Claire R. HupfeldtHeaded catering firmServices for Claire...


June 29, 1991

Claire R. Hupfeldt

Headed catering firm

Services for Claire Requard Hupfeldt, retired president of a catering firm and former administrative secretary at a church, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown.

Mrs. Hupfeldt, who was 57, died early Thursday of cancer at her home in Chestertown.

She moved there in 1986 after retiring as president of Flaire Catering, in which she had become a founding partner in 1969.

From 1955 until 1963, she had been administrative secretary to the rector of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

The former Claire Requard was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Eastern High School. She attended the University of Maryland, then did office work at The Baltimore Sun for a short time. Recently, she returned to college as an honor student majoring in psychology at Washington College.

She is survived by her husband, William G. Hupfeldt; a daughter, Claire C. McLauchlin of Atlanta; two stepdaughters, Kimberly H. Tompkins and Juliet H. Miller, both of Baltimore; and two stepsons, Christopher E. Hupfeldt of Philadelphia and William G. Hupfeldt Jr. of Baltimore.

George H. Johnson

Personnel manager

Services for George H. Johnson, retired manager of personnel and public and labor relations at the Point Breeze plant of the Western Electric Co., will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road in Perry Hall.

Mr. Johnson, who was 69, died in his sleep Wednesday at his home on Fullerton Avenue.

He retired in 1982 after two years in his final job and 10 years before

that as manager of labor relations, bargaining for the telephone equipment company with the three unions representing workers the plant.

Mr. Johnson became a factory worker at the plant in 1940.

Born in Baltimore, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

A former president of the Point Breeze Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America and of its Life Member Club, he also belonged to the Lafayette Lodge of the Masons.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Ott; a daughter, Lynda Keffer of Laurel; and a grandson.

E. P. Mathew

Handcrafts dealer

Services for E. P. Mathew, a retired Indian businessman, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Mathew, who was 85, died Wednesday at home on Fragile Sail Way in Ellicott City.

He retired in 1972 as a dealer in handcrafts and owner of other businesses in his native Angamally, India. He moved from there to Ellicott City in 1987.

His wife, the former K. P. Saramma, died in 1981.

He is survived by four sons, Dr. James Mathew and Paul Mathew, both of Ellicott City, George Mathew of Angamally, and Samuel Mathew of Hamilton, Ontario; five daughters, Alice Paul and Achamma Tomy, both of Detroit, Mary Easaw of Kuwait, and Grace Thomas and Marcy Rajan, both of Seattle; 27 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Vance J. Heeg

Electronics technician

Services for Vance J. Heeg, a retired electronics technician, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mr. Heeg, who was 53, died Wednesday of cancer at his home on Ruth Road in Arnold.

He retired last October because of his illness from GE American Communications Inc. He started with the company, which works with satellite communications at the Goddard Space Flight Center, about eight years ago when it was an affiliate of the Radio Corporation of America. He transferred to the company after 25 years with the RCA Service Co.

A native of Covington, Ky., who was reared in nearby Cincinnati, Mr. Heeg served in the Air Force in the late 1950s and moved to Arnold about 18 years ago.

He was fond of sailing his 22-foot boat, reading and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia E. Hoke; two sons, Vance Patrick Heeg of Ellicott City and Dathan Roy Heeg of Fort Meade; his father, Justin Heeg of Cincinnati; three sisters, Sandra Krehl of Northumberland, Pa., Susan Lee of Bishop, Calif., and Eydie Tasch of Riverside, Calif.; and a brother, Leonard Heeg of Overland Park, Kan.

Bessie M. Rosenstock

Gift shop manager

Services for Bessie M. Rosenstock, who had managed a gift shop in Easton selling handcrafts made by the elderly, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. John's United Methodist Church in Tilghman.

Mrs. Rosenstock, 70, died Wednesday of a respiratory illness at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She had lived in St. Michaels for about eight years.

She retired about six months ago as manager of the shop in Easton operated by Upper Shore Aging. Mrs. Rosenstock worked for the organization for more than 12 years, at first managing a senior center in Tilghman.

The former Bessie M. Rice, a native of Millersville, moved from Glen Burnie to Tilghman in the early 1970s after the retirement of her husband, Nelson H. Rosenstock, who was owner of Glen Marine Products. Mr. Rosenstock died in 1984.

She is survived by two sons, William B. Rosenstock of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Nelson A. Rosenstock of Amline, Ohio, and a sister, Grace Wilhelm of Palm Coast, Fla.

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