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Dr. R. Donald Jandorf, 86, family practitionerDr....


Dr. R. Donald Jandorf, 86, family practitioner

Dr. R. Donald Jandorf, a Hamilton family practitioner for more than 50 years, died Sunday of complications of Parkinson's disease at Brightwood Center in Brooklandville. He was 86 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

Dr. Jandorf retired in 1993 after practicing medicine for 54 years. He had an office in the 7400 block of Harford Road and was on the staffs of the old South Baltimore General Hospital and Church Home and Hospital.

"He was the family doctor in the fullest meaning of the words," said his son-in-law, Lawrence Taubman of Columbia. "A patient's problems were his problems, and he continued to make house calls as they were needed."

Born in Baltimore, Dr. Jandorf was a graduate of City College and the Johns Hopkins University, where he received a degree in 1935. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1939.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces medical corps and served in the Pacific. He was discharged with the rank of major.

He enjoyed golf, music, gardening and travel.

In 1948, he married Ellen Marx Spear, who survives him.

Funeral services for Dr. Jandorf will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson and Brothers Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

He also is survived by three daughters, Paige Goodwin and Patricia Taubman, both of Columbia, and Lisa Heller of New Orleans; a sister, Dorothy J. Cohnen of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

Jack Starr, 71, maintenance electrician

Jack Starr, a retired maintenance electrician who served in the Royal Navy during World War II, died in his sleep Sunday at his Rosedale home. He was 71.

For 27 years until retiring in 1983, Mr. Starr worked as a maintenance electrician at Western Electric's Point Breeze plant.

A native of Nottingham, England, Mr. Starr lied about his age and enlisted in the Royal Navy during World War II. He served as a gunner aboard aircraft carriers until being discharged at war's end.

He immigrated to Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 1952, and served in the Army during the Korean War as a helicopter hydraulic specialist at Fort Eustis, Va. Discharged in 1956 with the rank of specialist third class, he moved to Baltimore and graduated from the RETS Electronic School.

Mr. Starr enjoyed reading and carpentry.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Elizabeth Bond; a daughter, Jacqueline Oberlechner of Union Mills; and two grandchildren.

Julius William Rubin, 78, health agency inspector

Julius William Rubin, a retired Baltimore City Health Department employee, died Wednesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident July 4 in Clarksville. He was 78 and lived in Pikesville.

He was a Health Department inspector and retired in 1990. He previously owned a grocery store in the 1700 block of N. Calvert St.

Born in Birzai, Lithuania, he immigrated to Baltimore in the 1920s. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Baltimore in 1975.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Philippine Islands.

A mandolin player, he was a member of the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra and the Washington Balalaika Orchestra.

He enjoyed collecting books, stamps and musical instruments.

In 1948, he married Lena Morrison, who survives him.

Funeral services were held Friday.

He is also survived by a son, Jeffrey Rubin of Oak Hill, Va.; two daughters, Diane Burrier of Street and Cheryl Moore of Clarksville; a sister, Paula Fink of Annapolis; and five grandchildren.

Bernice B. Loebl, 89, social worker

Bernice B. Loebl, a retired social worker and former Linthicum resident, died Saturday of cardiac failure at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. She was 89.

Mrs. Loebl, who had lived in Little Rock since 1991, was a social worker at Sinai Hospital during the 1940s and 1950s. She later joined the staff of the Children's Guild, where she was employed until retiring in 1985.

Born Bernice Burack in Boston, she graduated from public schools there. In 1933, she earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Simmons College and a master's degree in the same discipline from the Boston college in 1935. She came to Baltimore in the late 1930s. In 1940, she married Dr. Julius Loebl, who died in 1994. She was an active member of Hadassah and the Women's Labor Zionist Organization of America.

Services were held yesterday in Little Rock.

She is survived by two sons, Edward Loebl of Little Rock and Richard Loebl of New York City; two brothers, Richard Burack of North Conway, N.H., and Jason Burack of Boston; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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