William C. Schnier


Red Cross Official

August 13, 1991|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If informationhasn't been published about someone in your family who has passed away, please call Marc LeGoff at 761-1732 or 332-6211 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6211. You may also fax your information to us at 332-6677.

Services for William Carl Schnier of West River, a former assistant general supply officer with the American Red Cross, took place Aug. 12 at Christ Episcopal Church in Galesville.

Mr. Schnier, 98, died Aug. 9 of heart failure at the Pleasant Living Convalescent Center inEdgewater.

Originally from St. Louis, Mo., he worked for the Red Cross for 33 years, until his retirement in 1958.

During his career, Mr. Schnier served as an assistant general

supply officer and was responsible for millions of dollars worth of supplies each year. He developeda packing carton that was used to ship blood out of the country, andwas honored for his efforts by the Fiber Box Association.

During his career, Mr. Schnier was active in disaster recovery efforts for almost every major operation attended by the Red Cross between 1937 and 1943, including the 1937 Ohio and Mississippi Valley floods.

In 1943, he was transferred to the national headquarters in Washington, D.C. While there, he established a Red Cross Supply and Procurement Depot in San Francisco, Calif., to ship relief supplies to the Pacificduring World War II.

In 1957, Mr. Schnier went to Austria to takecharge of supply efforts for Hungarian refugees. He retired in 1958,but was recalled in 1960 during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Mr. Schnier was a member of the Christ Episcopal congregation. Other interests included fishing.

Survivors include his wife; the former Elsie Boehme, at home; two daughters, Mrs. John E. Hogan of Nokesville, Va.and Ms. Bernice Haney of House Springs, Mo.; eight grandchildren andeight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Central Maryland Chapter, 4700 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore 21215.

Arrangements were by the Hardesty Funeral Homein Galesville.



Services for homemaker Julia Kim Votolato of Severn took place Aug. 12 at the Singleton Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Votolato, 36, died suddenly Aug. 8 at North Arundel Hospital.

Born in Annapolis, she lived in Severn all herlife. Mrs. Votolato was a 1972 graduate of Arundel High School.

Her interests included free-lance art and fishing.

She is survived by her husband, Frank J. Votolato of Severn; three daughters, Dori L.Votolato and Elena K. Votolato, both also of Severn, Lisa M. Karalekas of Baltimore; a son, Ralph C. Votolato. also of Baltimore; and twosisters, Kathy M. Bettinger and Amy E. Bettinger, both of Severn.

Arrangements were by the Singleton Funeral Home.



Memorial services for computer surveyor Ralph Darwin Shurtz will take place 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 122 Bayard Road, Lothian.

Mr. Shurtz, 58, died Aug. 10 of cancer at his home.

He was employed by Greenhorn and O'Mara Inc.of Riva Road, in Annapolis.

Mr. Shurtz was a member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church. His other interests included gardening and making model boats.

His wife, Jane W. Shurtz died in 1971.

Survivors include a son, Thomas O. May Jr. of Mayo; a daughter, LindaK. Archambo of Galesville; and Eloise Iglehart of Clarksville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were by the Hardesty Funeral Home.



Services for Allen Winfield Garber of Glen Burnie, a route salesman for the Koontz Dairy Co., will take place 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Garber, 78, died Aug. 10 of cardiac arrest at the Harbor Hospital Center.

He was a member of the Messiah United Methodist Church. Other interests included farming and bowling.

Survivors include his wife, the former Hilda M. Long; a son, Allen E. Garber, both of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Ruth Kriener of Kernersville, N.C. and Louise Scardina of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Virginia Dixon and Glenda Rollins, both of Frederick; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be madeto the American Cancer Society, North Arundel Unit, P.O.

Box 1347, Glen Burnie, 21060.

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