Engineering professorVincent P. OlivieriA Mass of...


October 26, 1991

Engineering professor

Vincent P. Olivieri

A Mass of Christian burial for Vincent P. Olivieri, a water quality consultant who was an engineering professor at the Johns Hopkins University and a technical director for a filter company, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, 5502 York Road, Govans.

Dr. Olivieri, who was 48 and lived on Sycamore Road, died Wednesday after a heart attack in Atlanta, where he was attending an American Filtration Society meeting.

Since 1989, he was technical director for MEMTEC America Corp., a membrane and filter company in Timonium and at the same time a research professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

A member of the department's faculty since 1987, he earlier was an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

He had served as a water quality consultant to many different places, including Baltimore; Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Portland, Ore.; the state of Illinois; and Alexandria, Egypt.

Born in Englewood, N.J., he was a graduate of Rutgers University, held a master's degree from West Virginia University and earned his doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1974, the year he joined the school's faculty.

He was a member of several professional groups in addition to the Filtration Society, including the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors, the Water Pollution Control Federation and the American Society for Microbiology.

A woodworker and a fisherman who especially liked freshwater fly-fishing, he was also interested in steam engines and owned several models.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna L. Casertano; a daughter, Gina M. Fischer of Baltimore; two sons, Vincent A. and Joseph P. Olivieri, both of Baltimore, his mother, Lena Olivieri of Fairview, N.J.; and a granddaughter.

Services for Orville E. Kerstetter, who came to Baltimore in search of work during the Depression and spent 42 years with the Bendix Radio Division, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Ray Kaczorowski Funeral Home, 2525 Fleet St.

Mr. Kerstetter, who was 71, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Dundalk.

Born and reared in Shamokin in Pennsylvania's hard coal country, he moved to Baltimore shortly after graduating from high school in the late 1930s and landed a job as a waiter in a small restaurant.

He went to work for Bendix shortly before the outbreak of World War II and returned to the firm after serving in the Navy during the war.

While at Bendix, he met his wife, the former Lucille Ault.

Mr. Kerstetter, who retired in 1983, spent hours carefully tending the garden at his home. He belonged to the American Legion Post 297 in Baltimore and the Essex Moose Lodge.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Kerstetter is survived by a daughter, Donna West of Mount Gilead, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Mary Ann Wooldridge and Diane Vasold, and a stepson, William Jenkins, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Irene Geyer of Lakewood, Calif., and Hilda Lockwood of Hialeah, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Evelyn F. Bocklage

Gardenville resident

A memorial Mass for Evelyn Faye Bocklage, a resident of Gardenville for many years, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

Mrs. Bocklage, who was 74 and lived on Gardenville Avenue, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications to Alzheimer's disease.

The former Evelyn Faye Jenkins was a native of Greensboro, N.C., who was working in the Signal Intelligence Agency in Washington during World War II when she met her husband of 45 years. William J. Bocklage was then a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Mr. Bocklage retired in 1978 as night news foreman in The Baltimore Sun's composing room.

They lived in Waverly before moving to Gardenville in 1965. Mrs. Bocklage was fond of gardening, growing flowers, shrubs and vegetables and of baking and cooking.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a daughter, Mary B. Fowler of Baltimore; a grandson, Thomas G. Fowler Jr. of Baltimore; and two nieces, Virginia Mobley and Carol Ayres, both of Greensboro.

Geneva H. Anderson

Anne Arundel educator

Services for Geneva H. Anderson, who taught in Anne Arundel County schools and was active in many organizations in the county, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, 921 Generals Highway in Millersville.

Mrs. Anderson, who was 88, died Monday of complications from heart disease at the Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis, where she lived for three years.

A substitute teacher in Anne Arundel County high schools during and after World War II, she had begun teaching home economics in the county in 1924 at Annapolis High School.

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