Diana P. MeinekeProgram administratorA memorial service...


May 27, 1992

Diana P. Meineke

Program administrator

A memorial service for Diana P. Meineke, a program administrator at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.

Ms. Meineke, who was 50, died Sunday of cancer at her home on Adcock Road in Lutherville.

At Sheppard Pratt for 22 years, she earlier had been head nurse in the Oncology Department at Sinai Hospital.

Born in Baltimore, she graduated from the Eastern High School. She earned a nursing degree at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., and a master's degree in nursing at the University of Maryland.

A founder and former president of the Chesapeake Association for Partial Hospitalization, she was a member of the American Association for Partial Hospitalization.

The author of several published professional papers and presentations at professional meetings, she was also a member of the Maryland Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association and its group for psychiatric nurses.

She also served on the board of Broadmead, the retirement community in Cockeysville.

Ms. Meineke was fond of travel, gardening, photography, needlework and playing the piano.

She is survived by her mother, Palmira K. Meineke of Lutherville; two sisters, Barbara M. Strein of Bel Air and Janice C. Griffin of Baltimore; two nephews; two nieces; and a grandniece.

Ronald Valentine

Vehicle salesman

A Mass of Christian burial for Ronald D. Valentine, a Baltimore native who was a vehicle salesman in Marietta, Ga., was offered Saturday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Mr. Valentine, 32, had lived in Smyrna, Ga., for the past five years. He died May 18 at a hospital there after a heart attack as a complication of a respiratory illness.

He was 1991's top salesman at the Jeep/Eagle dealership for which he worked about 18 months. Before moving to Georgia, he had been a sales manager for a chain of shoe stores in the Baltimore area.

He grew up in Baltimore and Sarasota, Fla.

He graduated from Riverview High School in Sarasota and was a member of its bagpipe band.

In his spare time, Mr. Valentine was an avid golfer, who also enjoyed freshwater fishing, particularly for trout, and he belonged to organizations seeking protection for endangered wildlife.

He had been an Optimist Club member in Sarasota. In Baltimore, he belonged to Cardinal Shehan Council No. 205, Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Valentine is survived by his parents, Dennis R. and Joyce M. Valentine of Baltimore, and a brother, Bryan Richard Valentine of Forest Hill.

Steven J. Puls

Morrell Park resident

A Mass of Christian burial for Steven J. Puls, who died Saturday in a Florida motorcycle accident, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne.

The Morrell Park resident, who was 18, was scheduled to be inducted into the Army July 28.

He graduated from St. Clement's elementary school, attended Mount St. Joseph High School and in 1991 graduated from Cardinal Gibbons School.

He was a member of the Gibbons wrestling team and worked on the school newspaper. He played Little League baseball in Catonsville for nine years.

At St. Clement's Church, he was an altar boy and a member of the youth group.

For three years, he worked at the Giant Food store on Patapsco Avenue, most recently as a night grocery clerk.

Mr. Puls died Saturday in Inverness, Fla., where he was visiting, when the motorcycle on which he was riding skidded into a curb and hit a tree.

Mr. Puls is survived by his mother, Barbara Bendermeyer of Morrell Park; his father, George Puls of Ellicott City; his stepfather, Edward L. Bendermeyer of Morrell Park; his stepmother, Patricia Puls of Ellicott City; a sister, Jennifer Puls of Morrell Park; a stepsister, Jennifer Bendermeyer of Ellicott City; two stepbrothers, C. J. Wolford II of Ellicott City and Charles Dwyer of Baltimore; his grandparents, Gloria and James Hogarty Sr. of Brooklyn Park and Eileen Puls of Catonsville; and his great grandparents, Molly and William Espey of Catonsville.

The family suggested contributions to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236.

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