Joseph F. Zunic Sr., 61, Legg Mason...


Joseph F. Zunic Sr., 61, Legg Mason vice president

Joseph F. Zunic Sr., who retired in April as vice president of Legg Mason's Fixed Income Group in Baltimore, died of cancer Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 61.

Mr. Zunic had managed the Legg Mason unit since moving to the company's Baltimore headquarters in 1985. Earlier, he had worked for several Pittsburgh brokerage firms.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he earned his bachelor's degree from Duquesne University in 1959. In the early 1960s, he served with the U.S. Army Military Police Corps at Fort Meyer, Va. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant and remained active as a reservist.

He enjoyed reading and was an avid golfer and member of the Turf Valley Country Club. He was also a communicant of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at today in Pittsburgh.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Cecelia R. Bartosiewicz; a son, Joseph F. Zunic Jr. of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Christine A. Tincher of Elkridge and Beth Ann Zunic of Ellicott City; a brother, Lawrence Zunic, and two sisters, Catherine Churilla and Anna Marie Yakich; all of Pittsburgh; and two grandsons.

John L. Robinson Sr., 63, Balto. County police officer

John L. Robinson Sr., a retired Baltimore County police officer who played saxophone in several bands, died of cancer Sunday at St. Agnes HealthCare. The Catonsville resident was 63.

Mr. Robinson, who was known as "Robby," joined the department in 1965. His first duty was as a patrolman in the Wilkens Precinct. He later worked in recruitment, and was assigned to central records at the Towson headquarters at his retirement in 1991.

He was a member of The Heat, a rock 'n' roll band of police officers that brings music and an anti-drug, anti-violence message to area schools. He also was a member of City Lights, a dance band.

Born and raised in Chesterfield, Va., Mr. Robinson moved to Baltimore in 1956. He was married that year to the former Josephine Corso, who survives him.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Mimms Funeral Home in Richmond.

He is also survived by a son, John Aziz of Catonsville; a daughter, Cynthia Robinson of Essex; a brother, Clifford B. Robinson of Richmond; six sisters, Pinkye L. Branch, Gloria R. El, Joyce R. Henry, June R. Brown, Jacqueline R. Mallory and Beverly R. El, all of Richmond; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

John William Walker, 58, insurance salesman

John William Walker, an insurance salesman and investigator and former Bel Air resident, died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 58.

Born and raised in Chester, Pa., he served in the Air Force in the 1960s. He moved to Cockeysville in 1971, and later to Bel Air.

He worked locally for the Wausau, Edward S. Shaffer and Associates.

Services were held yesterday in Odenton.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rebecca Altvater, a federal worker, whom he married in 1966; two sons, Christopher N. Walker of Odenton and John N. Walker of Towson; his father, John E. Walker of Port Richey, Fla.; his mother, Alice G. Walker of Eddystone, Pa.; a sister, Donna Orr of Eddystone, Pa.; and a granddaughter.

Otis Davis Ackrill, 73, insurance salesman

Otis Davis Ackrill, a retired insurance salesman, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 73 and formerly lived in Homeland.

He retired in 1991 as a John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance representative. He had earlier worked in the Govans office of General Motors Acceptance Corp.

Born in Providence, R.I., he served in the Air Force at the end of World War II and was a 1949 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

He moved in 1994 to Asheville, where a memorial service will be held tomorrow.

Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Romaine, whom he married in 1949; a daughter, Cindi Mauterer of Asheville; a brother, Thomas Benton Ackrill of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 9/10/99

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