Joseph D. Zoeller

May 20, 1991

Joseph D. Zoeller, a Towson native who retired from the Black & Decker Corp. in 1973, died of cancer Thursday. He was 68.

Services for Mr. Zoeller, a Black & Decker supervisor who was transferred to Connecticut in 1966, will be held June 2 at the United Methodist Church of Newington, Conn.

"He had a great capacity for love," said his wife of 46 years, the former Dorothy Shue.

"He showed it everywhere, with his friends and family and with the people he met in the hospital when he spent so much time there."

Mr. Zoeller graduated from Towson High School in 1941 and joined Black & Decker at 17.

Shortly afterward, he served in the Army during World War II.

Returning to the power tool company after his discharge, Mr. Zoeller rose to the position of supervisor of shipping before his 1966 transfer, when he was named to manage a Connecticut distribution center for the company.

After retiring from Black & Decker, he worked for a lighting company.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Zoeller is survived by a son, Sgt. David Lee Zoeller of the New Cumberland Army Depot in Pennsylvania; a daughter, Vicki Timmons of Newington, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 401 New Britain Avenue, Newington, Conn., 06111.

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