Sister ArnoldaMember of S.S.N.D. orderA Mass of Christian...


July 10, 1992

Sister Arnolda

Member of S.S.N.D. order

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Arnolda Windisch, S.S.N.D., who worked in convents and other institutions of her order, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the chapel of Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles St.

Sister Arnolda, who was 93, died Wednesday of heart failure at Villa Assumpta. She had lived at the motherhouse and at the order's former retirement home in Glen Arm since 1974, when she retired after working in the convent at the Institute of Notre Dame since 1965. Born in St. Martin's, Austria, she moved to Pittsburgh at the age of 12 with her family and entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1920.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Richard J. Widmyer

Purchasing official

A Mass of Christian burial for Richard J. Widmyer, a retired purchasing official with office supply companies, will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church, 2612 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Widmyer, who was 74 and a resident of Biddle Place in Catonsville, died of kidney and heart failure Monday at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville.

He retired about 10 years ago after five years as a purchasing agent for Lucas Brothers Inc. Born in Baltimore, he attended the Polytechnic Institute and served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Anderson; three daughters, Elizabeth Stevenson of Rosedale, Marlene Little of Washington and Karen Widmyer of Catonsville; a son, Richard ** John Widmyer of St. Louis; his mother, Mildred Widmyer of Pasadena; two sisters, Catherine Auberger and Patsy Lanassa, both of Baltimore; a brother, John Widmyer of Pasadena; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edna U. Walch

Travel operator

Services for Edna U. Walch, a former medical laboratory technician who with her husband operated a travel agency, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Staples Funeral Home in Victoria, Va.

Mrs. Walch, who lived on Edgevale Road, died Monday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications after surgery.

She and her husband, Christian J. Walch, operated Walch and Woltereck Inc., a travel agency, for the past 30 years.

The former Edna Underwood was a native of Victoria and a

graduate of the Vaughn Graham School of Technology in Richmond, Va.

She came to Baltimore in the late 1940s and began working as an allergy laboratory technician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Later, she became chief laboratory technician for Dr. Leslie N. Gay, a developer of Dramamine as a treatment for motion sickness.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Marc P. Walch of Orlando, Fla., and Eric J. Walch of Baltimore; two daughters, Gay Walch of New York and Anne Walch of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, W. Bruce and Roy Underwood, both of Victoria; two sisters, Nancy Wingfield and Barbara Waddill, both of Richmond; and a grandson.

Vernon T. Shipley

Retired machinist

Vernon T. Shipley, a retired machine operator for the Allied Chemical Co., died Saturday of cancer at a hospital in Petersburg, Va. He was 66.

Services for Mr. Shipley were held yesterday at the Leroy O. Dyett & Son Funeral Home. He had been staying with his daughter in Petersburg, though he made his home in Baltimore.

He retired in 1985 after 35 years of employment with what was then the Mutual Chemical Co. Earlier, he had been a civilian employee at the Edgewood Arsenal.

Mr. Shipley, known to his family by the nickname "Brother," was born in Baltimore and educated in the city's public schools. He served in the Army during World War II, reaching the rank of sergeant.

His survivors include his daughter, Wanda Shipley of Petersburg, Va.; a brother, the Rev. David Shipley of Baltimore; and a grandson.

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