Joseph G. BurchRetired salesmanA Mass of Christian burial...


December 21, 1991

Joseph G. Burch

Retired salesman

A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph G. Burch, a retired salesman for a plumbing, heating and industrial supply firm, will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Poplar Springs.

Mr. Burch, who was 81 and lived in Woodbine, died Thursday of circulatory and respiratory disease at the Fort Howard Veterans Hospital.

He retired in 1971 after many years with the Southern Supply Co., now Hajoca. In the late 1970s, he worked as a security guard at the South Carroll High School.

Mr. Burch, a native of Baltimore who was educated in parochial schools, served in the Army in the Philippines, reaching the rank of sergeant in communications, during World War II.

Mr. Burch was a member of the Mount Airy Post of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kathryne "Kitty" Bishop; a stepson, William Knotts Sr. of Church Hill; two sisters, Alice Ray of Baltimore and Lillian Dolan of Aberdeen; and three step-grandchildren.

Louise A. Haviland

Dancer, teacher

Services for Louise Allen Haviland, a performer and teacher of modern dance who had served as chief of social services at a Baltimore hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in New York City.

Mrs. Haviland, who was 80 and resident of New York City, died Dec. 14 at a hospital there of complications to a spinal fracture.

The former Louise Allen, a native of Topeka, Kan., was educated at the University of Kansas and Brenau College in Gainesville, Ga.

In the 1930s, she studied dance in New York with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, and appeared there with the Humphry-Weidman Concert Group and other dance companies.

She came to Baltimore after World War II with her first husband, Roy O. Bell, and worked from the mid-1950s until the mid-1960s as chief of social services at the Hospital for the Women of Maryland, now merged into the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Her first marriage ended in divorce, as did a second marriage to Charles V. Haviland.

After leaving Baltimore in the mid-1960s, she lived for a time in Westport, Conn., before moving to New York City.

She is survived by a son, Brian L. Haviland of New York City; a daughter, Beverly J. Haviland of New Paltz, N.Y.; and two sisters, Josephine A. Johnson of Topeka and Florence A. Paine of Oklahoma City.

Lynn Alva Johnson

NSA research analyst

Services for Lynn Alva Johnson, a retired research analyst for the National Security Agency, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mrs. Johnson, who was 59 and lived in Severna Park for 32 years, died Wednesday of pneumonia at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie.

She worked for NSA from 1954 until her retirement in 1985.

The former Lynn Alva Schultheis was born and reared in Rockville Center, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree at

Roanoke College, majoring in international law.

She is survived by her husband, Robert B. Johnson, a retired computer scientist at NSA; a daughter, Kristen Johnson of Baraboo, Wisc.; and her mother, Ethel Schultheis of Gaithersburg.

Barbara S. Sharretts

Horsewoman, baker

Services for Barbara S. Sharretts, a horsewoman and baker who belonged to many organizations, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mrs. Sharretts, who was 77, died Wednesday at her home in Parkton of Alzheimer's disease.

A member of the Roland Park Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years, she also belonged to the Woman's Club of Roland Park, the Junior Board of Keswick and the Maryland Line Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She did volunteer work at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Her cakes won blue ribbons at the Maryland State Fair in the 1950s and 1960s, one marble cake winning the Governor's Trophy as best in the competition.

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., the former Barbara S. Doty was reared in Baltimore. She was a graduate of the Bryn Mawr School and Hollins College.

Survivors include her husband, attorney R. Carleton Sharretts Jr.; three daughters, Jane Channell of Parkton, Barbara Kerr of Fallston and Joyce Lindloff of Baldwin; a son, R. C. Sharretts III of Monkton; a sister, Jane Bealmear of Ruxton; and seven grandchildren.

Joyce R. Williams

School custodian

Services for Joyce R. Williams, a retired Baltimore County school custodian, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

Mrs. Williams, who was 68 and lived in Rosedale, died Tuesday at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center after a heart attack.

She retired about 15 years ago as a custodian at Middlesex Elementary School after working there and at other county schools for 22 years.

The former Joyce R. Maddrix was a native of Crisfield and a graduate of the Crisfield High School who came to Baltimore as a young woman.

Fond of crocheting and baking, she was a member of the Middle River Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Walter J. Williams; two sons, Conway L. Williams of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and Wayne F. Williams of Rosedale; three daughters, Brenda J. Morgan of Parkville, Sylvia E. Donning of Dundalk and Donna L. Bogert of Denver, Ind.; a brother, Ellwood Maddrix of Crisfield; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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