Services for William R. Woernle, a retired can company official, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.
Mr. Woernle, who was 79, lived on Conroy Court in Parkville. He died Sunday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a series of strokes.
He retired nearly 20 years ago after 35 years with the Crown Cork and Seal Co. For five years after that, he worked as quality-control manager of the National Can Co. in Danbury, Conn.
Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College. He earned a bachelor's degree with honors in 1961 from the University of Baltimore.
He was a tennis player for many years, playing at Druid Hill Park, the Mount Washington Club, in tournaments sponsored by The Baltimore Sun and more recently at the Bare Hills Tennis Club.
Mr. Woernle was a member of the Mount Moriah Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple. He was on the council at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was a member of the Over Fifties Club of the Ridge Garden Apartments.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Shipley; three daughters, Emily W. Singley of Towson, Ann W. Hussar of Troy, Mich., and Billie J. Bannon of Bel Air; a sister, Elsie Woernle of Baltimore; a brother, Walter Woernle of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.