Leroy E. Joyce Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif., died Dec. 17 at Pacifica Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Joyce, who had previouslylived in Brooklyn Park for 71 years, retired in 1981 after 43 years as a contract administrator for General Electric. He served as an Army corporal during World War II.
Mr. Joyce is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former DorothyStedman; three sons, Douglas Joyce of Huntington Beach, Richard Joyce of Massachusetts and David Joyce of Annapolis; two daughters, Barbar Perron of Glen Burnie and Sandra Dalton of Millersville; a sister, Barbara Joyce Smyth of Towson; and 15 grandchildren.
SALES CLERK, 79
Services for retired sales clerk Bertha Louise BryanStiles of Pasadena took place Jan. 4 and 5.
Mrs. Stiles, 79, diedJan. 3 at North Arundel Hospital.
She had worked for the S.S. Kresge Co. for 21 years, until her retirement in 1972.
Mrs. Stiles was a member of the Magothy United Methodist Church.
She is survivedby her husband of 37 years, Paul W. Stiles Sr.; a son, Paul W. Stiles II; a daughter, Roberta P. Ryer; both of Pasadena; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
JESSIE C. ADAMS
Services for Jessie Clyde Adams of Ferndale took place Jan. 4 at Singleton Funeral Home. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Adams, 78, died Jan. 1 at North Arundel Hospital of conges
tive heart failure.
The Maryland native was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School and a member of the Penee Lutheran Church and Ferndale VFD Ladies Auxiliary.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Adams, and parents, James L. Wesley and Addie Tubbs.
Survivors includeher son, James S. Adams, and daughter, Jeanne Adams, both of Ferndale; a sister, Carolyn W. Butt of Sylmar, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
LENA E. DEWEES
Services for Lena Elizabeth Dewees of Glen Burnie were held Jan. 4 at Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore. Burial will follow at Druid Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Dewees, 78, died at home Dec. 31.
The Maryland native worked as a secretary at alife insurance company for numerous years and was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Dewees is survived by a son, Sherwood C. Dewees Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Harry Blohm of Florida; and two grandchildren, Jeff and Todd Dewees of Huntington Beach.
BLANCHE W. FITCH
Services for homemaker Blanche W. Fitch of Glen Burnie took place Jan. 4 and Jan. 5 at the SingletonFuneral Home.
Mrs. Fitch, 89, died Jan. 2 at Baltimore County General Hospital.
Born and raised in Maryland, she belonged to the Christ Lutheran Church and the Pascal Go-Getters. Other interests included singing, knitting and crocheting.
She was preceded in death byher husband of 50 years, the late Albert L. Fitch.
Survivors included numerous relatives and friends.
WILLIAM J. WOODALL
INSURANCE AGENT, 67
Services took place Jan. 4 and 5 at the Singleton Funeral Home for insurance agent William John Woodall.
Mr. Woodall, 67, died Jan 2 at his home in Pasadena.
Born and raised in Maryland, he worked for the United Insurance Co. of America.
Mr. Woodall, who had worked for the company for the past 10 years, was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
His interests included fishing and music.
Mr. Woodall is survived by his wife of 45 years; Betty Woodall; a son, John William Woodall of Laurel; a daughter, Deborah Jean Minghini of Baltimore; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ethel A. Schultheis, a former resident of Severna Park, died Jan. 2 at Shady Grove Hospital inGaithersburg of heart failure.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Schultheis, 90, resided in Gaithersburg at the time of her death.
She worked as a bookkeeper and was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and member of Ben Oaks Garden Club.
Mrs. Schultheis is preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Schultheis, and daughter, Lynn A. Johnson.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Kristen Johnson of Baraboo, Wisc.; and son-in-law, Robert B. Johnson of Severna Park.
A mass of Christian burial for Mildred F. Bush of Glen Burnie will take place at 9 a.m. today at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Baltimore National Cemetery.
Mrs. Bush, 80, died Jan. 2 at University Hospital.
Born in Baltimore, she was a member of St. Bernadette's.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John A. Bush. Survivors include two sons, John M. Bush of Sterling Park, Va., and Allen L. Bush of Pasadena; a daughter, JoAnn Keene of Glen Burnie; four sisters, Hilda Tews and Elizabeth Deuchler, both of Morrell Park, and Rita Larkin and Catherine Hodges, both of Baltimore; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM RINTOUL, 73
RETIRED ARMY LT. COL.
Funeral services for William Rintoul, an Odenton resident and retired colonel in theU.S. Army, will be held at 8:30 p.m. today at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Rd. in Gambrills.
Mr. Rintoul died Saturday at the Lorien Nursing Home in Columbia following a lengthy illness.
Anative of Scotland, Mr. Rintoul retired from the Army in 1966, with over 26 years of service. That same year, he settled in Odenton, where he remained until moving to the nursing home in October. He worked at the National Security Agency from 1966 to 1976.
Mr. Rintoul wasa volunteer at the Kimbrough Army Hospital and at the NSA Blood Bank. He also was a member of Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir, and of the Masonic Lodge in Tacoma, Wash.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Virginia Manning;a son, Thomas L. Rintoul, of Mt. Airy; a daughter, Jenny Lee Dodd, of New Hampshire; a brother, Thomas C. Rintoul, of Florida, and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.