December 12, 1990

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Funeral services will take place for Annapolis resident Alvin A. Spriggs at 2 p.m. today at Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mr. Spriggs, 75, died of cancer on Dec. 10 at his home.

A 1934 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School, he worked for 52 years in the automotive industry. He also worked with Bert Spriggs, Lincoln Mercury on West Street as parts manager from 1938 to 1943, and at the Old Trumpy Boat Yard and Maryland Garage on Conduit Street. Mr. Spriggs served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of the DAV and Eastport United Methodist Church.

Other interests included bowling, sports, and traveling.

Mr. Spriggs is survived by his wife, Gertrude K. Spriggs; a son, Nelson E. Spriggs of Brunswick, Ga.; two daughters, Christine L. Spriggs of Annapolis and Lorraine K. Mattern of Woodbine; a sister, Irma Hopkins of Annapolis; three brothers, Bertram Spriggs and Melvin Spriggs, both of Annapolis, and James Spriggs of Pine Hill, N.J.; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, Md. 21403.


Funeral services will be held for Glen Burnie resident John W. High Sr. at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. High, 75, died on Dec. 10 at North Arundel Hospital.

A resident of Glen Burnie for 39 years, he worked in various trucking companies as a truck mechanic. Mr. High served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth C. High; a son, John W. High Jr. of Pasadena; and two grandchildren.


Funeral services took place for Glen Burnie resident Ernest Srnec on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Srnec, 93, died on Dec. 8 at Harbor Hospital Center.

Born in Brehem, Austria, he lived in the county all his life.

He worked as a machinist for Johns Hopkins University for 31 years, taught machinists at the Naval Academy during World War II and helped in developing the first atom smasher. Mr. Srnec also was a volunteer for the Ferndale Fire Department.

Other interests included cabinet making, musical instruments, fixing lawn mowers, building houses, and repairs on small engines.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Myrtle H. Murdock Srnec; four sons, Walter Srnec of Overleigh, Alfred Srnec of Towson, Robert Srnec of Milton, N.H., and Kenneth Murdock of Westminster; five daughters, Gloria Potter of Overleigh, Kathy Grimes of Brooklyn, Peggy Myers of Hanover, Sue Claypool of Glen Burnie, Kitty Cecil of West Virginia; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services took place for Ferndale resident Raymond H. Buckalew on Monday, Dec. 10 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Buckalew, 66, died on Dec. 6 at Harbor Hospital Center.

A resident of Ferndale for 38 years, he worked as a yard supervisor for Gulf Oil Corporation for 31 years, and was retired for six years.

A member of the Methodist church, he also enjoyed woodworking, yardwork, and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Martha C. Moffatt Buckalew; a daughter, Carolyn Pippin of Ferndale; a brother, James Buckalew of Frostburg; and two grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Pasadena resident John Mack on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Mr. Mack, 63, died of cancer on Dec. 7 at North Arundel Hospital.

A former resident of Glen Burnie for 36 years, and a resident of Pasadena for the last few years, he was the owner and manager of Whole Sale Auto Parts for 20 years.

He was a member of Glen Burnie Lions Club for 29 years, serving as president twice and in numerous other offices.

Other interests included bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Betty Bauer Mack; his stepmother, Helen Mack; four daughters, Sharon A. Matthews of Glen Burnie, Cindy E. Mack of Arnold, Michele D. Demas of Pasadena and Lisa M. Black of Pasadena; two sister, Dolores Schrack and Augusta Raut, both of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were made by Singleton Funeral Home.

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