Joseph D. O'Donnell Sr., 81, Amoco sales...


Joseph D. O'Donnell Sr., 81, Amoco sales executive

Joseph D. O'Donnell Sr., a native of Long Island, N.Y., died July 15 of lung failure in his Catonsville home. He was 81.

Mr. O' Donnell was valedictorian of his graduating class at Malverne High School on Long Island.

About 1935, his family moved to Baltimore and Mr. O'Donnell became a secretary for Amoco Oil Co. He remained there until 1942, when he was drafted to serve in the Navy during World War II.

For four years, he served on the USS Otterstetter in the Pacific.

In 1946, Mr. O'Donnell returned to Amoco and became a sales executive, working between New York and Maryland. Mr. O'Donnell retired in 1982.

He and his wife, the former Beatrice Kirtley, whom he married in 1942, then moved to Garden City, S.C. The O'Donnells moved to Catonsville in 1992.

Services were held Tuesday at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Catonsville.

In addition to his wife, Mr. O'Donnell is survived by two sons: Joseph D. O'Donnell Jr. of Blacksburg, Va., and Joseph C. O'Donnell of Exeter, N.H.; two daughters, Kirtley O'Donnell of Annapolis and Christine V. O'Donnell of Philadelphia; four brothers, Charles F. O'Donnell, Edward O'Donnell, Daniel O'Donnell and Robert O'Donnell, all of Baltimore; a sister, Ruth O. Brown of Baltimore; one granddaughter; and two grandsons.

Harry Zukerberg, 79, Air Force colonel

Harry Zukerberg, a colonel in the Air Force, died July 17 of pneumonia and heart failure at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 79.

Colonel Zukerberg, who was born in Baltimore, served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He joined the Army Air Corps - the precursor of the Air Force - about 1940, where he became a master sergeant in aircraft maintenance.

As director of materiel for the 17th Bomb Wing during the Korean War, Colonel Zukerberg was responsible for the procurement of all military items.

In the early 1960s, Colonel Zukerberg was head of research and development for an early missile program in Los Angeles. By 1965, he became deputy for procurement for the Management Review Group, based at the Pentagon.

By the time he retired in 1973, Colonel Zukerberg had been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army and Air Force Commendation medals.

Colonel Zukerberg will be buried tomorrow with full military honors at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Westwood, Calif.

He is survived by a wife, June Zukerberg of Fort Lauderdale; three daughters, Candace Nordstrom of Torrance, Calif., Cheryl Zukerberg of La Mirada, Calif., and Rene Zukerberg of Panama City, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Lillian Beatrice Pineau, 86, homemaker and painter

Lillian Beatrice Pineau, a homemaker, died Wednesday of complications of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 86 and lived in Towson.

The former Lillian Armstrong was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and attended schools in Syracuse, N.Y.

In 1936, she married Edward William Pineau, founder of Roofers Inc. He died in 1967.

She enjoyed oil painting.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson, where she was a member.

She is survived by two sons, Robert E. Pineau of Baltimore and Richard S. Pineau of Hunt Valley; a daughter, Susan M. Dimling of Towson; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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