William A. Gieseking dies; was engineer for Baltimore
Services for William Andersen "Andy" Gieseking, an engineer with Baltimore's Department of Public Works, will be held at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road in Perry Hall, at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Mr. Gieseking, a resident of Perry Hall, died Monday at Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center in Salisbury after suffering a heart attack while visiting Ocean City. He was 51.
A city employee for 27 years, Mr. Gieseking started as a draftsman and became an engineer after earning his bachelor's degree in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1976. At his death, Mr. Gieseking was in charge of environmental services, which involved supervising the removal of PCBs and asbestos from public buildings.
Mr. Gieseking was born in Baltimore and graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in 1958. After high school, he worked as an electrician for Keystone Electric before becoming a city employee.
Mr. Gieseking was a 16-year member of the Construction Specifications Institute and served two terms as president and treasurer of its Baltimore chapter. He was active in the Middle Atlantic Region of the institute, serving as secretary and a member of the director's advisory committee.
As a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, he established joint meetings between local roofing associations and local architects and engineers. He was also a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials.
He also served on an advisory board of the American Lung Association, lending his expertise on asbestos issues.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, the former Linda Zwolinski; a daughter, Jennifer Gieseking of Perry Hall; and his sister, Theodora Stephen of Perry Hall.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association.
Paul Shachoy, who had served as an art director at advertising agencies in Baltimore and Annapolis, where he also started his own agency, died Oct. 7 of cancer at his home in Washington.
Mr. Shachoy, who was 51, retired as head of AdResources Inc. in Annapolis in the late 1980s.
He began working in the advertising business in Baltimore in the mid-1960s and remained in Baltimore about 10 years, working first for W. B. Doner & Co. and then for Van Sant, Dugdale & Co.
He moved to Annapolis and worked with Bridgman Associates before starting his own firm in 1981.
His firm won awards for packaging it designed for Black & Decker power tools, and his work won awards from the New York, Baltimore, Hollywood and Washington art directors clubs, the International Packaging Exposition and the Clio Awards.
A native of the Boston area, he attended Tufts College and
graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1962. He did graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Johns Hopkins University and New York University.
He is survived by three daughters, Amelia Shachoy of New York City, Cator Shachoy of Boston and Anne Shachoy of Baltimore; his parents, Clifford and Mary Shachoy of Taunton, Mass.; a brother, Norman Shachoy of Boston; two sisters, Elaine Valovic of Needham, Mass., and Diane Cunningham of Berkley, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Oct. 14 at the Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C.
A Mass of Christian burial for Benjamin J. Jenkins, retired manager of the Waldorf office of the People's Life Insurance Co., will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Chapel Point.
Mr. Jenkins, who was 82, died Monday at his home in Port Tobacco after a stroke.
He began working for People's Life Insurance as an agent in 1936. He was named assistant manager of the Waldorf district in 1946 and manager in 1951. He retired in 1974.
The charter member and former president of the Southern Maryland Life Underwriters Association was also a former member of the board of the Tri-County Savings and Loan Association.
A native of Mason Springs who was educated in Charles County schools, he was a player and manager on semiprofessional baseball teams in Washington in the 1930s, including the championship Washington Red Sox and the Heurich Brewers.
In the 1950s and 1960s, he managed the Waldorf, Bryans Road and California Angels teams in the Charles-St. Mary's Baseball League.
He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Elizabeth DeButts; three sons, B. Larry Jenkins and J. Benedict Jenkins, both of Baltimore, and Thomas R. Jenkins of Popes Creek; four daughters, Joanne J. Williams of Annapolis, Jerilyn J. Bensard of Denver, Janis J. Dunn of Raleigh, N.C., and Joyce Sonntag of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Josephine Shepherd of Indian Head; a brother, Thomas M. Jenkins of Rockville; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services for Richard W. Keene Jr., an automobile mechanic who won awards as a student of the trade, will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury and at noon tomorrow at the McCully Funeral Home, 130 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore.