Susanne M. DobsonCity school psychologistA memorial...


July 19, 1991

Susanne M. Dobson

City school psychologist

A memorial service for Susanne M. Dobson, a retired school psychologist in the Baltimore school system, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Timonium United Methodist Church, Pot Spring and Chantry roads, Timonium.

Mrs. Dobson, who was 66, died May 31 at Deaton Hospital. She had been hospitalized since a 1981 stroke.

A resident of Timonium for many years, she retired at the time of her stroke after working in the schools since the mid-1960s.

In the late 1940s, she served an internship at a University of Maryland mental hygiene clinic and worked as a vocational counselor for the Veterans Administration.

Mrs. Dobson also had worked with her mother in a catering service that had a tearoom at the Hampton Mansion in Towson in the late 1960s.

The former Susanne Morgan Mohler was a native of Baltimore and a 1943 graduate of Eastern High School.

After earning an associate's degree in clothing design at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., she majored in psychology at the Johns Hopkins University. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1948 and was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa honorary fraternity.

In 1972, she received a master's degree from Towson State University.

Her husband, Joseph Huff Dobson, had been a general open-hearth labor and maintenance foreman at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point steel mill. He died in 1984.

She is survived by four sons, J. Michael Dobson of Chicago, M. Craig Dobson of Ann Arbor, Mich., William Bruce Dobson of Towson and David E. Dobson of Sonoma, Calif.; a sister, Myra Jean Mohler Morrow of Chambersburg, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial Mass for Daniel Edward Shehan Jr., a retired California advertising executive, will be offered at 6 p.m. today in the Lady Chapel of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Mr. Shehan, who was 63 and lived in Newport Beach, Calif., was the son of Josephine M. Shehan and the late Dr. Daniel E. Shehan of Baltimore. He also was a nephew of the late Cardinal Lawrence Shehan, a Roman Catholic archbishop of Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore on March 20, 1928, he graduated from the Cathedral School in Baltimore and Portsmouth Priory in Portsmouth, R.I. He attended Loyola College for two years before entering the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

After he returned from the service, he moved to California as a promotion manager at the Riverside Press Enterprise in Riverside. He later became the Los Angeles office manager for national advertising forthe Press Enterprise.

In 1971, he joined Sawyer, Ferguson and Walker of New York. After 20 years with the advertising company, he retired as senior vice president and regional manager for the Western division.

Mr. Shehan died of cancer July 6 in Newport Beach.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Holley Shehan; five daughters, Barbara S. Welty, Mary Jo Hill, Cathy S. Ayala, Elizabeth S. Baker and Theresa Alexander, all of California; two sons, Daniel E. Shehan III and Timothy M. Shehan, both of California; two brothers, John T. Shehan and Robert J. Shehan, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Frances S. Macsherry and Joanna S. Baird, both of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

Charles W. Spradlin

Merchant ship captain

Services for Capt. Charles W. Spradlin, master of merchant ships of the Waterman Steamship Corp. for 20 years, will be held at 6 p.m. today at the McCully Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

Captain Spradlin, who was 67 and lived on Dutch Ship Road in Pasadena, was killed June 27 in an accident aboard his ship, the SS Stephen W. Pless, in the Persian Gulf. The ship was returning from the Middle East to Jacksonville, Fla.

He had been a merchant ship captain for 30 years and an officer for 10 years before that. He was a member of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots.

The native of Thurmond, W. Va., served in the Navy during World War II.

Interested in politics, he was also fond of reading, especially history and about world events, and of telling sea stories.

He is survived by his wife, the former Linda L. Shuck; a daughter, Linda Theresa "Terri" Spradlin of Pasadena; three sons, Charles Michael Spradlin, Jeffrey Kevin Spradlin and Gregory Keith Spradlin, all of Pasadena; a brother, Howard E. Spradlin of Tampa., Fla.; and a sister, Frances Bolen of Beckley, W. Va.

Angelo J. Capizola

Sales executive

Services for Angelo J. Capizola, a retired vice president of sales for a vinegar manufacturing company, will be held at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia.

Mr. Capizola, who was 66 and lived on Morningbird Lane in Columbia, died Monday at the Washington Hospital Center of complications from heart surgery.

He retired a year ago after working 20 years with Fleischmann's Vinegar in Baltimore.

Earlier, he was a salesman for the Fox Co., a seed and agricultural materials company in Vineland, N.J., and worked for the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington.

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