Mayes and Shannon Williams, all of Jacksonville; a sister, Karen Rollyson of Aberdeen; three brothers, Arthur Arnett of North Port, Fla., James Arnett of Port Charlotte, Fla., and David Arnett of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

Pub date: 1/11/99

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