Edward B. Sheller, for 40 years an advertising executive for a Baltimore jeweler, died Feb. 25 of a heart attack. He was 77.
Mr. Sheller, a lifetime resident of Baltimore, was a 1933 graduate of Forest Park High School and earned a certificate from what is now the Maryland Institute College of Art.
As a combat engineer during World War II, he fought in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. For 40 years, he designed ads and did promotional work for Leon Levi Jewelers. He retired in 1976.
Mr. Sheller wrote poetry and enjoyed classical music, reading and woodworking.
He was a member of the Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Brotherhood and a member of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Fellowship.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Dorothy Lakein; a son, Lee A. Sheller of Baltimore; two daughters, Lynn H. Friedman and Leslie A. Elhai, both of Houston, Texas; a sister, Hilda Schwartz; and a brother, Samuel J. Sheller, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the rehabilitation unit of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, 2434 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore 21215.