Chancellor Moschell


Railroad Executive, 99

January 16, 1991

Services for Chancellor Frederick Moschell of Severna Park, a formeraccounting executive of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., will takeplace at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Maple Wood Cemetery in Elkins, W.Va.

Mr. Moschell, 99, died Jan. 13 of kidney failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Originally from Lafayette, Ind., he was the son of a certified public accountant and the grandson of a Union Cavalry officer who served under Gens. Philip Sheridan and George Custer and was present at Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Mr. Moschell was raised in South Bend, Ind.,where he graduated from high school as president of his class.

Mr. Moschell attended Purdue University and served asthe captain of the varsity debating team after intercollegiate debating was first instituted at the University in 1913. He graduated in 1914 with a degree in civil engineering and served on the school's engineering staff the year following his graduation.

His railroad career began in the summer of 1913 when he went to work for the Indianapolis and Louisville Railway Co. In 1915, Mr. Moschell worked in the valuation department of the Baltimore & Ohio railway offices in Chicago before moving to the New York offices briefly to work as a masonry inspector.

He then moved to Baltimore and worked for the B&O's lines between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, Pa., in its maintenance of way engineering corps as a track supervisor.

During World War I, Mr. Moschell served as a special agent in the U.S. Railroad Administration.

In 1919, he served as assistant to the chief engineer in charge of the engineering corps of the Pittsburg & West Virginia Railway. Afterward, he returned to B&O to work in the office of the corporate chief engineer and was engaged in settling claims of that company arising from the government's use of the railroads.

At the time of his retirement, after a 43-year career in the railroad industry, Mr. Moschell was a special engineer in charge of planning and procurement for the B&O's authorization of capital improvements.

His interests included family genealogy and traveling.

Mr. Moschell was preceded indeath by his wife of 68 years, the former Opal Mayme Taylor. His survivors include four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were by the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.


Services for retired machinist William Elmer Maurer of Glen Burnie took place Jan. 14 at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Maurer, 70, died Jan. 10 at North ArundelHospital after a short illness.

Formerly employed by the W. R. Grace company, Mr. Maurer attended St. John's Lutheran Church. His other interests included gardening.

His survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Ada E. Elswick; a son, Raymond Maurer of Pasadena; and a sister, Lillian Subacz of Manville, N.J.


Services for retired truck driver Scott Eugene Preston Jr. of Glen Burnie took place Jan. 14 at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Preston, 70, died Jan. 11 at North Arundel Hospitalafter a long illness.

He retired from the Wooleyhan Transport company in 1982.

Mr. Preston was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.He also belonged to VFW Post 434.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Helen K. Vahle; two children, Eleanor Timanus of Westminster and Ruth Scheeler of Pasadena; two brothers, William Preston Sr. of Rising Sun and Howard Preston Sr. of Baltimore; four sisters, Alma Gray of Delaware, Elizabeth Rampello and Elois Lloyd, both of Baltimore, and Eleanor Hurd of Virginia; and four grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian Burial for retired legal secretary Virginia Helen Pleyo of Ferndale will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

Mrs. Pleyo, 65, died Jan. 12 of a stroke in Glen Burnie.

Originally from Baltimore, she worked as a legal secretary until her retirement in 1990.

She was a member of the St. Philip Neri congregation and the Anne Arundel County Alarmers, a volunteer group that supported the various fire departments in Anne Arundel County.

Survivors include Frank Pleyo, her husband of 43 years; two sons, Vince J.Pleyo of Glen Burnie and Frank A. Pleyo of Ferndale; two sisters, Antoinette M. Toloczko and Mary Virginia Gardner, both of Glen Burnie; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Singleton Funeral Home.


Services for retired homemaker Catherine Victoria Weglewicz of the Meridian Nursing Home, formerly of Glen Burnie, will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Weglewicz, 77, died Jan. 14 of a heart attack at the Harbor Hospital Center.

Her interests included family, bingo, playing cards, and seafood.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, the late Michael G. Weglewicz.

Survivors include two sisters, Stephanie Herdock and Jenny Kryzik, both of Baltimore; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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