Charles WoodzelleMartin technicianServices for Charles H...


May 07, 1992

Charles Woodzelle

Martin technician

Services for Charles H. Woodzelle, who retired in 1970 as an engineering technician for Martin Marietta Corp., will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

Mr. Woodzelle, who was 76, died Monday of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The Willowton Avenue resident began working for what was then the Glenn L. Martin Co. in 1939. Toward the end of his career, he worked for the corporation in Panama for three years.

Born in Roanoke, Va., he moved to Baltimore as a child. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute before receiving training at Martin.

As a baritone, he sang for many years with the Chorus of the Chesapeake of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.

Another of his interests was the restoration of a 1935 Hup- mobile.

Mr. Woodzelle was a member of the 33 Club, the Har-Glen Pleasure Club, the Towson Lodge of the Moose and the Hardshells.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mildred D. Kreider; a son, Wayne H. Woodzelle of Parkville; four nephews, Kenneth Woodzelle of Beltsville, Ernest Woodzelle of Odenton and Stanley and Richard Woodzelle, both of California; four stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Gladyse Valentine

Hospital volunteer

Gladyse Valentine, 85, who moved from Bay Head, N.J., to the Ruxton Village Apartments four years ago to be near her daughter, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital.

The former Gladyse Stacy was a native of Tenafly, N.J., who moved to Bay Head after the death of her husband, Lewis Valentine, in 1957.

In Tenafly, she had been a volunteer at Englewood Hospital. In Bay Head, she was in charge of volunteers at Point Pleasant Hospital for 25 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Ardith Valentine Curran of Ruxton; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Private services were planned. The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Virginia A. Manning

Baltimore teacher

A requiem Mass for Virginia A. Manning, a retired Baltimore educator, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues.

Mrs. Manning, 84, died Saturday after a heart attack at the home of her daughter in South Plainfield, N.J., where she had lived for about a year.

She retired in 1971 as head of special education at Woodbourne Junior High School. She taught there and at the old Alicia Crossland Junior High School for about 15 years.

The former Virginia Ashby was born in Accomac, Va., and grew up in Baltimore. She was a graduate of Douglass High School.

In the 1950s, she was a switchboard operator for the Afro-American newspaper and wrote a column for it entitled "Ain't It the Truth." At the same time, she attended what is now Morgan State University. She graduated in 1955.

Former warden of St. Cecilia's Guild at St. James Church, she was a member of Lambda Kappa Mu sorority.

Her husband, John Wesley Manning Jr., died in 1979.

addition to her daughter, Melisande Brewer, her survivors include two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

J. Howard Foote

Vulcan Steel president

A memorial service for J. Howard Foote, who lived in Towson between 1952 and 1961 when he was president of Vulcan Steel and Rail Co., will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Doylestown Presbyterian Church in Doylestown, Pa.

Mr. Foote, who was 75, died there Monday of cancer. He retired in 1979 as president of Penn Engineering and Manufacturing Co.

Born in New York City and reared in Montclair, N.J., he attended Rutgers University.

His first wife, the former Dorothy King, died in 1987.

Mr. Foote is survived by his wife, the former Harriet Burgess; two daughters, Katharine Wilhelm of Noblesville, Ind., and Barbara Moritz of Orange, Conn.; a son, John Howard Foote Jr. of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Doylestown Hospital Association.

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