Andres G. Grandea
Services will be held at noon tomorrow for Andres Gallenero Grandea, a retired systems analyst at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Mr. Grandea died unexpectedly in his Lutherville home Sunday. He was 61.
A native of the Philippine Islands, Mr. Grandea was educated in the Philippine public school system. In 1941, during World War II, the Japanese invaded the Philippines, interrupting Mr. Grandea's education for a short time. He finished high school at 16.
In 1952, Mr. Grandea joined the United States Army and was stationed in Austria for his two-year tour. He returned from Europe to attend Kings College in New York, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1958.
He began working as a systems analyst at the Aberdeen Proving Ground after college. After 30 years of federal service, he retired in 1987.
Mr. Grandea married the former Antonia A. de la Fuente of the Philippine Islands in 1962.
He enjoyed reading military histories and spending time with his family. Mr. Grandea is survived by his wife, Antonia Grandea of Lutherville; three sons, Glen Grandea III of Seattle and Steve and Jerry Grandea, both of Lutherville; a daughter, Sharon Grandea of Alexandria, Va.; his mother, Primitiva Salazar Grandea, and two brothers, David and Ezekiel Grandea, all of Baltimore; and two sisters, Estella Ocampo of Baltimore and Elizabeth Mayonado of Leonardtown.
Esther Jane Shriver
Active in Garden Clubs
A memorial service for Esther Jane Shriver, a past treasurer of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland Inc., will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Butler Road in Glyndon.
Mrs. Shriver died Monday after a long illness at College Manor in Lutherville. She was 87.
The former Jane Parks of Timonium was educated in Baltimore County public schools. She graduated from Towson High School in 1921. After taking classes at Goucher College for a year, she attended Fairfax Hall, a finishing school in Virginia.
In 1930, she married John S. Van Bibber Shriver, a former director of the State Bureau of Fiscal Research. They were active members of the Company of Military Collectors and Historians from the early 1950s until Mr. Shriver's death in 1964.
Mrs. Shriver was a member of the Roslyn Garden Club, a Baltimore County organization in the Sudbrook Park area, and served as treasurer of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland Inc.
An avid reader, Mrs. Shriver had been in charge of the rental library in Pikesville for the benefit of the Humane Society of Baltimore County in the 1940s.
Mrs. Shriver is survived by two daughters, Harriet FauntLeRoy of Westminster and Jane S. Sewell of Reisterstown; and four grandchildren.
Mary Gwyn Atwater
Roland Park resident
Mary Gwyn Atwater, a former Roland Park resident, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, Ind. She was 73.
A native of Flushing, N.Y., the former Mary Gwyn Branham lived most of her life in Baltimore. After graduating from New York public schools in 1936, she attended Washington College in Chestertown. In 1938, she married Charles C. Atwater, a prominent Baltimore lawyer, who died in 1988.
Mrs. Atwater, a housewife and mother, lived in the Roland Park and Guilford areas in Baltimore.
She participated in the Thursday Bridge Club, a weekly community activity.
She moved to Indiana in February 1991 to be near one of her daughters.
Mrs. Atwater enjoyed portrait painting, working mostly with charcoal and pastels.
She is survived by three daughters, Marthe Atwater Chandler of Greencastle, Ind., Gwyn Atwater Williams of Rock Hall, and Susan Atwater-Rhodes of Concord, Mass.; three sisters, Virginia Snare of Clifton Park, N.Y.; Margaret Van der Vort of Huntington, N.Y.; and Nancy Silcox of Kennedyville; six grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.
Services for Willie King David Moore, a retired Bethlehem Steel worker, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 1600 E. Oliver St.
Mr. Moore died Saturday of a massive stroke at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 71.
Born in Petersburg, Va., Mr. Moore attended public schools there before coming to Baltimore in 1939. Three years later, he enlisted in the United States Army and married the former Mabel Jones of Lawrenceville, Va.
He served in the Army during World War II and afterward until he was discharged in 1948.
Mr. Moore then became a Bethlehem Steel foreman and worked for the company until he retired in 1988. After his retirement, Mr. Moore helped many senior citizens who were ill. He ran errands for them, bought them groceries and took them to medical appointments. He continued this service until the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel Moore, and a daughter, Beatrice Brown, both of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.