Joseph A. Sciulli
Founded own company
A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph A. Sciulli, who founded and headed a company that makes testing instruments for communications equipment, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Rockville.
Mr. Sciulli died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Germantown. He was 50.
He was president of Telecommunications Techniques Corp. in Germantown, which he started in 1974. Five years later, it was acquired by the Dynatech Corp., and he became a vice president and divisional executive of Dynatech.
Co-author of a book on satellite communications, Mr. Sciulli was a lecturer and the author of more than 15 technical papers on telecommunications.
He was a member of economic and technological advisory groups in Montgomery County and of the advisory boards of the Maryland Office of Technology Development and the University of Maryland Technology Advancement Program.
The native of Pittsburgh moved to Maryland in 1962 after earning bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
From 1962 to 1968, he worked on communications processing techniques for weather satellite pictures and data at the Goddard Space Flight Center of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration. He received a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland in 1966.
Between 1968 and 1973, he managed the Voice and Data Processing Branch of the laboratories of the Communications Satellite Corp. in Clarksville.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lee Romero; two daughters, Janice Sciulli of Washington and Joann Sciulli of Rockville; a son, Michael Sciulli of Rockville; his parents, Dominic and Rose Sciulli of Pittsburgh; and two sisters, Christine Gongas of Bethel Park, Pa., and Mary Senuta of Greensburg, Pa.
Thaddeus M. Weber
A Mass of Christian burial for Thaddeus M. Weber, a retired East Baltimore funeral director, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, 700 S. Ann St.
Mr. Weber, who was known as Ted, died of heart disease Tuesday in his sleep at his home in the Graceland Park area of Baltimore County. He was 64.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and the American Academy of Mortuary Science in New York City.
He also attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He served in the Army as a pharmacy technician during World War II.
Mr. Weber retired in 1988 from the family business, the George A. Weber and Sons Funeral Home, which he had joined after the war. He and a brother, Raymond, took over the business when their father, George A. Weber, retired in 1977.
Mr. Weber was a former grand knight of the Santa Maria Council of the Knights of Columbus and had been president and treasurer of the council's board of governors.
He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor M. Grochowina; six sons, Timothy Weber of Graceland Park, Robert Weber of Bowie, Thomas Weber of Atlanta, Richard Weber of Baltimore, and Patrick and David Weber, both of Eastwood; three daughters, Eileen Schab of Dayton, Ohio, Kathleen Stout of Essex and Denise Mundy of Baltimore; and two brothers, Raymond Weber of Baltimore and George A. Weber Jr. of Linthicum.
Space launch executive
Services for William R. Schindler, a former Annapolis resident who worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center from 1959 to 1976 and after 1962 headed the Delta Launch Vehicle Program, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Congregational Church of Redlands, Calif.
Mr. Schindler, 64, died Monday of cancer at a hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. He lived in Yucaipa, Calif.
He left Goddard in 1976 to work for Fairchild Industries in vTC Germantown. He moved to California 10 years ago to be an executive with TRW in San Bernardino.
At Goddard, he supervised more than 1,000 employees of both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and contractors who launched more than 100 of the Delta rockets, workhorses of satellite launching.
Born in Stevens Point, Wis., he earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at the University of Maryland and worked in the Navy's Vanguard program at Cape Canaveral, Fla., before joining the staff at Goddard.
As a resident of Annapolis for over 20 years, he enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.
He is survived by his wife, the former Donna Betts; two daughters, Sandi Jensen of Atlanta and Susan Blanks of Nokomis, Fla.; a son, Steven Schindler of Redlands; a brother, John Schindler of Stevens Point; and four grandchildren.