Betty J. WilkinsonArtistServices for Betty J. Wilkinson...

OBITUARIES

January 18, 1992

Betty J. Wilkinson

Artist

Services for Betty J. Wilkinson, whose oil paintings and watercolors hung in local exhibits and won may awards, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mrs. Wilkinson, who lived in Herald Harbor for the past two years, died Wednesday of cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 74.

The former Elizabeth Eloise Jones was born and reared in Princess Anne and graduated with honors in 1938 from the Maryland Institute.

A resident of Arnold and Annapolis for many years, she was the wife of Walter G. Wilkinson, a commercial artist who died in 1971.

She was a member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Maryland Federation of Art and the Annapolis Watercolor Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Julie A. Wilkinson, and a son, J. Michael Wilkinson, both of Baltimore; a sister, Emma J. McCarthy of Ellicott City; and a brother, Robert S. Jones Jr. of Baltimore.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Kennedy Krieger Institute or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Rose M. Rio

Seamstress and designer

A memorial Mass for Rose M. Rio, a retired seamstress, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Rio, who was 87 and lived on North Calvert Street before joining a son in Hallandale, Fla., eight months ago, died Jan. 4 at a hospital in the Florida city after a heart attack.

She retired nearly 20 years ago from the alterations department at Hamburgers. She also was a designer and seamstress for the Rudy Bindi Surgical Supply Co. for many years.

During World War II, she worked for the Modern Manufacturing Co. making military uniforms.

A native of Pennsylvania, the former Rose M. Guido came to Baltimore from Tyler, Pa., as a young woman.

Her husband, Clarence Rio, died in 1962.

She is survived by three sons, Bill Rio of Hallandale, Victor Rio of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Richard Rio of Baltimore; a daughter, Agnes Hyatt of Delta, Pa.; and four granddaughters.

Dorothy A. Kennedy

Bridge grand master

A Mass of Christian burial for Dorothy A. Kennedy, who was a grand master at bridge, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mrs. Kennedy, who was 80 and lived on Scarlett Drive in Towson, died Tuesday of heart disease at home in Fernandina Beach, Fla., where she and her husband spent the winters.

The former Dorothy A. Loeffler was a native of Pittsburgh who came to Baltimore in 1941.

Her husband, John F. Kennedy Jr., is a retired assistant vice president of the Carrollton Bank in Baltimore.

She was a member of the Valley Bridge Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John F. Kennedy III of Washington Crossing, Pa., Richard A. Kennedy of Crofton and Robert L. Kennedy of Baltimore; a daughter, Barbara Kennedy Yurick of Towson; and seven grandchildren.

William A. Feild

Chemist, veteran

A Mass of Christian burial for William A. Feild, a retired chemist, will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 30 Melvin Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Feild, who was 72, died unexpectedly Thursday while on religious retreat in Berryville, Va. He collapsed in the chapel of the Holy Cross Cistercian Abbey and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. He had suffered from cardiovascular disease for many years, and the cause of his death was an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Feild's career began in 1946 after military service during World War II, when he joined the now-defunct Flavorex Co. in Baltimore. In 1949, he moved to Federal Yeast Co., also in Baltimore, and remained there for a decade.

During those years, he was active in two food-trade groups, serving a baking-industry group for a time as secretary-treasurer and a food technology organization as president.

In 1959, he began working for the Army at what was then called Edgewood Arsenal in Edgewood. He was a specialist in packaging at Edgewood and the subsequent Army Chemical Center until retiring in 1985 with 26 years of service.

During World War II, he served as an officer in the Army Signal Corps, having joined the service immediately after graduating from Loyola College. He remained in the Army Reserve until 1965, when he retired with the rank of major. For a time, he belonged to the Catholic War Veterans and the Reserve Officers Association. In retirement, he was active in St. Mark Catholic Church as a Eucharistic minister, often visiting patients in nursing homes.

Mr. Feild was the eldest grandson of the late George G. Horn, one of the founders of the old Horn & Horn Restaurant at 304 E. Baltimore St., and a son of the late Frank A. and Rosa Horn Feild.

He was a graduate of Loyola High School. He and Rebecca Jane Stromberg of Catonsville were married in 1944. They had eight children. Their first child, Mary Ellen Feild, died on her second birthday in 1949.

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