Bernard S. Longley
Did auto body repair
A memorial service for Bernard S. Longley, a retired automobile body and fender repairman, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Mountain Christian Church in Joppa.
Mr. Longley, who was 76, died Wednesday of cancer in his home in Long Bar Harbor.
He retired more than 10 years ago after working for many years for Scott Pontiac, a Bel Air dealer.
Born in Glen Echo, he was reared in Baltimore and in Long Bar Harbor, which was developed by a great-grandfather.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member for many years of the Abingdon Fire Company and also belonged to the Abingdon Lodge of the Elks.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marie D. Schier; a daughter, Marian J. Longley of Long Bar Harbor; two sons, William R. Longley of White Marsh and Thomas B. Longley of Long Bar Harbor; three sisters, Marguerite L. Heuman of Bel Air, Helen L. Preston of Baltimore and Alice L. Couch of Long Bar Harbor; and two grandchildren.
Claude C. Colley Jr.
Claude C. Colley Jr., a former instrument maker at the Navy's David Taylor Model Basin in Carderock in Montgomery County, died March 2 of a respiratory illness at the Georgetown University Hospital.
Mr. Colley, who was 73, worked for the Navy from 1941 until 1961, the first three years at the Navy Yard in Washington, then in Montgomery County. In 1961, he became an equipment specialist for the General Services Administration. He retired in 1974.
Born and educated in Washington, he had been president of a community garden club there and had coached in a youth basketball program.
He is survived by his wife, the former Kathryn MacPhee; two sons from his first marriage to the former Marie Byrne, Vincent Colley of Fort Washington and Joseph Colley of North Arlington, Va.; five daughters, also from his first marriage, Lynn Sharp of Croom, Mikell Furhmann of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Joanne Colley of Charlottesville, Va., Sara Langley of Gardena, Calif., and Margaret Colley of San Diego; a sister, Jeanette O'Meara of Edgewater; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was offered March 7 at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church in Washington.
Sherwood "Sherb" Noble, 82, one of the men credited with founding the Dairy Queen stores, died Sunday in Kankakee, Ill. He was the first franchisee of Dairy Queen, the soft ice cream chain that has grown to more than 5,200 stores nationwide. Mr. Noble, who had owned as many as 35 stores in Illinois, owned seven at the time of his death. He and J. F. McCullough developed the soft ice cream business in Kankakee in 1938. The two held a Dairy Queen all-you-can-eat special Aug. 4, 1938, and more than 1,600 people were served. Today, only five of the more than 5,200 Dairy Queen stores are owned corporately; the rest are franchised.
William D. Turnbull, 64, the co-founder and publisher of North Point Press, an influential independent publishing house, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Stinson Beach, Calif. North Point was founded in 1980 by Mr. Turnbull, a civil engineer and real estate developer, and Jack Shoemaker, who became editor in chief. It assembled an impressive list of 125 writers and issued about 30 titles a year, but its prestige exceeded its profitability.
Nick Vanoff, a television producer and former dancer who also produced such Broadway hits as "City of Angels," died Wednesday at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 61 and had had a heart transplant in August. Nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, Mr. Vanoff produced Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" with William Harbach. He produced specials for Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, "Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall," "The Hollywood Palace," "Night Life," "The Don Knotts Show," and "The Sonny and Cher Show." He also produced the 1985 feature film "Eleni." Born in Macedonia, Greece, Mr. Vanoff was a principal dancer with the New York City Opera and danced on Broadway in "Kiss Me Kate." After serving in the Marines, he studied directing under Theodore Komisarjevsky.