F. Deane Jr., chairman emeritus of Signet BankA memorial...


April 18, 1992

F. Deane Jr., chairman emeritus of Signet Bank

A memorial service for Frederick Deane Jr., the chairman emeritus of the Signet Banking Corp. who was on the board of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va.

Mr. Deane, who maintained homes in Richmond and in Ocean Ridge, Fla., died Tuesday of heart and circulatory disease at a Florida hospital. He was 65.

In 1973, he was named chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Bank of Virginia Co. It took over the Baltimore-based Union Trust Co. in 1985 and changed its name to Signet two years later.

Mr. Deane retired in 1990.

Born in Boston, he was a graduate of Harvard College with a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and was recalled and assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency during the Korean War.

He began working at the Bank of Virginia in 1953, becoming president of its parent company in 1965.

Mr. Deane served on the boards of several companies, including the CSX Corp. He was also chairman of the board of Master Card International.

He was a vestryman and lay reader at Stephen's Church.

Mr. Deane is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Legge; two daughters, Eleanor Deane Bierbower of Bethesda and Dorothy Deane Irwin of Richmond; a son, Frederick Deane III of Los Angeles; and five grandchildren.

Services for Harry A. Weishaar, who enjoyed bowhunting and trapping and who started his own woodworking business after retiring as a salesman, will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Chapel in Annapolis.

Mr. Weishaar died Thursday of circulatory disease and cancer at his home in Annapolis. He was 64.

He retired five years ago from the Angler Sports Center in Annapolis, where he had been a salesman for about nine years.

Earlier, he had held a number of other sales jobs.

In retirement, he operated his own business, Weishaar's Driftwoods. At first, he specialized in decorative items made from driftwood. The business developed to include birdhouses and walking sticks he designed and live boxes for crabs.

He also worked part time as a delivery driver for Nationwide Pharmacy.

The Baltimore native was a young merchant seaman on troopships in the Pacific toward the end of World War II. He moved to Annapolis in 1951.

A bowhunter of deer and other game and a trapper, he did volunteer work through the Department of Natural Resources, removing animals that were nuisances in residential areas, and he served as a guide with the Ritchie Bear Hunt in Quebec.

His hunting took him as far away as Mexico.

He had been chairman of the board of Anne Arundel Bowmen and was a founder of Chesapeake Bowmen. He was a life member of the Professional Bowhunters Society and the Maryland, Montana and Colorado Bowhunters. He was also a member of the Pope and Young Club and the Broadneck Lodge of the Elks.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former E. Patricia Burns; three daughters, Brenda Korich of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Mary Suplee of Stevensville and Ann Weishaar of Annapolis; two brothers, Charles Weishaar of Linthicum and Franklin Weishaar of Baltimore; four sisters, Elizabeth Linhardt of Annapolis, Marie Talley of Englewood, Fla., Audrey Slusher of Baltimore and Mary Raines of Harmans; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Millersville.

Joseph Boteler Jr.

Partner in printing firm

Services for Joseph C. Boteler Jr., partner in a printing company, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mr. Boteler, 63, lived on Lackawanna Avenue in Baynesville. He died Tuesday of cancer at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

He had been associated with the printing company, J R Graphics Inc., for many years.

He was a member of the Junior Association of Commerce and the Printers Institute of Maryland.

The Baltimore native was a 1947 graduate of Calvert Hall College.

In his youth, he played on sandlot baseball teams sponsored by St. Bernard's Church and the late Martin J. Welsh, who owned Marty's Restaurant on Fayette Street.

A member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, he often participated in events of the Men's Club of Arnolia United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lois W. Jones; two sons, Joseph C. Boteler III of Carney and Michael C. Boteler of Baynesville; two daughters, Coleen Graf-Smith of Rockville and Kathleen Rock of Roanoke, Va.; his mother, Catherine Boteler of Parkville; one brother, the Rev. William M. Boteler, M.M., of San Salvador, El Salvador; two sisters, Mary Catherine Boteler of Parkville and Patricia Widmer of Hudson, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

His brother will be celebrant of a Mass offered in his memory at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.


Monique Edmonds

Former city resident

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