B. M.

Building Engineer, 78

October 28, 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 the Anne Arundel County Sun 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 Benjamin M. Rudderforth of Shadyside took place Saturday at First Baptist Church of Deale. Burial followed at St. James Cemetery.

Mr. Rudderforth, 78, died at home Thursday after a lengthy bout with cancer.

Born in Washington, he retired in 1978 after 16 years as a building engineer for the Prince George's County school system. Rudderforth, previously an associate with Rudderforth Seafood in Southeast Washington, was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Mr. Rudderforth is preceded in death by his wife, Grace Rudderforth, who died in 1984.

Survivors include his devoted friend and companion, Bessie Harris; a son, Benjamin W. Rudderforth of Shadyside; seven daughters, Norita Ball of Galesville, Melvina Woodruff of Seabrook, Patricia Ann Jumbelick of Beltsville, Teresa Jett of Harwood, LindaRudderforth of Washington state, Lana McCafferty of Arizona and Melissa Rudderforth of Annapolis; a brother, Micky Rudderforth of Virginia; a sister, Katherine Nash of Woodlawn; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Contributions can be sent to the Hospice Program, c/o Anne Arundel Medical Center, Franklin and Cathedral streets, Annapolis, 21401.



Graveside services for William J. Whitt of Severna Park were held Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery in West Virginia.

Mr. Whitt, 79, died Wednesday of heart failure.

The Virginia native retired after numerous years of employment at the Olga Coal Co. in Carretta, W.Va. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1094 in Welch, W.Va., and the Glen Burnie Moose Lodge No. 1456.

Mr. Whitt is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth B. Whitt, who died in January.

Survivors include his two daughters, Norma Jo Pearsall of Reno, Nev., and Rev. Sandra S. Taylor of Severna Park; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to the Severna Park United Methodist Church, Benfield Road, Severna Park,21146.

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