Ellen S. Vollenweider, 84, secretary, church lay...


Ellen S. Vollenweider, 84, secretary, church lay leader

Ellen S. Vollenweider, a retired secretary and homemaker, died Monday of breast cancer at her Idlewylde home. She was 84.

Mrs. Vollenweider worked as a secretary for many years until she retired in the 1980s from Noon Electric Co. in Baltimore.

The former Ellen Schaal was born and reared in Gillett, Wis., where she graduated from high school in 1931. She moved to Baltimore in 1932 and attended Strayer Business College.

She enjoyed quilting and going to the ocean.

In 1938, she married Paul I. Hunter, who died in 1970. In 1971, she married Henry E. Vollenweider; he died in 1988.

She was an active member and lay leader at Idlewylde United Methodist Church, 1000 Regester Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara H. Clayville of Baltimore and Dorothy H. Breen of Orange, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Richard C. Crutchfield Sr., 91, structural engineer

Richard C. Crutchfield Sr., a structural engineer who was chief of public buildings and schools for the District of Columbia, died Monday of pneumonia at St. Agnes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City. He was 91.

The longtime Catonsville resident had lived for five years at the Heartlands Senior Living Village in Ellicott City. He retired in 1966 from the Washington post he had held for more than 30 years.

Mr. Crutchfield had been in charge of the design and building of the presidential inaugural stands for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Born and raised on Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore, Mr. Crutchfield was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and the Johns Hopkins University. During World War II, he worked for the Navy Department, converting liners and merchant ships into troop carriers.

He was a member and former president of the Retired Men's Club of Edmondson Village and also of the Retired Men's Club of the Patapsco Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Crutchfield was a communicant for more than 40 years of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 27 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carmelita Huesman, whom he married in 1934; two sons, Richard C. Crutchfield Jr. of Gettysburg, Pa., and Dennis M. Crutchfield of Vienna, Va.; a brother, Carlton Crutchfield of Ellicott City; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Adeline Louise Gunn, 71, homemaker, zoo volunteer

Adeline Louise Gunn, a homemaker and Baltimore Zoo volunteer, died Tuesday of cancer at her Armagh Village home in Baltimore County. She was 71.

The former Adeline Louise Schaefer was born in Baltimore and was a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and the University of Maryland. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

She enjoyed needlepoint work and travel to the Outer Banks.

She was married for 47 years to Douglas LeRoy Gunn, a retired Baltimore County General Hospital vice president for administration.

A memorial service was held yesterday. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a son, William Douglas Gunn of Sparks; three daughters, Carol Gunn Hennessey of Grasonville, Penny Gunn Barham of Portsmouth, Va., and Anne Gunn Tejera of Miami Beach, Fla.; a sister, Anne Schaefer Cooper of Mercer Island, Wash.; and 11 grandchildren.

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