Manuel Jr., retired Baltimore dentist, dies at 82Dr...

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August 22, 1991

J. R. Manuel Jr., retired Baltimore dentist, dies at 82

Dr. J. Robert Manuel Jr., a retired Baltimore dentist, die Sunday of cancer at his home in Bel Air.

Dr. Manuel, who was 82, retired in 1979 after practicing general dentistry for 45 years, first in Bolton Hill and later in North Baltimore.

He was a member of the Baltimore City Dental Society, the Maryland State Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Xi Psi Phi dental fraternity.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1927 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and a 1932 graduate of the dental school of the University of Maryland.

He was in the Navy during World War II, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander and serving at Coast Guard bases in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Charleston, S.C.

He was a member of the Warren Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Dr. Manuel is survived by his wife, the former C. Elizabeth Burns Shock; two sons, J. Robert Manuel III of Pittsburgh and A. Gregory Manuel of Timonium; a daughter, K. Carnell Boyle of Reisterstown; a stepson, Philip H. Shock of Fork; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for a memorial service are incomplete.

Gertrude K. Brenton

Baltimore native

A memorial Mass for Gertrude K. Brenton, a Baltimore native who moved from Wiltondale to Fort Myers, Fla., three years ago, will be offered at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

Mrs. Brenton, who was 82, died Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after surgery.

The former Gertrude Kleinfelter married Charles B. Brenton Sr., who had been a Western Maryland Railway executive. He died in 1983.

She was an active member of the Women's Civic League.

Mrs. Brenton is survived by two sons, Charles Bowman Brenton Jr. of Towson and Timothy B. Brenton of Marblehead, Mass.; two sisters, Genevieve Brady of Ellicott City and Margaret Creamer of Shrewsbury, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the National Downs Syndrome Congress, 1800 Dempster St., Park Ridge, Ill. 60068.

J. Frank Supplee III

Retired physician

Services for Dr. J. Frank Supplee III, a retired specialist in internal medicine, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1700 South Road in Mount Washington.

Dr. Supplee, who was 72, died early Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He retired about seven years ago after being in private practice in Baltimore since 1949.

A member of the staffs at Union Memorial and Johns Hopkins hospitals and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, he belonged to the Baltimore City Medical Society, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the American Medical Association and the Society of Internal Medicine.

He had served in the Army Medical Corps during and after World War II, and later served in the Maryland National Guard, where he was surgeon general and earlier commander of the 136th Evacuation Hospital. He retired from the Guard as a full colonel after 30 years of military service.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Gilman School, Princeton University and, in 1944, of the Johns Hopkins medical school.

He began his military service after his graduation from Hopkins, but also served as a resident in internal medicine at Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Supplee is survived by his wife, the former Sally Mann; a son, J. Frank Supplee IV of Fairfax, Va.; two daughters; Sally Supplee French of Germantown and Elizabeth Supplee Stewart of McLean, Va.; a brother, Edward A. Supplee of Baltimore; a sister, Montgomery Supplee Abbott of West Chester, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested that contributions could be made to Union Memorial Hospital or St. John's Episcopal Church.

Albert R. Ayala

Roland Park mail carrier

A Mass of Christian burial for Albert R. Ayala, a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army and a retired mail carrier, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 9533 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

Mr. Ayala, who was 67 and lived on Lumo Road in Randallstown, died Saturday of hepatitis at Sinai Hospital.

He retired in June after 10 years delivering mail in the Roland Park area.

In 1977, he retired as a master sergeant in the Army, which he had joined in 1948. He saw combat in Korea and in Vietnam.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific.

A native of Pocatello, Idaho, he attended Idaho State College for two years before joining the Army, and after his retirement from the service, attended Towson State University.

His first wife, Lorraine V. Lupton, died in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Silberman Heit; two sons, William R. and Richard J. Heit, both of Randallstown; a daughter, Nancy Jane Sinnock of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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