William Worsley Jr.Jewelry merchantServices for William...


April 19, 1992

William Worsley Jr.

Jewelry merchant

Services for William Worsley Jr., a 42-year-old Baltimore jewelry merchant, will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave.

Mr. Worsley, a resident of Windsor Hills for 35 years, died at Mercy Medical Center Monday after suffering a heart attack.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Worsley was a 1967 graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College in Petersburg. After less than a year, he returned to Baltimore to help support his family.

While attending Baltimore Junior College, he got a job with a downtown clothing store for three years and then decided to go into business for himself.

In the mid-1970s, he opened the Gemini Jewelry Store on Mulberry Street, where he remained for about five years. About 1980, he bought a wholesale business, Baltimore Jewelry Supply on Harford Road in Hamilton and operated it for about four years.

After a serious bout with diabetes, Mr. Worsley spent seven months in the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where his right leg was amputated. He then spent another three months learning to use an artificial leg at Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital.

Despite this setback, he sold jewelry at the Corner Store on Franklin Street from about 1989 until his death. About six months ago, he opened the Christopher Charles Gallery, an African art gallery, in the same building.

Mr. Worsley enjoyed reading, especially science fiction books, and listening to a variety of music from Jimi Hendrix of the late 1960s to modern rap music. He also collected African sculpture.

He is survived by his mother, Christine Worsley of Windsor Hills; his father, William Worsley Sr. of Baltimore; a son, Christopher Charles Worsley; two sisters, Diane M. Worsley, and Joyce C. Worsley, both of Windsor Hills.

The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Reservoir Circle Pikesville 21208. Services for Harry Enten, who had been a pharmacist, an insurance and real estate broker, a champion fencer, a sculptor and a painter in the impressionist style, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Enten, who was 77, lived on Patterson Avenue in Lochearn.

He died Friday of pneumonia at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green.

An insurance broker since the early 1950s who also sold real estate part of that time, he had owned and operated a drug store on Garrison Boulevard near Piedmont Avenue.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and the University of Maryland school of pharmacy, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate.

A fencer for much of his life, he won state championships with the epee, foil and saber in the 1940s and 1950s. He also studied karate.

He taught fencing at Catonsville Community College for a dozen years before becoming ill in December.

He had studied painting and design at what now is the Maryland Institute College of Art.

He had traveled throughout the world and spent parts of many winters in Puerto Rico.

He is survived by his wife, the former Edith Lipsitz; two sons, D. Robert Enten of Towson and Clifford J. Enten of Golden, Colo.; one daughter, Bonita Bryant of Taos, N.M.; three brothers, Robert Enten of Silver Spring, Paul Enten of Arlington, Va., and Frank Enten, also of the Washington area; and three grandchildren.


Norman L. Fitch

Tool designer

Norman L. Fitch, who had retired as a tool designer at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Feb. 12 of cancer at his home on Hollyberry Road in West Severna Park.

He was 72.

Before his final retirement about two years ago, he had worked part time for several years.

He had a long career with Westinghouse and received several commendations for his work. Earlier, he worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Patterson Park High School before graduating from the Polytechnic Institute. He studied later at the old Maryland Institute on Market Place.

He played baseball and football while at Patterson Park and as a young man pitched for sandlot baseball teams.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Mr. Fitch is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Helen Catherine Trainor; one daughter, Cathy Waugh of Irvine, Calif.; three brothers, Albert Fitch of Dundalk, Ralph Fitch of Betterton and Arthur Fitch of Rosedale; one sister, Dorothy Fitch of Baltimore; and three grandsons.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Feb. 15 for Mr. Fitch at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church.

Lawrence Krepner

C&P employee

A Memorial Mass for Lawrence W. Krepner, a lifelong employee of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road, Severna Park.

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