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June 27, 1991

Herman Hollerith III


Services for Herman Hollerith III, a former resident of Baltimore, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Va.

Mr. Hollerith, who was 67 and lived in Alexandria for 30 years, died Monday at a nursing home there of complications to Parkinson's disease. He retired six years ago as an accountant for the Exxon Corp. for which he had worked for more than 30 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was reared in Baltimore and was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and the University of Virginia. He served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Agnes Boxley Newton; two sons, the Rev. Herman Hollerith IV of Georgetown, S.C., and the Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith of Richmond, Va.; his stepmother, Elisabeth Carter Hollerith of Richmond; three sisters, Sarah H. Nietsch of Montclair, N.J., Lucia Beverly Lefferts of Darien, Conn., and Jean H. Case of Spartanburg, S.C.; and a grandson.

Helen Pankowska

Former concert pianist

Helen Pankowska, a former concert pianist who taught in Baltimore and later in Easton and Salisbury, died June 17 after a short illness in Albuquerque, N.M., where she had lived for about 12 years.

Born in New York City, Miss Pankowska, who was 91, studied piano under Ignace Jan Paderewski. She played in concerts in this country, Poland and England.

In the 1940s, she served as director of music at the Greenwood School, a private girls school that once occupied the mansion on Charles Street now serving as headquarters for the Baltimore County school system. In the 1960s, she lived in Easton and in the 1970s, in Salisbury.

There were no close surviving relatives, and no services were planned.

Marcia K. Vogel

Fourth-grade teacher

A memorial service for Marcia K. Vogel, a fourth-grade teacher at the Bel Air Elementary School, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church in Darlington.

Mrs. Vogel, who was 47, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in Churchville.

She taught at the Bel Air school for a total of 15 years since she came to the area and started working there in 1965.

The former Marcia K. Johns was a native of Wakefield, Mich., and a graduate of Northern Michigan University. She later earned a master's degree at Morgan State University.

In 1966, she married E. Michael Vogel, a civilian engineer at the Aberdeen Proving Ground who survives her. She was fond of skiing, boating and water-skiing.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include two sons, Eric and Ryan Vogel, both of Churchville; her mother, Lempi Kathryn Hill Johns of Wakefield; two sisters, Norma J. Rigotti of Bel Air and Rosemary A. Farrington of Palatine, Ill.; and two brothers, Kenneth Johns of Wakefield and Neal Johns of Waupaca, Wis.

David B. Cramer

Former budget official

David B. Cramer, a former resident of the Baltimore area, died June 17 of cancer at his home in Irving, Texas.

Mr. Cramer, who was 44, worked as a budget official for a computer company after moving to Texas from Columbia about two years ago.

For about five years before that, he did similar work for Bell Atlantic, the parent firm of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., after working for 10 years for Mountain Bell, the Denver phone company.

Born in Richmond, Va., he was reared there, in the Baltimore area and in Denver. He served in the Army in Korea in the late 1960s.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Cramer; a son, Jesse W. Cramer of Irving; a daughter, Leslie A. Cramer of Marriottsville; a stepson, William Thompson of Irving; two stepdaughters, Rhonda and Patricia Thompson of Irving; and a brother, Michael L. Cramer of Hurst, Texas.

Services for Mr. Cramer were held June 20 at the First United Methodist Church in Hurst.

Henry J. Roesser

Insurance agent

Henry J. Roesser, a retired insurance agent, died June 10 at St. Agnes Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Roesser, who was 76 and lived in Ellicott City, retired about five years ago as an agent for the Aetna Life Insurance Co., with which he was associated for many years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Loyola High School and Loyola College and served as an officer in the Navy during World War II, commanding a destroyer escort.

A member of the Kiwanis Club of Baltimore and an adult leader in the Boy Scouts, he served on the board of the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, now part of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Linda Kathleen Fitzpatrick; two sons, Henry J. Roesser Jr. of Timonium and Edward C. Roesser of Portsmouth, Va.; a daughter, Linda Clarke McKay of New Albany, Ind.; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Roesser was offered June 13 at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City.

Michael L. Barber


A Mass of Christian burial for Michael L. Barber, a warehouseman, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Poplar Grove and Prospect streets.

Mr. Barber, who was 34, died Saturday in his sleep at his home on Ashburton Street.

He worked for the Pacific Mutual Door Co. for about two years and before that, for about five years for the Sealy Mattress Co.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Barber attended Douglass High School before serving in the Army from 1976 until 1982.

He is survived by a daughter, Chimere Barber of Baltimore; his parents, Clarence and Beatrice Barber, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Clarence Barber Jr. of Baltimore and Rodney Barber of Lansing, Mich.; three sisters, Angela, Arlene and Stephanie Barber, all of Baltimore; and a grandmother, Margaret L. Gibson of Catonsville.

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